Wimbledon: Cameron Norrie beats David Goffin to reach semi-finals against Djokovic

Wimbledon: Cameron Norrie beats David Goffin to reach semi-finals against Djokovic
Belgian David Goffin and UK Cameron Norrie shake hands after their tennis match in the 1/8 finals of the men's singles tournament at the 2022 Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club, in south-west London, Britain, Tuesday 05 July 2022. BELGA PHOTO BENOIT DOPPAGNE

British Cameron Norrie beat Belgian David Goffin to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time Tuesday evening. The British tennis player will face the incumbent Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals on Friday.

Norrie saw off Goffin in a three-hour 28-minute match. After a slow start, Norrie took in the crowd's energy on Court 1 and won 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-3 7-5 t.

"I'm so happy to get through with such a great team, a great family and great friends here," Norrie said on court.

Norrie joins the ranks of Andy Murray, Tim Henman and Roger Taylor as the British men to get to the semi-finals in men's singles at Wimbledon.

Elsewhere

Wednesday sees two quarter-finals as Australian Nick Kyrgios takes on Chilean Christian Garin. The match takes place while the Australian has been charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend last year.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will face the American Taylor Fritz, making the quarter-finals buzz around a potential semi-final showdown between Nadal and Kyrgios.

In women's tennis, Romanian Simona Halep plays against American Anisimova in the quarter finals on Wednesay, while Australian Ajla Tomljanovic meets Russian Elena  Rybakinain. World no.2 Tunesian Ons Jabeur and German mother of two, Tatjana Maria, have already secured their place in the semi-finals on Thursday.


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