Brit Brody out
If Brody had made it to the next stage, it would have been the most people in Britain at that time since 1979.
For Brody, who cannot earn any ranking points for this race, the £120,000 prize money will give him a chance to have a good night and go some way towards reinvesting his tennis.
Unfortunately, by the time Brody started the match of his life, the 12,345-capacity arena was full of vacant seats.
During the opening week, it’s worth noting that so many pims-guzzling punters haven’t been in place until the two major court proceedings begin.
That said, those who were enjoying the long lunch may have missed the first set, as it was over in 28 minutes.
It wasn’t pretty at times and de Minaur turned the screw with exemplary serve after a critical break of serve in game six.