The 2012 Roland Garros men’s main draw singles matches will begin on Sunday 27 May at 11am local time in Paris, France. In this post a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw will be provided, including when the draw is made, how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are and who the seeds are.
The official draw is being held on Friday 25 May at 11:30am. There are 128 players in the draw divided up between 16 Qualifiers (Q), 8 Wild Cards (WC) and 104 Direct Acceptances. The Roland Garros cut-off date for players entry into the tournament is 9 April 2012.
Please leave a comment below this article regarding anything YOU would like to know about in tennis, have explained or suggest for me to write about here at OnCourt Advantage. To watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add 6 hours to the local time in Paris to work out the equivalent Singapore time.
Click this link for details about how you can buy Roland Garros Official tennis tickets and you will also find full coverage of Roland Garros, including the entire tournament schedule of play, the FULL prize money and ATP ranking points earned per round plus qualifying event details.
Roland Garros is a Grand Slam category tournament played on red clay from May 22 to June 10. As soon as the names are drawn OnCourt Advantage will add the players into the projected 3rd round match-ups for the seeds and post the full singles main draw here-> The 2012 Roland Garros Men’s Singles Draw: 1st Round.
2009 Roland Garros singles champion Roger FEDERER will be looking to make his 6th final in Paris in 7 years. The 16-time Grand Slam singles champion made his career first Grand Slam quarter final at Roland Garros in 2001. The 30-year-old Swiss is pictured in position and all set as he is transitioning into the forward swing for this single-handed backhand at the 2011 Rome Masters.
The Seeds: The seeded players do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of a Grand Slam event. To win the title any player must win 7 main draw best of 5-set matches in a row. As soon as the post for the Roland Garros 2012 Men’s Singles Draw Seeding is completed you will be able read more about how the seeding works, who the seeds are and a full list in order from the No.1 seed through to the No.32 seed.
The Wild Cards: The wild cards will be selected closer to the tournament by the French Tennis Federation, who usually select six French players. The other two wild cards go to an American and an Australian due to a reciprocal wild card exchange arrangement between the US Open, Australian Open and Roland Garros. As soon as any wild cards are announced OnCourt Advantage will list them here-> Lleyton HEWITT (AUS), Brian BAKER (USA) and 6 French men: Adrian MANNARINO, Arnaud CLEMENT, Jonathan DASNIERES DE VEIGY, Eric PRODON, Guillaume RUFIN and Paul-Henri MATHIEU.
The Qualifiers: The 128-player qualifying tournament begins on Tuesday 22 May and runs through to Friday 25 May. As soon as each of the 16 players win their 3rd round of qualifying and therefore qualify for the main draw, OnCourt Advantage will list their names here-> Filip KRAJINOVIC, Nicolas DEVILDER, Michael BERRER, Igor SIJSLING, Andrey KUZNETSOV, Florent SERRA, Daniel MUNOZ-DE LA NAVA, Horacio ZEBALLOS, Joao SOUSA, Rogerio DUTRA SILVA, Tommy HAAS, Jurgen ZOPP, Andreas HAIDER-MAURER, Mischa ZVEREV, Jesse LEVINE and Eduardo SCHWANK.
OnCourt Advantage supplies all the details YOU need to make it easy to follow tennis, get your tennis tickets and watch men’s and women’s professional tennis on the WTA, ATP Tour and for each Grand Slam tournament all year round.
photo credit: mbevis