It's difficult to find a year where so many high profile injuries have ruled out the top players in any one season on tour, with Kei Nishikori the latest to be ruled out of the US Open which begins on the 28th August.
The Japanese player joins the likes of Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka already on the sidelines whilst there are doubts over Andy Murray's fitness and Roger Federer has pulled out of this week's Cincinnati Masters.
It's a case of one in, one out at Stoke City as no sooner do they announce Jese signed on loan from PSG for the season that striker Joselu signs for Newcastle on a three year deal.
The Spaniard scored four goals for Stoke but played just the 22 times for the Potters. The former Real Madrid man can give Rafa Benitez an extra attacking option at St James's.
Mark Hughes has added some much needed creativity to his Stoke squad by the addition of former Real Madrid midfielder Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris Saint Germain.
Liverpool were 2-1 winners in Germany last night and tonight is the turn of Celtic who are in action against FC Astana in their Champions League play-off match.
There's also action from the Championship tonight as Norwich bid to bounce back from Sunday's defeat against Sunderland at home to QPR while the Mackems travel to Hillsborough as Sheffield Wednesday bid for their first win of the season.
The final whistle has blown and the match ends 2 - 1 (Glenn Whelan 49'(og),Modou Barrow 55',Conor Hourihane 87').
The final whistle has blown and the match ends 2 - 2 (Josh Brownhill 5',Ollie Watkins 56',Neal Maupay 77',Bobby Reid 98').