Despite losing the opening set with the Centre Court crowd roaring in favor of local favorite Norrie, Djokovic cruised to win after breaking through Norrie’s resistance in the second set.
The 35-year-old will compete for his eighth Wimbledon championship and fourth in a succession, having not lost at SW19 since the quarterfinals in 2017.
“It’s crazy how the whole game can come apart simply because you’re stressed. Then none of the photos function correctly. Your steps are stiff and sluggish “According to Djokovic. “Something occurs during a match, and suddenly everything changes and you’re flying. Everything is in order.”
The top-seeded Djokovic won his second consecutive Wimbledon comeback victory on Friday, defeating No. 9 seed Cameron Norrie of Britain 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to extend his winning streak at the All England Club to 27 matches as he seeks a fourth consecutive title on the grass courts.
“The more you are exposed to these kinds of circumstances, the more prepared you will feel. You already know what to anticipate, “According to Djokovic. “It’s always about controlling your own anxieties better than your opponent does. This internal conflict is usually the most intense.”
On Sunday, he will compete for the championship against Nick Kyrgios, a first-time major finalist.