Men to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:


Ranked: 1

Age: 26

Country: Serbia

2013 Match Record: 33-5

2013 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 37

Major Titles: 6 — Wimbledon ('11), U.S. Open ('11), Australian Open ('08, '11, '12, '13)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-Lost in Semifinals, '11-Won Championship, '10-SF, '09-QF, '08-2nd

Topspin: A popular pick — including by John McEnroe — to collect a second Wimbledon title after his close-as-can-be French Open semifinal loss to Rafael Nadal. ... Winning a higher percentage of second-serve points (59) this season than anyone else on tour. ... Ranks third in 2013 in percentage of return games won (34), behind only David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal.


Ranked: 2

Age: 26

Country: Britain

2013 Match Record: 27-5

2013 Singles Titles: 3

Career Singles Titles: 27

Major Titles: 1 — U.S. Open ('12)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-F, '11-SF, '10-SF, '09-SF, '08-QF

Topspin: After reaching last year's Wimbledon final, then winning Olympic gold at the All England Club, then ending Britain's 76-year Grand Slam drought at the U.S. Open, the Scotsman will be expected by the locals to finally give them a homegrown champion on the grass. ... Reached at least the semifinals at eight of the last nine Grand Slam tournaments he's entered. ... Skipped French Open with a bad back, but returned by winning third title at grass-court tuneup tournament at Queen's Club. ... His coach, Ivan Lendl, won eight major titles — but never Wimbledon.


Ranked: 3

Age: 31

Country: Switzerland

2013 Match Record: 39-6

2013 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 77

Major Titles: 17 — Wimbledon ('03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '09, '12), U.S. Open ('04, '05, '06, '07, '08), Australian Open ('04, '06, '07, '10), French Open ('09)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-W, '11-QF, '10-QF, '09-W, '08-F

Topspin: His Wimbledon title in 2012, tying Pete Sampras and Willie Renshaw (who played in the 1880s) with No. 7, ended a 2½-year gap between Grand Slam trophies for Federer, by far his longest drought since he won his first at Wimbledon in 2003. ... Has reached at least the quarterfinals at a record 36 consecutive major tournaments. ... Since his streak of 23 Grand Slam semifinals in a row ended in 2010, Federer has lost in the quarterfinals at five of the past 13 majors, reaching two finals in that span. ... Won his first tournament title in 10 months on grass at Halle, Germany, in June. ... This is his 55th consecutive major tournament, one away from the men's record.


Ranked: 5

Age: 27

Country: Spain

2013 Match Record: 43-2

2013 Singles Titles: 7

Career Singles Titles: 57

Major Titles: 12 — Wimbledon ('08, '10), U.S. Open ('10), Australian Open ('09), French Open ('05, '06, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-2nd, '11-F, '10-W, '09-Did Not Play, '08-W

Topspin: Until last year's stunning second-round loss to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol, had reached the final in five consecutive appearances at Wimbledon, taking the titles in 2008 and 2010. ... Following that defeat, Nadal took seven months off, citing a left knee injury. ... That absence led to fall in rankings, which is why he's seeded only fifth. ... Played in the finals of all nine events he's entered since returning to the tour in February. ... On a 22-match winning streak. ... After winning his eighth French Open title — more than any man has won at the same Grand Slam tournament — decided to rest ahead of Wimbledon and pulled out of the tuneup tournament at Halle.


Ranked: 6

Age: 27

Country: Czech Republic

2013 Match Record: 31-12

2013 Singles Titles: 0

Career Singles Titles: 8

Major Titles: 0 — Best: F, at Wimbledon ('10)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-1st, '11-4th, '10-F, '09-4th, '08-3rd

Topspin: Runs as hot-and-cold as anyone around these days, just as capable of upsetting Federer and reaching the final (which he did three years ago at Wimbledon) as he is of losing in straight sets in the first round (which he did last year at Wimbledon). ... Ranks in the top seven on tour this season in aces, percentage of break points saved, percentage of first serve points won.


Ranked: 7

Age: 28

Country: France

2013 Match Record: 29-10

2013 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 10

Major Titles: 0 — Best: F, at Australian Open ('08)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-SF, '11-SF, '10-QF, '09-3rd, '08-DNP

Topspin: Upset Federer in quarterfinals at French Open this year; did the same thing at the same stage at Wimbledon in 2011. ... Game has matured under tutelage of coach Roger Rasheed, who used to work with two-time major champion Lleyton Hewitt. ... Big serve, big forehand, general court coverage work well on grass courts, but is he ready to take the next step after two consecutive semifinal appearances at All England Club?


Ranked: 15

Age: 22

Country: Canada

2013 Match Record: 20-11

2013 Singles Titles: 1

Career Singles Titles: 4

Major Titles: 0 — Best: 4th Round, at Australian Open ('11, '13), U.S. Open ('12)

Last 5 Wimbledons: '12-2nd, '11-2nd, '10-DNP, '09-DNP, '08-DNP

Topspin: At 6-foot-5, and with a big serve, should fare better at Wimbledon than his pair of second-round losses so far. ... Struggled in grass-court preparation, losing opening matches at both Halle and Eastbourne. ... Leads ATP World Tour this year by winning 91 percent of his service games and 80 percent of first serve points; ranks third in total aces. ... Coached by former player Ivan Ljubicic. ... Born in Montenegro, moved with his family to Canada at age 3.