Ivo Karlovic is hoping to be paid by the hour?
Predicted Winners in BOLD
ROD LAVER ARENA (11 a.m. start)
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Denis Istomin (UZB) – Novak should advance pretty easily.
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) – This could be fun, but I like Rafa in 3 or 4 sets. Baghdatis’ hands at net will be tested if he is to shorten a few points and push Rafa.
MARGARET COURT ARENA
 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Gilles Muller (LUX) – I doubt Milos likes this match-up much, but he should win.
 Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Jordan Thompson (AUS)
 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Hyeon Chung (KOR) – Dimitrov’s 2017 is off to a good start and that should continue.
 Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) – Um … how to predict this?
SHOW COURT 2
 Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs [Q] Carlos Berlocq (ARG) – This should be fun.
 Alexander Zverev (GER) vs [Q] Frances Tiafoe (USA) – Zverev got through round one and now might make a dent.
SHOW COURT 3
 David Goffin (BEL) vs [Q] Radek Stepanek (CZE) – I like Goffin, but the Worm is not to be underestimated.
Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Benoit Paire (FRA) – Another potentially wild one
 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Donald Young (USA)
 David Ferrer (ESP) vs [Q] Ernesto Escobedo (USA)
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs.Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) – I am bullish on RBA.
 Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs [WC] Andrew Whittington (AUS) – Does Ivo have anything left?
 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs Kyle Edmund (GBR)
 Gilles Simon (FRA) vs Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) – Simon is still out there grinding.