Novak Djokovic admitted Cameron Norrie was the better player at the start of their Wimbledon semifinal but he was glad that he was able to raise his level and avoid a shock loss. Djokovic got off to a very slow start to the match but was able to recover and beat Norrie 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 to progress into the Wimbledon final.
After getting broken three times in the first set, Djokovic served much better in the rest of the match as he didn’t face a single break in the last three sets. “I didn’t start off well. He was the better player for the first set.
I have had many semi-finals at Grand Slams before, but it is never easy walking out onto court,” Djokovic said in his on-court interview, per the ATP website. “You have a lot of pressure and expectation from yourself and others.
Cameron didn’t have much to lose, he is playing the tournament of his life. Playing at home is never easy, but I wish him all the best. He is a great player and I have a lot of respect for him”.
Djokovic plays Nick Kyrgios in the final
Kyrgios didn’t have to play his Wimbledon semifinal after Rafael Nadal was forced to give him a walkover because of an injury.
Reflecting on the Wimbledon final versus Kyrgios, Djokovic said he expects fireworks. “One thing for sure, there is going to be a lot of fireworks emotionally from both of us,” Djokovic said. “It is going to be his first Grand Slam final.
He is very excited and he doesn’t have much to lose and he is always playing like that. He is playing so freely, one of the biggest serves in the game. Just a big game overall, a lot of power in his shots. We haven’t played for some time.
I have never won a set off him. Hopefully it can be different this time. It is another final here at Wimbledon at a tournament I love so much. Hopefully the experience can work in my favour”. Kyrgios has a 2-0 head-to-head versus Djokovic.