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.
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:
Andy Murray and Stanislas Wawrinka have recently joined the elite group of men who have won a Grand Slam title, Murray's US Open victory in 2012 coming after a streak that saw Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic win 29 of 30 major titles.
In this article I analyse the players looking to be the next to add their names to the illustrious list:
Four much-anticipated ties took place on Friday with rivalries renewed, breakthroughs made and epic clashes settled.
The quarter-final stage of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia didn't disappoint, and here's a recap of the action, along with some predictions for tomorrow's semi-finals:
We're approaching the business end of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia and there's no shortage of exciting clashes to look forward to on Friday.
Here's my say on today's round three matches, as well as some statistics and predictions for tomorrows quarter-finals: