The Wimbledon schedule battles a current quickened by several millimetres of rainfall as it desperately tries to get back on kilter ahead of week two.
Those with the organisers’ blood pressure at the forefront of their concerns will be hoping Saturday’s round three clashes are wrapped up with minimal fuss, but these matches promise at least a bit of bother for the short-price favourites.
King of Queens he may be, but Murray has lost at least one set in four of his last seven outings on the green stuff.
Furthermore, he has spilled a set in one of the opening three rounds at SW19 in three of the last five editions so, after the Scot cruised through his first two matches, Millman is due to receive some cause for celebration.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas to win at least one set v Richard Gasquet @ 11/10
Clearly no mug racket-wielder, the Spaniard has already dealt terminal blows to the Wimbledon dreams of Vasek Pospisil and Viktor Troicki en route to setting up a date with the man boasting tennis’ silkiest backhand.
This will be the fifth time the pair have collided on court, with the Spaniard only once failing to claim a set in the previous four.
Roberto Bautista-Agut v Bernard Tomic to be contested over five sets @ 21/10
Touted young talent Tomic has belatedly begun his ascent up the world rankings and is only a marginal underdog for this clash with 14th seed Bautista-Agut.
The Australian’s grass court season so far has been littered with matches going the distance.
He’s duked out nine sets in two SW19 outings so far, while three of his six matches prior to Wimbledon went all the way.
Tie breaks have also been a constant, with no fewer than seven falling in Tomic’s grass outings to date. There has been three in Bautista-Agut’s four completed matches on this surface in 2016 too.
A slobberknocker looms.