Fabulous Friday turned into formbook Friday, but it wouldn’t be Wimbledon without some drama along the way.
Only half of the British awesome foursome made it into the second week, with Heather Watson and Aljaz Bedene left to concentrate on future targets.
It appeared routine for Andy Murray as the defending champion took the first set against the 28th seed Fabio Fognini.
But it felt as though the crowd wanted a battle, and the Italian provided it, winning the second set.
Murray took the third, but an often tetchy match became seriously heated in the fourth when Fognini was docked a point for a visible obscenity – he put a finger in his mouth.
The angrier the better for the Italian, it seemed, as he raced into 5-2 lead.
It seemed we were heading for a fifth set under the lights with a closed roof, and Murray admitted afterwards he was thinking about that.
Happily for his dodgy hip, he recovered to win the set and earn himself a meeting on Monday with Frenchman Benoit Paire.
I didn’t feel like I moved particularly well, said Murray. I don’t know if that was anything to do with my hip or not.
By contrast, his female counterpart as British number one Jo Konta enjoyed a smooth, business-like victory over world number 101 Maria Sakkari of Greece.
Her next opponent, Caroline Garcia of France, narrowly won their last encounter, but with the crowd here increasingly growing to love her, Konta can be optimistic of reaching her first Wimbledon quarter-final.
Two years on from her glorious failure against Serena Williams on the first Friday of Wimbledon, Heather Watson won the opening set against former world number one Victoria Azarenka, but the Belarusian proved too strong.
Watson said she was gutted, but her exploits this week have returned her to the world’s top 100 and gained her direct entry into next month’s US Open.
Having met Gilles Muller in a sushi bar in Wimbledon village the previous evening, Aljaz Bedene was sent crashing out of the tournament by the 16th seed from Luxembourg.
The British number four is already targeting a climb into the world’s top 30 by the end of the year, and a seeding for the Australian Open in January.
Murray and Konta have their sights on more immediate targets.
Could they possibly both be champions on Sunday week?
No I haven’t thought about it, said Konta. If it were to happen it’d be amazing.
(c) Sky News 2017: Murray and Konta move to next round at Wimbledon