Wimbledon 2018: Leon Smith Has His Say On All The Men’s Singles Last-16 Clashes, Including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal And Novak Djokovic

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LEON SMITH, Sunsport columnist and British Davis Cup captain, has given his predictions for the last-16 matches in the men’s singles at Wimbledon.

But who is Smith plumping for? Find out below…

Reuters Roger Federer should be too strong for Adrian Mannarino in the last-16

ROGER FEDERER (No1 seed) v ADRIAN MANNARINO (22)

Federer is in such great form at this summer’s Wimbledon.

Mannarino is not a power player so he’s not going to win many easy points, but he’s very skilful with good variety.

Roger can match him in all areas and is a hot favourite.

FEDERER IN THREE SETS

GAEL MONFILS v KEVIN ANDERSON (8)

This could be a great match. Anderson will be favourite because of his serving and power game, looking for his forehand.

Monfils is unpredictable but is a great athlete and loves the big occasion.

ANDERSON IN FOUR OR FIVE

MACKENZIE McDONALD v MILOS RAONIC (13)

Reuters Milos Raonic is expected to power his way into the quarter-finals

McDonald has done so well to get this far already. He’s quick and a great athlete.

But assuming Raonic is fit, the way he is serving is unbelievable with a 147mph second serve the other day.

RAONIC IN THREE

JOHN ISNER (9) v STEFANO TSITSIPAS (31)

Fans will enjoy watching Tsitsipas for years to come: he’s confident and has tons of ability.

But young players won’t have a lot of experience of tackling Isner, one of the best servers of all time.

ISNER IN FOUR

Another great day of tennis at Wimbledon as Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal go through but England hopeful Kyle Edmund knocked out




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