The British tennis star continues to make strong progress up the tennis rankings, after a successful Indian Wells. Here we take a look at the tennis star in more detail, including who Cameron Norrie’s girlfriend is.
British number two Cameron Norrie has reached the quarter-finals of a Masters 1000 tournament for the first time after beating American Tommy Paul in three sets at Indian Wells.
The 26-year-old won 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to earn his 44th win on the ATP Tour this year, the same amount as Novak Djokovic who has won three Grand Slams this season.
World number 26 Norrie avenged his loss against Paul in an ATP 250 tournament in Melbourne earlier this year.
Keeping his hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals alive, Norrie will face Diego Schwartzman for a place in the semi-finals.
Hubert Hurkacz, who currently sits in the last qualifying spot for the season-ending showpiece in Turin, is also through to the quarter-finals at Indian Wells.
Norrie could face Hurkacz in the last four if they both win their last-eight matches. The Pole faces Grigor Dimitrov, who came from a set and a break down to beat US Open champion Daniil Medvedev.
If Norrie can advance past the Argentine it would see him replace Dan Evans as British number one.
Norrie is only six away from 50 wins this season. Andy Murray and Tim Henman are the only Brits to have achieved this landmark on the men’s tour this millennium.
Who is Cameron Norrie’s girlfriend?
Norrie’s girlfriend is Louise Jacobi. The couple have been dating for a number of years but aren’t married and have no children.
Jacobi is founder and creative director of design atelier Please Don’t Touch.
The pair regularly travel and Louise is currently in Indian Wells watching her partner break new ground.
She looks to be having a positive influence on Norrie’s career as he continues to become a real force on the tour.
Where is Norrie from?
Norrie was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Scottish father David and Welsh mother Helen. His parents were both microbiologists.
Norrie moved around a lot as a child including to Auckland, New Zealand, in 1998.
In 2011 when he was 16 years old, he moved to London where he lived for three years before attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth from 2014 to 2017.
After university he was based in Putney, south London, for a while but, when the pandemic hit, moved back to New Zealand where his parents live.
Junior career and switch to British nationality
As a junior Norrie competed for New Zealand, reaching no.10 in the world.
However, because of a lack of funding by Tennis NZ he switched to Britain aged 16 – the nationality of his parents.
He competed at all the Junior Grand Slams in 2013 but only won one match – at the Boys Australian Open.
Height, weight and relevant tennis bits
Norrie is 6ft 2in (188cm) and weighs about 181lb (82kg).
He is left-handed (with a two-handed backhand) and turned pro in 2017. Since then he has been coached by James Trotman.