Wimbledon 2011: Five Men Who Won't Advance as Far as They Did in 2010

Sean ClairCorrespondent IJune 16, 2011

Wimbledon 2011: Five Men Who Won't Advance as Far as They Did in 2010

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IS A COMPOSITE IMAGE) Top image shows Centre Court on Day One and the bottom image shows Centre Court on the final day of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Cl
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    Yesterday I outlined the five men's players who will advance further this year at Wimbledon than they did last year.

    Today we will go over the five players who will not get as far this year as they did in 2010. 

    There were some runs that surprised us, but can they duplicate those showings again? I doubt it.

5. Daniel Brands

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 23:  Daniel Brands of Germany in action during his second round match against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia on Day Three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 23, 2010 in Lo
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    Last year the unseeded Daniel Brands of Germany made it to the fourth round at Wimbledon.

    Along the way he knocked off two seeded players (including Nikolay Davydenko). He also, in the fourth round, pushed runner-up Tomas Berdych to four sets.

    Brands has really struggled in 2011, compiling a 1-9 record. Don't look for another run at Wimbledon this year from Brands.

4. Lleyton Hewitt

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Lleyton Hewitt of Australia celebrates a point during his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London
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    Lleyton Hewitt has played extremely well the last few years at Wimbledon. He was in the fourth round last year eventually losing to Novak Djokovic.

    Wimbledon has always been kind to the Aussie throughout his career as he has one of his major titles at Wimbledon.

    However, Hewitt has been hurt this year and has compiled a 6-5 record, while his ranking is down to 130. Don't expect a repeat run from Hewitt this year.

3. Yen-Hsun Lu

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28:  Yen-Hsun Lu of Taipei reacts after winning his match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2010 in London, England.  (Pho
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    Yen-Hsun Lu had an improbable run to the Wimbledon quarters last year.

    He didn't have much of a test in the first three rounds, but then knocked off Andy Roddick in five sets in the fourth round.

    Lu has struggled in 2011 going 5-13 thus far. It was a great run last year for Lu, but getting out of the first round could prove to be a struggle this year.

2. Tomas Berdych

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04:  Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic is presented with the Runners up trophy after the Mens Singles Final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis
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    The once in a lifetime run? Tomas Berdych might have had it at Wimbledon last year making it to the finals and losing to Rafael Nadal.

    Berdych always has had the game and he finally put it all together at this time last year. Seeing that he beat Roger Federer in the quarters made it that much more impressive.

    Berdych has had a solid 2011 going 29-13, and made some deep runs. He has not won a title however, and duplicating his 2010 Wimbledon showing will be difficult to accomplish.

1. Rafael Nadal

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04:  Rafael Nadal of Spain lifts the Championship trophy after winning the Men's Singles Final match against Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis a
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    Rafael Nadal won his second Wimbledon title in 2010, and he looked rather impressive in the final doing it. He was tested in the early rounds, but found a way to fight through and win it all.

    Nadal again has had a good start to 2011 going 45-7 with three titles including the French Open earlier this month. Four of those losses came to Novak Djokovic during his 43-match win streak.

    I expect Nadal to have another solid Wimbledon performance making at least the semis. However, I don't see a repeat performance of 2010 with Nadal holding the trophy at the end.