Andy Murray's first week as Wimbledon champion has not lacked for incident or speculation, and the only certainty is that his life from this point on will be more dramatically different than even he probably suspects.
Could this finally be the year we get our first post-war Wimbledon singles champion?
This was almost a two-tier occasion on Centre Court: a thrilling, see-sawing Wimbledon semi-final, and an utterly delicious match in its own right as the power and aggression of Sabine Lisicki overcame the soft-touch tactician Agnieszka Radwanska, the German winning 6-4, 2-6, 9-7.
As the players walked on, under the roof and artificial lights of the Centre Court, it did not look like a fair contest.
Andy Murray admitted on Monday night that the ongoing shocks at this year's Wimbledon would act as a warning against complacency after he moved into the quarter-finals.
It is as well that Novak Djokovic can operate within the tightest of margins, for he faces expectations from the Wimbledon public requiring fine calibration.