Cameron Norrie is excited about this US Open. The No. 60 player in the world qualified last week and thinks he can take it to the next level because he has changed his racquet.
Players are taking advantage of the Babolat Pure Strike, because it gives them more control and definitely ups their games.
“I used it for the first time in Atlanta, at the start of the hard court season,” Norrie said. “I will definitely use it here. You can definitely tell some differences.”
The racquet is used by players like Norrie and No. 4 seed Dominic Thiem. Norrie, who thinks the hard courts are his best court, says it helped him reach the Semifinals in Atlanta and hopefully bigger and better things at the US Open.
“I want to win,” joked Norrie, who then said he had the more modest goal of getting out of the second round, which he made at his first two Opens.
The Pure Strike should help. The racquet is designed to give players better control and makes the harder shot easier.
It should help not just professionals like Thiem and Norrie, but also the weekend tennis player, who will use it to up his or her game as well.
As for Norrie, he’s enjoying the bars and restaurants of New York, but also has a match to play. Later today, he will player qualifier Gregoire Barrere from France on one of the outer courts.
And of course he will have his Babolat Pure Strike with him.