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Wimbledon 2024: Norrie crashes out to end British run in men’s singles

Cameron Norrie crashed out of Wimbledon to end Britain’s interest in the men’s singles.

The 28-year-old was beaten 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 by German fourth seed Alexander Zverev.

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Zverev had never made it past the last 16 at the tournament and had to battle hard for his place beyond the fourth round after seemingly injuring his knee in the second set.

The 27-year-old clinched the third set after an incredible tie-break that saw the German triumph 17-15.

Zverev spotted Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola in the crowd and addressed him after the match, saying: “We had so many great guests today. For me, football legend with Pep Guardiola.

“When I saw Pep, I got so nervous for a few games there so thanks a lot for coming it’s a great privilege, great honour to play.

“And by the way, last thing. Bayern Munich needs a coach man. And if you’re tired of football you can coach me on the tennis court any time.”

Guardiola waved away the offer, but continued to smile down at the players on the court.

Norrie will be disappointed to have gone out having overcome the top British seed Jack Draper in the third round.

Alongside him, Harriet Dart exited Wimbledon, meaning any hopes of a Brit winning any silverware at the All England Club lies with Emma Raducanu.

The 21-year-old pulled out of the mixed doubles with Andy Murray earlier in the day due to a sore wrist but is expected to power on in the singles.

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.
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