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 Men's Seeds
Wimbledon seeds will be announced on Monday 19 June, with the full draw on Tuesday 20 June.
BBC Radio 5 Live's Iain Carter has compiled his own guide on the top 16 expected to catch the eye at SW19 this year.

Patrick Rafter

Date of birth: 28.12.1972
Nationality: Australian
World ranking: 73
Record at Wimbledon:
'96 :: 4th round
'97 :: 4th round
'98 :: 4th round
'99 :: Semi-final

Hugely popular (especially with the girls) double US Open champion still struggling to overcome serious shoulder injury that required career saving surgery at the end of last year.

Question marks over whether he is able to train as hard as he needs to sustain his all action style of play.

Has a serve/volley game that should be perfect for Wimbledon, but never appeared fully confident with the grass beneath his feet until last year when he reached the semi-finals where he fell to Agassi.

Showed appetite for adventure with fall of a different kind, plunging more than 100 metres on a Hamburg bungy jump in May.

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See also:

09 Jun 00 |  Photo Galleries
Stars relax off court
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Women argue for better pay
11 Jun 00 |  Fans Guide
The traditions of Wimbledon
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