Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2003 Match Record: 56 wins - 11 losses
2003 Singles Titles: 5
Career Singles Titles: 9
Career Hard-Court Titles: 2
Major Titles: Wimbledon ('03)
Record at US Open: 2002-fourth round, 2001-fourth round, 2000-third round, 99-Did Not Play, 98-Did Not Play
Achieved his long overdue grand slam breakthrough at Wimbledon last month and will be confident of adding a second at the Open.
Possesses a classic serve-and-volley game, allied to a superb backhand and good speed around the court.
His confidence has been the one chink in his armour on previous visits to the Big Apple but after his spectacular showing on Wimbledon's lawns he should have buried that ghost.