Wimbledon 2010 Men’s Singles Draw

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The 2010 Wimbledon men’s main draw singles matches will begin this Monday 21 June at 11am local time in London, United Kingdom. There are 128 main draw spots divided up between 16 Qualifiers (Q), 5 Wild Cards (WC), 7 Lucky Losers (LL) and 100 Direct Acceptances.

Wimbledon which is known as The Championships, is the 3rd Grand Slam tournament of the year and the only one held on natural grass courts.

Pictured above is 29 year old Lleyton Hewitt just after making contact with the ball for this forehand drive. The 1.8m Hewitt from Australia made it to the quarter finals at Wimbledon last year before losing to eventual runner-up Andy Roddick in 5 sets 3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 4-6 in 3 hours and 51 minutes.

The former World No.1 won the Wimbledon singles title in 2002 and won the US Open in 2001. Prior to last year at Wimbledon Hewitt had not made the quarter finals in singles at Grand Slam tournament since 2006.

This year Hewitt has proven form on grass going into Wimbledon as he defeated Roger Federer in the final of Halle in Germany 6-4 in the 3rd and final set, to snap a 15 match losing streak against Federer.

No.27 seed Ernests Gulbis has withdrawn with an injury so has been replaced by Philipp Petzschner as the No.33 seed. Petzschner’s original spot then goes to Luck Loser Santiago Ventura.

The seeded players do not receive a BYE in the 1st round of a Grand Slam event. To win the title a player must win 7 best of 5 set matches in a row. For further details about the men’s event you can visit -> Wimbledon Men’s Schedule of Play and Wimbledon 2010 Men’s Singles.

Being seeded means that you the earliest round in the event that you can meet another seeded player is 3rd round in which only 32 players remain. The players name that is bolded is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match.

The draw for the seeded players if they all win through to the 3rd round is:

  • (1) Roger Federer versus (30) Tommy Robredo
  • (22) Feliciano Lopez versus (16) Jurgen Melzer
  • (12) Tomas Berdych versus (20) Stanislas Wawrinka
  • (31) Victor Hanescu versus (7) Nikolay Davydenko
  • (3) Novak Djokovic versus (28) Albert Montanes
  • (21) Gael Monfils versus (15) Lleyton Hewitt
  • (11) Marin Cilic versus (17) Ivan Ljubicic
  • (29) Philipp Kohlschreiber versus (5) Roddick

Which are the match ups for the top half of the draw. In the bottom half of the draw, the players who are seeded to meet are:

  • (8) Fernando Verdasco versus (32) Julien Benneteau
  • (19) Nicolas Almagro versus (10) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • (14) Juan Carlos Ferrero versus (18) Sam Querrey
  • (26) Gilles Simon versus (4) Andy Murray
  • (6) Robin Soderling versus (25) Thomaz Bellucci
  • (24) Marcos Baghdatis versus (9) David Ferrer
  • (13) Mikhail Youzhny versus (23) John Isner
  • (33) Philipp Petzschner versus (2) Rafael Nadal

The 2010 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s singles draw for the 1st round  is:

  1. (1) Federer v. Alejandro Falla
  2. (Q) Illija Bozoljac v. Nicolas Massu
  3. Janko Tipsarevic v. Arnaud Clement
  4. Peter Luczak v. (30) Robredo
  5. (22) Lopez v. (LL) Jesse Levine
  6. (Q) Ricardas Berankis v. (Q) Carsten Ball
  7. Igor Kunitsyn v. Viktor Troicki
  8. Dustin Brown v. (16) Melzer
  9. (12) Berdych v. Andrej Golubev
  10. (LL) Ryan Sweeting v. Benjamin Becker
  11. Dmitry Tursunov v. Rainer Schuettler
  12. Denis Istomen v. (20) Wawrinka
  13. (31) Hanescu v. (WC) Andrey Kuznetsov
  14. (Q) Marsel Ilhan v. Marcos Daniel
  15. Igor Andreev v. Daniel Brands
  16. Kevin Anderson v. (7) Davydenko
  17. (3) Djokovic v. Olivier Rochus
  18. Juan Ignacio Chela v. (Q) Taylor Dent
  19. (Q) Brendan Evans v. (Q) Jesse Huta Galung
  20. Paolo Lorenzi v. (28) Montanes
  21. (21) Monfils v. Leonardo Mayer
  22. Karol Beck v. (Q) Santiago Ventura
  23. Eduardo Schwank v. Evgeny Korolev
  24. Maximo Gonzalez v. (15) Hewitt
  25. (11) Cilic v. Florian Mayer
  26. Mardy Fish v. (Q) Bernard Tomic
  27. Horacio Zeballos v. Yen-Hsun Lu
  28. Michal Prezysiezny v. (17) Ljubicic
  29. (29) Kohlschreiber v. Potito Starace
  30. (LL) Ramon Delgado v. (WC) Teimuraz Gabashvili
  31. Michael Llodra v. (Q) Jesse Witten
  32. Rajeev Ram v. (5) Roddick
  33. (8) Verdasco v. Fabio Fognini
  34. Michael Russell v. Pere Riba
  35. Andreas Beck v. (WC) Jamie Baker
  36. Kristof Vliegen v. (32) Julien Benneteau
  37. (19) Almagro v. Andreas Seppi
  38. (Q) Tobias Kamke v. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
  39. Marco Chiudinelli v. Alexandr Dolgopolov
  40. (Q) Robert Kendrick v.(10) Tsonga
  41. (14) Ferrero v. Xavier Malisse
  42. (LL) Julian Reister v. (Q) Rik De Voest
  43. Oscar Hernandez v. (Q) Ivan Dodig
  44. Sergiy Stakhovsky v. (18) Querrey
  45. (26) Simon v. (Q) Guillermo Alcaide
  46. Illya Marchenko v. Michael Berrer
  47. Jarkko Nieminen v. (LL) Stefan Koubek
  48. Jan Hajek v. (4) Murray
  49. (5) Soderling v. Robby Ginepri
  50. Frederico Gil v. Marcel Granollers
  51. (LL) Go Soeda v. (Q) Martin Fischer
  52. (25) Bellucci v. Ricardo Mello
  53. (24) Baghdatis v. Lukas Lacko
  54. Jeremy Chardy v. Daniel Gimeno-Traver
  55. Simon Greul v. Florent Serra
  56. (WC) Nicolas Kiefer v. (9) Ferrer
  57. (13) Youzhny v. Dudi Sela
  58. Marc Gicquel v. Paul Henri-Mathieu
  59. Thiemo De Bakker v. Santiago Giraldo
  60. (Q) Nicolas Mahut v. (23) Isner
  61. (33) Petzschner v. Stephane Robert
  62. Blaz Kavcic v. Lukasz Kubot
  63. Robin Haase v. James Blake
  64. (WC) Kei Nishikori v. (2) Nadal

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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3 Comments

  1. His name is David Spearing and it is his 34th year of being at the Championships. He lives in Abu Dhabi for the majority of the year before coming over to take up his position in the box. His job is to make sure everybody is in the right place and assists the players’ representatives.

  2. Please identify the old man in black with a goatee beard who always sits in the players’ box for Wimbledon. He is there every year, for many years now, always alone, and doesn’t seem to interact with anyone. Thank you.

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