Andy Murray twice won Wimbledon but he's the only British male to reach the men's singles final since Bunny Austin in 1938. Now Cameron Norrie has the opportunity to join the list but he has to get past Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-final. Norrie has won Indian Wells in 2021 and two titles this year. However, before this tournament he had never made it past the third round of a Grand Slam. That had to change for the world number 12 and it has. Not with ease though, because twice he's been within a set of defeat. The second round against Jaume Munar and then his quarter final against David Goffin, both saw him go two sets to one down. Coming back from that situation might not be easy against the defending champion. Norrie hasn't got a great deal of experience on Centre Court and only won three games in his one match against Djokovic.
Novak is the deserved favourite for this match and to win a seventh Wimbledon title. He's not been the totally dominant Djokovic we are used to seeing. He has lost four sets on his way to the semi-finals and went two sets to love down against Sinner in the quarter finals. When that happened though, he won the next three sets for the loss of just seven games. With Nadal having injury problems, Djokovic will see this tournament as a chance to get another Grand Slam title and a fourth successive Wimbledon victory. Perhaps even more so now that he knows it will be Nick Kyrgios the winner plays in the final. Norrie is going to struggle against his opponent. He may have been in the top ten in the world but there aren't too many wins over top players. Djokovic is too short a price to back for the win, instead go for over 31.5 games to be played. He might just make a slow start or have some tight sets but still come out the winner.