Cameron Norrie says he’s gaining confidence taking part in on grass as a result of the floor fits his fashion of play and the British primary is hoping to achieve the second week of his house slam at Wimbledon for the primary time in his profession.
Norrie, 26, has received two titles this yr which got here on hardcourts and clay. Nonetheless, he has by no means received a title on grass nor has he progressed past the third spherical at Wimbledon, which begins subsequent week.
“Coming again this yr being British primary is strictly the place I need to be,” he informed Eurosport.
“Clearly, it might’ve been good to be just a little bit greater on the earth rankings, however I’ve received quite a bit to enhance on in my sport and I am actually having fun with the problem of all the things and of the grass.
“I have not performed an excessive amount of on it in my profession so I am nonetheless studying and it is all fairly new to me, however it’s actually thrilling.”
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Norrie, ranked 12 on the earth, is seeking to return to the highest 10 and ultimately emulate fellow Briton Andy Murray by taking the primary spot.
Wimbledon has been stripped of its rating factors following its ban on gamers from Russia and Belarus, which can stop world primary Daniil Medvedev from competing, however Norrie has been taking notes on the Russian.
“I need to preserve pushing in the direction of being again inside the highest 10 and the highest 5. There is a lengthy option to go however in the end I need to push in the direction of world primary,” Norrie added.
“It is spectacular for me to see what Daniil Medvedev has executed. I have been following him – he is my favorite participant to observe.
“Simply to see how he is received to world primary along with his sport fashion has given me some confidence. I am not saying it is easy in any respect – he is insanely proficient – however there is not any purpose why I am unable to do the identical.”