Norrie steps up
The No.1 Court crowd couldn’t stop chanting Norrie’s name after the British No.9 seed overcame a stern test against Belgium’s David Goffin 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to reach the first Grand Slam semi-final of his career.
The 26-year-old is the fourth British man in the Open Era to make the last four at Wimbledon.
Norrie gave an emotional on-court interview before talking to reporters in his press conference about what it meant to him to reach the semis at SW19.
“Just all the hard work and the sacrifices and everything just kind of all hit me at once,” he explained.
“Especially the situation, here at Wimbledon in front of my family, my friends, and obviously a lot of people following that match.
“For me, just kind of thinking back, all the hard work, the sacrifices and everything was just, I kind of didn't really know what to say obviously. Got emotional there, and, yeah, just a crazy day and crazy match to get through, especially with the way that it started.
“Yeah, that's the reason why you play the sport.”