Roland Garros 2012 Men’s Singles Draw Seeding

The 2012 Roland Garros men’s singles draw begins on Sunday 27 and runs for 15 days making it one day longer than any of the other Grand Slam tournaments. In this post who the 2012 Roland Garros men’s seeds are, what country they represent and a full list of the 32 seeds in order from 1 to 32 will be covered.

In a 128-player sized draw there are 32 seeded players in order to keep the one seed for each four spots in the draw ratio according to tournament draw rules. All of the 32 seeds are placed in preselected positions in the 128-player draw to guarantee that all seeds cannot meet another seed until the 3rd round. Therefore, the seeded players have the advantage of only playing against players in their first two rounds that are lower ranked players and outside of the highest 32 ranked players in the draw.

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The 32 seeds for Roland Garros are the highest 32 ranked players in order from 1 to 32 according to the latest ATP men’s rankings available prior to the main draw being conducted. The draw ceremony will be held on Friday 25th of May. However, the seeds can be worked out before they are officially announced due to the fact that the seeds are selected solely according to the latest ATP rankings before the draw is made i.e. as of 21 May 2012.

The 32 seeds listed below are the seeds according to the 21st of May 2012. The first 16 players names are bolded because according to seeding they are seeded to be the 16 players who win through to the round of 16. The first eight players have both their first name and surname bolded to highlight the eight players seeded to make the quarter finals.

How many of the Top 16 seeds do YOU think will actually qualify this year? At Roland Garros in 2011 ten of the Top 16 seeded men won through to the round of 16 to live up to their seeding.

Updates: Original No.10 seed Mardy Fish has withdrawn injured so No.33 Jurgen Melzer moves up to be the No.32 seed and the original No.11 to No.32 all move up one spot in the seedings. 17th seed Kei Nishikori has withdrawn injured so No.34 Kevin Anderson moves up to be the new No.32 seed and the seeds from 18 through to 32 all move up one spot in the seeding. 13th seed Gael Monfils has withdrawn injured so No.35 Florian Mayer moves up to be the new No.32 seed and the seeds from 14 through to 32 all move up one spot in the seeding.

  3. ROGER FEDERER Switzerland
  4. ANDY MURRAY Great Britain
  7. TOMAS BERDYCH Czech Republic
  9. Juan Martin DEL POTRO Argentina
  10. John ISNER USA
  11. Gilles SIMON France
  12. Nicolas ALMAGRO Spain
  13. Juan MONACO Argentina
  14. Fernando VERDASCO Spain
  15. Feliciano LOPEZ Spain
  16. Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV Ukraine
  17. Richard GASQUET France
  18. Stanislas WAWRINKA Switzerland
  19. Milos RAONIC Canada
  20. Marcel GRANOLLERS Spain
  21. Marin CILIC Croatia
  22. Andreas SEPPI Italy
  23. Radek STEPANEK Czech Republic
  24. Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER Germany
  25. Bernard TOMIC Australia
  26. Andy RODDICK USA
  27. Mikhail YOUZHNY Russia
  28. Viktor TROICKI Serbia
  29. Julien BENNETEAU France
  30. Jurgen MELZER Austria
  31. Kevin ANDERSON South Africa

© photo credit: Beth Wilson

1 Comment

  1. For a Grand Slam tournament, where are the pre-selected positions in the 128 person draw?

    For example, in the men’s draw, the No. 1 seed and No. 2 seeds are in opposite halfs of the draw. Then, the past year’s Women’s singles champion selects/draws where the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds are to be placed in the draw. Then, what happens next with the remaining seeds? Would you so kindly provide a play by play of the sequence of events when a draw is made? (sorry I had to miss the live draw ceremony).


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