WHAT does Jamie Murray do in his downtime between doubles matches? Perhaps he has a good book to read, asks a desperate man from a rival paper with a book about Hibs to promote.

THE importance of being Ernests. Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, that is. The wayward rich kid from Riga, who once slagged off the big four of men’s tennis for being ‘boring’, kept us all entertained after taking down No 4 seed Alex Zverev. A man who spent a night in the cells in Sweden for ‘soliciting prostitutes’ and blew his winnings from a famous French Open win against Roger Federer in a Riga casino, he is settled down now with a three-month old daughter. Like Federer and Andy Murray, did he plan on playing long enough for her to watch him play? “We have YouTube,” he said

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ALL England Club supremo Richard Lewis re-iterates that the men’s final on Sunday will still take place at 2pm, regardless of the World Cup final which starts at 4pm. Considering essentially there was no change to something which has been the case since time immemorial, it seemed a bit rich for the BBC to bill this as breaking news.

MORE BBC bloopers. Kudos to Naomi Broady, who faced questions on the corporation’s breakfast show about how it feels to play Serena Williams on Centre Court. She played Garbine Muguruza.

SPOTTED: A man dressed in a specially-made gold jacket and hat, styled to represent the trophy for the SW19 men's singles. Apparently he has a trophy wife as well.