Dubai 2012 Men’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Dubai Open
No.4 seed Jo-Wilfried TSONGA has served up his career-best performances since June 2011. What major titles will he win in 2012?

The 2012 Dubai Open men’s main draw singles 1st round matches will begin on Monday 27 February at 12 noon local time in Dubai in the UAE. Dubai is one of only 11 ATP 500 category tournaments each year and has 32 players vying for this prestigious title, the maximum of ATP ranking points i.e. 500 and $409,170 in prize money.

Dubai has a 32-draw divided up between 4 Qualifiers (Q), 3 Wild Cards (WC) and 25 Direct Acceptances. The Top 8 ranked players amongst the 25 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 8 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Novak DJOKOVIC) through to No.10 (Juan Martin DEL POTRO). The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Andreas BECK from Germany who was ranked No.93 at the entry deadline date.

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You will find the full order of play being added ASAP for every day of play throughout the tournament in the comments section below this article, click here to go straight there-> Dubai Open: the daily schedule of play.

This is the draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the quarter finals:

  • Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v (7) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  • Andy MURRAY (3) v (5) Tomas BERDYCH
  • Juan Martin del POTRO (8) v (4) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  • Mardy FISH (6) v (2) Roger FEDERER

The 2012 Dubai Open men’s singles draw for the 1st round is:

  1. Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v Cedrik-Marcel STEBE
  2. Sergiy STAKHOVSKY v (WC) Omar AWADHY
  3. Ivan LJUBICIC v Flavio CIPOLLA
  4. Igor KUNITSYN v (7) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  5. Andy MURRAY (3) v (Q) Michael BERRER
  6. Nikolay DAVYDENKO v (Q) Marco CHIUDINELLI
  7. Lukas LACKO (Q) v (WC) Sergei BUBKA
  8. Benjamin BECKER v (5) Tomas BERDYCH

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Juan Martin DEL POTRO (8) v Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV
  2. Andrey GOLUBEV (Q) v (WC) Marko DJOKOVIC
  3. Adrian MANNARINO v Lukas ROSOL
  4. Marcos BAGHDATIS v (4) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  5. Mardy FISH (6) v Andreas BECK
  6. Mikhail YOUZHNY v Richard GASQUET
  7. Nicolas MAHUT v Feliciano LOPEZ
  8. Michael LLODRA v (2) Roger FEDERER

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  1. The following is the ORDER OF PLAY for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 at the Dubai Open…

    CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
    [3] A Murray (GBR) vs [Q] M Chiudinelli (SUI) – ATP

    Not Before 4:00 PM
    [1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR) – ATP

    Not Before 7:00 PM
    F Lopez (ESP) vs [2] R Federer (SUI) – ATP
    L Rosol (CZE) vs [4] J Tsonga (FRA) – ATP

    COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
    F Cipolla (ITA) vs [7] J Tipsarevic (SRB) – ATP
    [Q] L Lacko (SVK) vs [5] T Berdych (CZE) – ATP

    Not Before 4:30 PM
    [8] J Del Potro (ARG) vs [Q] A Golubev (KAZ) – ATP
    [4] M Bhupathi (IND) / R Bopanna (IND) vs L Dlouhy (CZE) / A Dolgopolov (UKR) – ATP

    COURT 3 start 2:00 pm
    A Qureshi (PAK) / J Rojer (NED) vs P Hanley (AUS) / J Murray (GBR) – ATP
    [6] M Fish (USA) vs M Youzhny (RUS) – ATP
    L Paes (IND) / J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs [2] R Lindstedt (SWE) / H Tecau (ROU) – ATP
    [1] M Llodra (FRA) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [WC] M Ilhan (TUR) / M Jaziri (TUN) – ATP

  2. The following is the ORDER OF PLAY for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 at the Dubai Open…

    CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
    [3] A Murray (GBR) vs [Q] M Berrer (GER) – ATP
    Not Before 4:00 PM
    M Baghdatis (CYP) vs [4] J Tsonga (FRA) – ATP
    Not Before 7:00 PM
    M Llodra (FRA) vs [2] R Federer (SUI) – ATP
    [8] J Del Potro (ARG) vs A Dolgopolov (UKR) – ATP

    COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
    J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) vs S Lipsky (USA) / R Ram (USA) – ATP
    Not Before 2:00 PM
    N Davydenko (RUS) vs [Q] M Chiudinelli (SUI) – ATP
    I Kunitsyn (RUS) vs [7] J Tipsarevic (SRB) – ATP
    Not Before 4:00 PM
    B Becker (GER) vs [5] T Berdych (CZE) – ATP
    N Mahut (FRA) vs F Lopez (ESP) – ATP

    COURT 3 not before 2:00 PM
    S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [WC] O Awadhy (UAE) – ATP
    M Youzhny (RUS) vs R Gasquet (FRA) – ATP
    I Ljubicic (CRO) vs F Cipolla (ITA) – ATP
    [WC] M Ghareeb (KUW) / A Maqdas (KUW) vs J Knowle (AUT) / A Peya (AUT) – ATP

  3. The following is the ORDER OF PLAY for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 at the Dubai Open…

    CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
    [Q] A Golubev (KAZ) vs [WC] M Djokovic (SRB) – ATP

    Not Before 4:00 PM
    [6] M Fish (USA) vs A Beck (GER) – ATP

    Not Before 7:00 PM
    [1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs C Stebe (GER) – ATP
    [Q] L Lacko (SVK) vs [WC] S Bubka (UKR) – ATP

    COURT 1 start 3:00 pm
    M Kohlmann (GER) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs J Cerretani (USA) / I Ljubicic (CRO) – ATP
    M Baghdatis (CYP) / M Youzhny (RUS) vs [3] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) – ATP
    A Mannarino (FRA) vs L Rosol (CZE) – ATP

  4. The following is the revised ORDER OF PLAY for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012 at the Dubai Open due to a sand storm…

    COURT 1 start Not Before 2:00 pm
    Qualifying – M Jaziri (TUN) vs A Golubev (KAZ) – ATP
    Qualifying – A Brugues-Davi (ESP) vs M Chiudinelli (SUI) – ATP

    COURT 3 start Not Before 2:00 pm
    Qualifying – T Ito (JPN) vs M Berrer (GER) – ATP
    Qualifying – L Lacko (SVK) vs G Zemlja (SLO) – ATP

  5. Hi Alexandra,

    Firstly, thank you so much for visiting and commenting on OnCourt Advantage. Yes I will certainly update everyone by posting every single daily schedule of play for the Dubai Open.

    The schedule for each day is only released in the evening before that’s day’s play or very early in the morning. I receive the media release email each day as soon as the daily schedule of play is released. As soon as possible after receiving these emails I post them here OnCourt Advantage.

    To get an idea for exactly how long these daily schedules are released, please look at this article about the Dubai Open women’s singles event, in the comments section. I have listed the daily schedule for Wednesday to Saturday. The times I have published these comments are the exact times I received these emails and not the time I actually published them.

    Please click here to see what I mean->

    I hope this helps and please let me know if you would like to know anything further.


  6. Many thanks for great information, I have tickets for Wed 29th Feb Dudai duty free championships appreciate updates of players for that day. I also have tickets for March 3rd

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