Cam Norrie and his father support Scottish football club Rangers (Picture: Getty)
Great Britain’s No.1 tennis player Cameron Norrie has revealed how he plans to watch his beloved football team Rangers in September.
Born in South Africa and raised in New Zealand by British parents, Norrie has represented Britain in professional tennis since 2013.
Norrie and his Scottish dad are both fans of Glasgow Rangers and the club reached out to the tennis star during Wimbledon, offering to welcome the pair to Ibrox in the 2022-23 season as they look to regain the title from Celtic.
Norrie, who reached the last four at this year’s Championships, losing out to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, is set to feature at the Davis Cup in Glasgow in September and is hoping to get to a Rangers game during his time in Scotland.
‘If the dates line up, I’m definitely down to go,’ Norrie told the BBC. ‘I’ll try and pull (Davis Cup captain) Leon Smith along to a game.
‘He’s a big Celtic fan. I’m pretty sure he’ll refuse but we’ll see.’
Norrie’s run to the Wimbledon semi-finals was his best-ever Grand Slam performance and he is currently ranked No.13 in the world as he prepares for the final major of the year at the US Open in New York, which starts at the end of August.
ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§ Congratulations @cam_norrie ðŸ‘
ðŸ¡ We would love to welcome you and your Dad to a game at Ibrox this season. https://t.co/IQO1brvGlg
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 1, 2022
The 26-year-old, who has won four ATP Four titles – including two this year – says he is looking to replicate British great Andy Murray and clinch the world No.1 spot.
‘Physically I can improve, my serve, my return, my volleys – all of my game,’ Norrie added. ‘I’m still hungry. I still want more.
‘I’m going to make as many sacrifices as I can to give myself the best chance to become world number one and that’s the goal for me.
‘Obviously, a long way to go. I believe I have the level and commitment to give myself the best chance.
‘I have just been working on a new things and leaving Wimbledon obviously with a lot of confidence and a lot of first experiences for me.
‘It was a lot but it was good fun and I really enjoyed all of it. My favourite surface, the US hard courts and the US summer – it’s my best chance.
‘I’m going to have to keep improving and keep playing at this level to have a chance. There’s no reason why I can’t be up there with those top boys.’
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