Federer ready for Wimbledon title No. 6?
Who will win Wimbledon? Our experts make their picks.
Roger Federer's crestfallen season was only amplified by an embarrassing loss in the French Open final. The Swiss, however, is the defending five-time Wimbledon champion, and if ever there is a time he'll amp his game up, it's at the All England Club.
So who wins? Our experts make their predictions.
|Wimbledon men's predictions|
|Bonnie D. Ford
ESPN.com tennis writer
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Grass is the only surface that seems to trip up Nikolay Davydenko. Will be hard-pressed to repeat career-best his fourth-round appearance here last year.
David Ferrer is the No. 5 in the world, but he's leg-weary after Roland Garros and has advanced past the second round at Wimbledon only once.
You hate voting against a great guy like James Blake, but Grand Slams are not his forte. He's never gone beyond the third round at Wimbledon, a surface his game should shine on.
Nikolay Davydenko got to the fourth round in 2007, his best showing, then, decided not to play a grass-court tune-up this month. Enough said.
Whether it's a limp knee, aggravating blister or simply malingering, Richard Gasquet has been mired in a dispirited season that's likely to persist through Wimbledon.
This 2006 quarterfinalist Mario Ancic -- the last man to beat Roger Federer at the All-England Club -- should return to the form he displayed here before illness and injury.
His ranking has fallen to No. 25, but Marcos Baghdatis gave Federer a go last week in Halle, Germany (4-6, 4-6). He's energized under new coach Peter Lundgren.
A newly minted attorney, Mario Ancic was a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in '06 and semifinalist in '04. Court scene -- it won't be Ancic for the defense; he's a prosecutor at heart.
He is reviving, reaching the quarterfinals in Halle last week. And in Marcos Baghdatis' previous two visits to Wimbledon, he's appeared in the semis and quarters.
At 6-foot-10, the ace tracker will have its work cut out for imposing Ivo Karlovic, who's more than capable of encroaching on anyone's grass-court party.
This is the year. Rafael Nadal is healthy and playing confident, inspired tennis. That aura he has on clay courts is beginning to follow him elsewhere.
Reports of Roger Federer's demise are, to paraphrase Mark Twain, premature. Federer on grass=Nadal on clay=seal in water.
He should've beaten Roger in last year's Wimbledon final. Rafael Nadal then blew Federer off the court in the French Open final. It's Rafa's year. Ole! Ole! Ole!
Rafael Nadal is oozing with confidence and a better player than last year, when he should have beaten Roger Federer in the final.
He's already pronounced Roger Federer is on tenuous ground and he may be right. Expect Novak Djokovic to back his rhetoric with his racket.
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