(6) Tomas Berdych
- DOB: 17/09/1985
- Nationality: CZE
- Became Pro: 2002
- Height: 1.96
The towering Czech made it to the semi-finals at the French Open last year, before announcing that he had well and truly arrived on the Grand Slam scene with a run to the final of Wimbledon.
In much the same vein as Robin Soderling the year before, Berdych's runs in the major tournaments propelled him firmly into the world's top 10.
But after his success at Wimbledon, the rest of the year could only be described as disappointing, with Berdych failing to get beyond the quarter-finals anywhere after July.
The 25-year-old did recently manage to reach the last four in Chennai - his first outing this year - but a heavy defeat to Stanislas Wawrinka gave him another setback.
He has never progressed beyond the fourth round at the Australian Open and in 2010 crashed out in the second round to unheralded Kazakh Evgeny Korolev when seeded 21st.
It was typical of the inconsistency which has dogged Berdych's career, but if his big serve and vicious forehand click into action then he could be in with an outside chance.
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