A huge walk full of people, reminiscent of an open-air cinema, during which an exciting and immersive movie is shown. This is what the famous Henman Hill, located inside the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club complex, looked like on Friday. This is where fans with tickets to smaller stadiums can watch Wimbledon matches played on the largest stadiums on the big screen. On that day, almost all of the British attention was focused on Cameron Norrie’s semi-final against Novak Djokovic. The effect was in that there wasn’t a single empty space on the roof through which the screen could be seen, and there wasn’t enough room for everyone who wanted to.

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While the queue of several or dozens of people waiting to enter the stands at one of the stadiums of a London event during a match is perfectly normal, it is rare for a large group of people to wait to take a seat in the clearing. But that was how it was now, and some of the waiters could not finish the two-and-a-half-hour meeting.

The hosts waited five years to see someone from their countrymen again in the semifinals for the single for the event. Johan Konta got to this point in 2017, and now Nuri has given them this opportunity. For a time when he was young as New Zealand, where he lived 13 years as a kid. During this Wimbledon tournament, Great Britain kept her fingers crossed for him. That support helped because the 26-year-old, who had never played in Round Three before, is now in the top four.

Djokovic is now fighting for his fourth consecutive title in the event. When the competitor, ranked 12th in the world rankings, won the first set with the famous Serb, collective joy erupted at Henman’s Hill. However, the former ATP roster leader is known for his nerves of steel and he gave it this time as well. He quickly shook himself to win the entire match 2:6, 6:3, 6:2, 6:4.

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Fans sitting on the vast clearing tried to support their representative from a distance to the end. From time to time you would hear chanting, “Let’s go, Nuri, let’s go.” After his successful actions and broken balls of the Belgrade player, there were cheers, and after the points scored by the opponent, there was a moan of disappointment. It was he who came out of the mouth of a group of several hundred people after the last act of the match. Soon he succumbed to a standing ovation on the screen, as the Briton left the Central Court. Then they began collecting and packaging emptied champagne bottles and cans of famous Bem drinks. However, there was no disappointment.

We didn’t expect him to beat Novak. He played a good match, we had a good match weatherso there is no reason to complain – a middle-aged couple confirmed in an interview with Sport.pl.

Djokovic will face Australian Nick Kyrgios in the final on Sunday.