The top seeds at Wimbledon are crumbling left and right, leaving the door wide open for an unknown champion. Chalk it up to something in the All England Club’s strawberries and crème, but this year looks to be the year of the underdog.
So who exactly are these underdogs? Some are names you may have seen before—players who have fallen out of favor with the Tennis gods and are trying to climb their way back up—and some are names you have never heard of. Those are the players who have entered the spotlight after dethroning some of the greats in tennis today.
So, let’s take a look at the underdogs of Wimbledon 2012 and introduce you to the names you’ll want to remember for the rest of the tournament.