Despite the relatively straightforward progression of most of the big names in the first two rounds of this year's Championships, David Ferrer is one of a significant handful of seeded players booking his flight home earlier than expected. An expected quarter-final opponent for defending champion Andy Murray, the Spaniard suffered his earliest loss in a Grand Slam since Australia 2010.
Monday will see Andy Murray return to Centre Court at Wimbledon in a bid to repeat his historic success from last year. Here I run the rule over the potential contenders for the third Grand Slam event of the year, and it looks as if it could be one of the most unpredictable major events in recent years, following this morning's draw.
The grass court swing got underway last weekend with two very popular minor tournaments in London and Halle. Federer, Nadal, Murray, Raonic, Berdych and Wawrinka were all in action as all of the players ramped up their preparations for Wimbledon.
Here are the biggest winners and losers from the first week of grass court play in 2014:
Rafael Nadal became the first man to win the same Grand Slam event nine times with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic in today's final.
It looked a near certainty even before the first balls were hit in Paris two weeks ago that we'd witness another final between Djokovic and Nadal on Philippe Chatrier. For the first time in years, the bookmakers' had Rafa down as the underdog, and Novak seemed to justify his billing as narrow favourite by taking the opening set. What followed was an intriguing clash which perhaps lacked the quality of many of their 41 previous meetings, but what will fittingly go down as one of 2014's most attritious tennis matches: