Predicted Winners in BOLD
[PR] Brian Baker (USA) vs. [PR] Florian Mayer (GER) H2H – I love Brian Baker and his story. I just cannot pick him to win this match.
 Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. Alexander Zverev (GER) H2H – I think youth wins today.
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) H2H – Baghdatis has had a bit of a resurgence this year with his runner-up in Dubai. Still, I think Berdych should take this.
[WC] Dustin Brown (GER) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas(ESP) H2H – Dreddy is at his most dangerous when playing in Halle.
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) vs. Malek Jaziri (TUN) H2H
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H – Dr. Ivo either wins or loses several tiebreak sets.