(13) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- DOB: 17/04/1985
- Nationality: FRA
- Became Pro: 2004
- Height: 1.88
Tsonga announced himself to the world at Melbourne Park three years ago with a sensational run to the final.
In the end he came up short as he lost in four sets to Novak Djokovic but by then he had proved his undouted talent by eliminating several seeds, including Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal.
His booming serve and fearsome forehand did the damage back in 2008 and those shots remain potent weapons for the Frenchman.
A Muhammad Ali lookalike, Tsonga returned to the semis here last year only to be totally outclassed by Roger Federer.
Consistently in or around the top 10 when he's not injured, Tsonga is now firmly established among the game's hierarchy, although one weakness would appear to be his stamina - the 25-year-old has often struggled in the latter stages of long matches.
However, a return to this venue will bring back good memories, so if Tsonga gets going early on he's capable of making a strong challenge.
Ten-year Grand Slam History