Men’s Match of the Day:  Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs Andrey Rublev (RUS)
Tsitsipas beat Federer in a major and beat Rafa on clay this year. He battled Wawrinka in a great 5 set Roland Garros round of 16 loss. However, the second half of his season has been a bit understated. Has fatigue set in? Are expectations weighing on him? Is he healthy? I don’t know, but Rublev is playing very solid tennis and has some momentum from the summer hard court season. I am feeling an upset. My Prediction: Andrey Rublev d. Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Predicted Winners in BOLD
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (Noon start)
 Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) – So long as Thiem is okay with the pace of the court, he should avoid an early upset.
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. John Millman (AUS)
LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM (11 a.m.)
 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs Andrey Rublev (RUS) – See Above
 Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs Steve Johnson (USA) – I don’t think Johnson should win, but he certainly could. Kyrgios could also roll.
 John Isner (USA) vs [Q] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – Querrey fared poorly on day 1. I am not sure where Isner’s form is after his stress fracture in Miami. If GGL holds, expect either GGL set wins or tiebreak sets that are coin flips.
 Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) vs Denis Shapovalov (CAN) – This is a 50/50 match for me, but I think Shapovalov needs to add a bit of heft to his game to reclaim some momentum.
 Alexander Zverev (GER) vs Radu Albot (MDA)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA) – I would expect long sets and short points.
 Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Martin Klizan (SVK) – The 2014 champion has a slightly tricky draw and a date on court 5.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Tennys Sandgren (USA) – This could go either way, but I will side with experience.
[Q] Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs. [WC] Ernesto Escobedo (USA) – Qualifiers are match tough.
 Gaël Monfils (FRA) vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) – This could go 5.
 Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)
Lloyd Harris (RSA) vs. [Q] Egor Gerasimov (BLR)
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
Filip Krajinovic (SRB) vs. [PR] Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) – Call me crazy
Joao Sousa (POR) vs. Jason Thompson (AUS)
[WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) vs. [Q] Ilya Ivashka (BLR)
 Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. [Q] Tobias Kamke (GER) – Verdasco still drawing a seed speaks to the younger generation(s) not just being beaten by the big 3.
 Benoit Paire (FRA) vs Brayden Schnur (CAN) – If Paire can shake off his near-miss in North Carolina on Saturday, he should advance.
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) vs. Federico Delbonis (ARG)
Ugo Humbert (FRA) vs. Marius Copil (ROU)
Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP)
[WC] Antoine Hoang (FRA) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
 Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) – Cincinnati momentum could carry the veteran to another nice win.
 Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs Robin Haase (NED)
[WC] Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA)
 Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs [PR] Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
Alexander Bublik (KAZ) vs. [Q] Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Henri Laaksonen (SUI) vs. Marco Cecchinato (ITA)
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs. Casper Ruud (NOR)
[PR] Josef Kovalik (SVK) vs. Aljaz Bedene (SLO)