Predicted Winners in BOLD
Court Philippe CHATRIER
 Daniil MEDVEDEV (RUS) vs Alexander BUBLIK (KAZ) – I don’t think the #2 seed will last long at Roland Garros. It might be a stretch to have him winning this match. Clay is not his thing (yet if ever).
 Roger FEDERER (SUI) vs Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) – This feels a lot like the Andujar match as Istomin is not someone I’d want to be knocking off rust against. Still, more practice time and a 3 of 5 set match may give Federer enough time to find a way forward. Also, Andujar plays better defense than Istomin. Making someone hit a lot of balls who has barely played is a good strategy.
Court Suzanne LENGLEN
 Jannik SINNER (ITA) vs Pierre-Hugues HERBERT (FRA) – This is not the easiest first round match, but I like the talented youngster’s problem solving skills.
Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) vs Yoshihito NISHIOKA (JPN) – A sentimental pick to be sure.
Court Simonne MATHIEU
 Casper RUUD (NOR) vs Benoit PAIRE (FRA) – I think most people are pulling for Ruud.
Marin CILIC (CRO) vs [WC] Arthur RINDERKNECH (FRA) – Cilic is not near his 2014-2018 form, but I think he wins here.
 Milos Raonic (CAN) [LL] Francisco CERUNDOLO (ARG) vs Thiago MONTEIRO (BRA) – The lucky loser is playing with house money and takes a South American clash.
Sebastian KORDA (USA) vs Pedro MARTINEZ (ESP) – So long as Seb is not tired or having an emotional letdown from his first title, he should win.
[Q] Maximilian MARTERER (GER) vs Filip KRAJINOVIC (SRB) – Each day of 1st round play I feel compelled to pick one match tough qualifier to win. My head says this is a bad pick.
Tommy PAUL (USA) vs Christopher O’CONNELL (AUS)
Cameron NORRIE (GBR) vs [Q] Bjorn FRATANGELO (USA)
[WC] Mathias BOURGUE (FRA) vs Dominik KOEPFER (GER)
Steve JOHNSON (USA) vs Frances TIAFOE (USA) – The Big Foe has put in some time on red clay on the Challenger Circuit. I think it pays off, but Steve Johnson is never a pushover.
Kamil MAJCHRZAK (POL) vs [WC] Arthur CAZAUX (FRA)
Gianluca MAGER (ITA) vs John MILLMAN (AUS) – Millman is a grinder and is fit. Both of those things mesh well with clay, but Italy’s tennis rise is no joke.
Jaime MUNAR (ESP) vs Jordan THOMPSON (AUS)
 Nikoloz BASILASHVILI (GEO) vs Dusan LAJOVIC (SRB)
 Taylor FRITZ (USA) vs Joao SOUSA (POR) – I am torn looking at this match. Fritz is a really clean ball striker, but if Sousa makes movement a big factor in this match, everything changes in terms of who is favored.
Radu ALBOT (MDA) vs Federico DELBONIS (ARG)
[Q] Carlos ALCARAZ (ESP) vs Bernabe ZAPATA MIRALLES (ESP)
 Reilly OPELKA (USA) vs [Q] Andrej MARTIN (SVK) – Opelka had a nice run in Rome, but if he doesn’t convert in tiebreaks or gets broken, this could obviously go the other direction.
 Lorenzo SONEGO (ITA) vs Lloyd HARRIS (RSA)
 John ISNER (USA) vs Sam QUERREY (USA) – This is intriguing in that they are familiar with each other’s games. I think Querrey has a bit more mobility and variety, but that may not matter much. If this goes 5, it could go deep into the 5th set.
 David GOFFIN (BEL) vs Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA) – Goffin has looked a bit rough recently.