Predicted Winners in BOLD
Denis Shapovalov (CAN) vs. Yuichi Sugita (JPN) – This could be a fun match. I think Shapovalov has an edge in talent, but Suguta has risen in the rankings in his late 20s and has an experience edge. I expect this to go 3 sets.
Robin Haase (NED) vs. [WC] Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) – With a home crowd, a fast indoor surface, and a wild care, Chiudinelli has a path to victory if he holds serve with some ease. I just think Haase has a lot fewer “ifs” needed to reach the winner’s circle.