Predicted Winners in BOLD
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) H2H – PCB has had a nice fall season so this could be a bad pick, but part of me is fascinated by the mess that is Fabio Fognini.
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. [Q] Robin Haase (NED) H2H – I am taking a second erratic player.
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs. [WC] Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) H2H – A 3rd erratic player being picked???
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs. [WC] Stéphane Robert (FRA) H2H – Robert should have some good feelings playing in Paris.
Steve Johnson (USA) vs. Guido Pella (ARG) H2H – The NCAA folk hero should win on the side court.
Joao Sousa (POR) vs. [Q] Andreas Seppi (ITA) H2H – Being match tough from qualifying might be enough for Seppi to pull a minor upset.
Illya Marchenko (UKR) vs. [Q] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) H2H – I think the qualifier will once again be match tough.
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA) H2H – I like Paire to win on the side court.