It was both a shock and not at all unexpected.
Halfway through Novak Djokovic’s first match of this tournament, against Londoner James Ward on Monday afternoon, a fan shouted: “He’s only human, James!” It brought the usual guffaws.
An already chippy third-round affair between Juan Martín del Potro and Lucas Pouille boiled over on Saturday evening as the players exchanged angry words moments before play was suspended for darkness with Pouille leading 6-7, 7-6, 7-5.
Conservative party members will face a choice between two women – Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom – as their next leader and prime minister, it was predicted on Saturday night, as Michael Gove struggled to mount a viable leadership challenge.
Once again the late Linda Smith’s immortal line about New Labour can be adapted to describe another lamentable English performance: even though we went to France with zero expectation we still managed to end up disappointed.
Dwight Gayle moved from Newcastle United to Crystal Palace last week.
In the aftermath of the quite stunning Wales victory over Belgium, Chris Coleman was understandably reluctant to look too far ahead.
At the end of the match Antoine Griezmann was handed a folded-up piece of paper and instructed not to open it until he got home.
For those who knew Gareth Bale when he was a 16-year-old at Southampton, living with his fellow scholars in the club’s digs at Darwin Lodge, he was a wind-up merchant, always smiling, one of the boys. It is a side to him that has been camouflaged. Bale’s public persona has long been synonymous with playing it straight and keeping his feelings under wraps. Until now.
Briefly, Germany toyed with our minds.
Mizuho has named Christopher Nam as Managing Director and Head of Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking for its North American banking business.
Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma has waded back in to the counterfeits debate, saying his comment that counterfeit goods were better than originals was taken out of context.
David Cameron criss-crossed the country on Wednesday in a final effort to warn Britain’s voters against rejecting the EU in the historic poll, that will also be read as a referendum on his premiership.