The brown-out patch behind the baseline is a visible reminder of lawn tennis' transition to a baseline game.
Roger Federer has not looked all that convincing in week one, but it's not as though his tennis is shockingly poor. That break was enough to win the second set and by now the No3 seed was in control. "I felt scared. I'm like, 'Are they going to come just because of steak?'" "You always sees some lobs and drop shots and passing shots". Their first grass-court encounter is an intriguing and well worth watching match-up.
"I'm sure they know what they're doing". "I would say it's the best day of tennis that you can see".
But he'd prefer to play better on Centre Court tomorrow than he did that day. That was definitely a key moment. The serve is clearly important.
"This was the most focused I've been on the court for the last couple of weeks".
Raonic came back from two sets to one down to beat Federer in the 2016 Wimbledon semi-finals, the last time they played.
Muguruza set the smoke alarms wailing for a good 20 minutes at her rented house after burning some steaks - and feared the fire brigade would turn up to tell her off.
"Yeah, he's in the prime of his career you would think right now", Federer said. They have also met three times in Australia, twice in Brisbane and once in Melbourne. I made that today. If Federer is not 100 percent, Dimitrov or (in the quarterfinals) Alexander Zverev or Milos Raonic could push him to five sets.
As for their fourth round matchups, Federer may have the toughest meeting of the four. "I expect that every time I have played him he has become better". "He's at the flawless age right now".
An alternative option that might better suit the traditionalists at the All-England Club is to simply do nothing.
"And sometimes it only takes a match or two matches to start feeling good about yourself again". Kerber faces Shelby Rogers of the US, while Muguruza plays Sorana Cirstea of Romania. "Should be another exciting match because he's a great shotmaker". The most ignominious case was that of Janko Tipsarevic (pictured above) who threw in the two after five games and 15 minutes against Jared Donaldson. In a head to head, Roger Federer leads Dimitrov by 5-0 although all their previous clashes took place on a hardcourt.
With Andy Murray just one win away from a tenth consecutive Wimbledon quarter-final, compatriot Johanna Konta goes into Monday's fourth round breaking new ground in SW19. In all there are eight men's and eight women's matches played, the women's draw as wide open as it has ever been.
Tiafoe kicked off the match with a forehand victor after a 14-stroke rally (it will remain the longest point) but Zverev held serve with 2 service winners and an additional one from his volley. He held it off, and they headed to a tie-break. Fans express displeasure at how players are scheduled to feature on court.
In the third set, Federer again put the squeeze on as early as he could and broke Zverev for the third time in the match in the third game of the third set.
Federer was more than happy with his evening's work.
The Swiss was superb in the frontcourt winning 11 of 12 trips to net.
But in spite of his poor record against Federer, Zverev was unfazed as he found himself 4-1 down in the first.
Men's singles title contenders, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic also joined the chorus of complaints regarding the Wimbledon courts here.
"I think it's great". Wimbledon is very unique because it's not played on middle Sunday.
"When you throw the ball up, I wish you had to hit it".
"So I'm not that surprised, but it's great". "You know, it's like dead grass. So sometimes it's in your favor these statistics".