A look at the leading contenders for the men's title at Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tournament of the season:
Having clinched a sixth French Open to equal Bjorn Borg's record, Nadal takes aim at a third Wimbledon title in four years. Despite the win at Roland Garros, Rafa's No.1 ranking is under threat from Novak Djokovic, who only needs to make it to the final to takeover the top spot. Nadal hasn't been upto his best but it was enough to win the French Open but will it also be enough to triumph at All England?
He has won 46 career titles along with $41,745,602 in prize money.
Nadal's best finish here has been as the champion in 2008 and 2010.
Defied his critics by reaching the French Open final thanks to a stunning win over Djokovic in the semi-finals before falling for a fourth time in a Paris final to Nadal. The World No.3 needs one more Wimbledon title to equal Pete Sampras's record of seven, but showed signs of weariness in 2010 when he was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Tomas Berdych. But he looks back in his vintage form and will still be the player to beat in this edition as well.
He has won 67 career titles along with $63,343,910 in prize money.
Federer's best finish here has been as the champion in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009.
The World No.2 saw his 43-match unbeaten run ended by a rejuvenated Roger Federer at the French Open semi-finals. But he is still the in-form player of 2011 with seven titles, including a second Australian Open. He will again be tough to beat and has a golden chance of claiming Nadal's world number one spot. The Serbian, however, still has plenty to prove on grass.
He has won 25 career titles along with $26,116,690 in prize money.
Djokovic's best finish here has been the semi-finals in 2007 and 2010.
The World No.4 is constantly under pressure to end his country's 75-year wait for a Grand Slam men's singles champion. That will become more acute at Wimbledon where Fred Perry delivered a last home title in 1936. A semi-finalist for the last two years, Murray warmed up for the tournament in style with an impressive title charge at Queen's. His biggest roadblock will de defending champion Rafael Nadal who is in the same half of the draw.
He has won 17 career titles along with $15,597,927 in prize money.
Murray's best finish here has been the semi-finals in 2009, 2010.
The sentimental favourite at Wimbledon where he has lost three finals to Roger Federer, the last of which was decided by 16-14 in the final set of what is widely-regarded as one of the finest finals ever. A-Rod's fortunes, however, have slipped in 2011, losing his place as US number one to Mardy Fish. But, the World No.10 relishes this venue and manages to lift his performance here.
He has won 30 career titles along with $19,554,628 in prize money.
Roddick's best finish here has been as the runner-up in 2004, 2005, 2009.