For an hour on a sun-baked Centre Court, impressed ninth seed Norrie outshone the 20-time Grand Slam champion and seemed able to an enormous upset in his first main semi-final.
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The partisan dwelling crowd roared its approval as Norrie capitalised on a rash of Djokovic errors to win 5 successive video games and take the opening set.
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Djokovic, bidding for a fourth successive Wimbledon title and seventh in all, quickly settled down into his ordinary rhythm although and steadily seized the initiative.
From the second the Serbian broke Norrie’s serve within the eighth sport of the second set it was largely one-way visitors.
Norrie battled exhausting within the fourth set as the group discovered its voice once more however finally couldn’t resist Djokovic’s march right into a males’s report thirty second Grand Slam closing.
Australian Kyrgios, handed a walkover within the semi-final by injured Spaniard Rafa Nadal, now stands between the 35-year-old Djokovic and a twenty first Grand Slam title.