WORLD No.1: Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winner's trophy during the victory ceremony for the French Open.
WORLD No.1: Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winner's trophy during the victory ceremony for the French Open.

Wimbledon: Five men to watch

Novak Djokovic

SERBIA. AGE: 29. RANKING: 1.

CAREER TITLES: 65. GRAND SLAMS: 12.

PRIZEMONEY: $US101,917,404.

WIMBLEDON RECORD: Best result: Winner (2011, 14-15); W-L: 52-8.

HAS appeared in the past six major finals, winning five, and the past four straight. Became eighth man to achieve career grand slam at Roland Garros, and third to hold all major titles. Has six titles this year (for a 44-3 win-loss record). Should win third straight Wimbledon crown.

Andy Murray.
Andy Murray. HANNAH MCKAY

Andy Murray

GREAT BRITAIN. AGE: 29. RANKING: 2.

CAREER TITLES: 37. GRAND SLAMS: 2.

PRIZEMONEY: $US46,990,473.

WIMBLEDON RECORD: Best result:

Winner (2013); W-L: 46-9.

REACHING his first final at Roland Garros, has been in as many major deciders as Boris Becker (6-4) and John Newcombe (7-3), but has lost eight of the 10. Two losses have come this year to Djokovic. He did turn the tables in Rome, however, and is coming off a record fifth Queen’s title.

Dominic Thiem.
Dominic Thiem. Marijan Murat

Dominic Thiem

AUSTRIA. AGE: 22. RANKING: 8.

CAREER TITLES: 7. GRAND SLAMS: 0.

PRIZEMONEY: $US3,738,500.

WIMBLEDON RECORD: Best result: 2nd round (2015); W-L: 1-2.

AFTER a stint in the Austrian military last year, has claimed four titles in 2016 on three surfaces – Argentina Open (clay), Mexican Open (hardcourt), Italian Open (clay) and Mercedes Cup (grass). Lost Miami Masters final to Djokovic, holding 15 break points, but converting one.

Nick Kyrgios.
Nick Kyrgios. CLAUDIO ONORATI

Nick Kyrgios

AUSTRALIA. AGE: 21. RANKING: 18.

CAREER TITLES: 1. GRAND SLAMS: 0.

PRIZEMONEY: $US2,592,076.

WIMBLEDON RECORD: Best result: QF (2014); W-L: 7–2 (78%).

WON his first ATP title in Marseille, beating Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic along the way, and then cracked the top-20 after reaching the semi-finals in Miami when beating Raonic in the quarters. Has only got as far as the third round in the two majors this year.

Milos Raonic.
Milos Raonic. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Milos Raonic

CANADA. AGE: 25. RANKING: 9.

CAREER TITLES: 8. GRAND SLAMS: 0.

PRIZEMONEY: $US10,710,488.

WIMBLEDON RECORD: Best result:

SF (2014). W-L: 10–5 (67%).

GOT his year off to winning start, claiming the Brisbane International and reaching the semi-finals at the Australian Open before suffering an adductor injury. On return, lost to Djokovic in the final at Indian Wells and to Murray in the final at Queen’s.


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