Raducanu is an inspiration for the next generation: Norrie

According to new British men’s No 1 Cameron Norrie, Emma Raducanu’s US Open victory was “utterly incredible” and “inspirational.”

Emma Raducanu astonished the athletic world by winning the women’s singles title as a qualifier at Flushing Meadows without dropping a set.

Cameron Norrie’s victory at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells may not be on par with Raducanu’s in New York. But their combined success has propelled British tennis to new heights.

“That was utterly incredible what she did in New York to come through qualifying and then to go out and just whack every opponent that she had,” Norrie said as per reports on TennisHead.

“She won in straight sets and to do that at such a young age and to do it with that kind of confidence and come out and own every match was extremely impressive, for me.

“It will definitely give the girls around her ranking where she was before the US Open a lot of confidence and a lot of belief.

“I was inspired by her triumph in New York. It’s huge for British tennis. I think for sure it’s going to put a lot of rackets in hand for the next generation of younger boys and girls to start playing tennis at home in the UK.”

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Emma Raducanu wins at the US Open. Source: gulfnews.com

Cameron Norrie’s victory

Norrie’s victory in the California desert over Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili propelled him to a new career-high.

“I’m running on a high right now. It’s been an incredible last couple of weeks,” the British No. 1 said. In his sixth final of 2021, he won his second title.

“My parents didn’t watch the match because they were too nervous to be watching it.

“So I spoke to them afterwards and they were in tears.”

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