Why is the court green? What the heck is Rebound Ace? Isn’t Federer’s opponent a politician now?
Predicted Winners in BOLD
ROD LAVER ARENA
 Roger Federer (SUI) vs [Q] Noah Rubin (USA) – Rubin might come out swinging freely, but I think Federer will advance and knock more rust off in the process.
 Andy Murray (GBR) vs. [Q] Andrey Rublev (RUS) – The number one seed should ease into the 3rd round.
MARGARET COURT ARENA
 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – This is a nightmare trap match. Johnson plays solid tennis and competes well. Still, the 2014 champion is my pick.
 Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) – Tomic looked solid in round one.
 Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – If Kei gets to Chardy’s backhand, he wins. If Chardy’s forehand and serve dictate play and push Nishikori backwards, this could be a long tough match.
 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA) – Seppi is a tough customer, but Kyrgios nuclear powered tennis should find a path to victory.
SHOW COURT 2
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Dusan Lajovic (SRB)
 Sam Querrey (USA) vs [WC] Alex De Minaur (AUS) – Querrey needs to be careful vs. an Aussie on his home turf.
SHOW COURT 3
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Ryan Harrison (USA) – Berdych should win, but Harrison has injected some positive energy into his career over the past 6 months.
 Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Daniel Evans (GBR) – The good news for Cilic is Evans is not going to have the power Jerzy had. The bad news for Cilic is that Evans is unlikely to implode.
 Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) – I have to pick an upset somewhere.
 John Isner (USA) vs Mischa Zverev (GER) – I don’t expect many breaks of serve, and if the 30-year-old Zverev can make his left-handedness a factor on the points where the ball is in play, he can win. Still, Isner is the favorite.
 Jack Sock (USA) vs Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Not exactly Rocky IV, but I think Sock wins.
Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs. [Q] Alexander Bublik (KAZ) – Each man represents an underrepresented country in men’s tennis.
Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR)
Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Steve Darcis (BEL)