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Lleyton Hewitt

Won admiration for a gutsy display in defeat by Federer at the quarter-final stage at last year's Wimbledon.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 21:37 IST

Age: 25

Country: Australia

Lives: Adelaide

Plays: Right-handed, double-handed backhand

Seed: 6

Grand Slam titles: Two (Wimbledon 2002, U.S. Open 2001)

Record at Wimbledon: 2005-semi-finalist, 2004-quarter-finalist, 2003-first round, 2002-winner, 2001-fourth round, 2000-first round, 1999-third round

Feisty Australian who can never be discounted, he was looking close to his old self before injuries disrupted his claycourt season.

Won admiration for a gutsy display in defeat by Federer at the quarter-final stage at 2004's Wimbledon. He displayed his hardwork at last year's Wimbeldon too by reaching the semi-finals.

Allies a never-say-die attitude with tremendous ground strokes, notably a superb service return that unsettles even the best of serve-volleyers.

The 2005 Australian Open runner-up has not won a slam since his success at the All England Club in 2002 but should be a real contender this year.