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16. Sjeng Schalken

DOB: 08.09.1976
Nationality: Dutch
World Ranking: 20
Australian Open record: 
2002 :: first round
2001 :: first round
2000 :: second round
1999 :: second round
1998 :: first round
1997 :: first round

The tall Dutchman may not be the most elegant of players but he proved in the second half of last year that he can trouble anyone.

Few players look as awkward from the back of the court, due to his stiff-backed technique, but Schalken is strong off both sides.

After a poor six months his season came to life last summer when he made the last four at Queen's and Wimbledon, winning on home soil in between.

Even more impressive was his run to the semi-finals of the US Open, where only a rejuvenated Sampras could stop him.

Schalken has what it takes to progress in Grand Slams, but must overcome a terrible record at Melbourne Park.

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