Split image of Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won 65 Grand Slam singles titles between them
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It might not be the end of an era at Wimbledon this year but we appear to be approaching it with Serena Williams only confirmed last week that she would play after a year out, while Roger is absent from the main draw.

While Andy Murray's preparations have been hampered by an abdominal strain that forced him to miss Queen's, his participation has been in doubt because of a chronic foot injury.

With 2020 women's victor Ashleigh Barty retiring in March, many of the multiple Grand Slam winners have had an anxious build-up to SW19.

We want to know if this is the end for some of the players who have dominated the race to be the greatest tennis player of all time. We take a look at the young people who are trying to make a name for themselves.

End of an era?

Serena Williams hits a forehand during Wimbledon 1998
Serena Williams, then 16, reached the third round in her first appearance at Wimbledon in 1998

The last time Wimbledon was without a Williams sister was 1996, when Steffi Graf won her seventh and final title, a 21-year-old Tim Henman made his first run into the second week and the old court was still in use.

Serena and Venus Williams made their Wimbledon singles debuts in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

Venus hasn't played since last summer and won't be playing in London this year.

After retiring from her first-round match last year, Serena has not been seen since.

She only came back to the tour this week after taking a wild card into the doubles at Eastbourne in order to get herself ready for Wimbledon.

She has been out of the tour for a long time, so could this be her last Wimbledon? The Centre Court spectators will be watching her body language when she leaves the court.

Her 23 Grand Slam singles titles are one short of Margaret Court's all time record. She made it to four Grand Slam finals after returning from maternity leave but has yet to win the 24th.

The entry list for this year's Wimbledon doesn't include 40-year-old Roger Federer.

He hasn't been on a tennis court since the 2020 tournament, when he lost in the quarter-finals.

He needed a third knee operation after the Centre Court crowd watched him lose the third set in a row.

Swiss Federer, the winner of eight Wimbledons and 20 Grand Slam titles overall, has been very careful in his rehabilitation. He is scheduled to play the Laver Cup in London in September before a return to the ATP Tour in his home city of Basel in October. He said earlier this month he "definitely" wanted to continue playing in 2023.

He has only played 19 competitive matches since the start of 2020 and there is doubt as to whether he will be able to return to top form.

His long-time rival Nadal, 36, has had to manage his own injury problems, most notably that foot problem, but he has somehow managed to win the Australian and French Opens in 2022.

He doesn't want to keep playing if he continues to have injections to numb his chronic pain, which is caused by a rare disease.

After returning from Paris, Nadal had a procedure which uses heat on the nerve. He plans to play Wimbledon after the pain subsided.

Murray will have a hip surgery in January of 2019. The abdominal problem that he lost to Matteo Berrettini in the Stuttgart Open final was one of a number of niggling issues that he has had to deal with.

No player would want to face Murray in the first round.

The last man standing is almost certain to be the younger man, as he seems to have no serious injury issues. He was deported from Australia before the Australian Open because he didn't have the Covid-19 vaccine. He could not enter the US for the US Open if he is unvaccinated.

Who comes next?

Carlos Alcaraz celebrates winning a point against Alexander Zverev in their 2022 French Open quarter-final
Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini are the only players in the Wimbledon draw to beat Carlos Alcaraz this year

The men's side of the world has been anticipating the post- GOAT era for a long time. Six of the remaining 12 Grand Slam singles titles have been shared by Murray and Wawrinka.

Last year's US Open final was the most recent instance in which a Russian player prevented a Grand Slam.

The All England Club banned players from Russia and Belarus because of the invasion of Ukraine.

Berrettini won the Queen's title on Sunday and reached the final at Wimbledon a year ago.

Carlos Alcaraz has four titles this year and is the men's form player of the year. The 19-year-old was the winner of the Madrid Open. Alcaraz looks like a future world number one and multiple Slam champion because of his fearless attitude and fearsome all-court game.

He was considered the favourite going into the French Open, but he lost in the quarter-finals to Alexander Zvewitz, who will miss Wimbledon because of his injured knee.

Felix Auger-Aliassime, a 21-year-old Canadian, lost to Nadal in five sets in the last 16 of the French Open.

Felix Auger-Aliassime prepares to serve
Felix Auger-Aliassime won his first ATP Tour title this year

He reached the quarter-finals at last year's Wimbledon and the semi- finals at the US Open. He won his first tour title in February and the variety in his game suggests he will be dangerous on grass.

Italy's Jannik Sinner has won five titles and moved into the top 10 late last year but has since dropped to 13th. He's never won a match at Wimbledon.

On the way to reaching the French Open quarter-finals, the 19-year-old from Danes will beseeded after a good showing on the clay He admitted he needed to show more emotional control after losing a match.

The most promising men's player in Britain is 20-year-old Jack Draper, who moved into the top 100 for the first time a week ago.

A left-handed man named Draper has a powerful serve and groundstroke. He appeared to embrace the occasion when he beat Taylor Fritz in the first round at Queen's last week, after taking a set off eventual champion Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.

Sebastian Korda, a potential future major contender missing from this year's Wimbledon is 21-year-old American, who pulled out on Monday because of terrible shin splints and beaten up feet.

Swiatek v the field

Iga Swiatek is the overwhelming favourite for the women's title at Wimbledon after winning the French Open for the 35th time.

Since Barty retired after her Australian Open win, 21-year-old Pole Swiatek has won six titles in a row, establishing herself as the number one.

She has won 9 finals in a row in straight sets.

There are a lot of young people hoping to make a mark outside Swiatek.

The 19-year-old will get most of the attention since she won the US Open last year.

In the fourth round of Wimbledon, she was forced to retire due to breathing difficulties, after she was knocked out in the first round.

Coco Gauff plays a forehand volley in the Berlin Open
Coco Gauff is at a career-high 12th in the world

When she was a 15-year-old, Coco Gauff became the youngest player to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. The American reached the same stage last year.

The only player to take a set off Swiatek was Chinese 19-year-old Zheng, who fought back from 5-2 down in the first set and saved five set points. This will be her first time at Wimbledon.

Bianca is a player who may go under the radar due to her injuries.

The Canadian contemplated retiring from the sport last year and delayed the start of her season because of mental health issues.

She had only won one tour-level grass-court match before this year but it would be great to see her climb back up the rankings.

Leylah Fernandez, a Canadian who lost in the US Open final, has a stress fracture in her foot.

Zheng Qinwen
Zheng Qinwen beat Simona Halep at the French Open before losing to eventual champion Iga Swiatek