An Advanced Edition on Rafael Nadal was the obvious way to end our focus on heavy favorites, but the Spaniard’s unfortunate withdrawal has created the opportunity to pay special attention to the lone men’s semifinal taking place on Friday between Novak Djokovic and Cameron Norrie.
While Novak needs no introduction, Norrie is still a fairly new face at the top of the game, having only made his Top 10 debut earlier this spring. The 26-year-old has enjoyed a rise up the rankings that was first steady and then meteoric, highlighted by his maiden Masters 1000 win at the BNP Paribas Open that he parlayed into an alternate appearance at the ATP Finals in Turin.
Still, a major Slam result hitherto eluded the South African-born, New Zealand-raised Brit, making it only fitting his breakthrough should come at the All England Club, where he has survived a pair of five-setters en route to the semifinals.
Get to know the No. 9 seed before he takes Centre Court to play the biggest match of his career.