LONDON (Dispatches) - British number two Cameron Norrie will bid for his first ATP Tour title on Sunday after reaching the final at Queen’s Club with a superb display.
Norrie, 25, sealed an impressive 7-5 6-3 semifinal victory over second seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada.
He will face Italian top seed Matteo Berrettini at the Cinch Championships in his fourth final and first on grass.
Five-time champion Andy Murray is the only Briton to have won the Queen’s title in the Open era.
Norrie has now won 29 matches this year - more than any other player except for Russia’s Andrey Rublev - and 15 of those victories have been against players ranked above him.
Berrettini, who overcame Murray and British number one Dan Evans in earlier rounds, dominated Australian fourth seed De Minaur to come through his semi-final 6-4 6-4.
Norrie returned to court later on to partner Alex de Minaur against Reilly Opelka and John Peers in the doubles semi-finals, and they trailed 7-6 (7-3) 2-2 when play was suspended for the day.
In the wheelchair tournament, Britain’s Gordon Reid beat Joachim Gerard 7-6 6-1 13-11 to reach the singles final but French Open champion Alfie Hewett withdrew because of a back injury.