Player Profiles

(1) Rafael Nadal

Nadal: Hoping to retain title
Age: 24
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 2001
Height: 1.85

Rafael Nadal is still regarded as the world's best player but heads to Wimbledon on the back of his disappointment at the French Open.
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(2) Roger Federer

Federer - has won every Grand Slam title
Age: 29
Nationality: Swiss
Became Pro: 1998
Height: 1.85

Roger Federer will become the most successful male Grand Slam champion of all time if he can triumph at Wimbledon for the sixth time.
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(3) Andy Murray

Murray - targets first Grand Slam title.
Age: 23
Nationality: British
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.91

There is an ever-growing mountain of pressure on Andy Murray to turn his promise and potential into Grand Slam honours.
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(4) Novak Djokovic

Djokovic: All court performer
Age: 23
Nationality: Serbian
Became Pro: 2003
Height: 1.90

Novak Djokovic's all-court ability has established him as one of the world's most dangerous players.
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(5) Juan Martin Del Potro

Del Potro: one to watch
Age: 22
Nationality: Argentinian
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.98

Juan Martin Del Potro was a spectacular climber on the ATP rankings in 2008 and this year he's continued his impressive momentum.
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(6) Andy Roddick

Roddick: Big-serving American
Age: 28
Nationality: American
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.88

Some would say Andy Roddick's best chance to win Wimbledon has passed having struggled at SW19 since his final defeat in 2005.
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(7) Fernando Verdasco

Verdasco: Can continue fine progress.
Age: 27
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 2001
Height: 1.88

Fernando Verdasco came agonisingly close to reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time last year.
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(8) Gilles Simon

Simon: Out to impress
Age: 26
Nationality: French
Became Pro: 2002
Height: 1.81

Gilles Simon enjoyed a superb 2008 to propel him into the world's top 10 but this season has been a rather different story.
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(9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga: Genuine chance
Age: 25
Nationality: French
Became Pro: 2004
Height: 1.88

Despite lacking experience at the All England Club, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga certainly has the tools to go the distance this year.
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(10) Fernando Gonzalez

Gonzalez: On form
Age: 30
Nationality: Chilean
Became Pro: 1999
Height: 1.83

After a career-best run in Paris, Fernando Gonzalez heads to Wimbledon attempting to improve his uninspiring record on grass.
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(11) Marin Cillic

Cillic: One to watch
Age: 22
Nationality: Croatian
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.98

Marin Cillic could provide sound each way value at Wimbledon following wins in Chennai and hometown Zagreb earlier this year.
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(12) Nikolay Davydenko

Davydenko: Outsider
Age: 29
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 1999
Height: 1.78

A quarter-final appearance at Roland Garros has given Nikolay Davydenko fans hope of a prolonged run at Wimbledon.
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(13) Robin Soderling

Soderling: Nothing to lose
Age: 26
Nationality: Swedish
Became Pro: 2001
Height: 1.91

He took the French Open by storm, and the number 12 seed heads to SW19 hoping, rather than expecting, to repeat the feat.
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(14) Marat Safin

Safin: Shone in '08
Age: 31
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 1997
Height: 1.93

Another player thankful the clay season is behind him for another year is temperamental Russian Marat Safin.
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(15) Tommy Robredo

Robredo: Woeful Wimbledon record
Age: 28
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 1998
Height: 1.80

Tommy Robredo arrives at Wimbledon knowing his record at the All England Club can only get better.
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(16) David Ferrer

Ferrer: Has won on grass before
Age: 28
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.75

This resurgent Spaniard prefers the slower surfaces but has enjoyed some grasscourt success.
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Experts & Blogs

Barry Cowan

Power and the glory

Barry Cowan says Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal is playing some of the best tennis of his career.

Gerry Williams

Fun in the sun

Gerry Williams reflects on a fortnight of warmth and wealth for Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.