The view in Paris – and probably further abroad – is that David Ferrer will be too tough for Andy Murray when they meet in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Wednesday.
Wonder piled upon superlatives piled upon euphoria as Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour winner's circle on Sunday aided by one of the more lauded shots of his career.
It was a day of one mild shock and much awe.
Epsom will miss the talent and showmanship of Frankie Dettori on Saturday, when he rides at Haydock rather than at the Derby meeting, but racegoers at this high-quality evening meeting enjoyed both to the full.
No matter his talent, Phil Walsh believed it was grit that lifted him from Hamilton, in western Victoria, on to the game’s biggest stage.
As French sportsmen like to say, the truth of today is not that of tomorrow. In August 2012 Mark Cavendish had landed 23 stage wins in five Tours, a rate more prolific than any sprinter’s in the race’s history.
Mo Farah, fighting for his reputation after his coach, Alberto Salazar, became embroiled in doping allegations, has insisted he is “100% clean” and challenged his doubters to prove otherwise.