Cameron Norrie struggles to hold back emotions after his stunning five-set victory over David Goffin to make the semi-finals at Wimbledon… as he insists he’s ‘going to take it’ to Novak Djokovic in a bid to reach the first Grand Slam final of his career
- Cameron Norrie twice came from behind to beat David Goffin in a five-set thriller
- The British No 1 will face Novak Djokovic with a place in the final on the line
- It is the first time the 26-year-old will play in a semi-finals at a Grand Slam
An emotional Cameron Norrie said he was left ‘speechless’ following his stunning five-set victory over David Goffin to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon.
The 26-year-old twice came from behind to claim a 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-3 7-5 victory on a raucous Court One and become only the fourth British man in the Open era to reach the last four at the All England Club.
Norrie will now prepare himself for a huge semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic – a six-time winner of the famous trophy at Wimbledon.
An emotional Cameron Norrie was speechless as he reached his first Grand Slam semi-final
Norrie beat Belgium’s David Goffin after their thrilling five-set encounter on Court 1
Norrie will have to overcome reigning champion Novak Djokovic to reach the final at SW19
After claiming match point, Norrie struggled to hold back his emotions as he addressed the crowd.
He said in his post-match interview: ‘I’m speechless. So happy to get through with such a great team and such a great family.
‘It wasn’t going my way from the beginning, I wasn’t feeling well and feeling the ball, that’s all credit to David.
Norrie (right) took some time to get going during his five-set win over Goffin on Tuesday
‘Then thanks to you guys, I stayed as patient as I could. It was just adrenaline. I used my legs at the end and just tried to put the ball in the court.
‘I think just winning a match like this, straight flashbacks of all the hard work, all the pre-seasons and all the sacrifices I’ve had to make. It definitely pays off and it feels pretty good.’
Norrie, the British No 1, had never made it past the third round of a Grand Slam, and it took until the fourth set for him to play his best tennis.
He managed to hang in the difficult contest with Goffin well before tiring the Belgian down as the match reached its final two sets.
Norrie had never advanced past the third round at a Grand Slam in his career until now
Norrie clinched victory on his second match point, raising his arms aloft when Goffin netted a forehand after three hours and 28 minutes.
He now has two days to recover ahead of his semi-final with Djokovic, who is looking to make it four Wimbledon triumphs in a row.
Norrie said: ‘I’m going to take it to him. Hopefully you guys will get behind me again, I’m sure you will. Can’t enjoy it too much now, just get ready for a couple of days.’
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