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Belgium’s David Goffin through to Wimbledon quarter-final

09:52 04/07/2022

Belgian tennis player David Goffin will play British No I Cameron Norrie in the Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old from Liège, ranked 58 in the world, secured his place in the grand slam quarters after a dramatic five-set match against American Frances Tiafoe on Sunday.

Following the four-hour 35 minute duel, Goffin said in his on-court interview: “During the whole match, I had to stay fresh , hold my serve, fight to come back especially after losing the third set which hurt but at the end there was an amazing atmosphere.”

After a year struggling with injury, it was the Belgian’s first appearance at SW19 since 2019, when he also made it to the quarter-final.

“To be able to come back this year and play well on this surface, in this tournament that I love, and win four matches in a row is something great,” said Goffin, after thanking spectators for their encouragement.

His fifth round match against ninth seed Norrie on Tuesday will be an eagerly-awaited fixture on centre court for Wimbledon crowds. The 26-year-old is making the most of a breakthrough grand slam run, the only Briton remaining in the grass court tournament.

Photo: © Belga/Benoît Doppagne

Written by Sarah Crew