‘Surprise’ finalist Cameron Norrie asks for fellow Brits help against Matteo Berrettini

Cameron Norrie has made his first grass final at Queen’s Club and says he will ask fellow Brits Dan Evans and Andy Murray for their advice.

Norrie beat Denis Shapovalov to win his place in Sunday’s final against Matteo Berrettini who has beaten both Murray and Evans on his route to the final.

Now the British number two is hoping to become only the second British player to win the Queen’s Club since World War Two, the other being Andy Murray who has won it five times.

Speaking after his semi-final win, Norrie admitted to being surprised to being in the final and said he knows it won’t be easy.

“[I’m] a little bit surprised to be here in the final of Queen’s, obviously looking at the draw with such big names in the draw and such top-ranked players, so it’s definitely a surprise,” remarked Norrie.

“I have watched him (Berrettini) a little bit this week. Not going to be easy. He’s serving really well and using his forehand and dictating play with his forehand. He’s having a great year. He’s extremely confident.”

Norrie says although he’s a left-handed player, he’s happy to take on any advice fellow Brits Dan Evans and Andy Murray might have for him against the world number nine.

“Maybe might message Evo, Andy if they have anything, but obviously a very different match-up playing me as a lefty. Also I asked my dubs partner, Alex [de Minaur],” he said.

“Yeah, it’s a tough final, and, yeah, he’s playing very well. It’s nice going into it as the underdog. I think he’s got a couple titles already on the grass. Looking forward to it.”

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