Player Profiles

(1) Roger Federer

Federer: Grasscourt king
Age: 29
Nationality: Swiss
Became Pro: 1998
Height: 1.85

Arguably the greatest player of all time returns to his beloved Wimbledon hunting a remarkable seventh title.
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(2) Rafael Nadal

Nadal: Imperious form
Age: 24
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 2001
Height: 1.85

Rafael Nadal heads to Wimbledon in the type of form which will send shivers down the spines of his rivals.
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(3) Novak Djokovic

Djokovic: Not fancied
Age: 23
Nationality: Serbian
Became Pro: 2003
Height: 1.90

Serbia's star man is an hefty outside bet despite establishing himself as the world's third best player.
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(4) Andy Murray

Murray - lacking confidence.
Age: 23
Nationality: British
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.91

The British number one heads into SW19 bidding to scoop his first major title.
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(5) Andy Roddick

Roddick - 2009 runner-up.
Age: 28
Nationality: American
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.88

Last year's beaten finalist will be praying he can go one better and win that elusive Wimbledon title.
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(6) Robin Soderling

Soderling - dark horse.
Age: 26
Nationality: Swedish
Became Pro: 2001
Height: 1.91

No player on the tour will relish playing the big-hitting Swede at SW19 after another memorable French Open.
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(7) Nikolay Davydenko

Davydenko - poor on grass.
Age: 29
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 1999
Height: 1.78

The baseline bludgeoner heads into his least favourite major after being forced off the tour for three months.
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(8) Fernando Verdasco

Verdasco - serial fourth-rounder.
Age: 27
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 2001
Height: 1.88

The Spanish number two will be bidding to improve on two consecutive fourth-round appearances in London.
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(9) David Ferrer

Ferrer - clay specialist.
Age: 28
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 2000
Height: 1.75

Impressive on clay, the Spaniard looks unlikely to shine on the faster grass.
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(10) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga - injury problem.
Age: 25
Nationality: French
Became Pro: 2004
Height: 1.88

A hip injury has undermined Tsonga's chances in the run-up to Wimbledon.
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(11) Marin Cilic

Cilic - Australian Open semi-finalist.
Age: 22
Nationality: Croatian
Became Pro: 2005
Height: 1.98

Yet to reach the quarter-finals here but has the coaching team in place to help him do so.
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(12) Tomas Berdych

Berdych - semi-finalist at Roland Garros.
Age: 25
Nationality: Czech
Became Pro: 2002
Height: 1.96

Enjoying an impressive season and appears to be on his way back to the top 10.
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(13) Mikhail Youzhny

Youzhny - high on confidence.
Age: 28
Nationality: Russian
Became Pro: 1999
Height: 1.83

A regular in the last 16, YouTube sensation Youzhny has yet to go beyond that stage in SW19.
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(14) Juan Carlos Ferrero

Ferrero - former world number one.
Age: 30
Nationality: Spanish
Became Pro: 1998
Height: 1.83

Having gone well on grass in 2009, the former world number one could be one to watch.
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(15) Lleyton Hewitt

Hewitt - winner in 2002.
Age: 29
Nationality: Australian
Became Pro: 1998
Height: 1.80

The former champion comes into the torunament in fine form and confident of another good run.
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(16) Jurgen Melzer

Melzer - former junior champion.
Age: 29
Nationality: Austrian
Became Pro: 1999
Height: 1.83

Melzer was one of the stories of the recent French Open, reaching the semi-finals.
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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.