Thursday, November 27
Contenders at a glance
Associated Press

ANDRE AGASSI
Age: 33
Country: United States
2003 Match Record: 30-4
2003 Singles Titles: 4
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 58 (1)
Major Titles: Wimbledon ('92), U.S. ('94, '99), Australian Open ('95, '00, '01, '03), French ('99)
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-2nd, '01-SF, '00-SF, '99-F, '98-2nd
Topspin: Never a big fan of grass courts; his only two tournament finals on that surface came at Wimbledon, beating Goran Ivanisevic in 1992, losing to Pete Sampras in 1999. ... Enters ranked No. 1, oldest in ATP Tour history.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO
Age: 23
Country: Spain
2003 Match Record: 40-7
2003 Singles Titles: 3
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 10 (0)
Major Titles: French ('03)
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-2nd, '01-3rd, '00-DNP, '99-DNP, '98-DNP
Topspin: Claimed first Grand Slam title at French Open, where he was runner-up last year. ... Said his goal is to win majors on surfaces other than clay and reach No. 1; went to Spain to practice on grass.

ROGER FEDERER
Age: 21
Country: Switzerland
2003 Match Record: 41-8
2003 Singles Titles: 4
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 8 (1)
Major Titles: None
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-1st, '01-QF, '00-1st, '99-1st, '98-DNP
Topspin: First career title on grass at Halle, Germany, made him 12th active player with victories on the four major surfaces. ... Only year he won a match at All England Club was 2001, when his run to quarters included upset of Pete Sampras.

ANDY RODDICK
Age: 20
Country: United States
2003 Match Record: 30-11
2003 Singles Titles: 2
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 7 (1)
Major Titles: None
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-3rd, '01-3rd, '00-DNP, '99-DNP, '98-DNP
Topspin: Biggest serve in the sport could carry him far at Wimbledon. ... Switched to Agassi's former coach, Brad Gilbert, after French Open and immediately won first career grass-court title at Queen's Club.

DAVID NALBANDIAN
Age: 21
Country: Argentina
2003 Match Record: 20-13
2003 Singles Titles: 0
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 2 (0)
Major Titles: None
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-F, '01-DNP, '00-DNP, '99-DNP, '98-DNP
Topspin: Made final in Wimbledon debut last year, then lost most lopsided title match since 1984. ... That was his first tournament of any sort on grass.

GUILLERMO CORIA
Age: 21
Country: Argentina
2003 Match Record: 32-10
2003 Singles Titles: 1
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 2 (0)
Major Titles: None
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-DNP, '01-1st, '00-DNP, '99-DNP, '98-DNP
Topspin: Best Grand Slam showings were at last two. He reached fourth round of Australian Open before quitting with an injury against Agassi, then beat Agassi en route to semifinals of French Open.

SJENG SCHALKEN
Age: 26
Country: Netherlands
2003 Match Record: 20-13
2003 Singles Titles: 1
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 8 (2)
Major Titles: None
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-QF, '01-3rd, '00-3rd, '99-3rd, '98-1st
Topspin: Only player to take a set off Hewitt during 2002 Wimbledon. ... Followed up that quarterfinal appearance by reaching semifinals of U.S. Open, where he lost to eventual champion Pete Sampras. ... Won title on grass in Netherlands on Sunday.

TIM HENMAN
Age: 28
Country: Britain
2003 Match Record: 9-9
2003 Singles Titles: 0
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 9 (0)
Major Titles: None
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-SF, '01-SF, '00-4th, '99-SF, '98-SF
Topspin: Although he's ranked just 29th, organizers gave more advantageous seeding based on past performances. ... Home fans waiting for him to win Britain's first Wimbledon men's championship since Fred Perry in 1936. ... Great grandmother Ellen Stawell Brown was first woman to serve overhand at Wimbledon, in 1901.

JAMES BLAKE
Age: 23
Country: United States
2003 Match Record: 21-16
2003 Singles Titles: 0
Career Singles Titles (On Grass): 1 (0)
Major Titles: None
Last 5 Wimbledons: '02-2nd, '01-DNP, '00-DNP, '99-DNP, '98-DNP
Topspin: Fourth round at Australian Open was top Grand Slam showing.