This is how impressively fast British tennis player Cameron Norrie can run 10km

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Photo credit: Getty / Justin Setterfield
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After comfortably beating American opponent Tommy Paul 6-4 7-5 6-4 on Sunday, British tennis player Cameron Norrie is the last Briton left in the Wimbledon 2022 singles draw.

Whether you follow tennis or not, if you've caught a glimpse of the 26-year-old playing in The Championship this year, you'll have likely noticed his impressive physicality as he charges relentlessly round the court. And it turns out a lot of his fitness could be attributed to his running.

The ninth seed has an impressive 10km PB of 36:45 – and according to his coach, Facundo Lugones, he ‘can endure anything’. Speaking to The Telegraph last year, Lugones said:

‘[As a boy] Cam was running a lot with his mum back in Auckland. He is just an animal in that department. He can endure anything: long distance and long matches.’

During the pandemic, Norrie returned to Auckland to be with his parents, where he ran daily and posted his times on Strava. In an interview back then, he told Mail Online:

'I ran a lot and was doing these 10km runs which I was posting on Strava in competition with some of my friends.

'It was real hilly where I was so it wasn't easy to find a quick track, but I did a 36:45 in the 10km and a 17:20 in 5km. I can't decide if I'm better at 5 or 10 but I've got some good genes as my mum is a good runner.

'I was always decent at cross-country when I was at school. It has helped knowing I've kept that fitness up and have the legs in me when I'm playing.’

Norrie is the first British man to reach the singles quarter-finals since Andy Murray in 2017.

Now in the last eight, he will play Belgian David Goffin in his first Grand Slam quarter-final on Tuesday.

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