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.
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:
With the qualifying rounds now in their final stages of completion, the draw is nearly full for this year's French Open, which will see Rafael Nadal gun for his 9th title in Paris and Novak Djokovic pursue his career slam.
Friday's draw ceremony threw up some interesting prospective clashes. Here, I analyse how it panned out for some of this year's key participants:
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:
Novak's Back and Stan Storms Through
Attention turned to some of the big guns on the second day of the Rome Masters, with fans keen to see how Novak Djokovic fared on his return from a wrist injury, and how the Australian Open champion would bounce back from his surprise loss to Dominic Thiem last week in Madrid. Here are the main talking points from the first set of second round match-ups: