Miami 2012 Men’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

The 2012 Miami Open men’s main draw singles 1st round matches will begin on Wednesday 21 March at 11am local time in Florida in the USA. Miami is one of only nine ATP Tour Masters 1000 category tournaments each year and has 96 players vying for this prestigious title, the maximum of ATP ranking points i.e. 1,000 and $659,775 US dollars in prize money for the winner.

Miami has a 128-draw divided up between 96 players: 12 Qualifiers (Q), 5 Wild Cards (WC), 79 Direct Acceptances and 32 BYES. The Top 32 ranked players amongst the 79 Direct Acceptances become the seeds and ALL have a BYE in the 1st round. The 32 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Novak DJOKOVIC) through to No.35 (Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER).

The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Frederico GIL from Portugal who was ranked No.87 at the entry deadline date, which means Miami is showcasing 79 of the Top 87 players in the world with only No.29 Stanislas Wawrinka, No.30 Robin Soderling and No.31 Mikhail Youzhny and  unable to play due to injury from the seeded players.

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Dual Miami champion (2005 and 2006) Roger FEDERER has won 6 singles titles from his last 8 events. The 16-time Grand Slam singles champion is pictured above executing his single-handed backhand in Miami. The 30-year-old Swiss is the hottest player on tour at the moment by winning 16 straight matches, a 4th Indian Wells Masters 1000 title last week to claim his 19th Masters title and setting a 39-3 record on tour since the 2011 US Open.

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

  • Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v (27) Viktor TROICKI
  • Richard GASQUET (17) v (15) Feliciano LOPEZ
  • Juan Martin del POTRO (11) v (23) Marin CILIC
  • Julien BENNETEAU (30) v (5) David FERRER
  • Roger FEDERER (3) v (31) Andy RODDICK
  • Juan MONACO (21) v (14) Gael MONFILS
  • Nicolas ALMAGRO (12) v (20) Fernando VERDASCO
  • Kevin ANDERSON (28) v (8) Mardy FISH

The seeded match ups for the bottom half of the draw are:

  • Tomas BERDYCH (7) v (29) Juan Ignacio CHELA
  • Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (18) v (9) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  • Gilles SIMON (13) v (22) Jurgen MELZER
  • Milos RAONIC (26) v (4) Andy MURRAY
  • Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (6) v (32) Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER
  • Florian MAYER (19) v (10) John ISNER
  • Kei NISHIKORI (16) v (24) Marcel GRANOLLERS
  • Radek STEPANEK (25) v (2) Rafael NADAL

The 2012 Miami Men’s singles draw is:

  1. Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v BYE
  2. Leonardo MAYER v Marcos BAGHDATIS
  3. Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (Q) v (Q) Rajeev RAM
  4. BYE v (27) Viktor TROICKI
  5. Richard GASQUET (17) v BYE
  6. Cedrik-Marcel STEBE v Flavio CIPOLLA
  7. Albert RAMOS v (Q) Simone BOLELLI
  8. BYE v (15) Feliciano LOPEZ
  9. Juan Martin DEL POTRO (11) v BYE
  10. Lukasz KUBOT v Ivo KARLOVIC
  11. Igor KUNITSYN v (WC) Jesse LEVINE
  12. BYE v (23) Marin CILIC
  13. Julien BENNETEAU (30) v BYE
  14. Benjamin BECKER v Olivier ROCHUS
  15. Sergiy STAKHOVSKY v Bernard TOMIC
  16. BYE v (5) David FERRER
  17. Roger FEDERER (3) v BYE
  18. Ryan HARRISON (WC) v Potito STARACE
  19. Alex BOGOMOLOV JR. v Gilles MULLER
  20. BYE v (31) Andy RODDICK
  21. Juan MONACO (21) v BYE
  22. LU Yen-Sun v Jarkko NIEMINEN
  23. Sergei BUBKA (Q) v Ernests GULBIS
  24. BYE v (14) Gael MONFILS
  25. Nicolas ALMAGRO (12) v BYE
  26. David GOFFIN (Q) v Donald YOUNG
  27. Bjorn PHAU (Q) v Carlos BERLOCQ
  28. BYE v (20) Fernando VERDASCO
  29. Kevin ANDERSON (28) v BYE
  30. Sam QUERREY v Matthew EBDEN
  31. Frank DANCEVIC (Q) v Jeremy CHARDY
  32. BYE v (8) Mardy FISH

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Tomas BERDYCH (7) v BYE
  2. Nicolas MAHUT v (WC) Fernando GONZALEZ
  3. Grigor DIMITROV v Mikhail KUKUSHKIN
  4. BYE v (29) Juan Ignacio CHELA
  5. Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (18) v BYE
  6. Antonio VEIC (Q) v (WC) Denis KUDLA
  7. David NALBANDIAN v Steve DARCIS
  8. BYE v (9) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  9. Gilles SIMON (13) v BYE
  10. Roberto BAUTISTA-AGUT (Q) v Andreas SEPPI
  11. Robin HAASE v (WC) Marinko MATOSEVIC
  12. BYE v (22) Jurgen MELZER
  13. Milos RAONIC (26) v BYE
  14. Dudi SELA v (Q) Arnaud CLEMENT
  15. Alejandro FALLA v Denis ISTOMIN
  16. BYE v (4) Andy MURRAY
  17. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (6) v BYE
  18. Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN (Q) v Xavier MALISSE
  19. Thomaz BELLUCCI v Frederico GIL
  20. BYE v (32) Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER
  21. Florian MAYER (19) v BYE
  22. PETZSCHNER replaced by Tobias KAMKE (LL) v Ivan DODIG
  23. Nikolay DAVYDENKO v James BLAKE
  24. BYE v (10) John ISNER
  25. Kei NISHIKORI (18) v BYE
  26. Ryan SWEETING v Lukas LACKO
  27. Michael LLODRA v Lukas ROSOL
  28. BYE v (24) Marcel GRANOLLERS
  29. Radek STEPANEK (25) v BYE
  30. Guillaume RUFIN (Q) v Tommy HAAS
  31. Pablo ANDUJAR v Santiago GIRALDO
  32. BYE v (2) Rafael NADAL

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