溫布爾登。卡梅隆-諾里在 "瘋狂的一天 "中進入半決賽

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溫布爾登。卡梅隆-諾里在 "瘋狂的一天 "中進入半決賽

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卡梅隆-諾里說,當他在 "瘋狂的一天 "經過一場 "瘋狂的比賽 "進入溫布爾登半決賽時,他不禁變得情緒化。

諾里,一個通常很矜持的人物,在比賽結束後,當觀眾呼喊他的名字時,他的眼睛裡有了淚水,他的家人也加入了慶祝的行列。

"他說:"我想這周我贏得的每場比賽,我媽媽都哭了。

九號種子諾里利用一萬多名觀眾的能量推動他完成了一場過山車般的比賽,成為自2016年以來第一個進入溫布爾登單打半決賽的英國人。

他將面臨一個艱巨的任務,對陣衛冕冠軍諾瓦克-德約科維奇,但他將首先喝下他在SW19受到的接待。

"所有的辛勤工作和犧牲以及所有的事情就像一下子全部擊中了我,"諾里說。

"尤其是在溫布爾登的情況下,在我的家人、朋友面前,顯然還有很多人關注那場比賽。

"這只是一個瘋狂的一天和瘋狂的比賽,要度過的。"

諾里對網球的第一次體驗是在新西蘭的家庭住宅的車道上用鋸開的壁球球拍擊球。

他在世界各地打網球,包括在美國大學系統中打了三年,結果通過決心和與生俱來的競爭力,排名不斷上升。

他最大的冠軍頭銜是2021年在印第安維爾斯舉行的,這是四個大滿貫之外最大的比賽之一。

由於冠狀病毒大流行,他在新西蘭的父母經常無法在他的崛起過程中觀看他的比賽,但他們和他的妹妹在周二都在場。

"我想今天對他們來說可能是很有壓力的,"諾里說。

"比賽結束後,當我在[運動]自行車上時,他們過來給了我一個大大的擁抱,我妹妹也是。

"看到我以這樣的水平打球,獲得一些勝利,體驗這樣的時刻,正是他們來的原因。我很高興他們能來一趟。"

雖然諾里在很大程度上直到現在都沒有受到關注,但他在球場上和球場外的山上都受到了擁擠的人群的歡呼。

這座山過去曾被稱為亨曼山和穆雷丘,有人建議將 "諾里山 "作為新的名字。

"我聽說了--我甚至不知道什麼是丘陵,"諾里說。

"我想說的是,它不像亨曼山那樣滾滾而來。"

他已經確立了自己作為一個頂級球員的地位

2017年在溫布爾登打入半決賽的前英國頭號選手約翰娜-康塔說,她很高興諾里在主場觀眾面前收穫了回報。

"我太高興了。他真的已經確立了自己作為一個頂級球員的地位,"康塔在溫布爾登告訴BBC電視台的《今日》節目。

"我很高興他有這個機會,在印第安維爾斯的冠軍之後,他真的在這項運動的男子方面提升了自己。"

諾里經常強調他的團隊在其職業生涯中給予他的支持和幫助。

"我喜歡他的教練說,'諾里想變得更好,我在這裡幫助他的每一步',"前澳網冠軍卡羅琳-沃茲尼亞奇說。

"這是最重要的一些事情--你必須有一個偉大的團隊在你身邊,一個良好的氛圍,相信你能做到。

"我不認為他還沒有完成。"

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Cameron Norrie said he could not help but become emotional when he reached the Wimbledon semi-finals after a "crazy match" on a "crazy day".

Norrie, a normally reserved figure, had tears in his eyes after the match as the crowd chanted his name, with his family joining in the celebrations.

"I think every match that I've won this week my mum has cried," he said.

Ninth seed Norrie used the energy of the 10,000-strong crowd to push him through a rollercoaster match and become the first British man to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals since 2016.

He will face a tough task against defending champion Novak Djokovic but he will first drink in the reception he received at SW19.

"All the hard work and the sacrifices and everything just kind of all hit me at once," Norrie said.

"Especially the situation here at Wimbledon in front of my family, my friends, and obviously a lot of people following that match.

"It was just a crazy day and crazy match to get through."

Norrie's first experience of tennis was hitting a ball on the driveway of his family home in New Zealand with a sawn-off squash racquet.

He has travelled around the world playing tennis, including three years in the American college system, and as a result has risen up the rankings through a mix of determination and an innate competitiveness.

His biggest title came in 2021 at Indian Wells, one of the biggest tournaments outside the four Grand Slams.

His New Zealand-based parents have often been unable to watch him during his rise because of the coronavirus pandemic but they and his sister were present on Tuesday.

"I think it was probably pretty stressful for them today," Norrie said.

"They came over after the match when I was on the [exercise] bike and gave me a big hug, and my sister too.

"To see me playing at the level that I have been and to get some wins and to experience moments like that is exactly why they came. I'm happy they made the trip."

While Norrie has largely flown under the radar until now, he was cheered on by a packed crowd on court and on the hill outside.

The hill has been nicknamed Henman Hill and Murray Mound in the past, with some suggesting 'Norrie Knoll' as a new name.

"I heard that - I don't even know what a knoll is," Norrie said.

"I would say it doesn't roll off the tongue as well as Henman Hill."

'He has established himself as a top player'

Former British number one Johanna Konta, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2017, said she was pleased Norrie was reaping rewards in front of a home crowd.

"I'm so happy. He really has established himself as a top player," Konta told BBC TV's Today at Wimbledon.

"I'm so pleased that he has this opportunity, off the back of the Indian Wells title, really elevating himself on the men's side of this sport."

Norrie has often emphasised the support and help his team have given him during his career.

"I love that his coach said, 'Norrie wants to get better and I am here to help him every step of the way'," former Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki said.

"That's some of the most important things - you have to have a great team around you, a good atmosphere, the belief that you can do it.

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