Predicted Winners in BOLD
Benoit Paire (FRA) vs. [WC] Taylor Fritz (USA) H2H – Home court edge + enthusiasm = victory?
Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. [Q] Federico Gaio (ITA) H2H – Mr. Anderson has not had a rough patch like this since the 3rd Matrix movie.
Dustin Brown (GER) vs. Daniel Evans (GBR) H2H – I love Dreddy, but the generally slowish courts at Indian Wells don’t help his cause.
Donald Young (USA) vs. [WC] Stefan Kozlov (USA) H2H – Young has posted some nice results in the US over the past 6 weeks.
D Medvedev (RUS) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) H2H – Changing of the (Red) Guard?
Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs. Gastao Elias (POR) H2H – I remember when seeing GBR meant an almost certain loss.
Borna Coric (CRO) vs. [Q] Henri Laaksonen (SUI) H2H – Coric could use a few wins.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs. Guido Pella (ARG) H2H – GGL grinds out a tough 3 set win.
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) vs. [Q] Julien Benneteau (FRA) H2H – Benneteau should be match tough from qualifying, but his best tennis seems years behind him.
Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) H2H
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs. Malek Jaziri (TUN) H2H – Mahut can win this match, but it will depend on how well he can attack on this surface.
Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H
Stéphane Robert (FRA) vs Dudi Sela (ISR) H2H
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs. [Q] Santiago Giraldo (COL) H2H – Match toughness makes the difference?
Renzo Olivo (ARG) vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE) H2H
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) vs. [Q] Marius Copil (ROU) H2H