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2019 Roland Garros staff picks — men’s singles

Tennis Accent Staff

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Susan Mullane - USA TODAY Sports

Rafa. Nole. Rafa. Nole. Rafa. Nole. Is there anything else worth paying attention to at Roland Garros in 2019 on the men’s side?

Actually, yes, especially if you look at the picks from the Tennis With An Accent family of contributors. The belief that this is an obvious procession to a Djokovic-Nadal final is not unanimously agreed upon by our staff.

Spicy, oui?

Enjoy these fine French Open morsels to chew on:

BEST FIRST-ROUND MATCH

Jane Voigt: Djokovic-Hurkacz

Mert Ertunga: Ruud-Gulbis

Andrew Burton: Jarry-del Potro

Briana Foust: Nishioka-McDonald

Nick Nemeroff: Millman-Zverev

Saqib Ali: tie, Shapo-Struff or Schwartzman-Fucsovics

Matt Zemek: Medvedev-Herbert

BEST FIRST-WEEK MATCH

Mert Ertunga: Verdasco-Monfils

Andrew Burton: Cilic-Wawrinka

Briana Foust: Tsitsipas-Tiafoe

Nick Nemeroff: Felix-Delpo

Saqib Ali: Garin-Wawrinka

Matt Zemek: Felix-Delpo

FIRST-WEEK UPSET PICK

Jane Voigt: Zverev

Mert Ertunga: Garin over Wawrinka

Andrew Burton: Struff

Saqib Ali: Jarry over del Potro

Matt Zemek: Berrettini over Federer

MOST TO GAIN

Jane Voigt: Auger-Aliassime

Mert Ertunga: Federer

Andrew Burton: Pella

Briana Foust: Monfils

Nick Nemeroff: Djokovic

Saqib Ali: Tsitsipas

Matt Zemek: Garin

MOST TO PROVE

Jane Voigt: Tsitsipas

Mert Ertunga: Auger-Aliassime

Andrew Burton: Tsitsipas

Briana Foust: Thiem

Nick Nemeroff: Thiem

Saqib Ali: tie — Thiem & Fognini

Matt Zemek: Fognini

HOW FAR WILL FEDERER GO?

Jane Voigt: semifinals

Mert Ertunga: semifinals

Andrew Burton: semifinals

Briana Foust: quarterfinals

Nick Nemeroff: semifinals

Saqib Ali: third round

Matt Zemek: third round

HOW FAR WILL FOGNINI GO?

Jane Voigt: fourth round

Mert Ertunga: third round

Andrew Burton: semifinals

Briana Foust: quarterfinals

Nick Nemeroff: third round

Saqib Ali: second round

Matt Zemek: third round

HOW FAR WILL MEDVEDEV GO? 

Jane Voigt: quarterfinals

Mert Ertunga: fourth round

Andrew Burton: quarterfinals

Briana Foust: fourth round

Nick Nemeroff: quarterfinals

Saqib Ali: first round

Matt Zemek: fourth round

SURPRISE SEMIFINALIST 

Jane Voigt: Coric

Mert Ertunga: Monfils

Andrew Burton: Fognini

Briana Foust: del Potro

Nick Nemeroff: Monfils

Saqib Ali: NONE

Matt Zemek: Berrettini

RAFOLE FINAL: YES OR NO? 

Jane Voigt: No

Mert Ertunga: Yes

Andrew Burton: No

Briana Foust: No

Nick Nemeroff: Yes

Saqib Ali: Yes

Matt Zemek: Yes

CHAMPION

Jane Voigt: Nadal

Mert Ertunga: Djokovic

Andrew Burton: Thiem

Briana Foust: Nadal

Nick Nemeroff: Djokovic

Saqib Ali: Djokovic

Matt Zemek: Nadal

The Tennis With An Accent staff produces roundtable articles and other articles with group input during the tennis season. Staff articles belong to the TWAA family of writers and contributors, as opposed to any individual commentator. Our staff produces roundtables every week of the tennis season, so that you will always know what the TWAA staff thinks about the important tennis topics of the times.

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