The 2012 Nice Open men’s main draw singles event commences on Sunday 20 May at 2pm local time in Nice, France. In this post a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw will be provided, the full singles draw and what the projected quarter finals match-ups are will be listed.
Nice is one of the ATP Tour 250 Tournaments each year and has 28 players vying for the title, a maximum of 250 ATP ranking points and € 71,900 (Euros) in prize money for the winner. Nice has a 32-draw divided up between 4 Qualifiers [Q], 3 Wild Cards [WC], 21 Direct Acceptances and 4 BYES. The Top 8 ranked players amongst the 21 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 8 seeds were ranked from World No.10 (John ISNER) through to No.45 (Fabio FOGNINI).
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The cut-off date for entry was 9 April 2012 and Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN of France with a ranking of No.79 that week was the last direct acceptance. As soon as the qualifying event is completed OnCourt Advantage will add the names into the spots in the draw below reserved for qualifiers denoted by a [Q].
The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the round of 16 is:
- John ISNER  v  Denis ISTOMIN
- Gael MONFILS [WC]  v  Bernard TOMIC
- Fabio FOGNINI  v  Nicolas ALMAGRO
- Robin HAASE  v  Gilles SIMON
The 2012 Nice Men’s singles draw is:
- John ISNER  v BYE
- Xavier MALISSE v LU Yen-Hsun
- Nikolay DAVYDENKO v Matthew EBDEN
- Alejandro FALLA v  Denis ISTOMIN
- Gael MONFILS [WC]  v BYE
- Brian BAKER [Q] v Sergiy STAKHOVSKY
- Mikhail KUKUSHKIN v [Q] Sam QUERREY
- Lukas LACKO v  Bernard TOMIC
The bottom half of the draw is:
- Fabio FOGNINI  v Steve DARCIS
- Filippo VOLANDRI v Olivier ROCHUS
- Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN v [WC] Benoit PAIRE
- BYE v  Nicolas ALAMGRO
- Robin HAASE  v [WC] Juan Carlos FERRERO
- Thomaz BELLUCCI [Q] v Donald YOUNG
- Dudi SELA v [Q] Grigor DIMITROV
- BYE v  Gilles SIMON
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