Cam Norrie reaches new heights as he advances to the fourth round at SW19
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Former Indian Wells champion Cam Norrie joins Watson in reaching the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career after sending home America’s Steve Johnson following a 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 masterclass.
His previous best at SW19 was when he advanced to the third round last year before exiting the tournament after his defeat to eight-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer.
“First time in the second week of a Grand Slam and I couldn't be happier especially with all my friends and family watching me," reflected Norrie.
“I enjoyed that match today and it was a bit less stressful than the last round for my squad.”
At the sixth time of asking, Norrie concluded the opening set with a winning break to take the scoreboard advantage early doors. At 3-0 up in the second, the British No.1 was cruising as he asserted his dominance on court, breaking twice for a 6-1 set victory to lead the match 2-0.
Norrie took advantage of a struggling Johnson as he swung freely to break for a fifth time, extending his lead in true dominant fashion. As he dragged the American from corner-to-corner, Norrie produced a gentle tap to earn himself a Grand Slam bagel, concluding the match in one hour and 52 minutes.
Following his demolition win, the world No.12 revealed his secrets to evolving his game and transforming into a well-rounded player.
"I'm enjoying playing at this level, the process and enjoying improving with my coach and my team,” Norrie admitted.
“We all have the same goals and we're all pushing each other - it's been a lot of fun and I want to keep going and keep ticking all boxes.”
"I'm as ready as I can be - I'm training as hard as I can, and it's been a tricky grass season and I've peaked at the right time. I'm feeling good and moving well on the court so I'm as ready as I can be."
Norrie will now face America’s Tommy Paul in the fourth round as he looks to extend his glorious winning streak.