Wimbledon 2010 Men’s Qualifying

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The 2010 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s qualifying singles event begins today – Monday 14 June at 11am local time in London. The qualifying event will be completed on Thursday 17 June. The qualifying matches are best of 3 sets with the final set being an advantage set i.e. you must win by at least 2 games as opposed to a tie break at 6 games all.

There are 128 spots in the qualifying draw of which 9 were wild cards and 119 direct acceptances. 1 in every 4 of those spots is a seeded player. There are 32 seeds in the qualifying which means that the highest 32 ranked players are seeded to meet each other in “The Qualifying Round”.

The Qualifying Round is the round that decides which players qualify for the main draw, because the winner of that round qualifies. At Wimbledon there are 16 spots in the main draw of the Gentlemen’s singles event allocated for qualifiers.

There are 10 British men in the qualifying draw, they are: Daniel Cox World No.543, Daniel Smethurst No.354, Morgan Phillips No.427, David Rice No.486, Joshua Goodall No.349, Joshua Milton No.538, Chris Eaton No.494, Alexander Ward No.531, Alex Bogdanovic and Daniel Evans No.326. Only Bogdanovic had a ranking high enough (No.163), to earn direct entry into the qualifying event.

The 26 year old Bogdanovic is the British No.2 after Andy Murray but after being given a wild card by the LTA for the past 8 years was denied this year. All of the other 9 British players were awarded a wild card into the draw.

The players win through to the 2nd round of qualifying but are then defeated, earn 3,000 pounds (£) and 16 ATP ranking points. Players who win through to the 3rd round of qualifying but are then defeated, earn £7,000 and 24 ATP ranking points. Both 2nd round and 3rd round losers in the qualifying receive more ranking points than a player who is directly accepted into the main draw and then loses his 1st round match.

Players who qualify for the main draw will earn a minimum of £11,250 and 35 ATP ranking points if they are defeated in the 1st round of the main draw. That means they received 3.5 times the amount that a direct acceptance receives when he loses his 1st round match. Do you think that is a fair way to allocate points?

The seeds do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of the qualifying event. All players must win 3 matches in a row in order to qualify. The qualifying draws are different to main draws because these events do not play off until there is one undefeated player. Therefore, the No.1 seed and the No.2 seed are not separated at the opposite ends of the draw.

The top 16 seeds in the main draw of qualifying have ALL been separated from each other as they are seeded to be the players who do qualify. The whole 32 seeds are just listed down the draw. The 32 seeds are bolded in the draw below.

Pictured above is Andy Murray just after making contact with this forehand drive at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. The 23 year old Murray achieved his best result at Wimbledon in 2009 by making the semi finals. He has progressed one round further each year that he has played Wimbledon.

The 1.9m Murray made the quarter finals in 2008 and before that he made the 4th round and in his 1st Wimbledon he made the 3rd round. Every tennis fan in the United Kingdom will be hoping that he can improve again this year and play off in the Championships Final. Follow Murray’s progress right here at OnCourt Advantage.

The draw for the 2010 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s qualifying singles event is:

  1. (1) Taylor Dent versus Pavol Cervenak
  2. Roberto Bautista-Agut versus Antonio Veic
  3. Matthew Ebden versus David Marrero
  4. Pedro Clar-Rossello versus (20) David Guez
  5. (2) Bjorn Phau versus Lukas Rosol
  6. Dominik Hrbaty versus Martin Fischer
  7. (WC) Daniel Cox versus Sebastien De Chaunac
  8. John Millman versus (24) Ramon Delgado
  9. (3) Somdev Devvarman versus Guillaume Rufin
  10. Ryler Deheart versus (WC) Daniel Smethurst
  11. Daniel Munoz-De La Nava versus Yuichi Sugita
  12. Simone Vagnozzi versus (29) Ilija Bozoljac
  13. (4) Thiago Alves versus Julio Silva
  14. Gilles Muller versus Leonardo Tavares
  15. Alexandre Kudryavtsev versus (WC) Morgan Phillips
  16. Dusan Lojda versus (19) Carsten Ball
  17. (5) Ivan Navarro versus Dominik Meffert
  18. Rik De Voest versus Alex Bogomolov Jnr
  19. Ivo Minar versus Michael Lammer
  20. Andre Begemann versus (25) Mischa Zverev
  21. (6) Grega Zemlja versus Caio Zampieri
  22. Ivan Dodig versus Guillermo Olaso
  23. Alexander Peya versus Chris Guccione
  24. Philipp Oswald versus (23) Kevin Kim
  25. (7) Donald Young versus Guillermo Alcaide
  26. (WC) David Rice versus Juan Pablo Brzezicki
  27. Evgeny Kirillov versus Martin Alund
  28. (WC) Joshua Goodall versus (21) Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  29. (8) Edouard Roger-Vasselin versus (WC) Joshua Milton
  30. Michael Yani versus Bernard Tomic
  31. Peter Polansky versus Marinko Matosevic
  32. Prakash Amritraj versus (28) Dieter Kindlmann
  33. (9) Jesse Levine versus Lester Cook
  34. Joseph Sirianni versus Reda El Amrani
  35. Alex Kuznetsov versus Izak Van Der Merwe
  36. Sebastian Decoud versus (17) Tobias Kamke
  37. (10) Joao Souza versus Adrian Mannarino
  38. Noam Okun versus Riccardo Ghedin
  39. Bastian Knittel versus Francesco Aldi
  40. Jesse Huta Galung versus (31) Christophe Rochus
  41. (11) Marsel Ilhan versus Ruben Bemelmans
  42. Aljaz Bedene versus Thierry Ascione
  43. (WC) Chris Eaton versus Roko Karanusic
  44. Juan-Martin Aranguren versus (22) Jan Hernych
  45. (12) Ryan Sweeting versus Jan Minar
  46. Benjamin Balleret versus Arnau Brugues-Davi
  47. Robert Kendrick versus Filip Krajinovic
  48. (WC) Alexander Ward versus (26) Josselin Ouanna
  49. (11) Stefan Koubek versus Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy
  50. Conor Niland versus Andreas Haider-Maurer
  51. Alex Bogdanovic versus Ricardo Hocevar
  52. Frank Dancevic versus (27) Nicolas Mahut
  53. (12) Rui Machado versus Tatsuma Ito
  54. Brendan Evans versus Benoit Paire
  55. Daniel King-Turner versus Andrej Martin
  56. Yannick Mertens versus (18) Julian Reister
  57. (15) Go Soeda versus Inigo Cervantes-Huegun
  58. Alexandre Sidorenko versus Niels Desein
  59. Bobby Reynolds versus Jesse Witten
  60. Greg Jones versus (32) Santiago Gonzalez
  61. (16) Santiago Ventura versus Eric Prodon
  62. Sergio Gutierrez-Ferol versus Flavio Cipolla
  63. (WC) Daniel Evans versus Tim Smyzek
  64. Ryan Harrison versus (30) Ricardas Berankis

Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about the 2010 Wimbledon singles events. Click this link for more details including both of the Schedules of Play -> Wimbledon 2010: June 14-July 4.

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