As we head into Week 2, we can be sure that we'll have all sorts of wonderful memories to take away from this year's Wimbledon, whether they're shocks, surprises or just sheer brilliance. We've already had some great events this week, including Kimiki Date-Krumm's brave battle against Venus Williams.
Here are some of my favourites from recent years—do add your own in the comments.
It's a very British choice, but when the rain pelted down in 1996 (pre-Centre Court roof), our veteran pop star took it upon himself to entertain the soggy crowd. You wouldn't expect such shenanigans at the very proper All England Club, would you?
You wouldn't expect this kind of protocol breach either—sobbing on a duchess, and the duchess hugging you? Jana Novotna did it, though, after losing to Steffi Graf in the final.
Goran Ivanisevic remains the only man to win the Wimbledon singles title—or any grand slam—as a wildcard, beating Pat Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7.
I include this for its record-breaking properties, but it was really quite dull to watch, wasn't it? After a few hours I found myself screaming at the television, "JUST ONE OF YOU BREAK!"
Regardless of my own impatience, there will never be another match like this.
This had to be included simply because of its impact on popular culture in the past 30 years. Those four little words, "You cannot be serious," have passed into legend.
Boris Becker won his first Wimbledon as a 17-year-old prodigy back in 1985, beating Kevin Curran (who'd knocked out both Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe en route to the final).