Cameron Norrie prepares for potential clash with Roger Federer – .

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Cameron Norrie prepares for potential clash with Roger Federer – .


Norrie joined Andy Murray and Dan Evans in the third round at Wimbledon, meaning it’s the first time since 1999 that three Britons have reached the last 32
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Britain’s number two Cameron Norrie reached Wimbledon’s third round for the first time with a stunning straight-set victory over Australian wild card Alex Bolt.

Norrie, 25, has been one of the main players on the ATP Tour this year, demonstrating his form and abilities on Court One in a 6-3 6-1 6-2 victory.

The 29th seed lost the first three games before winning 11 in a row.

He broke twice more in the final set and could face Roger Federer afterwards.

Eight-time champion Federer, 39, will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet later Thursday.

Asked about the possibility of playing the Swiss Grand Slam champion 20 times, Norrie joked: “Come on Gasquet! “

The smiling Briton added: “Both are very experienced players and [it is] another opportunity to get out on the field.

“If there’s a time to play Roger, I guess now is the best – but he’s still a decent player!” “

No matter who he is up against, Norrie seems sure to give them a tough test.

Only two players have won more matches than Norrie on the ATP Tour this year: Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas and Russian Andrey Rublev, both ranked in the top 10.

Norrie reached a career-high 34th, which saw her seed for a Grand Slam for the first time.

Despite this success and reaching the Queen’s final in the run-up to Wimbledon, there will still be plenty of people across Britain who know little about her pedigree.

Born in South Africa to Scottish and Welsh parents, he pledged his allegiance to Great Britain in 2013 and had by far the best year of his career in 2021.

Reaching the last 32 games at Wimbledon means he has reached the third round of the last four Grand Slam tournaments – and could face one of the sport’s all-time greats for the third time in a row.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal beat him at this year’s Australian Open and French Open, but Norrie showed enough in those two matches – and says he learned by playing more of the greats names in recent months – to potentially cause upheaval.

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