- Florian Mayer
Bobby Reynolds - Steve Johnson
Blaz Kavcic - Jan Lennard Struff
Ryan Harrison - Jeremy Chardy
- Feliciano Lopez
Ricardas Berankis - Pual Henri Mathieu
Wayne Odesnik - Jimmy Wang
Dmitry Tursunov - Tommy Haas
- Marcel Granollers
Andreas Haider Maurer - Go Soeda
James Blake - Thiemo de Bakker
Bernard Tomic - Sam Querrey
- Olivier Rochus
Phillip Petzschner - Michal Przysiężny
Daniel Brands - Daniel Gimeno Traver
Martin Klizan - Tomas Berdych
- Martin Alund
Roberto Bautista Agut - Teymuraz Gabashvili
Horacio Zeballos - Santiago Giraldo
Gastao Elias - Alexander Dolgopolov
- Carlos Berlocq
Alex Kuznetsov - Igor Sijsling
James Duckworth - Denis Kudla
Ivan Dodig - Phillip Kohlschreiber
- Matthew Ebden
Leonardo Mayer - Aljaz Bedene
Michael Llodra - Jarkko Nieminen
Denis Istomin - Andreas Seppi
- Simone Bolelli
Grega Zemlja - Michael Russell
Guido Pella - Jesse Levine
Albert Ramos - Juan Martin Del Potro
- Steve Darcis
Lukasz Kubot - Igor Andreev
Stephane Robert - Alejandro Falla
Adrian Ungur - Benoit Paire
- Evgeny Donskoy
Pablo Andujar - Adrian Mannarino
Dustin Brown - Guillermo Garcia Lopez
Lleyton Hewitt - Stanislas Wawrinka
- Jurgen Zopp
Marinko Matosevic - Guillaume Rufin
Radek Stepanek - Matt Reid
Kyle Edmund - Jerzy Janowicz
- Jurgen Melzer
Julian Reister - Lukas Rosol
Rogerio Dutra da Silva - Sergiy Stakhovsky
Victor Hanescu - Roger Federer
Jo Wilfried Tsonga
- David Goffin
Edouard Roger-Vasselin - Ernests Gulbis
Fernando Verdasco - Xavier Malisse
Tobias Kamke - Julien Benneteau
- Bastian Knittel
Lukas Lacko - Rajeev Ram
Kenny de Schepper - Paolo Lorenzi
Marcos Baghdatis - Marin Cilic
Andrey Kuznetsov - Albert Montanes
Marc Gicquel - Vasek Pospisil
Robin Haase - Mikhail Youzhny
- Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Nicolas Mahut - Jan Hajek
James Ward - Yen Hsun Lu
Benjamin Becker - Andy Murray
After the success of the Roland Garros thread, let's get this going for Wimbledon. The draw is merely days away, and the warm up tournaments are in full flow. (draw will be posted in the OP as soon as it comes out)
Some of us are probably still not recovered from one of the most exciting slams we've had in a while. A semi final that saw a similar amount of drama, quality and tension that made the Wimbledon final of 2008 the greatest match of all time. With the same winner.
With the glorious sight of clay court tennis still fresh in our minds, it's time for a whole different cup of tea. Grass court tennis. Purists will love the sight of fast paced, aggressive tennis. Cynics will have something to moan about the surface speed, but the fact remains, it's still so very different from hardcourts and clay courts.
The 7-time Wimbledon champion is still hungry for more. Got rid of the nasty aftertaste of yet another disappointing defeat at Roland Garros by finally claiming his first title of the year on the grass of Halle. Some say he's well and truly finished this time, but the same was being said last time around when he took home another Wimbledon trophy by silencing 2011 champion Novak Djokovic and crowd favourite Andy Murray. The defending champion will have his work cut out, but the roof surely is a big advantage for an established indoor player like himself. A few drops of rain at the right time could be just what he needs to clinch a record breaking 18th slam and 8th Wimbledon. Can he do what Rafa managed to do at Roland Garros?
Could this finally be his time? He's getting ever closer. After a heartbreaking loss in the final last year to Roger Federer, he has bounced back by bulldozing that same Roger Federer in the Olympic final on the grass of Wimbledon. Last week saw him win another Queens title by beating Marin Cilic in the final. Skipped Roland Garros so he could be in tip-top shape for the big one. Arguably the favourite with his impressive grass court results of late. What we know for sure, is that he'll have the crowd's full support. Can it lift him to greatness and the Wimbledon title?
Played some of the finest grass court tennis of his career in 2011 to become Wimbledon champion. Afterwards has looked shaky on his least favourite surface and questions are being raised if his 2011 run was a one-off occasion. Lost to Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro at the Olympics, and Federer had defeated him a while earlier at Wimbledon. The bookies have made him the hot favourite despite the doubts. Is probably still having nightmares about some crucial points that cost him against Nadal at the French Open. Can he redeem himself and win his seventh slam?
Well, well, well, what can be said about Rafa Nadal? Seven tournament wins out of nine finals, first man to win the same slam eight times and easily the leader in the ATP race. The two-time former champion is the big question mark at Wimbledon this year. Although the nine finals are very impressive, eight of those have come on clay. And despite him winning his only tournament off-clay on the hardcourts of Indian Wells, how he'll perform and how his knees hold up away from the red dirt is something that we will have to find out. Suffered a shocking round 2 exit against Lukas Rosol in 2012, which showed again that he is vulnerable to big hitters early on in the tournament. Even at Roland Garros he had trouble. Once he gets past the first week though, be afraid, because he has been there before, knows what it takes and when he sees the finish line, he is not one to slow down.
A notoriously great grass court player who can catch fire at any time. Still lacks the consistency to be named among the big favourites, but look out if he has an on-day.
Former Wimbledon finalist, with several big wins on the grass. Crashed out in R1 to Ernest Gulbis last year and won't want to let this happen again.
35 years old, or young more like it. Rolling back the years and a fine grass courter looking for one last dreamrun.
Juan Martin Del Potro.
Olympic bronze medalist. Grass isn't his favourite surface, but he can certainly play on it.
Had a nice run here last time and can do serious damage with his big serve and heavy groundstrokes. Whether he can keep it up for long enough is a big if.
Huge hitter. Probably the most dangerous unseeded player out there. Failed against a rejuvinated Monfils at the French, won't be in danger of meeting him again.
After several disappointing losses recently, this can be just what he needs. Has all the tools to excel on grass, just needs that big breakthrough.
Won't win it, but he is one of the better grass court players around and can have a good run with the right draw. All or nothing most likely, book a R1 exit or a R4/QF run.
Probably won't back up his fairytale moment from last year, but all eyes will be on him regardless, especially if he gets a marquee player or dare we dream, a rematch with Rafael Nadal?