The 2010 Canadian Open men’s main draw singles matches will begin on Monday 9 August at 11am local time in Toronto. There are 56 main draw spots divided up between 7 Qualifiers (Q), 4 Wild Cards (WC), 44 Direct Acceptances and 1 Special Entry (SE). The 2010 Rogers Cup in Canada is the 6th of the 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments each year and the 9th major tournament in men’s tennis this year.
Only the Top 8 seeded players have a BYE in the 1st round, whilst seeds 9 to 16 must play in the 1st round. The Top 8 seeds await the 24 winners of the 1st round matches.
The 2010 Rogers Cup men’s singles match-ups for the seeded players, if they all win through to the round of 16 is:
- (1) Rafael Nadal versus (16) Sam Querrey
- (11) Marin Cilic v. (8) Andy Roddick
- (4) Andy Murray v. (15) Gael Monfils
- (10) David Ferrer v. (5) Robin Soderling
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:
(7) Tomas Berdych v. (12) Mikhail Youzhny
- (14) Nicolas Almagro v. (3) Roger Federer
- (6) Nikolay Davydenko v. (9) Fernando Verdasco
- (13) Jurgen Melzer v.(2) Novak Djokovic
The player’s name that is bolded in the 1st round singles draw below is OCA’s prediction of who will win each match. Where there is a Qualifier, no prediction is made because it depends which player will take that spot. Once the qualifying is finalised, we will update which players go into the above spots reserved for qualifiers.
The 2010 Rogers Cup men’s singles draw for the 1st round is:
- (1) Nadal v. BYE
- (WC) Frank Dancevic v. Stanislas Wawrinka
- Leonardo Mayer v. Qualifier
- Qualifier v. (16) Querrey
- (11) Cilic v. Viktor Troicki
- Janko Tipsarevic v. Philipp Kohlschreiber
- (WC) Pierre-Ludovic Duclos v. Qualifier
- BYE v. (8) Roddick
- (4) Murray v. BYE
- (SE) Xavier Malisse v. Michael Berrer
- Feliciano Lopez v. Thiemo De Bakker
- Fernando Gonzalez v. (15) Monfils
- (10) Ferrer v. David Nalbandian
- Tommy Robredo v. Qualifier
- Ernests Gulbis v. Thomaz Bellucci
- BYE v. (5) Soderling
- (7) Berdych v. BYE
- Sergiy Stakhovsky v. Richard Gasquet
- Alexandr Dolgopolov v. Philipp Petzschner
- Gilles Simon v. (12) Youzhny
- (14) Almagro v. Qualifier
- Michael Llodra v. Santiago Giraldo
- Juan Ignacio Chela v. Alejandro Falla
- BYE v. (3) Federer
- (6) Davydenko v. BYE
- Qualifier v. Radek Stepanek
- Marcos Baghdatis v. Jeremy Chardy
- Eduardo Schwank v. (9) Verdasco
- (13) Melzer v. (WC) Peter Polansky
- Victor Hanescu v. (WC) Milos Raonic
- Qualifier v. Julien Benneteau
- BYE v. (2) Djokovic
In a strong show of support by Tennis Canada, all 4 wild cards into the main draw of the men’s singles event went to Canadians including, World No.368 Frank Dancevic, No.328 Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, No.200 Peter Polansky and No.209 Milos Raonic. The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Alejandro Falla of Columbia at World No.60.
Pictured above is 29 year old Nikolay Davydenko in position and swinging his racquet towards the ball for this forehand ground stroke. The 1.78m Davydenko from Russia made it to the quarter finals in Canada last year before losing to eventual champion, Andy Murray.
The current World No.6 has won 4 ATP Tour Masters titles, 3 of which where on hard courts. He won the 2006 Paris Open indoors on carpet, the 2008 Miami Open, the 2009 China Open in Shanghai and the 2009 ATP Tour Finals in London. Davydenko will be looking to perform very well on the hard courts over the next couple of months, so that he can qualify for the ATP Tour Finals again to defend his title.
Stay tuned to this tennis website for further information about the Canadian Open. Click this link for more details about both the men’s and women’s singles events including the schedules of play -> Canada 2010: August 7-22.
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