Andy Murray fought hard to overcome the mean serving machine who goes by the name of Ivo Karlovic, and the number three seed will hope those big service bombs will be in lesser frequency when he battles Vasek Pospisil in the Wimbledon 2015 quarterfinals.
Murray has looked good in these Championships, but there were moments in that Karlovic match where he seemed to struggle for rhythm.
There are aspects of the game that the Brit can definitely improve on and be more consistent with, especially when facing a player who will come with that nothing-to-lose attitude, which means going for big winners right from the off.
"I played him three times on the hard courts," Murray said of Pospisil. "I think a couple of them were indoors, as well. So, yeah, I mean, I've never played him on grass.
"He's had a good run here. Obviously won the doubles here last year. Can play well on the surface. He's also played a lot of tennis here, which is a positive for him in some ways."
Pospisil, though, has had a lot more court time at Wimbledon this year than Murray, having played doubles as well. The Canadian played a marathon five-setter in the fourth round against Victor Troicki on Monday, coming back from two sets down, before going the distance again in his men's doubles match, which he and his American partner Jack Sock lost 8-6 in the final set.
Murray is hopeful that extra tennis would have tired those limbs of his opponent a touch more.
"Maybe he's a little bit fatigued," Murray added. "So if that is the case, and I won't bank on that being the case, but if that is the case, I'll try to use that to my advantage.
"Although my match [against Karlovic] was quite long, the rallies aren't particularly long, and it's not as physical. So I feel pretty fresh."
Pospisil also agrees that fatigue could be a factor in this opening men's quarterfinal match at Centre Court on Wednesday.
"I think [fatigue will play a part]. I mean, obviously I played a lot of tennis, but one day recovery is a lot," Pospisil said. "So, you know, I can sleep well [on Monday]. Just have a full day of rest tomorrow [on Tuesday]. Do a lot of recovery and stuff. Then come out strong on Wednesday and take it to him."
To take it to Murray, Pospisil will need to be tuned in from the first point, because the Brit does seem to revel on Centre Court with the crowd spurring him on at every opportunity.
"It's going to be obviously a tough one," Pospisil added. "He's had a great results here over the years. Obviously he's the big, one of the big four, as they say.
"But I think I'm serving well, I'm playing well. I know I will have my hands full and I have to go out there and play to the best of my abilities. And that's what I plan on doing.
"It doesn't really faze me too much playing in front of crowds that are against me. I like playing in front of big crowds, in general. Doesn't matter if they are against me or cheering for me.
"Obviously I'd prefer they are on my side, but, I tend to play well in those kind of situations. So I'm not worried about that, really."
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Murray vs Pospisil is scheduled to begin at 1 pm BST (5.30 pm IST, 8 am ET). Live coverage of the men's quarterfinal will be on Star Sports 2, while the match action can also be watched via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com.
Viewers in the UK can flip their remotes to BBC One and BBC Two to watch the men's quarterfinals live, while the live stream option for the Murray vs Pospisil match is on BBC iPlayer. The radio options are BBC Radio 5 Live and Wimbledon Radio.
US viewers can catch Andy Murray vs Vasek Pospisil live on ESPN, while the men's quarterfinal can also be live streamed on Watch ESPN.
Audience in Australia can watch the match live on Channel 7, while the live streaming option is on 7Tennis.