British tennis player Cameron Norrie is set to play his most important Wimbledon match on Tuesday after making it through to the quarterfinals for the first time.
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It comes shortly after two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray got knocked out of the second round on Wednesday.
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Cameron, who is ranked 12th in the world, confessed he is ready to take some of the pressure that comes with being the British No 1 as he continues his breakthrough grand slam run at the Championships.
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After defeating Tommy Paul on No 1 Court on Sunday, the 26-year-old said: "I'll take it. At the beginning of the tournament, you guys were asking me, 'You're British No 1, you got a lot of pressure, a lot of expectations on your shoulders.'
"For me to play the way that I did in all my matches so far means a lot. Unfortunately, I'm the last one standing. But I think it's even more reason for everyone to get behind me."
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Cameron, who is set to play David Goffin on Tuesday, confessed he hopes to inspire young British players. "If I can help any of the younger guys, there's a big group of guys coming through with a lot of talent, a lot of chances to make it inside the top hundred," he added, reports the Guardian.
"If I can be that guy to lead them on and to show they can do it... I went to college, I can show them a good path if you can stay professional and make good decisions. Managed to make the quarters of a slam doing that. I was really pleased with myself."
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