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'Novak Djokovic is unbelievable,' admits Cameron Norrie ahead of Wimbledon semi

Cameron Norrie is under absolutely no illusions about how tough it will be to beat 'unbelievable' Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.
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Cameron Norrie says playing Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon is 'one of the most difficult tasks in tennis' ahead of their semi-final.

The two players come into the match with a gulf between them in terms of experience.

It has been nine years since Djokovic lost on Centre Court, and he is chasing a seventh title at Wimbledon and a 21st Major in total.

Norrie, on the other hand, had never been beyond the third round of a Grand Slam until this week, and he knows he is up against it.

"It is one of the most difficult tasks in tennis," Norrie said of playing Djokovic on Centre Court.

"I would say that grass is his favourite surface, and his track record is unbelievable here at Wimbledon. It will be complicated.

"I will have to improve many things from today. I will not have the opportunity to lose concentration, I will have no margin for error.

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"The last time we played in Turin he did very well, and I learned a lot.

"I will approach it in a different way on the tactical plane. I have to rest and prepare for the challenge. I will have to improve my level.”

Despite the mammoth task of facing Novak Djokovic ahead of him, Cameron Norrie says he comes into the match with plenty of confidence.

His fine run to the Wimbledon semi-finals won't earn him any ranking points, but he will be back into the ATP Top Ten next week regardless.

“The other day when I reached the quarter-finals I thought about when I was a kid, and I saw how the players did it," Norrie said.

"Reaching the semi-finals gives me a lot of confidence."

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