ACE. Volley wars in doubles!
FAULT. Saying farewell to the eliminated Milos Raonic before it became clear where the sleeve on his right extremity is for fashion or if it's hiding a bionic arm.
ACE. If you like tennis ball souvenirs, attend a doubles match in the show courts, where fans are allowed to keep any ball hit into the stands -- something doubles players, with their slam-dunk overheads, do a lot.
DOUBLE FAULT. Just what Serena Williams committed on match point as she and sister Venus lost their quarterfinal doubles match, 7-6 (5), 6-4, to No. 4 seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.
BY THE NUMBERS
2:26 a.m. When the Monday night-Tuesday morning match won by Kei Nishikori over Milos Raonic ended. That tied the record for latest ending (Kohlschreiber-Isner, 2012 and Wilander-Pernfors 1993).
4:19 Length of the Nishikori-Raonic match, longest of the 2014 Open. (A first-round match won by Paul-Henri Mathieu over Gilles Muller lasted 4:18.)
103 Most aces in the tournament, by Raonic. But he and the next six leaders in that department all have been eliminated -- John Isner, Nick Kyrgios, Kevin Anderson, Ivo Kalovic, Sam Querrey, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
FURTHERMORE . . . Dennis Uspensky, a 17-year-old from Atlantic Beach, was eliminated with partner Mikael Ymer of Sweden in junior doubles by second-seeded Brazilians Orlando Luz and Marcelo Zormann. That came the day after Uspensky lost to top-seed Andrey Rubley of Russia in the junior singles competition.