Because grand slam tennis is as much a contest of the mind as a battle of technique, Roger Federer already has his strategy for Friday's greatly anticipated semi- final with his nemesis Novak Djokovic.
Exhausting to play, exhausting to watch: at times during Andy Murray's 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 7-6 quarter-final defeat of David Ferrer there was a sense of some fresh apogee of attritional, muscular baseline tennis being played out.
England's quest to be the No1 ranked ODI side has been thwarted not by the Australians but the capricious English weather after yesterday's match was abandoned at 6.10pm.
Having watched the two remaining favourites for the men's singles at Wimbledon on Monday, I can see a new winner this year.
Peter Sagan is clearly special, so much so that the history books need to be consulted a mere four days into his debut Tour de France.
Andy Murray is considered a stronger player on grass than David Ferrer and, despite losing to the Spaniard at the French Open, will go into his quarter-final as slight favourite.
You can hear it in our voices; in the energised, excitable banter between us – and in the venom of the lash and crackle of skipping ropes smacking the gym floor.
Questions had been asked of Mark Cavendish before this week but as so often he had an emphatic answer: in this case the 21st Tour de France stage win of his career in the grand manner.