At one point on quarter final day, with Rafael Nadal already out at the hands of 19 year old Nick Kyrgios, Andy Murray had just been dumped out in straight sets by Grigor Dimitrov, and both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer trailed by a set in their respective matches. While the latter pair eventually overcame their opponents, the message is clear at this year's Championships: change is coming at the top of mens' tennis, and tomorrow we will found out just how soon.
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: