Djokovic beats Norrie to reach the final | Wimbledon Updates

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WIMBLEDON, England – The latest news from Wimbledon (all times local):

Novak Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon final beating Cam Norrie 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on center court.

Djokovic has set up a final against Nick Kyrgios on Sunday, when the top-ranked Serb will go for his fourth straight Wimbledon title – and seventh overall.

Kyrgios qualified for his first Grand Slam final when Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament on Thursday with an abdominal injury.

Norrie was playing in his first Grand Slam semi-final and surprisingly beat Djokovic three times in the first set, but didn’t manage a single break point afterwards. From 3-3 in the second set, Djokovic took control winning 11 of the next 13 games to take a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

The men’s semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Cam Norrie began on center court.

Djokovic is a six-time All England Club champion and is trying to reach his eighth final. Norrie is playing at this stage of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

The winner will face Nick Kyrgios in Sunday’s final. Kyrgios advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament with an abdominal injury.

Nick Kyrgios is already feeling the nerves ahead of his first Grand Slam final.

The unranked Australian advanced to the Wimbledon final when Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament with an abdominal injury.

He says the news gave him a restless night.

“So many thoughts in my head about a Wimbledon final,” Kyrgios said. “That’s all I was thinking.”

Kyrgios will face six-time champion Novak Djokovic or Cam Norrie in Sunday’s final. Norrie is playing in the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time, but Djokovic has plenty of experience at this stage.

“That’s where Djokovic has the advantage from the start. He can draw on experience, he’s done it so many times, he knows the emotions he’s going to feel. I don’t know,” said said Kyrgios “I don’t know anything like that, so… Everything was going through my head, every little thought, and I slept really badly.”

Novak Djokovic will play for a place in an eighth Wimbledon final.

The six-time champion, who has won the last three titles at the All England Club, will take on ninth-seeded Cam Norrie on center court.

The winner will face Nick Kyrgios in Sunday’s final. Kyrgios qualified for his first Grand Slam singles final when Rafael Nadal withdrew with an abdominal injury.

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