Predicted Winners in BOLD
 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Benjamin Becker (GER) H2H – It is pretty amazing Becker is still out there given that his biggest moment came at the 2005 US Open. On clay, Becker might even have a look at an upset vs. FLo. Still, Lopez is playing the best tennis of his career, and I’m picking him even on clay.
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Santiago Giraldo (COL) H2H – Fognini has been quite unpredictable in 2015 minus his two stellar upsets of Rafa on clay!?!. I could see this going either way as I think Fognini has the higher ceiling and lower floor.
 John Isner (USA) vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA) H2H – Madrid plays faster than most clay events. Isner played well in Monte Carlo. Therefore, I will take Isner, but Isner is far from a lock in my mind.
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs [Q] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) H2H – I keep waiting on Bellucci to push into the top 30. It has not really happened, but I think he has the tools to beat Chardy if he can get to Chardy’s backhand.
Sam Querrey (USA) vs [Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) H2H – Nothing like playing through qualifying rounds to draw a US player on clay. Granted Querrey was runner-up in Houston, but I think the young Aussie has a good look at the 2nd round.
Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs [LL] Joao Sousa (POR) H2H – Jerzy is one of my favorite personalities on tour, but he has yet to recapture some of his 2013 level of play. Sousa is a lucky loser if my pick proves true.