Predicted Winners in BOLD
MONACO Juan vs. MURRAY Andy – Murray will be facing a tough fighter in Monaco, but Monaco doesn’t have enough firepower to really bother Murray.
NADAL Rafael vs. SEPPI Andreas – I don’t think it will be as one-sided as Rafa’s first round match, but Rafa should win in straight sets.
CUEVAS Pablo vs. BELLUCCI Thomaz – If this were not the olympic games in Rio, I’d be picking Cuevas. I think the crowd helps Bellucci a lot in this match.
FERRER David vs. DONSKOY Evgeny – Ferrer should win this match.
PAIRE Benoit vs. FOGNINI Fabio – This could be a crazy match, but I think Fognini wins.
Simon can be tough on slower hard courts
SUGITA Yuichi vs. SIMON Gilles – Simon reaching the round of 16 would put him in an interesting spot likely opposite Rafa.
SELA Dudi vs. GOFFIN David – I love Goffin’s chances in this match.
ELIAS Gastao vs. JOHNSON Steve – Gastao being from Portugal might help him with the crowd. Much more importantly this court’s speed is not ideal for Johnson’s game.