Cameron Norrie grilling two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray on how to beat Novak Djokovic ahead of Centre Court semi


CAMERON NORRIE has been grilling Andy Murray on how to topple 20-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic.

And two-time Wimbledon winner Murray says his fellow Brit has the ability to cause an upset against defending champion Djok in today’s semi-final.

Cameron Norrie has turned to Andy Murray for help in beating Novak Djokovic in Friday's Wimbledon semi-final


Cameron Norrie has turned to Andy Murray for help in beating Novak Djokovic in Friday’s Wimbledon semi-finalCredit: Getty
Andy Murray knows what it takes to beat Novak Djokovic on the hallowed Wimbledon grass


Andy Murray knows what it takes to beat Novak Djokovic on the hallowed Wimbledon grassCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

Muzza has beaten Djokovic in two Slam finals, including Wimbledon 2013 — but the steely Serb is now on a 26-match winning streak at SW19.

Norrie, 26, nicknamed Nozza by his mates, said: “Andy is not a bad guy to ask about some tactics.

“He’s been super supportive to me and my team. I’m always practising with him and always reaching out to him for ideas.

“Even before my quarter-final, he came over in the gym and said, ‘Good luck’.

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“Obviously he loves tennis, so he’s following everything and all the results. It’s pretty cool.”

Norrie knows Rafael Nadal will not be waiting in the final if he comes through his clash with 35-year-old Djokovic, which is second on Centre Court – not before 2.30pm.

Nadal withdrew on Thursday after failing to shake off an abdominal injury, with Aussie Nick Kyrgios now into Sunday’s final.

Only four British men — Norrie, Murray, Roger Taylor and Tim Henman — have played in a Wimbledon semi in the Open Era.


No 9 seed Norrie said: “Novak is one of the tougher tasks in tennis. I’m definitely going to have to raise my level and my focus to have a shot with him.

“I have been playing great but there are a lot of things I can do better.

“It’s great I’ve had a couple days to fine-tune and improve on a few things — and I’m going to be ready for him.”

Murray, 35 — who was KO’d in round two — insisted: “It’s going to be close. It’s an unbelievably difficult obstacle.

“Novak has won here six times and been in the final multiple times. I don’t think he’s lost here since 2017 — and he was injured there as well.

“It’s an unbelievably difficult ask — but the thing that you can guarantee with Cam is he will give himself the best opportunity to win because he will fight for every single point.

“He’s going to compete extremely hard and he doesn’t make it easy for anyone.

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“Every time I’ve been on court with him or around him, he’s had a top-class attitude.

“He’s one of the best players in the world and he’s been doing it consistently for the last seven or eight months.”


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