Tennis is, and has been, guilty of living in the bubble for too long. And players have been guilty of being selfish, privileged and aiding their factions and egos.
In this edition of 'The Heist', we look at some of the greatest escapes, greatest Houdini acts and greatest how-did-that-happen in recent memory from the tennis courts.
US Open 2019: Novak Djokovic says tournament provides best chance to end Big Three's reign over Grand Slams due to its timing
Defending champion Novak Djokovic said the timing of the US Open makes it the most unpredictable of the Grand Slams
US Open 2019: I would go back and play my career with Nick Kyrgios' game in a heartbeat, says Andy Roddick
Former world number one Andy Roddick said he would be happy to have a career mulligan if he could be blessed with Nick Kyrgios’s gifts.
US Open 2019: Cori Gauff captures imagination of tennis world as home fans hope for Wimbledon encore
Former US Open champion Andy Roddick has lauded Gauff saying that the 15-year-old is the real deal while comparisons with Maria Sharapova and Jennifer Capriati arise
The 26-year-old Tomic appealed the decision, citing the fact he was unwell before the match, while Tsonga added that he felt his victory had been devalued.
Tunisian Ons Jabeur will be the only player from Africa in the women's singles draw at Wimbledon 2019, also being the highest ranked women's singles player from Africa
Wimbledon 2019: From unpredictable playing surface to weight of history, what makes tournament a fiefdom of the greatest
Clay and hard courts give you time to make amends for your slip-ups, but grass doesn't. It penalizes you for the smallest of mistakes. That's why the players who don't make too many mistakes in first place — in other words, the greats — have an inherent advantage at Wimbledon.
Marcos Baghdatis retires: Star from sunny Cyprus failed to hit expected heights on court but found happiness off it
For many legions of tennis fans, Marcos Baghdatis' pursuit of happiness is more relatable than the pursuit of greatness of some of his contemporaries.
Australian Open 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas backs up breakthrough performance with matured display in win over Bautista Agut
Tsitsipas defeated the seasoned Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) to continue a fairytale run and become the youngest male semi-finalist at a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open.
Denmark Open 2018: Saina Nehwal's best efforts not good enough to knock Tai Tzu Ying off her perch as world's best
Taiwan's long-reigning World No 1, Tai Tzu Ying, provided a mind-numbing demonstration of her awesome talent when she withstood everything that an inspired Saina Nehwal threw at her to win the title
The numbers may certainly work in favour of Roger Federer - but more importantly, two big factors do too: his physical fitness and his unparalleled mental fortitude - for which, perhaps, he truly has no male equal.
Miami Open: John Isner fights back from a set down against Alexander Zverev to clinch first Masters title
John Isner finally put an end to his ATP Masters final agony on Sunday, winning the Miami Open for the first time by beating Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4.
Former players, pundits and journalists have expressed contrasting opinions about ITF's proposed plan to replace the Davis Cup with a World Cup-style event.
ATP Finals: Jack Sock ousts Alexander Zverev to book semi-final berth; Roger Federer continues winning run
Sock ground out a hard-fought victory over Zverev, securing second place behind Federer in the group and a semi-final date with Grigor Dimitrov.
World No 1 Nadal defeated South Africa's World No 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in a brutally one-sided final during which he did not face a break point.
US Open 2017: Sloane Stephens' glorious comeback with maiden Grand Slam victory hailed by Twitterati
Sloane Stephens clinched her maiden Grand Slam at US Open 2017 picking apart Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0. Take a look at how Twitter reacted to her win.
US Open 2017: Andrey Rublev claims quarter-final clash against idol Rafael Nadal is just another match
"I'm just going to try to enjoy," Rublev said. "This is going to be good challenge for me to see how far I am from the top players and how much more I need to work.
Tennis needs an American male player to reach a grand slam final and this year’s US Open is a golden opportunity for a local favourite to reach the 10 September showdown, according to former champion Mats Wilander.
Alexander Zverev,Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios and Andrey Rublev will be the major contenders to break the hold of the 'Big four', when they take part in US Open 2017.