Predicted Winners in BOLD
ORDER OF PLAY – THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
STADIUM start 11:00 am
ATP – M. Granollers (ESP) vs B. Coric (CRO) – This is a 50-50 match in my view, but historically I think the court speed will slightly favor Granollers.
ATP – [Q] F. Tiafoe (USA) vs K. Kravchuk (RUS) – A home court edge and match toughness could make the difference for the qualifier.
Not Before 9:00 pm
ATP – [WC] T. Bellucci (BRA) vs S. Robert (FRA) – Bom Dia!
GRANDSTAND start 11:00 am
ATP – N. Basilashvili (GEO) vs [PR] T. Robredo (ESP) – Robredo’s fitness and preparation have always been exemplary. That bodes well for his attempt at coming back from a lengthy injury.
ATP – K. Khachanov (RUS) vs D. Schwartzman (ARG)
ATP – B. Tomic (AUS) vs [Q] M. Kukushkin (KAZ) – This is an intriguing match. I have no idea who will win, but Tomic seems due for some decent results.
Not Before 5:00 pm
ATP – A. Dolgopolov (UKR) vs M. Jaziri (TUN) – Dolgopolov could win, but I never know what to expect from him. Jaziri played well at Indian Wells so he seems likely to play well here too.
COURT 1 start 11:00 am
ATP – A. Mannarino (FRA) vs [Q] B. Becker (GER) – Does the veteran (he beat Agassi in 2005 and is still out there on tour) have a win or two in him for this event?
ATP – G. Elias (POR) vs H. Zeballos (ARG)
COURT 2 start 11:00 am
ATP – D. Dzumhur (BIH) vs H. Chung (KOR)
ATP – [WC] A. Rublev (RUS) vs F. Mayer (GER)
COURT 7 start 11:00 am
ATP – [WC] C. Ruud (NOR) vs Y. Lu (TPE) – No idea on this one
ATP – [Q] D. King (BAR) vs [Q] L. Lacko (SVK) – I great chance for each qualifier to face another player who had to qualify.
COURT 8 start 11:00 am
ATP – [Q] R. Albot (MDA) vs A. Seppi (ITA) – Seppi seems to always win a few rounds.
ATP – D. Istomin (UZB) vs A. Kuznetsov (RUS) – This is another 50-50ish match in my mind.