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What Is Manic Monday? People Are Getting Ridiculously Excited Over Wimbledon's Biggest Day

Though not everyone's quite got the hang of the hashtag.

10/07/2017 13:30 BST

Most Mondays can seem fairly manic but this one’s that bit more so, especially for those at Wimbledon.

That’s because today is the busiest day in the tennis calendar as the biggest stars of the sport go head-to-head on what’s come to be known as Manic Monday.

The second Monday of the tournament has acquired that nickname because it is when all 16 players from both the men’s and women’s draws are scheduled to play, meaning there’ll be impressive performances on every court.

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Tennis fans rush onto Murray Mound to buy tickets on Manic Monday

It’s a battle between the Brits and the French today in the hope of reaching the quarter finals, with defending champ Andy Murray playing Benoit Paire and Johanna Konta taking on Caroline Garcia.

Venus Williams, the only former champion among the women, will take on Ana Konjuh of Croatia (who’s only 19 years old) while Roger Federer will play Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

So for tennis fans, today is basically Christmas come early.

The lucky folk who have tickets to watch the matches have been humble-bragging on Twitter.

And apparently spotting some weird sights.

But not everyone using the hashtag appears to have got its true meaning and are using it to tweet out Bangles lyrics or just generally moan about Monday.

Each to their own.