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Cameron Norrie celebrating his win at Indian Wells

Cam Norrie set to become the new British No.1 after Indian Wells run


Cam Norrie is set to become the new British No.1 on Monday after reaching the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Norrie will become the 18th British man to top the domestic rankings since 1973 after defeating World No.15 Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2.

The win takes Norrie to 45 victories on the season – overtaking World No.1 Novak Djokovic.

The Brit’s incredible season has seen him rise from World No.74 in January 2021 to just outside the top 25 as of last week – which will increase again when the rankings are officially released on Monday.

Norrie’s ascent up the rankings has continued the progress that saw him become the first player to graduate from the LTA’s Pro-Scholarship Programme at the end of 2019.

Since 2006, only three other players have held the crown of British No.1, including Andy Murray (who topped the British rankings for 12 years), Kyle Edmund and most recently, Dan Evans.

British No.1’s since 1973

  • Roger Taylor
  • Mark Cox
  • Buster Mottram
  • Colin Dowdeswell
  • John Lloyd
  • Andrew Castle
  • Jeremy BatesSteve Shaw
  • Neil Broad
  • Chris Bailey
  • Chris Wilkinson
  • Mark Petchey
  • Greg Rusedski
  • Tim Henman
  • Andy Murray
  • Kyle Edmund
  • Dan Evans
  • Cam Norrie


The 26-year-old reached the last four at an ATP Masters 1000 event for the first time in his career, having also beaten Tennys Sandgren, Roberto Bautista-Agut and Tommy Paul in the earlier rounds.

In the semi-final he’ll take on Grigor Dimitrov, who knocked out top seed and US Open champion Daniil Medvedev and eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz in the last two rounds.

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