Australian Open 2012 Men’s Qualifying Seeding

David Ferrer backhandThe 2012 Australian Open men’s qualifying singles event begins on Wednesday 11 January at 10am local time in Melbourne and is scheduled to be completed on Saturday 14 January. The 2012 Australian Open men’s main draw matches commence on Monday 16 January at 11am. So if you are so inclined, you better be prepared to do your Australian Open betting. To watch the tennis in Singapore minus 3 hours from the local time in Melbourne.

The great news is YOU can attend the entire qualifying event without having to pay for a ticket. Yes, it is free entry for the entire qualifying event so don’t miss it! In this post OnCourt Advantage will provide the details of who the 32 seeds are in the men’s qualifying event, what country they represent and more interesting qualifying event info.

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The 32 seeds in the qualifying are the highest 32 ranked players who were accepted into the qualifying event at the cut-off date (5 December 2011) according to the latest ATP men’s rankings (9 January 2012). The 32 seeds listed below are seeded to meet each other in “The Qualifying Round”. The Qualifying Round is the final round that decides which 16 players qualify for the main draw. 

To qualify for the main draw you must win three straight best of three-set matches. The first two sets are tiebreak sets and the final set is an advantage set. In an advantage set, if the set score is tied at six games all the players continue to play until one player gains a two game advantage. The seeded players have all been separated in the draw so that they all play their first two matches against players who are ranked lower than they are.

Pictured above is 2011 Australian Open semi finalist David FERRER capturing his great determination, intensity, focus, fighting spirit and application, which allows him to achieve great success despite having the least height and firepower amongst the tennis elite. The 29-year-old Ferrer defeated Rafael Nadal for the fourth time in on tour in the quarter finals 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to achieve his best result at the Australian Open and matching his career best result in any Grand Slam singles event – 2007 US Open semi finalist.

The 1.75m Ferrer is currently ranked at No.5 in the ATP rankings after having his best year in 2011. Ferrer has defeated three of his Top 4 opponents according to the 2012 Australian Open seeding in the past. The Spaniard has defeated current World No.1 Novak Djokovic on five occasions and Andy Murray on four occasions. Ferrer defeated both Djokovic and Murray in straight sets in their most recent encounters, bot at the 2011 ATP Tour Finals in London.

The following is the list of the 32 seeds for the 2012 Australian Open men’s qualifying singles event. The first 16 players names are bolded because according to seeding they are seeded to be the 16 players who qualify. How many of the Top 16 seeds do YOU think will actually qualify this year? At the 2011 Australian Open seven of the Top 16 seeded men qualified, which means lower ranked players in the three rounds of qualifying matches upset nine of the Top 16 seeded players.

  1. Go SOEDA Japan
  2. Grega ZEMLJA Slovenia
  3. Daniel BRANDS Germany
  4. Marsel ILHAN Turkey
  5. Igor ANDREEV Russia
  6. Izak VAN DER MERWE South Africa
  7. Lukas LACKO Slovakia
  8. Rogerio DUTRA SILVA Brazil
  9. Vasek POSPISIL Canada
  10. Malek JAZIRI Tunisia
  11. Rik DE VOEST South Africa
  12. Rainer SCHUETTLER Germany
  13. Ricardas BERANKIS Lithuania
  14. Simone BOLELLI Italy
  15. Arnau BRUGUES-DAVI Spain
  16. Daniel MUNOZ-DE LA NAVA Spain
  17. Jan HAJEK Czech Republic
  18. Eduardo SCHWANK Argentina
  19. Evgeny DONSKOY Russia
  20. Andrey GOLUBEV Kazakhstan
  21. Rajeev RAM USA
  22. Jurgen ZOPP Estonia
  23. Arnaud CLEMENT France
  24. Ruben BEMELMANS Belgium
  25. Sergei BUBKA Ukraine
  26. Simon GREUL Germany
  27. Matteo VIOLA Italy
  28. Facundo BAGNIS Argentina
  29. Florent SERRA France
  30. Augustin GENSSE France
  31. Dustin BROWN Germany
  32. James WARD Great Britain
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