With Wimbledon just a few days away, it’s time to take an early look at the previous Wimbledon form of the World’s top-10.
The world number one has at least reached the semi-finals in all of the last 5 years, winning in 2011 and 2014, and losing in the final to Andy Murray in 2013. Only Murray, Federer and Berdych have beaten him here in the last 5 years.
Lost in the final to Djokovic last year, and won it in 2012. However, he went out in the 2nd round to Stahkovsky in 2013, and has been beaten by Tsonga and Berdych in the last 5 years.
The winner in 2013, he lost to an inspired Dimitrov last year. Also reached two semi-finals and been runner-up in the last 5 years. Did the Queens/Wimbledon double in 2013 – and has proven his grass court form with a win at Queens last week.
The French Open Champion hasn’t progressed past the quarter-finals at Wimbledon so far, losing to much lower ranked players in Hewitt, Meltzer, Bolelli and Istomin. Also took an early bath at Queens last week.
Reaching the 4th round last year was his best Wimbledon performance. He fell to Nadal there but has fallen to the likes of Hewitt, Del Potro and Seppi in previous years.
Has took the notable scalps of Berdych and Federer in the last 5 years, with his best performance being reaching the final in 2010. Also fell to lower-ranked Gulbis and Fish in that time.
The Spaniard much prefers the clay court season and, though he’s twice reached the quarter-finals in the last 5 years, he doesn’t seem to have the power to trouble the world’s best on grass.
The youngest player in the world’s top-10 (24) has the power to trouble anyone, though he’s likely to struggle if his enormous serve has an off day. Semi-finalist last year where he was beaten by Federer.
Beaten in the quarter-finals by Murray last year, but that’s as far as the reigning US Open Champion has gone. Took an early bath at Queens last week.
The dual champion last won in 2010, and was beaten in the final by Djokovic in 2011. However he’s got no further than the 4th round in the last 3 years, falling to much lower-ranked rivals.
At this stage it looks safe to leave Wawrinka, Nishikori, Ferrer, Cilic and Nadal out of any calculations, but we’ll wait for the draw to be revealed before finalising our tennis predictions.