Wimbledon and etiquette tend to go hand in hand but on Monday, on Court No7, there was a curious incident involving a leading doubles player, a refused bathroom break and a ball-can.
In the hours after his stunning win against Novak Djokovic in the previous round, Sam Querrey watched every little rerun he could get his hands on, loving the moment.
After this most tumultuous and savagely unpredictable of summers it was reassuring to find a national institution on which Britain can rely.
Of the 128 men who set out on their Wimbledon adventure a week ago, maybe a handful genuinely believed they would be in contention for the title on the final weekend. Nick Kyrgios is among them and on Monday he gets to prove he is good enough to get there – against the best player left in the draw, Andy Murray.
With a name like Coco Vandeweghe, going under the radar has never been that easy for a woman who is now ranked as the fifth‑best American player.
The look on John Isner’s face said it all: “Not again.” The American, whose name will forever be etched in Wimbledon history after his 11-hour, five-minute epic with Nicolas Mahut in 2010, a match in which he won the fifth set 70-68, on Sunday found himself embroiled in yet another marathon match here.
Britain’s Heather Watson was handed the second-largest single fine in Wimbledon history on Saturday – $12,000 (£9,043) for unsportsmanlike conduct in her first-round defeat by Annika Beck of Germany.
Andy Murray will have to wait until Sunday to discover his fourth-round opponent after Nick Kyrgios and Feliciano López’s hugely enjoyable thrash metal encounter was halted for bad light while poised at one set all.
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.
The comeback road for Laura Robson remains long and arduous after the former British No1 fell at the first hurdle at the Miami Open.
The thought occurred that the stronger server was the favourite when the second set rolled into a tie-break.
Scotland Yard is investigating allegations that a British tennis player who was forced to retire from competing in this year’s Wimbledon tournament was deliberately poisoned.
Nick Kyrgios warmed up for Wednesday’s meeting with Andy Murray by recording an opening-day victory over Alexander Zverev in the Hopman Cup.
Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years after failing a drug test at the Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation has announced.
It all started when a skinny 15-year-old boy from a small town in Scotland decided he was going to take his racket and spend a couple of years learning how to play the game on the clay of an academy in Barcelona, a surface and an environment as foreign to him as the language.
With the sun setting and the air cooling ever so slightly, Jo Konta beat Svetlana Kuznetsova, the eighth seed, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in a struggle of constantly ebbing fortunes to reach the Olympic quarter-finals.
With shades of Jamie Murray and Jelena Jankovic in 2007, Britain will once again have an interest in the Wimbledon mixed doubles final on Sunday.
It was on a drab day in Paris in early November last year when Patrick Mouratoglou gave an indication of how rough 2015 had been for Serena Williams as she had chased the calendar year grand slam.
Andy Murray is investing in a combination of Gyrotonic yoga and cantaloupe melon to ensure he is at his formidable best before Wimbledon’s quarter-finals on Wednesday.
When he reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year, many tipped the 22-year-old Lucas Pouille as a star of the future. After his victory over Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday evening, he looked a lot like a star for the present.
Kyle Edmund had his moments against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the US Open, but they were too few and and too short. The world No1, not exactly at his best and still favouring his right elbow, gathered his resources efficiently enough to win 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in just under two hours and move through to the quarter-finals on Tuesday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who earlier on day seven beat the American Jack Sock with some to spare.
This was not all about the mysterious and probably temporary dip in form of Andy Murray as the men’s draw began to open up at this US Open. The world No2, who had not dropped a set in the tournament, took three hours and 17 minutes to subdue the courageous challenge of an Italian veteran, Paolo Lorenzi, and it was the loser who walked off Arthur Ashe Court to the louder applause.