If you're the type of tennis fan that is more interested in on-court shenanigans than the pure art of the game, the Australian Open did not let you down.
First there was Coco Vandeweghe, who went bananas during her match against Timea Babos, going down 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. Having lost the first set, Vandeweghe had a ‘moment’, complaining to the umpire that there were no bananas on court, causing a lengthy delay until fruit was brought to her. "I have needs and it's not my fault that this court is ill-prepared," claimed Vandeweghe.
But that bananas were really a topic that day in Melbourne, was proven by Canadian prospect Denis Shapovalov struggling to get to grips with these fruits.
The 18-year-old Shapovalov’s toughest opponent on the day proved to be an actual banana skin. While taking a break in the players' area, Shapovalov actually failed to crack open a banana before dropping it to the floor. Then Shapovalov tried his hand at a second banana. Abc.net reported with glee how it too proved too resilient against his digital dexterity. Dropping it as well, the Canadian tried a third. Again, the banana peel resisted all his cunning.