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Mario Ancic

india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 20:49 IST

Age: 22

Country: Croatia

Lives: Monte Carlo

Plays: Right-handed, two-handed backhand

Seed: 10

Grand Slam titles: None

Wimbledon record: 2005-fourth round, 2004-semi-finalist, 2003-first round, 2002-second round

'Baby Goran' came of age  in 2004 when he went close to emulating compatriot Goran Ivanisevic, the 2001 Wimbledon champion, by reaching the last four.

Has all the tools of a classic serve-volleyer but is also quite happy in baseline exchanges.

Probably the only man who has fond memories of playing Federer -- Ancic was the last man to beat the world number one on grass when he surprised the then still-developing Swiss in the Wimbledon first round in 2002.

His run to the quarter-finals last year, however, may create a level of expectation he will find hard to fulfil.