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WIMBLEDON 2018 – MEN’S PREDICTIONS

We asked our panel – our team from the French Open, plus new contributor Nick Nemeroff and site consultant Anand Mamidipudi – to render verdicts on 10 questions for the men’s tournament at Wimbledon.

SUSIE REID

Men’s Champion: Roger Federer

Runner-up: Novak Djokovic

Dark Horse: Nick Kyrgios

First-week upset victim: Lucas Pouille

Most to gain: Kyrgios

Most at stake: Grigor Dimitrov

Best first-round matchup: Monfils-Gasquet

Best potential first-week matchup: Kyrgios-Nishikori

How far will Novak Djokovic go? Finalist

How far will Andy Murray go? Third round

 

BRIANA FOUST

Champion: Federer

Runner-up: Rafael Nadal

Dark Horse: Kyrgios

First-week upset: Diego Schwartzman

Most to gain: Marin Cilic

Most at stake: Jack Sock

Best first round: tie, Murray-Paire and Cecchinato-De Minaur

Best first week: Kyrgios-Nishikori

Djokovic: quarters

Murray: second round

 

MERT ERTUNGA

Champion: Federer

Runner-up: Nadal

Dark Horse: Kyle Edmund

First-week upset: Dominic Thiem

Most to gain: Kyrgios

Most at stake: Dimitrov

Best first round: Shapovalov-Chardy

Best first week: Djokovic-Edmund

Djokovic: third round

Murray: third round

 

NICK NEMEROFF

Champion: Federer

Runner-up: Djokovic

Dark Horse: Mischa Zverev

First-week upset: Nadal (to M. Zverev)

Most to gain: Cilic

Most at stake: Federer

Best first round: Shapo-Chardy

Best first week: Murray-del Potro

Djokovic: finalist

Murray: third round

 

MATT ZEMEK

Champion: Nadal

Runner-up: Federer

Dark Horse: Milos Raonic

First-week upset: Alexander Zverev

Most to gain: Djokovic

Most at stake: John Isner

Best first round: Shapo-Chardy

Best first week: Djokovic-Edmund

Djokovic: semifinals

Murray: second round

 

ANAND MAMIDIPUDI

Champion: Cilic

Runner-up: Nadal

Dark Horse: Kyrgios

First-week upset: Borna Coric

Most to gain: Dimitrov

Most at stake: Kyrgios

Best first round: Shapo-Chardy

Best first week: Djokovic-Edmund

Djokovic: third round

Murray: first round

 

JANE VOIGT

Champion: Federer

Runner-up: Djokovic

Dark Horse: Jared Donaldson

First-week upset: Nadal

Most to gain: Karen Khachanov

Most at stake: Cilic

Best first round: Pouille-Kudla

Best first week: Djokovic-Edmund

Djokovic: finalist

Murray: third round

 

SAQIB ALI

(watch out for a Gulbis run!)

Champion: Federer

Runner-up: Nadal

Dark Horse: Kyrgios

First-week upset: Del Potro

Most to gain: Kyrgios

Most at stake: Federer

Best first round: Chardy Shapovalov

Best first week: Djokovic Edmund

Djokovic: QF

Murray: Second Round

Source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe

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