Predicted Winners in BOLD
If only I had tickets to today’s matches, this looks like a day of tennis heaven for a fan
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [Q] Steve Darcis (BEL) H2H – Darcis has done quite well to get this far as a qualifier, but if Darcis is wondering for whom the bell tolls, he needs to know the bell tolls for him. Nole in 2
 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs  John Isner (USA) H2H – This is an interesting match-up. Dimitrov is superior to Isner in every phase of the game except for first and second serve. Isner has a punchers chance. Also, Isner is roughly 3X as tough on US soil as he is playing anywhere else. Still, I think Dimitrov’s variety eventually makes the difference. I expect Isner to win one set in a tiebreak.
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) H2H – Two enigmatic characters will produce a memorable match? Maybe. A few years ago, I thought Bellucci was going to be a big factor on clay and slower hard courts. Dolgopolov has had a few nice results in his career, but his style of play is as entertaining as it is vexing. I have no idea who will win this match, but I think the fans will rally behind Bellucci so I will take him to win.
 David Goffin (BEL) vs Jerzy Janowicz (POL) H2H – The physical contrast between these two is quite striking. I can humorously recall one of the security guards at Cincinnati 2013 telling fans to step away from the fence of the court on which Jerzy was practicing. Jerzy looked like he needed no security. Goffin, on the other hand, could be a ringer for any 16-and-under tennis tournament he wanted to enter. If Jerzy can impose his preferred patterns on this match, he wins. If not, Goffin will counter-punch his way to victory. I think the match is on Jerzy’s racquet so I give him the slightest of edges.