Wimbledon has not only served as tennis’ "holy cathedral of tennis religion," but as the traditional proving ground that forms stars and finalizes their legacies. There is an acclaimed mystique to winning on grass, a surface rarely seen or utilized in most players’ upbringing. Winning Wimbledon is the emblem of tennis greatness and the enshrinement to its history.
But Wimbledon 2013 may not be so predictable. Rafael Nadal has already been ousted in the first round, and other stars will face a more competitive and open field. Dark-horse players can also create their own immediate sense of history. There are plenty of storylines and legacies to be shaped during these two weeks.
Which players will enhance their careers? Which players will lose their opportunities for greater fame? There is much at stake for the following stars.