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Cameron Norrie joins list of British Open-era men’s semi-finalists at Wimbledon

Cameron Norrie only became the fourth British man to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon in the open era.

The British number one beat Belgium’s David Goffin in five sets and will face the defending champion Novak Djokovic in the last four.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at Britain’s three previous men’s semi-finalists.

Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor made two semi-finals in the 1970s (PA)

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Taylor, born in Sheffield, won six singles titles and 10 doubles titles in the 1960s and 1970s and, in the Open era, reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1970 and 1973.

Round one saw him pull off a major shock by beating defending champion Rod Laver along the way.

However, he lost to Ken Rosewall in those championships and was beaten by Jan Kodes, who won the title three years later.

Tim Henman

Rain cost Tim Henman in 2001 (Rebecca Naden/PA)

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The quasi-man Henman reached four semi-finals, in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002, and lost them all.

The 2001 defeat was the most painful as he led wildcard Goran Ivanisevic 2-1 with a break of serve in the fourth set when the weather intervened and disrupted his momentum. Ivanisevic won the match after it went on the next day and defeated Pat Rafter in the final.

Each time Henman lost to the eventual champion; Peter Sampras (twice) and Lleyton Hewitt.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray lost to Andy Roddick in his first semi-final (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Scot Murray memorably ended 77 years of injury by winning the title in 2013, against Novak Djokovic, and three years later by beating Milos Raonic. But he also had his fair share of disappointment in the semi-finals.

Murray reached the semis for the first time in 2009, losing in four sets to Andy Roddick. Rafael Nadal represented him at the same stage in 2010 and 2011, before Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the 2012 final, where he lost to Roger Federer.

Now 35, Murray’s Wimbledon ended this year in the second round against John Isner.

Cameron Norrie joins list of British Open-era men’s semi-finalists at Wimbledon

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