But the world No 12 soon began to settle in the fourth with the match and his Wimbledon journey on the line. A missed opportunity to break in the sixth game came and went, but Norrie made sure two games later to draw level once again.
Then came the biggest moment of the match in the second game of the fifth set when Norrie was facing a break point but Goffin missed his chance, sending a forehand into the net. It looked to be heading to a championship tiebreak, only until the 11th game when Goffin hit three unforced errors in a row to give Norrie a huge opportunity.
And Goffin ended up sending another forehand long to give Norrie the break with the Brit going on to serve out for the match, leading to rapturous cheers from the crowd. When asked what it meant to him to join the likes of Virginia Wade, Tim Henman and Andy Murray in reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, Norrie said: “Super special to be among those names.
“To just be a semifinalist of a slam, especially this one, living just around the corner. Yeah, it’s just all pretty crazy and all happened pretty quickly. Yeah, it’s pretty cool to be amongst those names.”