Wimbledon day nine: Cameron Norrie gives Britain someone to cheer for

Cameron Norrie plays a shot

Cameron Norrie put British fans through the wringer before he downed David Goffin in five sets to progress into the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time.

Norrie twice recovered from a set down to book a meeting with 2021 winner Novak Djokovic, who had to fight back from two sets down to beat young star Jannik Sinner.

In the women’s side of the draw, Ons Jabeur made it 10 wins in a row on grass this summer and will face “barbeque buddy” and mum-of-two Tatjana Maria after both won thrilling three set encounters on Tuesday in SW19.

Here, Tennis365 looks at the best of day nine.

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Germany’s Tatjana Maria shared a long hug with compatriot Jule Niemeier after they produced an epic back and forth quarter-final tie on Court One (Zac Goodwin/PA)

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Norrie reacting to reaching is first Grand Slam semi-final, said: “It’s great to get this but it only gets tougher and I’m going to come out and enjoy that and take it to him and hopefully you guys can get behind me again.
“I’m sure you will by the sounds of that,” Norrie continued.
“I’m looking forward to it – I can’t enjoy it too much now and yeah [I’m going to] get ready for Novak in a couple of days.”

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Royals bring luck

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate Cameron Norrie’s victory on Court One alongside Tim Henman (John Walton/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ditched the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch Norrie’s marathon battle with Goffin over on Court One.

After they witnessed Djokovic’s five-setter with Sinner, the Duchess still had plenty of appetite for more tennis and sat next to Tim Henman midway through the second quarter-final tie but William’s arrival would herald a turning of the tide.

With Norrie two sets to one down, William joined his wife and former SW19 semi-finalist Henman to cheer on the British number one to a decider and they proved a lucky charm as the home favourite went on to achieve a milestone win.