Predicted Winners in BOLD
Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. [WC] Michael Mmoh (USA) H2H – This young talent adds some momentum.
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – This should be fun and quite unpredictable.
Christina McHale (USA) vs. Misaki Doi (JPN) – McHale could use a nice win.
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) – Canada on track or a Czech attack?
[PR] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs. Guido Pella (ARG) H2H – Delpo needs to build some confidence if he is going to have any chance to win in rd 2 vs. Federer.
Monica Puig (PUR) vs. [WC] Catherine Bellis (USA) – Puig has had some nice wins this year.
Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) H2H
Caroline Garcia (FRA) vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) – Veteran power?
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) H2H – Popisil’s serve could get him through.
Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs. [Q] Taylor Fritz (USA) H2H – Slow conditions may hurt the young American.
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO) H2H – Slow conditions should help Monaco.
[WC] Heather Watson (GBR) vs. [PR] Petra Cetkovska (CZE) – This should be a fun one.
Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) H2H – If I had a ticket, I’d be sure to watch this one.
Sam Groth (AUS) vs. Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) H2H – Groth has had a hard few months.
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) H2H – uhh how to pick this one?
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) vs. [Q] Samantha Crawford (USA)
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) vs. Rajeev Ram (USA) H2H – Ram gets a sentimental nod.
Irina Falconi vs [Q] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – A toss up
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs Johanna Larsson (SWE)
[Q] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) vs. [LL] Jared Donaldson (USA) H2H – The lucky loser makes the most of a second chance.
[Q] Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) vs. [WC] Paula Badosa Gibert (ESP) – Czech women’s tennis may have the deepest bench of any nationality on either tour.
Alizé Cornet (FRA) vs. [PR] Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
Dusan Lajovic (SRB) vs. [Q] Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs. [Q] Alejandro Gonzalez (COL) H2H – The qualifier should be match tough.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs. [Q] Magda Linette (POL)
[WC] Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs. [Q] Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
Inigo Cervantes (ESP) vs. [WC] Andrey Rublev (RUS) H2H
Vania King (USA) vs. [Q] Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP)
[Q] Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. [Q] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) H2H – Granollers had to qualify? Say it aint so
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) vs. [Q] Maria Sakkari (GRE)
Timea Babos (HUN) vs. [Q] Anna Tatishvili (USA)
Julia Goerges (GER) vs. Nao Hibino (JPN)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Karin Knapp (ITA)
Carina Witthoeft (GER) vs. [Q] Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)
Saisai Zheng (CHN) vs. [Q] Kiki Bertens (NED)