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WIMBLEDON 2012: Capsules on top men’s players

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2012 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 22

Major Titles: 0 _ Best: F, at U.S. Open in `08, Australian Open in `10, `11

Last 5 Wimbledons: `11-SF, `10-SF, `09-SF, `08-QF, `07-DNP

Topspin: Streak of reaching semifinals at five Grand Slam tournaments in a row ended with quarterfinal exit against David Ferrer at French Open. … Coached now by Ivan Lendl, who famously never won Wimbledon. … The Scot seems to thrive under _ not shy away from _ the tremendous scrutiny and pressure he’s subject to at the All England Club as Britain hopes for its first male champion at Wimbledon _ or any Grand Slam tennis tournament _ since 1936. … “In all sports, playing at home is viewed as being a huge advantage, whereas for some reason when it comes to Wimbledon everyone thinks it’s a bad thing. … I haven’t really found it that way,” Murray said Saturday.

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA

Seeded: 5

Ranked: 5

Age: 27

Country: France

2012 Match Record: 29-12

2012 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 8

Major Titles: Major Titles: 0 _ Best: F, at Australian Open in `08

Last 5 Wimbledons: `11-SF, `10-QF, `09-3rd, `08-DNP, `07-4th

Topspin: Upset Federer in quarterfinals en route to semifinal debut at Wimbledon last year. … Held four match points but failed to convert any in French Open quarterfinals against Djokovic this month. … Booming serve and forehand, along with court speed, give him the tools to succeed on grass courts. … Ranks eighth on tour this season in aces.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

Seeded: 9

Ranked: 9

Age: 23

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