Predicted Winners in BOLD
Milos Raonic (12) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez – This is no sure thing, I think Raonic wins. He likes the surface in Miami and that means a lot.
Alexandr Dolgopolov (22) vs. Dusan Lajovic – Dolgopolov has been strong as of late.
Tomas Berdych (7) vs. Joao Sousa – Cash the Big Czech for at least one more round.
Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Denis Istomin – Rafa rolls even though Istomin is a nice player.
Fabio Fognini (14) vs. Roberto Bautista-Agut – I will take the Spaniard for a mild upset because I have to pick one upset.
Stanislas Wawrinka (3) vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin – Wawrinka should move forward.
Aljaz Bedene vs. Benjamin Becker – Becker is a solid performer. It is amazing to think his win over Agassi came in 2006.
John Isner (10) vs. Nicolas Almagro (18) – This is a 50-50 match. Almagro beat Isner on grass so I think he should win on a slow hard court. Then again that match was prior to Almagro losing from 2 sets and multiple breaks ahead in the Australian Open quarterfinal. If Almagro is confident, he should win. That is a big if.