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The 21-year-old is ranked 250th in the world but won a qualification for Wimbledon in straight sets
Britain has a new tennis star: Meet Cameron Norrie
Britain has a new tennis star after Cameron Norrie played his way through to the final round of the Australian Open.
Norrie, 21, from Dunblane, had never even made a final before Wednesday. But he defeated the Australian-born Luke Saville in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3, to progress to his first grand slam semi-final.
The last British player to reach the Australian Open semi-finals was in 2009, with Jo Durie.
Norrie will face the 16th seed Stan Wawrinka, the 2017 French Open champion.
He is ranked 250th in the world, about 90 places outside the top 100. He is the second British man to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals after Cameron Norrie – also in 2013.
Norrie, who took up the sport at the age of 10, has played more than 250 men’s doubles matches, and won four doubles titles. His rise is being closely followed on social media and he has so far won more than 15,000 Instagram followers.