Cameron Norrie makes a classy gesture after smacking a young boy in the face with the ball during a Federer match.
During his third-round match versus Federer, the Brit demonstrated his class.
On Saturday, while watching his Wimbledon third-round match against Roger Federer on Centre Court, Cameron Norrie made a lovely gesture to a little spectator. Before tossing him his towel as an apology, the British number two accidentally injured the toddler with a stray shot.
Norrie’s serve bounced a couple of times before hitting the child seated on court level on the cheek at 0-15 in the first game of the second set.
Norrie, who appeared sincerely regretful about the circumstances, refocused and held his serve as his mother tried to calm him and not make a scene as the game resumed.
As both players switched ends at the end of the game, Norrie demonstrated his class by approaching the child and gently throwing a towel his way as an apology.
Despite being beaten, the British star once again shown why he is regarded as one of the nicest players in the game.
Cameron Norrie is the only one who can save the day.
A errant ball strikes a toddler, but all is forgiven thanks to a gift from Britain’s number two.
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On Centre Court, Roger Federer took the first set 6-4, capping it off with a booming first serve that Norrie returned far.
In his three games so far this season, the eight-time winner has lit up Wimbledon’s largest stage.
In the first round, he defeated Adrian Mannarino of France, who retired with the sets tied at 2-2.
In the second round, Federer defeated another France international, Richard Gasquet, in straight sets.
Federer has the upper hand against Norrie, but he praised the 25-year-old in the build-up to their match.
“I see good progress from [Norrie],” he remarked after his second-round victory. I recall him being really consistent off the baseline when he first went on tour.
“His backhand is extremely different from many other guys’ backhands; he doesn’t have a lot of topspin on it, but I think everything in his game has improved.
“I believe that confidence is increasing. I get the impression he’s been working on his game. This is something I’d like to see all players do.
“As an example, a player who hasn’t played in a year, year.”Brinkwire Summary News”.