Predicted Winners in BOLD
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)  – Murray, minus a 3rd set hiccup, played well in round 1.
Steve Darcis (BEL) vs. Roger Federer (SUI)  – I think Federer wins this match in straight sets, but Darcis can be tricky.
Stan Wawrinka (SUI)  vs. Hyeon Chung (KOR) – Stan is clearly capable of doing damage in Grand Slam events. Will he meet Murray in the quarterfinal round?
John Isner (USA)  vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) – I think Youzhny at his best wins this match, but we have not seen Mikhail’s best tennis in quite some time.
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) vs. Jack Sock (USA)  – I thought Jack Sock might have a huge summer, and he did not. Sock did do enough to earn a seed at the US Open, and he looks like he should reach at least the 3rd round.
Bernard Tomic (AUS)  vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) – Hewitt may have a mental edge on any of the younger Aussies based upon his role as elder statesman.
Aljaz Bedene (GBR) vs. Donald Young (USA) – Young has worked his way into a great opportunity at the US Open by battling back versus Gilles Simon.
Tomas Berdych (CZE)  vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) – Berdych will need to be careful in this match as Melzer is the definition of cagey.
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)  vs. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) – I knocked Bellucci being seeded in round 1. I won’t make that mistake again.
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)  vs. Lukas Rosol (CZE) – Kohlschreiber vs. Federer in round 3 seems likely to me, but Rosol does have weapons and an edgy mental game.
Viktor Troicki (SRB)  vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) – Rampras can win this match.
Kevin Anderson (RSA)  vs. Austin Krajicek (USA) – Anderson is riding a nice winnings streak.
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)  – Mahut will spring a minor upset in my view.
Robin Haase (NED) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)  – I think Gasquet is in a good space health wise and in terms of confidence.
Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)  – Bombs away?
Denis Istomin (UZB) vs. Dominic Thiem (AUT)  – Thiem had a very nice European summer season on clay. His losses in Montreal and Cincinnati seemd to be due to leg weariness. The format of a Grand Slam having days off between matches and the 10 days he had off after Cincy may have rejuvenated Thiem in time for a nice run in NY.