Predicted Winners in BOLD:
I wish I had a Ticket to This Slate of Matches
Court Philippe-Chatrier (11 a.m. start)
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) – Rafa’s biggest concern may be peaking too early in the 2017 clay season. He should ease into the final 16.
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Diego Schwartzman (ARG) – Novak has been steadily rebuilding his results and then added Agassi to his team. I think he keeps advancing.
 David Goffin (BEL) vs Horacio Zeballos (ARG) – This should be full of fun points whether it goes 3, 4, or 5 sets.
 Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs  Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – Based on form I think Ramos-Vinolas advances in what could be the match of the day.
 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs  Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) – Dimitrov had better bring a blue collar attitude to this match, but if he does, the Bulgarian should eliminate the gritty PCB.
 Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs  Steve Johnson (USA) – I feel badly picking against Johnson, but Thiem is the clear favorite on paper. I am not sure how much paper will matter for the first 1 to 2 sets though.
 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – Milos should have enough to overpower GGL, but if Milos is error prone or serving a little under his usual level, GGL wins.
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs Jiri Vesely (CZE) – I can see this being a great match for fans sitting court side.
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Yep, Theim will be victorious…but wouldn’t it be nice if Steve Johnson could win one more.