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August 8: Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer turns 31. Fresh off his silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and his championship at Wimbledon, Federer is the clear-cut choice for greatest male player of the Open Era. Among his other records are winning two different Grand Slams four straight years, three Slams won in three straight years and the most weeks spent at No. 1, both overall and consecutively.

August 9: Two-time single-season Grand Slam winner Rod Laver turns 74. Laver won the single-season Slam as an amateur in 1962 when he was 24 and as a pro in 1969 at age 31. Laver won 11 Grand Slams overall and 200 titles overall, 36 of those after the formation of the ATP in 1968.  Adriano Pannata, the only man to ever defeat Bjorn Borg at the French Open, turns 62. The Italian won the 1976 French Open, defeating Borg in the quarterfinals in four sets. He had previously defeated the clay court legend in the fourth round in 1973.

American jack-of-all-trades Brad Gilbert turns 51. Gilbert reached No. 4 in the world in 1990, but is more well known as both a tennis commentator and a coach - having fulfilled that role for Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray. Gilbert won the 1988 bronze medal at the Games in Seoul, South Korea.

August 10: American doubles star Lisa Raymond turns 39. Raymond racked up 11 career Grand Slams in doubles - six in women's doubles and five in mixed doubles. She completed the career Grand Slam in doubles in 2001 when she won Wimbledon and the US Open, and won all of the mixed doubles Slams except for the Australian Open, in which she reached the semifinals in 1996 and 2010. In addition, she won the 2012 Summer Olympics bronze medal in mixed doubles.