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Andy Roddick

Having reached the final last year, Roddick will be hoping to go one better this time.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 22:06 IST

Age: 23

Country: United States

Lives: Austin, Texas

Plays: Right-handed, double-handed backhand

Seed: 3

Grand Slam titles: One (U.S. Open 2003)

Record at Wimbledon: 2005-runer-up, 2004-runner-up, 2003-semi-finalist, 2002-third round, 2001-third round.

Having reach the last four in 2003 and the final in 2004 and last year too, Roddick will be hoping to go one better and become the first U.S. champion since the now-retired Pete Sampras.

The problem for the young American is that Federer, who has been ending his dreams since 2003 is still around and looking better than ever.

Roddick's main weapon on grass is his world record-breaking serve and a fearsome forehand which are enough to blast ordinary opponents off court.

Despite winning his third consecutive Stella Artois title last year, has still to develop the volleying instincts and touch play of a true grass master.