John Isner (USA) vs. Dennis Novikov (USA) H2H – Isner has to be favored, but his matches often involve tiebreaks. If Novikov can play well in tie breaks, he can pull the upset.
 Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) vs. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) H2H – Could Frantangelo become the first Bjorn since 1980 to win a grass court title? Probably not.
 Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) H2H – I’ll go with a minor upset here.
 Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) H2H – Khachanov has become a fun player to follow in recent months.
 David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Henri Laaksonen (SUI) H2H – Veteran power
 Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs.  Fernando Verdasco (ESP) H2H – ARV has been quite impressive this year. I think Hot Sauce’s shotmaking ability makes him very dangerous though.
[1-WC] David Goffin (BEL) vs. [WC] Ivan Dodig (CRO) – It is good to have Goffin back on tour after an injury induced hiatus. I think he makes the most of this first week back and does damage in Umag.
 Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. [LL] Andrey Rublev (RUS) H2H – Fognini is always hard to predict, but I think his shot-making skills get him to the finish line.
Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) vs. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) – Boa Noite Giannessi
 Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs.  Jiri Vesely (CZE) H2H – Match of the day!