Wimbledon semi-finalist Cameron Norrie has been invited to watch Newcastle United at St James’ Park this season.
The 26-year-old had a Tuesday to remember, winning a five-set thriller against David Goffin to book his place in the final four.
He will now face Novak Djokovic on Friday on Centre Court for a place in Sunday’s final.
But regardless of what happens against the world number one, Norrie has captured the hearts of the public as a new star emerges in British tennis.
And to make things better, he’s a Newcastle fan!
Mehrdad Ghodoussi delivers message to ‘incredible’ Cameron Norrie
Born in South Africa to Scottish and Welsh parents, it’s not clear why Norrie supports the Magpies. But that doesn’t matter.
The club wished him luck earlier in the day, and he delivered a performance that impressed one of the club’s co-owners.
Ghodoussi, who’s been to Wimbledon during the tournament, sent a message to Norrie.
“What an incredible win @Cam_norrie you need to come up to @NUFC to watch a game next season,” he wrote.
Norrie has since replied to Ghodoussi, confirming his desire to come and watch Eddie Howe’s side.
It certainly was an incredible win for Norrie, and he did it in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They hailed Norrie as ‘brilliant‘, but are yet to invite him anywhere as special as St James’ Park.
An exciting time to visit St James’ Park
Norrie will no doubt get a hero’s welcome on Tyneside if he comes to watch the Magpies this upcoming season.
He will be hailed by a likely sellout crowd inside St James’ Park, during what is set to be an exciting campaign.
The 2022/23 Premier League will be the first full season under new ownership, and there is a real buzz among supporters. Demand for tickets is incredible, as highlighted by the battle for season tickets and queues just become a club member.
Norrie will have the luxury of being invited to a game – don’t expect to see him queuing outside the box office in the early hours.
But he will be a welcome arrival at St James’ Park, and hopefully Howe’s side can put on a show for the Wimbledon star.