Australian Open 2010 Last 16 Men

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Australian Open Men’s Singles Results:

The 3rd round singles matches have been completed in the men’s singles event at the 2010 Australian Open. In the 4th round or round of 16 as it also known, only 16 players remain.

These 16 players are guaranteed 89,000 Australian dollars in prize money and 180 ATP ranking points for making the round of 16. Those players who were knocked out in the 3rd round took home 52,000 Australian dollars.

The following is the list of players who are still undefeated, who they play next and which part of the draw they are in. Below you will find the seeded players whose names have a line drawn through them because they were defeated in that section of the draw. The player’s name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win.

In the top half of the draw 7 of the 8 remaining players are seeded players and one direct acceptance. In the top half of the draw the round of 16 matches are:

  • (1) Roger Federer versus (17) Ferrer (22) Lleyton Hewitt
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (9) Fernando Verdasco v. (6) Nikolay Davydenko
  • (3) Novak Djokovic v. (16) Robredo Lukasz Kubot
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (10) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v. (8) Soderling (26) Nicolas Almagro

In the bottom half of the draw 7 of the 8 remaining players are seeds, with the big serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic a direct acceptance rounding out the round of 16. In the bottom half of the draw the round of 16 matches are:

  • (7) Andy Roddick v. (11) Fernando Gonzalez
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (14) Marin Cilic v. (4) Juan Martin del Potro
  • (5) Andy Murray v. (12) Monfils (33) John Isner
  • The winner to play the winner of…
  • (13) Stepanek Ivo Karlovic v. (2) Rafael Nadal

Pictured above is No.7 seed Andy Roddick whilst he is preparing for his forehand drive. The 27 year old American was a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009 going down 14 games to 16 in the 5th set to Roger Federer.

Roddick must be burning deep inside to make his latest Grand Slam final a victorious one by winning the 2010 Australian Open. Roddick has made the semi finals of the Australian Open 4 times (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009). If Roddick does win he would break the longest drought in the Open-era for an American man to win a Grand Slam singles title.

For more coverage and information about the 2010 Australian Open on this tennis website click this link -> Australian Open 2010: Jan 13-31.

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