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Topspin: Leads tour in aces in 2012. … The 6-foot-9 big server has taken a step backward at the Grand Slam tournaments this season, losing in third round at Australian Open, second round at French Open and first round at Wimbledon. … No American man has won a Grand Slam tennis title since Andy Roddick in New York in 2003; it’s the country’s longest drought.

MILOS RAONIC

Seeded: 15

Age: 21

Country: Canada

2012 Match Record: 33-14

2012 Singles Titles: 2

Career Singles Titles: 3

Major Titles: 0 _ Best: 4th, at Australian Open (‘11)

Last 5 U.S. Opens: `11-DNP, `10-1st, `09-DNP, `08-DNP, `07-DNP

Topspin: Leads ATP World Tour this season in percentage of service games won (93) and percentage of first-serve points won (83); ranks second to Isner in total aces. … At 6-foot-5, and armed with that powerful serve, Raonic often mentioned by Federer, others as up-and-coming player to watch out for. … In seven career Grand Slam appearances, only once made it past the third round.

ANDY RODDICK

Seeded: 20

Age: 29 (Turns 30 on Wednesday)

Country: United States

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