Drawing Andy Murray on to the punch is about as easy as tempting him to the net.
What a week for Rory McIlroy and not in a good way.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them.
"It's a free country, and everybody is entitled to an opinion," said Darren Sammy, the amiable West Indies captain, when asked about withering criticism from the former fast bowler Michael Holding of the current set-up.
The world rankings do not lie and neither does Rory McIlroy.
Earlier this year, the story goes, Sir Dave Brailsford was watching the time-trial stage of a World Tour race on television, witnessed one of the 22-year-old Yates brothers riding out of his skin to a high overall placing and muttered something like: “Ouch, we should have signed that one.”
The prospect of Mo Farah being questioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency appeared to move closer after Treniere Moser, his fellow Nike Oregon Project athlete, revealed that Usada officials had spoken to her in the past week.
Brock Lesnar has revealed that he did not want to end the Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak.