The park, the roof, the bunker and the Stich
This is my seventh Wimbledon as 5 Live's specialist tennis voice and I can't remember being this excited on the eve of the event. Maybe it's Andy Murray, maybe it's Roger Federer, maybe it's the most number of broadcast hours we've ever done on 5 Live and Sports Extra, maybe it's the sausage rolls...
I walked through Wimbledon Park at 6.30am on Monday and passed hundreds and hundreds of fans who had queued overnight, some since Friday, and the impromptu games of football and cricket were already beginning. I love the atmosphere in the park, it's full of optimism and good fortune, and it gets you pumped for the fortnight ahead.
When you walk through the gates on the first morning of the tournament, you really do get a special feeling of anticipation. The nets are still to go up, some of the lines are still to be painted and of course not a single blade of grass is out of place.
I headed straight to centre court for the regular round of Breakfast interviews - Nicky Campbell for 5 Live, Garry Richardson on Radio 4's Today programme. We stand just be the edge of the court and they actually did a trial closing-and-opening of the new retractable roof while we were on-air. It looks amazing; shame the forecast is so good this week!
After that, a hearty breakfast to set me up for a long day, in the company of Garry and one of my predecessors as BBC Radio Tennis Correspondent, the evergreen Gerry Williams, before heading to the BBC Radio bunker to discuss the day's programme.
At 10.30am we had our regular team meeting when all our guest pundits join in and meet the rest of the crew. One of the best things about 5 Live at Wimbledon is the team spirit (hopefully that is reflected on the air) and our guests, many of whom have won Wimbledon, really muck in and contribute ideas, stories and interviews.
Everything is a bit frantic in the few minutes before we go on-air at 12.30pm but with Simon Mayo settled into the presenter's chair, Clare Balding out on the hill and Russell Fuller watching Laura Robson on Court 2, the opening music played and we were off and running.
Within the first couple of hours, Laura had been and gone after a brave performance against Daniela Hantuchova, Federer had entertained us with his waistcoat and personalised racket sellophane and I'd already had my first row with Michael Stich.
Michael argued that it's irrelevant that she's never won a major title and she is the best player because the rankings say so (I think he held back from the excruciating cliche "the rankings don't lie" but that's basically what he was saying).
I argued that people outside the "tennis bubble" only really care about the major championships and it's a bit farcial that Serena Williams can win Wimbledon this year, therefore holding three of the four Grand Slam titles, but still not overtake Safina as number one.
Yes it got a bit lively - yes we're often having arguments - but do we get on away from the microphones? Of course we do. We just like to stir up a bit of debate!