Predicted Winners in BOLD
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (11 a.m. start)
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Dusan Lajovic (SRB) – Rafa should win, but what an experience for Lajovic to face #1 on Ashe.
 Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA) – I could see this going 4 sets if Roger is a little slow to get started or plays a loose service game.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM
 Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs Henri Laaksonen (SUI) – JMDP’s health is always a question.
 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. John Millman (AUS) – Did Nick turn the corner in Cincy.
 Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs [WC] Alex de Minaur (AUS)
 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs [Q] Vaclav Safranek (CZE)
 Gaël Monfils (FRA) vs Jérémy Chardy (FRA) – A potentail 5 set match
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs Ryan Harrison (USA) – Harrison is unlikely to bounce the big Czech.
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs. [WC] Taylor Fritz (USA)
 David Goffin (BEL) vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA)
 Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs [LL] Leonardo Mayer (ARG) – A fun match
Malek Jaziri (TUN) vs. Thiago Monteiro (BRA) –
Yuichi Sugita (JPN) vs. [WC] Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA)
Taro Daniel (JPN) vs. [WC] Tommy Paul (USA)
[WC] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [Q] Tim Smyczek (USA)
[Q] Vincent Millot (FRA) vs. Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Steve Darcis (BEL) vs. Guido Pella (ARG)
 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs. [PR] Ricardas Berankis (LTU)
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Blaz Kavcic (SLO) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Dustin Brown (GER) vs. Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) – Fun to watch to be sure
[WC] Patrick Kypson (USA) vs. [Q] Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP)
 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)
 Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs [Q] Stefano Travaglia (ITA)
Aljaz Bedene (GBR) vs. Andrey Rublev (RUS)
Donald Young (USA) vs [Q] Maximilian Marterer (GER)
 Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. Damir Dzumhur (BIH)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. Norbert Gombos (SVK)
[Q] Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) vs. Nicolas Kicker (ARG)
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I could see Pospisil pulling the upset against Verdasco. But we’ll see. I think you’re right about the Federer/Tiafoe match. Federer will start out slow, so it will take four sets for him to get the win! Fun tennis ahead!
Yeah, Verdasco can be hard to predict.