Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and 20 Bold Predictions

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Wimbledon 2011: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and 20 Bold Predictions
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Wimbledon will be hard pressed to match the recent results of the French Open.

On the men's side, the Top Five seeds all made it to the quarterfinals. Fabio Foginini became a breakout star, winning 11-9 in the fifth set in dramatic fashion to make the quarterfinals. Three Frenchmen (including future top-10 mainstays Gasquet and Monfils) made it to Round 4, and all four top seeds made the semifinals.

To top it all off, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer resumed sport's greatest rivalry and dueled for four thrilling sets in the Finals.

In the end, Nadal—the world's best player—equalled history by joining Bjorn Borg as the only six-time French Open champion. All in all, it was a pretty successful tournament. 

The organizers surely must have cracked a few bottles of fine French champagne to celebrate. Can you blame them? The tennis world was treated to two weeks of spectacular tennis.

How can Wimbledon respond? Why, with another epic John Isner/Nicolas Mahut re-match of course!

One thing is for certain, though. Unless Isner and Mahut go 123-121, and/or Murray wins his first Grand Slam, breaks down crying and then runs onto Murray Mound (sorry, Tim) carrying the British flag, it's going to be hard for Wimbledon to beat the excitement that was this year's French Open. 

Here are 20 predictions for what to expect at Wimbledon.

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