Wimbledon begins on Monday at the All England Club and the Big Three are entering the tournament in excellent form.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer, ranked 1, 2, and 3 in the world are all coming off excellent performances at Roland Garros.
Entering his semifinal match against Federer, Djokovic had a streak of 43 straight victories, dating back to the 2010 Davis Cup final. Djokovic came within a match of taking the No. 1 ranking, which has not been held by someone other than Federer or Nadal for the past seven years.
The Serbian star's 43-match winning streak is the third longest in tennis history and his 41-0 start to the 2011 season is second only to John McEnroe, who started the 1984 season 42-0.
Djokovic emerged this year as a legitimate threat to the duo that have dominated tennis for so long. He defeated top-ranked Nadal four consecutive times in tournament finals, twice on clay, where the Spaniard has for a long time been considered the best in the world.
Djokovic has two Major titles to his name, winning the Australian Open in 2008 and 2011, but he has not broken through at any of the other three Grand Slam events.
The consensus best return-of-serve player in the game, Djokovic's all-around form has improved drastically culminating in his stellar performance to begin this season. The loss to Federer in the semi-final at Roland Garros denied him the number one ranking as well as a chance to win his second Open of the year.
Pete Sampras, one of tennis' all-time greats, said about Djokovic heading into the grass-court open: It's incredible what he's been able to do, be so consistent. Mentally he's figured it out, really shown great improvement. I think now he has an aura about him. He's turned into a great player...When you break down his game, he doesn't have any holes.
Djokovic will enter Wimbledon playing with great confidence and chasing his first victory on the grass of the All England Club, but the competition will be stiff.
Nadal is searching for his second consecutive Wimbledon and third French Open-Wimbledon double. His win at Roland Garros gave him his sixth French Open and tenth Major title.
Federer's victory over Djokovic was an upset, a word not associated with a Federer victory in a very long time, but he will be coming into Wimbledon mentally confident and in the best physical form he has been in the past couple years.
British tennis fans are hoping that the fourth-ranked players, Scotsman Andy Murray, emulates Djokovic and breaks through the barrier separating the world's top three from the rest.
Despite an ankle injury suffered in the third round, Murray still managed to reach the French Open semifinal, losing to Nadal in straight sets.
His triumph at Queen's, the first event of the grass-court season, is a good indication that he is well prepared and will pose a serious challenge for any of the three players ahead of him.
The seeding at Wimbledon may mean that the four players reprise their semifinals matches from the French Open.
Djokovic against Federer, and Nadal against Murray -- this time around, however, the results could be very different.