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