<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Andy Murray is upbeat about his chances at the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MonteCarloMasters?src=hash”>#MonteCarloMasters</a> as he returns to action following a month out. <a href=”https://t.co/H3JiFhPBzw”>https://t.co/H3JiFhPBzw</a> <a href=”https://t.co/5ThnJz6FCe”>pic.twitter.com/5ThnJz6FCe</a></p>— Tie Break Tens (@tiebreaktens) <a href=”https://twitter.com/tiebreaktens/status/854328206140329984″>April 18, 2017</a></blockquote>
Predicted Winners in BOLD
COURT RAINIER III (11 a.m. start)
 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Jiri Vesely (CZE) H2H – I think Stan will have a big clay court season in 2017. A solid showing in Monte Carlo may be a good omen.
 Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX) H2H – The world #1 needs a win after an Indian Wells upset and missing Miami due to injury.
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Kyle Edmund (GBR) H2H – This could go 3 or at least have a close set, but I think Rafa wins.
 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [Q] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) H2H – Dimitrov’s hot start to 2017 is fading. A strong start to his clay season could be a big help.
COURT DES PRINCES
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. [PR] Tommy Haas (GER) H2H – The plucky youngster Berdych ought to beat the German veteran.
 Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. [WC] Jérémy Chardy (FRA) H2H – Can Cilic succeed where Coric didn’t?
 Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) H2H
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG) H2H – RBA is a sneaky good player especially on slower surfaces.
 Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. Robin Haase (NED) H2H – Thiem has been at his best on clay.
 Alexander Zverev (GER) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) H2H – I think veteran guile helps with a mild upset.
 Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs. Karen Khachanov (RUS) H2H
 Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs. [Q] Carlos Berlocq (ARG) H2H – A mild upset?