Wimbledon | Norrie: ”I’m in it to win it”

Cameron Norrie has stepped out onto centre stage at Wimbledon and setting his sights on the title.

There is a long way to go so I'm not really focusing on that. Just taking it match by match. Cameron Norrie

The British No.1 has emerged from the shadows of Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu following the poster boy and girl of British tennis losing in the second round.

And ninth-seed Norrie is in the mood for a glory run as he bids to make the last 16 of a major for the first time when he takes on American Steve Johnson, conqueror of home favourite Ryan Peniston.

Norrie said: “I’m in it to win it. I’m feeling good and looking forward to the next one. Winning would be a big shock to me. But I’m still in the tournament. I mean, I’m going to have to do things a lot better in terms of execution. But I’m feeling good physically.

“There is a long way to go so I’m not really focusing on that. Just taking it match by match. There were six British men through the first round for the first time in a while. A lot of opportunities. A lot of younger guys coming through – that’s great.

“But if I’m the last Brit standing, it is what it is. I’m going to go and treat it like any other match, go out and compete as hard as I can. I’m playing one of my favourite tournaments, if not my favourite tournament of the year.

“So I just need to go out and enjoy that. It is another opportunity to embrace the pressure, embrace the challenge of trying to make the second week.”

The encounter with Johnson, the world No.93, follows a comeback five-set victory against Spain’s Jaume Munar in round two.

* Quotes from the Daily Express






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