Found June 24, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :

Profiles of the top contenders for the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only.  – by Jack Cunniff     http://twitter.com/jrcunniff

 

1. Novak Djokovic

2012 Record: 36-6

Grand Slam Record: 123-25

Wimbledon Record: 27-6

Wimbledon Best Result:  W (2011)

Fast Fact: Djokovic has reached the semifinals in eight consecutive Grand Slam events, a record that trails only Federer (23) and Lendl (10).

 

2. Rafael Nadal

2012 Record: 41-5

Grand Slam Record: 156-21

Wimbledon Record: 35-5

Wimbledon Best Result: W (2008, ‘10)

Fast Fact: Nadal has reached the final of Wimbledon in all of his appearances since 2005 (lost 2R to Muller).

 

3. Roger Federer

2012 Record: 39-6

Grand Slam Record: 237-36

Wimbledon Record:  59-7

Wimbledon Best Result:  W (2003–’07, ‘09)

Fast Fact: Federer failed to reach the Wimbledon semifinals in consecutive years (2010-‘11), which last occurred at a Grand Slam event in the 2003-’04 French Open.

 

4. Andy Murray

2012 Record:  26-9

Grand Slam Record: 87-26

Wimbledon Record: 24-6

Wimbledon Best Result:  SF (2009-‘11)

Fast Fact:  The week of July 2nd will mark Murray’s 200th consecutive week ranked in the ATP Top Five.

 

5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

2012 Record:  29-12

Grand Slam Record:  56-19

Wimbledon Record: 13-4

Wimbledon Best Result:  SF (2011)

Fast Fact:  Tsonga has played a five set match in each of his last nine Grand Slam events, and has lost a five set match in four of his last six Grand Slams.

 


 

6. Tomas Berdych

2012 Record:  35-11

Grand Slam Record:  72-35

Wimbledon Record:  23-8

Wimbledon Best Result:  RU (2010)

Fast Fact: Berdych, who won at Montpellier earlier this year, has never won more than one title in a year.

 

7. David Ferrer

2012 Record: 43-8

Grand Slam Record:  83-38

Wimbledon Record:  16-9

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2006, ’10, ‘11)

Fast Fact:   Ferrer’s winning percentage on grass (70%) is better than his career winning percentage (65.6%)

 

8. Janko Tipsarevic

2012 Record:  30-13

Grand Slam Record:  35-33

Wimbledon Record:  9-8

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2007-’08)

Fast Fact:  Tipsarevic had a losing record for his career (139-142) until he reached the Delray Beach final in Feb, 2011; since that time he has a record of 79-35.

 

9. Juan Martin Del Potro

2012 Record:  37-9

Grand Slam Record:  47-20

Wimbledon Record:  6-4

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2011)

Fast Fact:  When Del Potro lost his French Open quarterfinal to Federer after leading two sets to love, it was his first loss in 2012 when winning the opening set (34-1).

 

10. Mardy Fish

2012 Record:  7-6

Grand Slam Record: 45-36

Wimbledon Record:  12-9

Wimbledon Best Result:  QF (2011)

Fast Fact:  Fish has played the fewest matches (13) in 2012 of anyone ranked in the ATP Top Fifty.

 

11. John Isner

2012 Record:  23-11

Grand Slam Record: 23-17

Wimbledon Record:  2-3

Wimbledon Best Result:  2R (2010-‘11)

Fast Fact:  Nicolas Mahut is the only player Isner has beaten at Wimbledon, defeating him in the opening round in 2010 and 2011.

 


 

12. Nicolas Almagro

2012 Record:  38-12

Grand Slam Record:  42-31

Wimbledon Record:  5-7

Wimbledon Best Result:  3R (2009, ‘11)

Fast Fact: Almagro has lost at least one set in every singles match he’s played at Wimbledon.

 

13. Gilles Simon

2012 Record:  29-15

Grand Slam Record:  38-25

Wimbledon Record:  9-6

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2009)

Fast Fact:  Simon has won 17 grass court matches in his career, but only two wins were against players ranked in the Top Fifty (No. 28 Hanescu, No. 49 Calleri).

 

14. Feliciano Lopez

2012 Record:  12-15

Grand Slam Record:  56-42

Wimbledon Record:  24-10

Wimbledon Best Result:  QF (2005, ’08, ‘11)

Fast Fact:  Lopez is tied for 6th place with Andy Murray for most Wimbledon match wins among active players (Men’s Singles).

 

16. Marin Cilic

2012 Record:  15-9

Grand Slam Record:  37-20

Wimbledon Record:  5-5

Wimbledon Best Result:  4R (2008)

Fast Fact:  Since defeating No. 5 Del Potro and No. 7 Roddick back-to-back to reach the 2010 Australian Open semifinals, Cilic has a record of 2-16 vs. Top Ten players over the last 2 ½ years.

 

30. Andy Roddick

2012 Record:  7-11, 2-0 eastbourne

Grand Slam Record: 126-43

Wimbledon Record:  39-11

Wimbledon Best Result:  RU (2004, ’05, ‘09)

Fast Fact:  Roddick has the third best winning percentage on grass among active players (83-20, 80.6%), trailing only Federer and Nadal.

 

 

 

Share

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Defending champion Djokovic advances at Wimbledon

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has won his opening match at Wimbledon by beating former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. In keeping with custom, the defending men's champ played the first match Monday on Centre Court. Djokovic was broken in his second service game but held the rest of the way, losing only nine points on his first serve. He had 13 aces. The top-ranked...

Federer 'dreaming' of another title

The Players' Lawn at the All England Club was a forest of TV cameras, and in the middle was Roger Federer. Other players chatted to their national networks for a few minutes and drifted off. Federer, it seemed, was talking to everyone in three languages. And he did it for an hour. That was in addition to the 35-minute press conference -- again multilingual -- that he had given...

Federer eyes record-tying 7th Wimbledon title

Roger Federer says he is ''dreaming'' of a record-tying seventh Wimbledon championship and has to do better than his quarterfinal exits the past two years. Federer owns a record 16 Grand Slam titles, including six at the All England Club. He said Saturday he hopes he can be the person to put an end to the run of four consecutive major finals played between No. 1...

Golf club ready, Djokovic wins Wimbledon opener

Novak Djokovic brought some extra sports equipment to Wimbledon for the opening match at Centre Court on Monday: a golf club. And once he started playing tennis, the tournament's defending champion and top-seeded man probably wished he could take a mulligan. As something of an inside joke with a sponsor, Djokovic pulled a kid's golf club out of his racket bag and put it...

Sharapova, Djokovic and Federer cruise to second round at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON – Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, along with third seed Roger Federer cruised to easy first round victories in London at the All- England Club on Monday. World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic  brought a child’s golf club with him to his 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 victory over former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero. The Serbian pulled out the golf club out of...

ATP: Madrid Open can't have blue clay

The blue clay that made Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic feel, well, blue at last month's Madrid Open is going away. In a posting on the tour's website Saturday, ATP President Brad Drewett says he decided blue clay courts will not be allowed at tour events next season. He says that while the new color, in place of the traditional red clay, ''may have offered better...

Analyzing The 2012 Wimbledon Draw

Tennis for the past decade has been dominated by three players, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, which each having their own strings of utter dominance during the period. Wimbledon is no different. Centre Court used to be Roger’s house, but the torch has been passed subsequently to Rafa, and now Novak. It’s unlikely that another player has what it takes to get...

WIMBLEDON 2012: Tournament at a glance

A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament: Surface: Grass courts. Site: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women's singles final is July 7; the men's singles final is July 8. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, July 1. 2011 Men's Singles Champion:...

WIMBLEDON 2012: Top trio won 28 of past 29 majors

As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks. None of the other 125 men in the field can honestly say the same. Indeed, it's tough to imagine anyone outside that trio winning this year's championship at the All England Club, where play begins Monday. '...

The Championships Commence: Breaking Down the Gentlemen's Draw

The Championships begin tomorrow, and the biggest questions regarding the tournament remains the same. Will anyone other than the Big 3 win the tournament? Of the Big 3, does Federer have a realistic chance? And can Djokovic shrug off his French Open defeat to Nadal and defend his title? We'll break down the draw, quarter by quarter. 2012 Championships- Gentlemen's Singles...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.