Australian Open 2010 Men’s Results

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The 1st round of the men’s singles has been completed at the Australian Open. 7 of the 32 seeded men were defeated in the very 1st round. The highest seed to lose was No.8 seed Robin Soderling.

The following lists show whom the seeds play in the 2nd round and who defeated the seeds in the 1st round.

In the top half of the draw the remaining seeds are:

  • (1) Roger Federer versus Victor Hanescu
  • (31) Albert Montanes v. Stephane Robert
  • (22) Lleyton Hewitt v. Donald Young
  • (17) David Ferrer v. Marcos Baghdatis
  • (9) Fernando Verdasco v. Ivan Sergeyev
  • (30) Juan Monaco v. Michael Llodra
  • (6) Nikolay Davydenko v. Illya Marchenko
  • (3) Novak Djokovic v. Marco Chiudinelli
  • (20) Mikhail Youzhny v. Jan Hajek
  • (10) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga v. Taylor Dent
  • (18) Tommy Haas v. Janko Tipsarevic
  • (26) Nicolas Almagro v. Benjamin Becker

In the bottom half of the draw the following players are seeded to meet in the 3rd round:

  • (7) Andy Roddick v. Thomaz Bellucci
  • (21) Tomas Berdych v. Evgeny Korolev
  • (11) Fernando Gonzalez v. Marsel Ilhan
  • (14) Marin Cilic v. Bernard Tomic
  • (19) Stanislas Wawrinka v. Igor Kunitsyn
  • (29) Viktor Troicki v. Florian Mayer
  • (4) Juan Martin del Potro v. James Blake
  • (5) Andy Murray v. Marc Gicquel
  • (33) John Isner v. Louk Sorensen
  • (12) Gael Monfils v. Antonio Veic
  • (24) Ivan Ljubicic v. Andrej Golubev
  • (27) Philipp Kohlschreiber v. Wayne Odesnik
  • (2) Rafael Nadal v. Lukas Lacko

The defeated seeded players were:

  • (8) Robin Soderling by Marc Granollers
  • (13) Radek Stepanek by Ivo Karlovic
  • (16) Tommy Robredo by Santiago Giraldo
  • (23) Juan Carlos Ferrero by Ivan Dodig
  • (25) Sam Querrey by Rainer Schuettler
  • (28) Jurgen Melzer by Florent Serra
  • (32) Jeremy Chardy by Denis Istomin

Pictured above is American James Blake after making contact with the ball on his one handed backhand drive. The 30 year old has been ranked as high as No.4 and has made the quarter finals of a Grand Slam on 3 occasions.

Blake can play great tennis, which makes him the most likely player to knock out one of the top seeds in round 2. Juan Martin del Potro will have to outgun Blake or hope that Blake commits too many unforced errors in his attempt to knock del Potro off the court.

Stay tuned to this tennis website for more coverage of the 2010 Australian Open and click these links for further details -> Australian Open 2010 Men’s Qualifying, Australian Open 2010 Women’s Qualifying, Australian Open 2010 Men’s Seeding and Australian Open 2010 Women’s Seeding.

Today’s POST is dedicated to Stefan Edberg. Edberg was born on this day in 1966. The Swede won 6 Grand Slam singles titles including 2 Australian Open titles (1985 & 1987), 2 Wimbledon Championships (1988 & 1990) and back-to-back US Open crowns (1991 & 1992). He first achieved his highest career ranking of World No.1 on 13 August 1990.

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