Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of 2013, is not clear cut this year. The Big Four, which could now be classed as a Big Six with the additions of David Ferrer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, is tightly packed.
Here I've ranked my tips for the tournament at the All England Club. It's an arbitrary list of course, but nevertheless based on fact, observations and gut feeling.
1. Rafael Nadal
Nadal is the man who has stood out for me since his return to competition in March this year. The Mallorcan has completed a quite frankly stunning comeback. Winner at Roland Garros for an eighth time, he has also won titles in Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome, making a total of seven titles out of the nine tournaments he has played in.
He is definitely my favourite for the 2013 edition of Wimbledon and his preparations have been of the best possible kind for a player like him - playing the most number of matches possible. Since March, he has played 45 matches and won 43.
2. Andy Murray
Nadal's prime threat comes in the form of Murray. Why? First of all because, even though he has been playing a touch under Novak Djokovic since the beginning of the season, he has matched the world number one in terms of level of play. Finalist at the Australian Open in January against the Serb, Murray opted to skip Roland Garros following an injury in a bid to fully prepare for what is his tournament. Not only will he be playing 'at home', but grass is his best surface and one which takes into account his change-ups in rhythm and wily play.
He has chosen to spend time on grass - on which he has been playing for a month already - while his rivals have been playing on clay.
He won Queen's earlier this month and he will be determined to finally add the tournament at which he reached the final last year - at the venue where he enjoyed Olympic success - to his record.
3. Novak Djokovic
Novak is the world number one. He won the Australian Open in January and already has a Wimbledon title to his name, from 2011. How is it possible that he is only my third favourite at Wimbledon this year?
The Serb has not managed to find consistency throughout the first part of the season. He missed the American Masters swing - in Indian Wells and Miami - and he was brought down to earth in Madrid and Rome, despite brilliantly winning in Monte Carlo. At Roland Garros, he fell at the end of an epic semi-final, but he gifted the opening set and served up the third on a plate for Rafa in a match full of highs and lows.
While Nole is clearly still capable of winning Grand Slams, he is no longer the dominant player we saw in 2011, mostly due to the inconsistency of his performances.
4. Roger Federer
I've already pointed out several times this year that Roger is suffering one of his worst starts to a season for 10 years. Finally last week he opened his account with victory in Halle.
The Swiss now faces stiff competition from players who have progressed a great deal and he is struggling. I feared that he would not be successful this season and I doubted his ability to make an impression at a Grand Slam.
Wimbledon will be crucial for him. It's the major he's most likely to win, given his style of play and his previous form on grass. If, however, he did not succeed, it would mark a real setback for him.
His physical condition is going to be paramount, notably the back problems that apparently continue to regularly give him grief.
Ferrer and Tsonga
The Big Four currently deserves to be expanded given the performances of two players, one whose inclusion is incontestable, and one who is capable of big performances.
David Ferrer has had a brilliant start to the season. He has closed the gap with the top players and managed to stand up more to Nadal on clay, especially in Madrid and Rome, even if the French Open final was one-sided.
Grass is clearly not David's best surface but his recent progress and the quality of his return of service could carry him into the second week in London.
As for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, there is every reason to believe he will be dangerous at Wimbledon. In January, he embarked on a new project with a new coach and he has worked hard physically to become sharper.
He reached the semi-finals of Roland Garros for the first time in his career and the grass in London perfectly suits his style of play.