Jenson Brooksby vs Roberto Bauttista Agut
This will be the second meeting between the veteran and one of the most exciting up and coming pros. Brooksby got the win in 3 sets. Brooksby is a competitor. He never beats himself and makes you win the point several times. But clay is his worst surface, he is yet to win on clay at tour level. The spaniards love playing at home, and Bautista Agut has a good record in Madrid.
Prediction: Bautista Agut in straight sets
Novak Djokovic vs Gael Monfils
This is the 18th tour level match between these two. Djokovic hold s a crazy 17-0 record, with only one match on clay. Djokovic for his standards, has been scratchy since his return. I think he has enough matches under his belt now to start finding some form. While I think the sets will be tight, Djokovic will be too strong.
Prediction: Djokovic in straight sets
Marin Cilic vs Albert Ramos-Vinalos
The10th meeting between these two. Cilic has a 6-3 advantage with 1-1 on clay. Ramos-Vinalos has had a great season on clay, and Cilic has struggled so far. I think this match goes 3 sets and give Cilic the class edge
Prediction: Cilic in 3 sets
Miomir Kecmanovic vs Alexander Bublik
The 2nd meeting between these two. Bublik won in 3 sets on hard court last year. But Bublik is not a clay court player. And Kecmanovic has the movement and weapoms to dominate.
Prediction: Kecmanovic in straight sets
Reilly Opelka vs Sebastian Korda
An interesting match up between the two Americans. The weather is supposed to be cold and that helps Korda. It slows things down and negates Opelka's serve. This is a hard one to predict. In hot conditions in Houston, Opelka played great. In slower conditions in Municb, Opelka struggled. Korda is a great talent, but can be up and down.
Prediction: Opelka in 3 sets