Wild things ready to start re-arranging the furniture

Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:32pm EDT
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By Martyn Herman

LONDON (Reuters) - The problem with allowing a bunch of rowdy gate crashers into the party is they will repay you by re-arranging your furniture.

It must feel a little bit like that for the established names at this year's Wimbledon.

After loitering on the edge of the action for a few years, the likes of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Canada's Milos Raonic are clearly fed up waiting for the older guys to go home.

And as for Australian wild thing Nick Kyrgios, he just booted down the door and strutted his stuff on the dancefloor.

Tennis, it seems, is in the throws of a revolution.

Not just in the men's game either.

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, 20, and Romanian Simona Halep, just a couple of years her senior, will meet in the Wimbledon semi-final on Thursday with both tipped to start collecting grand slam silverware before too long.

America 19-year-old Madison Keys is another fast-riser.   Continued...