The 2012 SAP Open men’s main draw singles quarter finals matches will begin on Friday 17 February at 2:30pm local time in San Jose, California. This ATP Tour 250 category tournament will have the 8 quarter finalists vying for the first American ATP Tour singles title of the year, 250 ATP ranking points and $95,860 in prize money. The official tournament name is the SAP Open due to title sponsorship naming rights.
Four of the Top 8 seeds won through to the quarter final stage to live up to their seeding seeds have a bye through to the 2nd round, No.2 seed Andy RODDICK, No.3 Milos RAONIC, No.5 Julien BENNETEAU and No.6 Kevin ANDERSON. The highest seed to be upset was No.4 seed and former SAP Open champion Radek Stepanek by Belgian Steve DARCIS.
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The only remaining qualifier Dimitar KUTROVSKY won his fourth straight match at the SAP Open. The 24-year-old Kutrovsky from Bulgaria has been impressive winning all four matches without dropping a set. Kutrovsky is the current World No.438 by virtue of having 81 ATP ranking points in total prior to the 2012 SAP Open. With a quarter final victory Kutrovsky would earn 102 points from this one tournament as compared to the 81 points he has earned in the past 12 months of tournaments!
The 19-year-old Ryan HARRISON is pictured above displaying good focus as he is positioning and preparing to play this forehand ground stroke at the 2011 Miami Open Masters 1000 event. The 1.83m American achieved his career-best ranking of No.66 on 29 August 2011 and is currently ranked No.94. Harrison has already played 11 men’s Grand Slam single events (more than double in comparison to the 210-year-old Milos Raonic), so far in his young career and at all four Grand Slams at least twice each.
Harrison achieved his best Grand Slam singles result to date by making the 2nd round at the 2010 US Open and the 2nd round at Wimbledon in 2011. Harrison peaked at World No.7 in singles on the ITF Junior Tour in January 2008 after achieving his best Junior Grand Slam singles result with his semi final showing.
The 2012 SAP Open men’s singles draw for the quarter finals is:
- Dimitar KUTROVSKY (Q) v Ryan HARRISON
- Milos RAONIC (3) v (5) Kevin ANDERSON
The bottom half of the draw is:
- Julien BENNETEAU (6) v Steve DARCIS
- Denis ISTOMIN v (2) Andy RODDICK
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