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MATT FITZGERALD: Rafael Nadal
Best-of-five still remains an overwhelming obstacle for Nadal’s opponents to conquer. With heaps of positives to take away from Rome, Rafa is primed to move within two Slams of Federer’s total.
STEVE FLINK: Novak Djokovic
He will peak for the occasion and beat Nadal in a blockbuster final.
CALE HAMMOND: Rafael Nadal
Picking anyone besides the King of Clay to win this tournament is simply bad math.
ED MCGROGAN: Rafael Nadal
Rafa could have lost in Rome and he'd still be the pick. He couldn't have received a better draw if he made it himself.
ASHLEY NDEBELE: Rafael Nadal
His clay season didn't kick off the way he would have liked, but the reality is that Nadal will hoist his 12th trophy.
NINA PANTIC: Rafael Nadal
If it ain't broke, don’t fix it. Yes, Rafa has shown he’s human this clay season, but he also destroyed the field in Rome, leaving bagels strewn in his path. He’ll always be the favorite at Roland Garros.
JORDAAN SANFORD: Rafael Nadal
The 11-time French Open champion enters the tournament peaking at the perfect time.
STEVE TIGNOR: Rafael Nadal
What could make an 11-time champ an even bigger favorite? A draw where none of his recent nemeses—Fognini, Thiem, Tsitsipas, Kyrgios—are anywhere near him.
Dark Horse (Seeded No. 20 or lower)
MATT FITZGERALD: Dusan Lajovic
The No. 32 seed has slowed since his surprise Monte Carlo final run, but opens with a qualifier. Kyrgios and Zverev could possibly follow, but he has a solid Paris pathway.
STEVE FLINK: Stan Wawrinka
He's always more dangerous in best-of-five-set matches, and he reached the Roland Garros final two years ago.
CALE HAMMOND: Christian Garin
At 6'1" and near 190 pounds, Garin is a tank, built for best-of-five sets on clay. Given his 18-5 record on the surface this year, reaching the second week of Roland Garros feels more like a probability than a possibility.
ED MCGROGAN: Nick Kyrgios
He's the ultimate wild card, and has already said the French Open "sucks." But name me another player that could actually reach the final four outside of the top four seeds.
ASHLEY NDEBELE: Felix Auger-Aliassime
The Canadian teen has put together the best season of his fledgling career by reaching the Rio final and Miami semifinals. This will be his first Slam as a seed.
NINA PANTIC: Felix Auger-Aliassime
There’s nothing to not like about the young Canadian. He cracked the code at the ATP level with a final run in Rio, and a Grand Slam breakthrough is on the horizon.
JORDAAN SANFORD: Felix Auger-Aliassime
This 25th seed is a player to watch and could be on the brink of a major breakthrough.
STEVE TIGNOR: Laslo Djere
The Serb is seeded just 31st, but he won a title on clay earlier this year, and he’s in a relatively soft corner of the draw.
Bust (Seeded No. 10 or higher)
MATT FITZGERALD: Kei Nishikori
Seeded seventh, Nishikori could meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round. Should that happen, the two-time semifinalist will ride his home advantage to spring the upset.
STEVE FLINK: Alexander Zverev
Sascha has been his own worst enemy all year long and has not yet been beyond the quarters at any major. He could easily lose in an early round.
CALE HAMMOND: Alexander Zverev
Zverev has struggled to string wins together all year. He has not won more than two consecutive matches in a tournament since Acapulco in February. Confidence is key, and Zverev appears to have none of it at the moment.
ED MCGROGAN: Juan Martin del Potro
He has the game to win it all, but doesn't have the body—nor good luck. He'll have a very difficult third-round opponent, should win his first two matches.
ASHLEY NDEBELE: Kei Nishikori
His clay-court campaign has been uninspiring, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see him go down in the early rounds.
NINA PANTIC: Alexander Zverev
It’s a bit of a cop-out choosing Zverev, given his state of mind and lack of any deep runs since Acapulco in February. But he’s also not known for peaking at the majors.
JORDAAN SANFORD: Alexander Zverev
The German is having a disappointing clay-court season, losing early in both Rome and Madrid, and he's in the same quarter as Djokovic.
STEVE TIGNOR: Fabio Fognini
The No. 9 seed starts with a tricky match against a countryman, Andreas Seppi. His title run in Monte Carlo may be enough for him this spring.