Predicted Winners in BOLD
Renzo Olivo (ARG) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)  To Finish 7-5 6-4 6-7(6) 5-4 – I have to stick with my original pick, but Tsonga is close to the exit.
Robin Haase (NED) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)  – Rafa rolls
Lucas Pouille (FRA)  vs. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) – This could be fun, but Bellucci is too up and down to win 3 of 5 sets in my view.
Dominic Thiem (AUT)  vs. Simone Bolelli (ITA) – This could be a test for Thiem.
Joao Sousa (POR) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB)  – Novak faces yet another tough clay court player. Not a great draw, but it could pay dividends in week 2.
Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)  – At this stage of each man’s career, Dimitrov should win, but Robredo will make him earn it.
Milos Raonic (CAN)  vs. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) – Can Raonic hit through the dirt?
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. David Goffin (BEL)  – A fun match
Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)  – ARV has had a great clay season.
Ivo Karlovic (CRO)  vs. Horacio Zeballos (ARG) – If Zeballos takes care of his own serve, I think he pulls an upset (of a sort).
Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Steve Johnson (USA)  – This could go 5.
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)  vs. Taro Daniel (JPN) – Vamanos
Stefano Napolitano (ITA) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)  – RBA is a a rugged player who can do some damage.
Marco Trungelliti (ARG) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – Another big day for Spain?
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what about Bedene & Vesely, could be interesting too~
Sad that Escobedo didn’t win his first round match, but another young player who is fun to watch is Pablo Carreno Busta! I think he’ll make it to week two.
Yeah, there is some hope for Escobedo in the future.