Predicted Winners in BOLD
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) H2H – GGL picked up a title recently. He has far less firepower than Hot Sauce, but I think GGL is steady enough to navigate this match.
Jack Sock (USA) vs [WC] Pablo Andujar (ESP) H2H – A hard call as Sock did win Houston, but I think Andujar will grind his way to a win after absorbing some of Sock’s forehands.
 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs [LL] Joao Sousa (POR) H2H – What is going on with Stan? We shall find out I guess.
 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Donald Young (USA) H2H – I like Dimitrov here, but this should not be as close as I think it will be.
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Lukas Rosol (CZE) H2H – Does Tsonga hate Rosol?
 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Juan Monaco (ARG) H2H – Clay makes me quite uncertain about this match.
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs [WC] Marius Copil (ROU) H2H – I am picking another Spanish player to win.
Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Ivo Karlovic (CRO) H2H – Will Gasquet’s momentum from Estoril travel to Madrid?
 Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB) H2H – How to pick this one?
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [Q] Alejandro Falla (COL) H2H – So long as he is not too fatigued, I think Pohlschreiber advances.
Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs [Q] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs [Q] Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) H2H – Mini-slump for Nick? DGT played well vs. Federer.
Martin Klizan (SVK) vs [WC] Marcel Granollers (ESP) H2H
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – Clay will help Mayer in this match.