Predicted Winners in BOLD
Stadium (11 a.m. start)
 Pablo Carreño Busta (ESP) vs. Steve Johnson (USA) – This should be a fun match for anyone with tickets. These two guys play heady tennis and battle with all they have to offer on a given day.
 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs.  Fabio Fognini (ITA) – If Kyrgios is healthy and his serve is clicking, he has an advantage.
 Alexander Zverev (GER) vs  David Ferrer (ESP)
 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. [Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) – Hot sauce is playing reasonably well, and TK may have a letdown.
 Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Denis Shapovalov (CAN) – The young Canadian will have to solve Querrey’s serve, but otherwise, his game is more formidable rounded than Querrey’s.
 Jack Sock (USA) vs.  Borna Coric (CRO) – Indian Wells momentum?
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA) – In 12 months, I think Tiafoe will be the favorite in encounters such as these.
 Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs.  Karen Khachanov (RUS) – Mr. Anderson makes the 2017 USO final, is seeded 6th and wins a 250 in 2018, but he’s placed on court 1?