Predicted Winners in BOLD
Rod Laver Arena (11 a.m. start)
 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) vs. [WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) – I like Tsitsipas to win, but I expect a rowdy crowd as well.
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [Q] Michael Mmoh (USA) – Rafa should win, but super fast courts do not bode super well for him overall.
Margaret Court Arena
 Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs. [Q] Tomas Machac (CZE)
 Alex de Minaur (AUS) vs. Pablo Cuevas (URU) – This could be a close one.
John Cain Arena (Noon start)
 Andrey Rublev (RUS) vs. Thiago Monteiro (BRA)
 Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs. Salvatore Caruso (ITA) – Fabio should like the court speed as he is a shotmaker.
 Daniil Medvedev (RUS) vs. Roberto Carballes Baema (ESP) – I like Medvedev to go far.
 Karen Khachanov (RUS) vs. Ricardas Berankis (LTU) – possible upset here
[WC] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) vs. Lloyd Harris (RSA)
Radu Albot (MDA) vs. [WC] Christopher O’Connell (AUS) – Only one wildcard survives on Court 3.
 Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
 Filip Krajinovic (SRB) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)
 Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Mackenzie McDonald (USA)
Cameron Norrie (GBR) vs. [LL] Roman Safiullin (RUS)
 Casper Ruud (NOR) vs. Tommy Paul
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) vs. Mikael Ymer (SWE) – I normally put a lot of trust in the Spanish Armada, but Ymer may be on a hot streak here.