Norrie keeps British dream intact at Wimbledon

The Briton was left with a great battle against the Belgian David Goffin in five sets (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5) in their duel for the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Norrie continues to dream of this tournament, and now he will face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

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The second quarter-final match in Wimbledon faced Goffin contra Norrie. The Belgian had once again shown all his quality in a Grand Slam and it is that at Wimbledon he was having a great tournament. Opposite the British Norrie was doing another great tournament and the one who only put him in trouble was the Spanish Munar. Both had met in Barcelona 2021 and the victory went to Norrie due to the withdrawal of his opponent.

Norrie will continue fighting for the title

Goffin started commanding and from the beginning there were nice exchanges from the bottom of the track. Both are two players who have solid tennis and who don’t mind rallying over and over again. The first blow on the table was given by the Belgian getting a break in the sixth game and after confirming it in white he got 5-2. Finally holding serve he was able to win the first set 6-3.

More alternatives had the second sleeve. Norrie began suffering and it was that he was not successful with his first services to be able to take the initiative and get free points. He had to save up to four break balls in two different service rounds. Goffin broke loveless in game seven and seemed to get the set back on track. Instead Norrie reacted and after two consecutive games he turned the score around and got 5-4 ahead. This made him gain confidence and pass the pressure on to the other side. After the 6-5 remained to take the set and found a 15-40 that did not let go to put the boards on the scoreboard.

Goffin returned to that solid tennis making few mistakes and moving his opponent around early in the third set. He quickly slipped away to 4-0. Two consecutive games encouraged a Norrie who finally was not able to put up any more battle and by 6-2 he saw how the Belgian was only a partial away from accessing the semifinals.

In the fourth quarter, Norrie began taking the initiative on the scoreboard. The British supported by his public believed in the comeback and that was the most important thing. Goffin saved a break point in this game but was unable to do so in the eighth and left the host on serve to close out the set. It cost him but final to the third set ball by 6-3 ended up forcing the final partial to madness of the publico.

It was time for the fifth set, where everything would have to be defined by a few details. Throughout the entire sleeve, both were able to carry on their service games while remaining calm, in the midst of a Court No.1 that exploded with joy every time Norrie scored a point. The emotions became increasingly strong with the long-awaited break in favor of the Briton to go up 6-5 and serve for the match. Finally, Norrie took advantage of that break to seal the victory with a defining 7-5 and close his pass to the Wimbledon semifinals.



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