Wimbledon men's penpix

21 Jun 2012 01:17:02

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Penpix of leading contenders in the men's singles at Wimbledon which gets underway at the All England Club on Monday:

NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB)

World ranking: 1

Birthdate: May 22, 1987

Birthplace: Belgrade

Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 2003

Coach: Marian Vajda

Career singles titles: 30

Grand Slam singles titles: 5 (Australian Open 2008, 2011, 2012, Wimbledon 2011, US Open 2011)

Career prize money: $37,672,100

Best Wimbledon result: Champion (2011)

- Djokovic's bid to become just the third man to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time was shattered by Rafael Nadal at the French Open. The defending Wimbledon champion needs to make the final at the All England Club again to keep his top world ranking.

RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

World ranking: 2

Birthdate: June 3, 1986

Birthplace: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain

Residence: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain

Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

Weight: 188 lbs (85 kg)

Plays: Left-handed

Turned pro: 2001

Coach: Toni Nadal

Career singles titles: 50

Grand Slam singles titles: 11 (Australian Open 2009; French Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012; Wimbledon 2008, 2010; US Open 2010)

Career prize money: $50,025,798

Best Wimbledon result: Champion (2008, 2010)

- Has played in five of last six Wimbledon finals -- he missed the 2009 tournament through injury and arrives in London buoyed by becoming the first man to win seven French Open titles.

ROGER FEDERER (SUI)

World ranking: 3

Birthdate: Aug 8, 1981

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Residence: Bottmingen, Switzerland

Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned pro: 1998

Coach: Paul Annacone

Career singles titles: 74

Grand Slam singles titles: 16 (Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010; French Open 2009; Wimbledon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; US Open 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Career prize money: $71,126,377

Best Wimbledon result: Champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)

- Six-time champion at Wimbledon and desperate to equal Pete Sampras's record of seven. Also keen to play down fears that he is past his best -- he has lost in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for last two years.

ANDY MURRAY (GBR)

World ranking: 4

Birthdate: May 15, 1987

Birthplace: Dunblane, Scotland

Residence: London, England

Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned pro: 2005

Coach: Ivan Lendl

Career singles titles: 22

Grand Slam singles titles: 0

Career prize money: $20,577,701

Best Wimbledon result: Semi-finals (2009, 2010, 2011)

- Plagued by back trouble and weighed down by national expectations as he attempts to break the Djokovic-Nadal-Federer stranglehold. Last British men's winner was Fred Perry in 1936.

TOMAS BERDYCH (CZE)

World ranking: 7

Birthdate: Sept 17, 1985

Birthplace: Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic

Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 2002

Coach: Tomas Krupa

Career singles titles: 7

Grand Slam singles titles: 0

Career prize money: $11,466,497

Best Wimbledon result: Runner-up (2010)

- Should the giants falter, then it's the likes of big-hitting Berdych who will be expected to pounce. Defeated Federer in the quarter-finals in 2010 on his way to a runners-up place behind Nadal

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