Mexico City, June 26, 2023.- For Argentine Facundo Lugones, coach of British Cameron Norrie (No.13), there are two main characteristics that a high-level player must possess: hunger and the desire to work. Cameron fulfills both.
“It’s very difficult to make it into the top 10. Then there’s the hunger and the will to work. They always have to be there and then you have to have a solid team in which you can surround yourself with people you can trust and keep setting new goals, setting the bar a little higher each time,” said Lugones.
For the Argentine coach, if a player aspires to enter the tennis elite, they can’t think about anything other than their sport and so he works with Norrie, one of the five star players who will be at the Mifel Tennis Open by Telcel Oppo 2023 in Los Cabos to be played from July 31 to August 5 at the Cabo Sports Complex (CSC).
Between the last weeks of August, September and the first week of October 2022, Norrie entered the Top-10 where he occupied the 9th and 8th places, a ranking zone to which he seeks to return.
In addition to the Briton, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 5), the Russian Karen Khachanov (No. 11), the American Tommy Paul (No. 15), as well as the champion of Acapulco 2023, the Australian Alex de Miñaur (No. 18) are confirmed for the seventh edition of the ATP 250 of Los Cabos.
Precisely in Los Cabos, Norrie was champion in 2021, his first title as a professional, and was also a finalist in 2022, and for those achievements he is widely followed by Mexican fans. “Cameron has achieved a great identification with the Mexican public. He likes to play in Mexico and has always relied on the two tournaments Acapulco and Los Cabos and has always had good matches and good results,” exposed the coach.
“So that has generated a very good chemistry with the Mexican public, Cameron is a player who always leaves everything on the court and very friendly with the fans either signing autographs and taking pictures, he always has time for them and in Mexico people like those players with that humility and who leave everything in every match,” explained Lugones.
The coach said that the Briton chooses tournaments in Mexico because “he likes to play at night” and his adaptation to the heat and humidity conditions has always been good and “in Mexico he is always OK, especially in Los Cabos, a place that has a special place in Cameron’s head and heart.“
Norrie, a professional since 2017, accumulates five titles in his career. In 2021 the ATP 250 Los Cabos and the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells and in 2022 he was credited with the Lyon and Delray Beach tournaments and in 2023 he won in Rio de Janeiro.
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