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2019 US Open men’s tournament — staff predictions

Tennis Accent Staff

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Geoff Burke -- USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see what our team thinks:

BEST FIRST-ROUND MATCH

JANE VOIGT: Opelka-Fognini

ANDREW BURTON: Tsitsipas-Rublev

BRIANA FOUST: Tsitsipas-Rublev

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Fognini-Opelka or Fritz-Lopez

NICK NEMEROFF: Felix-Shapovalov

SUSIE REID: Tsitsipas-Rublev

SAQIB ALI: Hurkacz-Chardy or Berrettini-Gasquet

MATT ZEMEK: Berrettini-Gasquet

BIGGEST WEEK 1 UPSET

JANE VOIGT: Zverev will lose in Week 1

ANDREW BURTON: De Minaur d. Nishikori

MERT ERTUNGA: Verdasco d. Nadal

BRIANA FOUST: Kyrgios losing to a non-Tsitsipas opponent

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Klizan d. Cilic

NICK NEMEROFF: Rublev d. Tsitsipas

SUSIE REID: Tsitsipas losing

SAQIB ALI: Fritz d. Medvedev

MATT ZEMEK: Rublev d. Tsitsipas

BEST FIRST-WEEK MATCH

JANE VOIGT: Tsitsipas-Kyrgios

ANDREW BURTON: Tsonga-Khachanov

MERT ERTUNGA: Tsitsipas-Kyrgios

NICK NEMEROFF: Rublev or Tsitsipas vs. Kyrgios

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Felix-Shapo

BRIANA FOUST: Felix-Shapo

SUSIE REID: Kyrgios-Tsitsipas or Federer-Pouille

SAQIB ALI: Tsitsipas-Kyrgios

MATT ZEMEK: Tsitsipas-Rublev

DARK HORSE

JANE VOIGT: Kyrgios

ANDREW BURTON: De Minaur

MERT ERTUNGA: Fritz

BRIANA FOUST: Felix

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Coric

NICK NEMEROFF: Felix

SUSIE REID: Seeded player: Kyrgios. Unseeded: Struff or Dimitrov

SAQIB ALI: Basilashvili

MATT ZEMEK: Wawrinka

WILL MEDVEDEV PLAY DJOKOVIC IN THE QUARTERFINALS?

JANE VOIGT: Yes

ANDREW BURTON: Yes

MERT ERTUNGA: Yes

BRIANA FOUST: Yes

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Yes

NICK NEMEROFF: Yes

SUSIE REID: Yes

SAQIB ALI: No

MATT ZEMEK: Yes

MOST TO GAIN

JANE VOIGT: Khachanov

ANDREW BURTON: Medvedev

MERT ERTUNGA: Dimitrov

BRIANA FOUST: Fognini

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Zverev, Cilic or Dimitrov

NICK NEMEROFF: The Big 3

SUSIE REID: Zverev

SAQIB ALI: Zverev

MATT ZEMEK: Bautista Agut

MOST TO PROVE

JANE VOIGT: Medvedev

ANDREW BURTON: Djokovic

MERT ERTUNGA: Thiem

BRIANA FOUST: Zverev

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Zverev, Cilic or Dimitrov

NICK NEMEROFF: Medvedev

SUSIE REID: Thiem

SAQIB ALI: Thiem and Fognini

MATT ZEMEK: Medvedev (because Thiem has a virus)

WILL THIEM MAKE THE SEMIFINALS?

JANE VOIGT: No

ANDREW BURTON: No

MERT ERTUNGA: Yes

BRIANA FOUST: No

SKIP SCHWARZMAN: Yes

NICK NEMEROFF: No

SUSIE REID: No

SAQIB ALI: No

MATT ZEMEK: No — because of the virus.

RUNNER-UP

JANE VOIGT: Nadal

ANDREW BURTON: Medvedev

MERT ERTUNGA: Thiem

BRIANA FOUST: Djokovic

NICK NEMEROFF: Nadal

SUSIE REID: Nadal

SAQIB ALI: Khachanov

MATT ZEMEK: Nadal

CHAMPION

JANE VOIGT: Djokovic

ANDREW BURTON: Nadal

MERT ERTUNGA: Djokovic

BRIANA FOUST: Nadal

NICK NEMEROFF: Djokovic

SUSIE REID: Djokovic

SAQIB ALI: Djokovic

MATT ZEMEK: Djokovic

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