Tennis Expert Picks - French Open


Editor's note: In selecting our picks, an "early exit" must be by a player currently ranked in the top 10, and a "sleeper" is someone outside the top 10.

We can probably all agree that Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favorite to win the French Open for the fifth time and further make his case as the greatest clay-court player of all time.

But that's about the only thing our experts won't squabble about. This time of year invariably manifests surprises. Can Andy Roddick make a deep run, considering the dearth of clay tennis he has played thus far? Can defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova turn it on after a less-than-stellar season?

Our pundits test their prescience.