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Cameron Norrie reaches fourth round of Wimbledon for first time after straight-sets win over Steve Johnson on Centre Court – and could join Andy Murray in elite club

Cameron Norrie joined fellow Brit Heather Watson by reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time after a straight-sets win over Steve Johnson.

The 26-year-old won in emphatic fashion against the American on Centre Court, outclassing the American 6-4 6-1 6-0 in just an hour and 49 minutes.


Norrie was superb in the straight-set win

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He will now face Tommy Paul in the next round[/caption]

That was the sixth time in the last nine grand slams that the British number one had made it to the last 32, but he had never gone further.

That hasn’t been helped by coming up against the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in previous years, and he is set to avoid the big names again – for the next round at least.

Norrie, seeded ninth, is the highest-ranked player in his quarter but he had to battle from two sets to one down to beat Spain’s
Jaume Munar in the previous round.

He was a heavy favourite against world number 93 Johnson, but the big-serving 32-year-old is at his best on grass and reached the fourth round here six years ago.

Norrie probed throughout a tight first set, seeing five break points come and go before a backhand dinked neatly out of Johnson’s reach on the sixth opportunity gave it to him.

The 26-year-old had made a few uncharacteristic unforced errors on what was a huge occasion for him but winning the opening set settled him down and he was relentless in the second.