Predicted Winners in BOLD
ROD LAVER ARENA
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs  Alexander Zverev (GER) – Zverev has more than a puncher’s chance, but Rafa has looked sharp and has to feel like his path to the final is clearer than it once was.
 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs  Richard Gasquet (FRA) – Dimitrov has momentum from Brisbane, but I lean toward experience making the difference here.
MARGARET COURT ARENA
 Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs Benoit Paire (FRA) – Thiem has a great chance to reach his 2nd major semifinal.
 Gael Monfils (FRA) vs  Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) – I am torn, but lean ever so slightly to Monfils to win in 4 or 5 sets.
 David Goffin (BEL) vs  Ivo Karlovic (CRO) – Goffin better take care of his service games, but I think he will do just that and win.
 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs  Gilles Simon (FRA) – Milos seems locked in mentally, but Simon has a way of eroding his opponent’s level of play over time.
SHOW COURT 2
 Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) vs Denis Istomin (UZB) – Letdowns usually follow upsets.
SHOW COURT 3
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs  David Ferrer (ESP) – A passing of the torch? Probably not, but there is a generational difference on display between the two Spaniards.