WARREN GATLAND The Wales coach who so brilliantly masterminded his team's Grand Slam and Six Nations triumph earlier this year faces an entirely different test when his team comes up against World Cup winners South Africa over the next two weeks.
SHIVNARINE CHANDERPAUL The West Indies batsman, for so long stuck in the shadows of the now-retired Brian Lara, is rapidly emerging as his country's premier batsman. After scoring two centuries and an unbeaten 79 against Australia in the first two Tests, he will want to make it three consecutive hundreds against the world champions this week.
RAFAEL NADAL The Spaniard is bidding to win his fourth consecutive French Open title and equal Bjorn Borg as the only man to achieve the feat. He has been complaining of the tough schedule recently, though. Will he come good?
OTTO REHHAGEL The coach of defending champions Greece enters the European Championships under pressure to prove that his win four years ago was no fluke. He is the longest serving Greece coach and his team claimed the most points in qualifying – yet they are still not seen as a threat. Will he prove them wrong?
FELIPE MASSA The Ferrari driver is starting to outshine his Championship holding teammate Kimi Raikonnen and in Canada this week, he can continue his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton.