"It's shocking for me" - Norrie after reaching Wimbledon quarterfinals

Cameron Norrie made it through to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time after beating American Tommy Paul in straight sets, 6-4 7-5 6-4.

British No. 1 Norrie was in sparkling form throughout and ended up leaving his opponent chasing dust as he moved him around the court at will with his big lefty forehand especially lethal. It felt like a coming-of-age performance from Norrie in front of a packed No. 1 Court, not only reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals but doing so for the first time at any Grand Slam.

He said:

"It’s shocking for me, to make the quarter-finals for the first time. To play a match like that - a huge match for both of us - was really good. I really enjoyed it. It's pretty crazy, [I've got] a lot of feelings. I’m the last Brit left; why not get behind me even more? From the first round, everyone’s been behind me and it’s shown, especially in the tougher moments."

He further added:

"Serving for the match there were lots of scenarios going on in my head but I was able to stay calm enough to close it off. It was great, and [the atmosphere] helped me through it. If you watched me in 2017 at Wimbledon, I wasn’t very patient, I wanted it all to happen very quickly. I got chopped up in about an hour and ten minutes in the first round to [Jo-Wilfried] Tsonga."

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