Tuesday, 15 June 2010

My Top 5 Players to Watch out for at Wimbledon 2010

Roger Federer

Born 8th August 1981 considered by many people to be the greatest player of all time. Up until the beginning of June 2010 held the number 1 world ranking for 237 weeks (one week behind the record holder Pete Sampras).

With 62 career titles under his belt he isn't showing any signs of slowing down any time soon. He has been in 22 Grand Slam finals. Winning the Australian Open 4 times, French Open once, Wimbledon 6 times and US Open 5 times. He is one of only nine players to have ever won a Grand Slam after being a dad.

Federer has proven that he is the king of the grass courts and is still the player everyone on ATP tour wants to beat. He is currently ranked number two in world.

Andy Murray

Born 15th May 1987 Scottish Andy Murray has a turbulent time while on the ATP tour. Andy Murray has won 14 career titles on tour.

A lot of people but a lot of pressure on Murray's shoulders and seem to forget that he has been in two Grand Slam finals since turning pro in 2005. Loosing both times to Federer. In 2009 Murray had his best Wimbledon to date reaching the semi-finals.

Andy Murray is the only British player in the top 100. His current world ranking is world number four.

Andy Roddick

Born 30th August 1982 is a former world number one player. Andy Roddick has the fastest serve on tour. Many thought the American was going to win multiple Grand Slams after his US Open win in 2003. Unfortunately for Roddick the peek of his career has come at a time when Federer wanted to break records. However since being on the tour Roddick has won an impressive 29 career titles.

Andy Roddick is a crowd favourite at Wimbledon having been in three finals. Roddick played one of the most exciting finals of his career last year taking Federer to a memorable and emotional five set match.

Andy Roddick is the only American in the top 10 on the ATP tour. His current ranking is world number seven.

Kim Clijsters

Born 8th June 1983 Kim Clijsters is also a former world number one (August 2003), and a fan favourite.

Clijsters has had an impressive career with 48 WTA titles. (37 singles and 11 doubles). Kim Clijsters made the biggest comeback of anybody in the game to win the US Open in 2009, having only played a couple of tournaments. She has won four Grand Slams (2 US Open singles (2005/2009) as well as French Open and Wimbledon doubles title in 2003.)

Kim Clijsters is back and stronger than ever being one of the few people to have beaten both Williams sisters on her way to victory in 2009. Her currently ranked nine in the world.

Laura Robson

Born 21st January 1994. Laura Robson is definitely a face for the future.

Robson really showed her talents at this years Hopman Cup, a warm up to the Australian Open. Teaming up with Andy Murray to get to the final.

After turning pro in 2008, she entered the WTA tour in 2009. She is currently ranked 262 in the world.

For more information on the men's and women's tours go to Men's Tour and Women's Tour.

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