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Roland Garros 2012 Men’s Singles Final Preview

The 2012 Roland Garros men’s singles final is scheduled to commence at 3pm local time in Paris, France. The contenders for the title are No.1 seed and 5-time Grand Slam singles champion Novak DJOKOVIC and 10-time Grand Slam champion No.2 seed Rafael NADAL. It is hard to remember the last time so much has been at stake in a Grand Slam final the record 7th singles title for Rafa and four consecutive Grand Slam singles titles plus a career Grand Slam for Nole.

One of the greatest rivalries in the history of tennis fires up again today as Djokovic and Nadal go head-to-head for the 33rd time. Nadal leads 18 wins to 14 and is brimming with confidence after breaking Djokovic’s run of seven straight wins against him by winning their two most recent matches in straight sets and on clay. Djokovic will have to have an infallible self-belief that he can win against Nadal at Roland Garros where Rafa has a 51 wins to only on loss record!

Winning the first set would certainly be a huge boost for Nole’s confidence and more importantly, keep Nadal from seemingly becoming superman if he wins the first set on terre battue – the red clay. Given their long list of amazing achievements here’s a brief comparison to set the scene for today’s match. On each line Djokovic’s details are listed first, followed by Nadal’s:

  • The right-handed player versus the left-hander;
  • The first time Roland Garros finalist versus King of Clay and court Philippe Chartrier;
  • The best shot his double-handed backhand goes toe-to-toe with the best shot his prodigious topspin forehand;
  • The current World No.1 defending his throne against the former World No.1;
  • The 1.88m Serbian in his prime faces the 1.88m Spaniard at the tournament and on the surface that he owns;
  • The free flowing strokes and variations versus the made champion, whose actually right handed; and
  • The super lean machine locks horns with the hard working muscular bull;
  • The retro conservative Sergio Tacchini gear and the tight fitted bright-coloured Nike kit; and
  • The more aggressive player, aiming to enforce higher risk winning shots, looking to finish points, especially with flattened out ground strokes clashing with the amazingly consistent, defensive minded, minimum of risk player, hoping to really extend the points and match time, whilst intelligently extracting errors from his opponent.

Never before has the same two men met in the final of a Grand Slam four times in a row, so make sure you see how the two best performed players over the past two and a half years do battle in a rematch of the amazing 2012 Australian Open final.

The 26-year-old Nadal is playing in his 16th Grand Slam singles final whereas, the 25-year-old Djokovic is playing in his 8th Grand Slam singles final. Nadal’s record in these finals stands at 10-5. Two losses were dealt to him by Federer in back-to-back Wimbledon finals and the past three losses have been in a row and at the hands of Djokovic. Djokovic lost his first two finals to Federer at the US Open.

In Grand Slam singles finals Djokovic leads Nadal 3-0. In their other meetings at Roland Garros Nadal leads 3-0 winning in the 2006 quarter finals and in back-to-back semi finals in 2007 and 2008. Nadal has most likley the greatest clay court pedigree in the history of tennis. Nadal is playing for a historic seventh Roland Garros singles title in eight years to surpass Bjorn Borg’s record 6 titles (won over an 8-year period).

The deciding factor in determining who will win is who can demonstrate a greater mastery over the intense mental challenges both players will face. The player who can show this mastery today will emerge the victor. It does NOT matter that Nadal has won double the number of Grand Slam singles titles that Djokovic has. It does NOT matter how many times Nadal has beaten Djokovic on clay or how many times Nadal has won this title in the past! The mental component or psychology of performance is ALWAYS the No.1 most powerful and influential force on determining the outcome on the day.

What DOES matter is who can PERFORM all of the necessary tasks TODAY at a higher level than his opponent. Whoever is more successful at executing this TODAY will allow his higher levels of tennis performance to shine through. The necessity to achieve this performance level, which is determined by how high the bar is set by both players today, is the absolute and definitive test…this is especially true at the pivotal moments and crucial points.

Any predictions of who will win are in my opinion a monumental insult to the players and of course these two great champions. Predictions in tennis as well as betting on tennis are such negative and largely unreliable elements that impact on the game. People trying to sell you why their prediction will prove correct just illustrates how little they understand tennis. In a situation where there is a 1 in 2 chance their GUESS is correct, insanely they think guessing correctly demonstrates that they do know a lot about tennis.

One of the reasons that tennis is a great game is because it always has the potential of splitting the runner-up from the winner based on such tiny and small factors. These factors continually swing either way, in one persons favour or to the other persons favour at any time during every match. Indeed the scoring system in tennis is one of the biggest assets tennis has. The scoring system itself  is a HUGE influential factor that ALWAYS sets the stage for change a large number of possible times and situations in every match where things can easily swing one way or the other.

What I LOVE to see when I watch a match is what transpires in all of these swinging moments, what players do in these situations, how do they act and respond, what level of mental skill over the ever-present mental challenges do they maintain and what performance level can they achieve under this pressure throughout the match.

If you have a new perspective now on today’s match, some ideas and questions about what I have raised to go over in your mind and more importantly an increased motivation to watch this match today, then I am happy that you have and will share my passion for tennis today. Now all I have to say is, I cannot wait to see…Djokovic and Nadal BRING IT ON!

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Roland Garros 2012 Women’s Singles Final

The 2012 Roland Garros women’s singles final was played on Saturday 9 June at 3pm on Court Philippe Chartrier in Paris, France between No.21 seed Sara Errani and No.2 seed Maria Sharapova. A 13th different women’s singles champion in the past 16 years was guaranteed with both players setting personal bests by winning through to their first final at Roland Garros and their first match against each other.

The 1.66m Errani certainly earned her chance to play for the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Suzanne Lenglen Cup), 2,000 WTA ranking points and the winner’s prize money € 1,250,000 (Euros). The right-handed Errani defeated no less than three Grand Slam singles champions to cut a swathe through the women’s singles draw and stand between Sharapova and her bid for a career Grand Slam.

In the 3rd round Errani provided an insight into her admirable and intense fighting spirit by defeating the in-form No.13 seed Ana Ivanovic who won the 2008 Roland Garros singles title, despite losing the 1st set 6-1.

In the round of 16 dual Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova came into the match against Errani holding a perfect 5-0 head-to-head record in their previous matches on fire after making quick work of one of the best players on tour for the past 9 months, World No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska. Kuznetsova won the 2009 Roland Garros singles title but was unable to match Errani’s intensity and positivity in being upset 6-0 7-5.

In the semi finals 2011 US Open singles champion and 2010 Roland Garros runner-up Samantha Stosur became Errani’s second victory over a Top 10 player in her career after losing all 28 matches against Top 10 players in her career. The No.6 seeded Stosur was the huge favourite to end Errani’s run and heading in with a perfect 5-0 head-to-head record in their previous matches. Errani handed Stosur a very difficult defeat 7-5 1-6 6-3 and a sense of de ja vu as Stosur went into the 2010 Roland Garros the overwhelming favourite against another 1.66m Italian Francesca Schiavone.

Stosur had beaten Schiavone four times inka row and in straight sets including at Roland Garros the year before. The 17th seeded Schiavone became the first Italian to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open-era, which began at Roland Garros in 1968. Errani’s excellent tournament and three clay court singles titles leading into the French Open earned her the honour of being the No.1 ranked Italian for the first time come Monday.

Errani has certainly produced her career-best level of play in 2012 already achieving her career-high ranking of No.23 before Roland Garros, making her first Grand Slam singles final at the 2012 Australian Open. Errani, Kvitova and Sharapova are the only player’s to make the quarter finals at both Grand Slams so far this year. Win or lose Errani is set to make her Top 10 debut on Monday just as Sharapova had sealed up the World No.1 ranking.
Errani won her first Grand Slam title by taking the women’s doubles title with country woman Roberta Vinci as the No.4 seeds after being the runners-up at the 2012 Australian Open women’s doubles event. In singles though there was a huge gulf in experience between the two singles finalists despite the fact they are both 25 years old and that Sharapova is just 10 days older than Errani.

Before 2012 Errani had never made it past the 3rd round in a Grand Slam singles event. The Italian’s story fuels the imagination, desire and further bolsters the belief that anything is possible and that you can ALWAYS improve.

The final proved to be Maria Sharapova’s day due to the fact that she set such a high level of tennis throughout the 89-minute match. Despite the fact that Errani only committed four unforced errors for the entire first set Sharapova produced 17 winners to just four by her opponent and won 14 of the 17 points when her first serve went in. Errani hung close but the 1.88m Sharapova converted two break points to Errani’s one giving the Russian the first set 6-3.

In the second set Errani committed three more unforced errors than in the first set, however after being down a setkand a break of serve at 0-2 Errani became more aggressive, dictated the point more often, won five of eight points when she ventured forward to the net and doubled the number of winners she hit in the first set.

Sharapova hit even more winners than in the first set – 20 and most importantly converted three break points to her opponent’s one. A number of games could have gone either way, yet Sharapova clearly played the better tennis on the big points and converted her third championship point at 5-2. After making her first Grand Slam quarter final at Rola.d Garros in 2004, Sharapova made two semi finals afterwards in 2007 and last year.

Sharapova has been the most consistent WTA player at Grand Slam singles events for over a year after her runner-up performances at Wimbledon in 2011 and at the 2012 Australian Open. The third Grand Slam final from the past four Slams saw Sharapova:

  1. win her first Roland Garros singles title after winning Wimbledon 2004, US Open 2006 and Australian Open 2008.
  2. return to the World No.1 ranking which, she first achieved on 22 August 2005.
  3. become only the sixth woman to win a career Grand Slam in the Open-era and the 10th in the history of the game.

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Roland Garros 2012 Men’s Semi Finals: Djokovic v Federer

The 2012 Roland Garros men’s main draw singles quarter finals are now complete. The semi finals will be played on Friday 8 June beginning at 2pm local time in Paris, France. In this post an overview of what happened in the quarter finals and a look at the semi final from the top half of the draw will be covered.

From the initial 240 men playing at Roland Garros this year (112 main draw + 128 qualifiers), only the four best players over the past 11 days remain. The maximum of 2,000 ATP ranking points, € 1,250,000 (Euros), the Coupe des Mousquetaires (The Musketeers Cup) and the coveted Roland Garros singles title is there to be won by whoever can perform best in Sunday’s mens singles final.

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The 2012 Roland Garros men’s singles semi final draw is:

  1. Novak DJOKOVIC [1] v [3] Roger FEDERER
  2. David FERRER [6] v [2] Rafael NADAL

In the quarter final matches played on Tuesday 5 June both the No.1 seed Novak Djokovic and the No.3 seed Roger Federer had to overcome adversity and comeback from being down in their matches. 2009 Roland Garros singles champion Roger Federer played on court Suzanne Lenglen at the same time as World No.1 Novak Djokovic played on court Philippe Chartrier.

The 1.85m Federer trailed by two sets to love against his conqueror in the 2009 US Open final Juan Martin del Potro. The 30-year-old Federer playing in his eighth straight Roland Garros quarter final and ninth in total, scored his 54th win at Roland Garros. Guillermo Vilas whose 56-17 win/loss record is both the most wins and most matches played in this event’s history is within reach by the Swiss if he wins the title this year for a second time.

Federer prevailed 36 67(4) 62 60 63 in 3 hours and 14 minutes to move to 12-2 against del Potro. The 16-time Grand Slam singles champion completed his career Grand Slam by winning the Roland Garros title in ’09 and was the runner-up in 2006 to 2008 as well as last year. Federer was playing his 32nd straight quarter final or better in a Grand Slam singles event and will be playing his 31st Grand Slam semi final after making his first at Wimbledon in 2003.

Federer has made it clear that he intends to return to No.1 and win more Grand Slam titles and has proven again recently that he can do it. The right hander with a single-handed backhand needs just one more week at No.1 to equal Pete Sampras’s record for most weeks spent at No.1 (286). Federer has won more singles titles than anyone else on the ATP Tour in the past 7 months with 7 titles from his last 11 tournaments.

The 1.88m Djokovic trailed by two sets to one against local favourite and No.5 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The 25-year-old Djokovic playing in his sixth Roland Garros quarter final in the past seven years, scored his 30th win at Roland Garros. The Serbian has come back to win in 5 sets in his last two matches after being in even deeper trouble against No.22 seed Andreas Seppi in the round of 16 where he trailed by two sets to love.

Djokovic is focused on winning his first Roland Garros singles title to complete a career Grand Slam and be the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once. Djokovic triumphed 61 57 57 76(6) 61 in 4 hours and 9 minutes after saving four match points in the fourth set to move to 6-5 against Tsonga. The 5-time Grand Slam singles champion equalled his career best at Roland Garros by making the semi finals for a fourth time – 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012. The right hander with a double-handed backhand will be playing his 15th Grand Slam semi final and has reached the semi finals or better in his last eight Grand Slam tournaments.

For full coverage of the 2012 Roland Garros tournament visit Roland Garros Tennis 2012.

Head-to-Head Djokovic versus Federer

Federer leads with 14 wins to Djokovic’s 11 wins. Djokovic has won the last two meetings in semi finals: Rome this year and at the 2011 US Open. However, Federer defeated Djokovic in the 2011 Roland Garros semi finals and a number of Djokovic’s recent semi final victories against Federer have come after Federer has held match points.

Consider yourself blessed to witness another semi final between Federer and Djokovic, both of whom, have achieved the World Number One ranking, won three out of four Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year – Federer in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and Djokovic in 2011 and share 21 Gr!nd Slam titles between them. In light of these facts it is absolutely ridiculous to deem one player a favourite and the other an underdog in tomorrow’s semi final. Now all I have to say is, I cannot wait to see…Federer and Djokovic BRING IT ON!

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Roland Garros 2012 Women’s 2nd Round

The 2012 Roland Garros women’s main draw singles 1st round matches are complete. The 2nd round matches will begin today Wednesday 30 May and be held over two days. You can see the full 2nd round draw below and the daily 2012 Roland Garros Order of Play lists exactly who plays, when and on which court each day throughout this tournament for both the men and women.

From the initial 208 women playing at Roland Garros this year (112 main draw + 96 qualifiers), only 64 players remain. 26 of the 32 seeds survived the 1st round, 3 of the 8 wild cards and 6 of the 12 qualifiers won their fourth straight match to earn a place in the 2nd round. Lucky Loser [LL] Sesil KARATANTCHEVA has made the most of her luck in getting to play in the main draw after losing in the final round of qualifying. The biggest upset by far was former World No.1 and 13-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams being upset by France’s Virginie RAZZANO.

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The matches numbered in the draw below commencing with Victoria Azarenka and ending with Marion Bartoli are from the top half of the draw and all 16 of them are scheduled to be played today. The bottom half of the draw’s 16 matches beginning with Li Na and ending with Maria Sharapova will be played on Thursday. Only the Top 16 seeds names have been bolded below to highlight how many of those players expected to be playing off against each other for a quarter final berth are progressing.

In Grand Slam singles tournaments the two halves of the draw are played on alternate days for the majority of the tournament. Each of the Grand Slam events uses their own schedule of when both halves of the draw start playing on the same day. At Roland Garros this is not until the semi final stage. For full coverage of the 2012 Roland Garros tournament visit Roland Garros Tennis 2012.

The 2012 Roland Garros 2nd round women’s singles draw is:

  1. Victoria AZARENKA [1] v [Q] Dinah PFIZENMAIER
  2. Aleksandra WOZNIAK v [31] ZHENG Jie
  3. Lucie SAFAROVA [20] v Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ
  4. Vania KING v [15] Dominika CIBULKOVA
  5. Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS v Sloane STEPHENS
  6. Mathilde JOHANSSON v [24] Petra CETKOVSKA
  7. Nadia PETROVA [27] v Chanelle SCHEEPERS
  8. Irina FALCONI v [6] Samantha STOSUR
  9. Agnieszka RADWANSKA [3] v Venus WILLIAMS
  10. CHAN Yung-Jan [Q] v [26] Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  11. Sara ERRANI [21] v [WC] Melanie OUDIN
  12. Shahar PEER v [13] Ana IVANOVIC
  13. Angelique KERBER [10] v Olga GOVORTSOVA
  14. Alexa GLATCH [Q] v [18] Flavia PENNETTA
  15. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES [29] v [WC] Irena PAVLOVIC
  16. Petra MARTIC v [8] Marion BARTOLI

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. LI Na [7] v Stephanie FORETZ GACON
  2. Christina MCHALE v [Q] Lauren DAVIS
  3. Sofia ARVIDSSON v [Q] Yaroslava SHVEDOVA
  4. Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO v (LL) Sesil KARATANTCHEVA
  5. Francesca SCHIAVONE [14] v Tsvetana PIRONKOVA
  6. Varvara LEPCHENKO v [19] Jelena JANKOVIC
  7. Nina BRATCHIKOVA v [WC] Claire FEUERSTEIN
  8. Urszula RADWANSKA v [4] Petra KVITOVA
  9. Virginie RAZZANO v Aranxta RUS
  10. Heather WATSON v [25] Julia GOERGES
  11. Kaia KANEPI [23] v Irina-Camelia BEGU
  12. Jarmila GAJDOSOVA v [9] Caroline WOZNIACKI
  13. Maria KIRILENKO [16] v Klara ZAKOPALOVA
  14. Melinda CZINK v [22] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  15. PENG Shuai [28] v Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO
  16. Ayumi MORITA v [2] Maria SHARAPOVA

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Roland Garros 2012 Men’s 2nd Round

The 2012 Roland Garros men’s main draw singles 1st round matches are complete. The 2nd round matches will begin today Wednesday 30 May and be held over two days. You can see the full 2nd round draw below and the daily 2012 Roland Garros Order of Play lists exactly who plays, when and on which court each day throughout this tournament for both the men and women.

From the initial 240 men playing at Roland Garros this year (112 main draw + 128 qualifiers), only 64 players remain. 27 of the 32 seeds survived the 1st round, 3 of the 8 wild cards and 7 of the 16 qualifiers won their fourth straight match to earn a place in the 2nd round. Lucky Loser [LL] David Goffin defeated No.23 seed Radek Stepanek to make the most of his luck in getting to play in the main draw after losing in the final round of qualifying.

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The matches numbered in the draw below commencing with Novak Djokovic and ending with Tomas Berdych are from the top half of the draw and all 16 of them are scheduled to be played today. The bottom half of the draw’s 16 matches beginning with David Ferrer and ending with Rafael Nadal will be played on Thursday. Only the Top 16 seeds names have been bolded below to highlight how many of those players expected to be playing off against each other for a quarter final berth are progressing.

In Grand Slam singles tournaments the two halves of the draw are played on alternate days for the majority of the tournament. Each of the Grand Slam events uses their own schedule of when both halves of the draw start playing on the same day. At Roland Garros this is not until the semi final stage. For full coverage of the 2012 Roland Garros tournament visit Roland Garros Tennis 2012.

The 2012 Roland Garros 2nd round men’s singles draw is:

  1. Novak DJOKOVIC [1] v Blaz KAVCIC
  2. Nicolas DEVILDER [Q] v [Q] Michael BERRER
  3. Andreas SEPPI [22] v Mikhail KUKUSHKIN
  4. Gilles MULLER v [14] Fernando VERDASCO
  5. Gilles SIMON [11] v [WC] Brian BAKER
  6. Pablo ANDUJAR v [18] Stanislas WAWRINKA
  7. Viktor TROICKI [28] v Fabio FOGNINI
  8. Cedrik-Marcel STEBE v [5] Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  9. Roger FEDERER [3] v Adrian UNGUR
  10. Martin KLIZAN v Nicolas MAHUT
  11. David GOFFIN [LL] v [WC] Arnaud CLEMENT
  12. Lukasz KUBOT v [Q] Florent SERRA
  13. Juan Martin DEL POTRO [10] v Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN
  14. Juan Carlos FERRERO v [21] Marin CILIC
  15. Kevin ANDERSON [31] v [Q] Horacio ZEBALLOS
  16. Michael LLODRA v [7] Tomas BERDYCH

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. David FERRER [6] v Benoit PAIRE
  2. Robin HAASE v [27] Mikhail YOUZHNY
  3. Marcel GRANOLLERS [20] v Malek JAZIRI
  4. Paul-Henri MATHIEU [WC] v [10] John ISNER
  5. Sergiy STAKHOVSKY v [Q] Tommy HAAS
  6. Grigor DIMITROV v [17] Richard GASQUET
  7. Bernard TOMIC [25] v Santiago GIRALDO
  8. Jarkko NIEMINEN v [4] Andy MURRAY
  9. Janko TIPSAREVIC [8] v Jeremy CHARDY
  10. Dmitry TURSUNOV v [29] Julien BENNETEAU
  11. Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER [24] v Leonardo MAYER
  12. Marcos BAGHDATIS v [12] Nicolas ALMAGRO
  13. Juan MONACO [13] v Lukas ROSOL
  14. Jesse LEVINE [Q] v [19] Milos RAONIC
  15. Florian MAYER [32] v [Q] Eduardo SCHWANK
  16. Denis ISTOMIN v [2] Rafael NADAL

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Roland Garros 2012 Women’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

The 2012 Roland Garros women’s main draw singles 1st round matches begin on Sunday 27 May at 11am local time at the Stade Roland Garros site in Paris, France. Roland Garros has 128 players vying for the title, a maximum of 2,000 WTA ranking points, € 1,250,000 (Euros) for the winner and Coupe Suzanne Lenglen (Suzanne Lenglen Cup) to be presented this year by 1990 to 1992 singles champion Monica Seles.

The 128-player Roland Garros main draw is divided up between 12 Qualifiers [Q], 8 Wild Cards [WC] and 108 Direct Acceptances. The Top 32 ranked players amongst the 104 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 32 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Victoria AZARENKA) through to No.34 (Monica NICULESCU).

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The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the round of 32 is:

  • Victoria AZARENKA [1] v [31] ZHENG Jie
  • Lucie SAFAROVA [20] v [15] Dominika CIBULKOVA
  • Sabine LISICKI [12] v [24] Petra CETKOVSKA
  • Nadia PETROVA [27] v [6] Samantha STOSUR
  • Agnieszka RADWANSKA [3] v [26] Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  • Sara ERRANI [21] v [13] Ana IVANOVIC
  • Angelina KERBER [10] v [18] Flavia PENNETTA
  • Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES [29] v [8] Marion BARTOLI

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

  • LI Na [7] v [30] Mona BARTHEL
  • Roberta VINCI [17] v [11] Vera ZVONAREVA
  • Francesca SCHIAVONE [14] v [19] Jelena JANKOVIC
  • Monica NICULESCU [32] v [4] Petra KVITOVA
  • Serena WILLIAMS [5] v [25] Julia GOERGES
  • Kaia KANEPI [23] v [9] Caroline WOZNIACKI
  • Maria KIRILENKO [16] v [22] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  • PENG Shuai [28] v [2] Maria SHARAPOVA

The 2012 Roland Garros Women’s singles draw is:

  1. Victoria AZARENKA [1] v Alberta BRIANTI
  2. Caroline GARCIA [WC] v [Q] Dinah PFIZENMAIER
  3. Heidi EL TABAKH [Q] v Aleksandra WOZNIAK
  4. Alize CORNET v [31] ZHENG Jie
  5. Lucie SAFAROVA [20] v Anastasiya YAKIMOVA
  6. Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ v [Q] Eva BIRNEROVA
  7. Vania KING v Galina VOSKOBOEVA
  8. Kristina MLADENOVIC [WC] v [15] Dominika CIBULKOVA
  9. Sabine LISICKI [12] v Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
  10. Ekaterina MAKAROVA v Sloane STEPHENS
  11. Mathilde JOHANSSON v Anastasia RODIONOVA
  12. Simona HALEP v [24] Petra CETKOVSKA
  13. Nadia PETROVA [27] v Iveta BENESOVA
  14. Laura POUS-TIO v Chanelle SCHEEPERS
  15. Irina FALCONI  v Edina GALLOVITS-HALL
  16. Elena BALTACHA [Q] v [6] Samantha STOSUR
  17. Agnieszka RADWANSKA [3] v Bojana JOVANOVSKI
  18. Venus WILLIAMS v Paula ORMAECHEA
  19. CHAN Yung-Jan [Q] v Katernya BONDARENKO
  20. Mirjana LUCIC v [26] Svetlana KUZNETSOVA
  21. Sara ERRANI [21] v Casey DELLACQUA
  22. Melanie OUDIN [WC] v Johanna LARSSON
  23. Stephanie DUBOIS v Shahar PEER
  24. Lara ARRUABARRENA-VECINO [Q] v [13] Ana IVANOVIC
  25. Angelique KERBER [10] v [Q] ZHANG Shuai
  26. Romina OPRANDI v Olga GOVORTSOVA
  27. Anna TATISHVILI v [Q] Alexa GLATCH
  28. HSIEH Su-Wei v [18] Flavia PENNETTA
  29. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES [29] v Soler-Espinosa replaced by (LL) Laura ROBSON
  30. CHANG Kai-Chen v [WC] Irena PAVLOVIC
  31. Petra MARTIC v Michaella KRAJICEK
  32. Karolina PLISKOVA [Q] v [8] Marion BARTOLI

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. LI Na [7] v Sorana CIRSTEA
  2. Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA v Stephanie FORETZ GACON
  3. Christina MCHALE v [Q] Kiki BERTENS
  4. Lauren DAVIS [Q] v [30] Mona BARTHEL
  5. Roberta VINCI [17] v Sofia ARVIDSSON
  6. Yaroslava SHVEDOVA [Q] v Mandy MINELLA
  7. Tamarine TANASUGARN v Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO
  8. Timea BABOS v [11] Zvonareva replaced by (LL) Sesil KARATANTCHEVA
  9. Francesca SCHIAVONE [14] v Kimiko DATE-KRUMM
  10. Tsvetana PIRONKOVA v Yanina WICKMAYER
  11. Varvara LEPCHENKO v Ksenia PERVAK
  12. Patricia MAYR-ACHLEITNER v [19] Jelena JANKOVIC
  13. Monica NICULESCU [32] v Nina BRATCHIKOVA
  14. Vera DUSHEVINA v [WC] Claire FEUERSTEIN
  15. Pauline PARMENTIER v Urszula RADWANSKA
  16. Ashleigh BARTY [WC] v [4] Petra KVITOVA
  17. Serena WILLIAMS [5] v Virginie RAZZANO
  18. Aranxta RUS v Jamie HAMPTON
  19. Elena VESNINA v [Q] Heather WATSON
  20. Lucie  HRADECKA v [25] Julia GOERGES
  21. Kaia KANEPI [23] v Alexandra PANOVA
  22. Irina-Camelia BEGU v [WC] Aravane REZAI
  23. Jarmila GAJDOSOVA v Magdalena RYBARIKOVA
  24. Eleni DANIILIDOU v [9] Caroline WOZNIACKI
  25. Maria KIRILENKO [16] v [WC] Victoria LARRIERE
  26. Klara ZAKOPALOVA v Lesia TSURENKO
  27. Anne KEOTHAVONG v Melinda CZINK
  28. Greta ARN v [22] Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA
  29. PENG Shuai [28] v Tamira PASZEK
  30. Marina ERAKOVIC v Lourdes DOMINGUEZ LINO
  31. Polona HERCOG v Ayumi MORITA
  32. Alexandra CADANTU v [2] Maria SHARAPOVA

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Roland Garros 2012 Results: Women

The 2012 Roland Garros championships began yesterday with the famous Sunday Start as Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam that starts on a Sunday and runs for 15 days instead of 14 days like the other Grand Slams. In this post the women’s match results for each day will be continually added to this page throughout the entire tournament, to make it easier for you to know who is progressing through the draw and what the final scores were.

Only one unseeded woman has won the singles title in the history of the tournament Margaret SCRIVEN in 1933. There has only ever been one yearkwhen all of the Top 4 seeds all lived up to their seeding by winning through to the semi finals i.e. in 1992. The best performance by a qualifier in the Open-era is making the quarter finals, which has been achieved by eight women with the latest being Carla SUAREZ NAVARRO in 2008. The best performance by a wild card was Mary PIERCE then ranked No.132 in 2002 when she made the quarter finals.

Please leave a comment below this article regarding anything YOU would like to know about in tennis, have explained or suggest for me to write about here at OnCourt Advantage. To watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add 6 hours to the local time in Paris to work out the equivalent Singapore time for this-> daily 2012 Roland Garros Open Order of Play.

In the lists of results each day that will be featured below, all players except for the direct acceptances will have letters or a number in brackets in front of their names when they are a seeded player e.g. [1] for the No.1 seed, or a wild card entrant [WC] or a player who won through the qualifying tournament i.e. a qualifier [Q]. The letters in brackets after each player’s name is the prefix for the country that player represents e.g. the local players have (FRA) added after their names because it is short for France.

The Roland Garros full 2012 Women’s Schedule of Play contains all of the details for how the prize money and ranking points are allocated to the players for each round throughout the tournament. The 2012 Roland Garros Women’s Singles Draw post contains many interesting details about how the draws work. The full list for the 2012 1st Round Women’s Singles Draw also includes who the seeds are, which seeds are drawn to play off against each other, plus who the wild cards and qualifiers are and who they play in the 1st round.

SATURDAY, 9 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – The Final
[2] M Sharapova (RUS) d [21] S Errani (ITA) 63 62

THURSDAY, 7 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Semi Finals
[2] M Sharapova (RUS) d [4] P Kvitova (CZE) 63 63
[21] S Errani (ITA) d [6] S Stosur (AUS) 75 06 63

WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Quarter Finals
[2] M Sharapova (RUS) d [23] K Kanepi (EST) 62 63
[4] P Kvitova (CZE) d [Q] Y Shvedova (KAZ) 36 62 64

TUESDAY, 5 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Quarter Finals
[6] S Stosur (AUS) d [15] D Cibulkova (SVK) 64 61
[21] S Errani (ITA) d [10] A Kerber (GER) 63 76(2)

MONDAY, 4 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Fourth Round
[2] M Sharapova (RUS) d K Zakopalova (CZE) 64 67(5) 62
[4] P Kvitova (CZE) d V Lepchenko (USA) 61 61
[Q] Y Shvedova (KAZ) d [7] Li Na (CHN) 36 62 60
[23] K Kanepi (EST) d A Rus (NED) 61 46 60

SUNDAY, 3 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Fourth Round
[15] D Cibulkova (SVK) d [1] V Azarenka (BLR) 62 76(4)
[6] S Stosur (AUS) d S Stephens (USA) 75 64
[10] A Kerber (GER) d P Martic (CRO) 63 75
[21] S Errani (ITA) d [26] S Kuznetsova (RUS) 60 75

SATURDAY, 2 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Third Round
[2] M Sharapova (RUS) d [28] P Shuai (CHN) 62 61
[4] P Kvitova (CZE) d N Bratchikova (RUS) 62 46 61
[7] L Na (CHN) d C McHale (USA) 36 62 61
[23] K Kanepi (EST) d [9] C Wozniacki (DEN) 61 67(3) 63
V Lepchenko (USA) d [14] F Schiavone (ITA) 36 63 86
K Zakopalova (CZE) d [22] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 63 75
A Rus (NED) d [25] J Goerges (GER) 76(5) 26 62
[Q] Y Shvedova (KAZ) d C Suarez Navarro (ESP) 64 75

FRIDAY, 1 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Second Round
[2] M Sharapova (RUS) d A Morita (JAP) 61 61

Singles – Third Round
[1] V Azarenka (BLR) d A Wozniak (CAN) 64 64
[26] S Kuznetsova (RUS) d [3] A Radwanska (POL) 61 62
[6] S Stosur (AUS) d [27] N Petrova (RUS) 63 63
[10] A Kerber (GER) d [18] F Pennetta (ITA) 46 63 62
[14] F Schiavone (ITA) d T Pironkova (BUL) 26 63 61
[21] S Errani (ITA) d [13] A Ivanovic (SRB) 16 75 63
[15] D Cibulkova (SVK) d MJ Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 62 61
P Martic (CRO) d [29] A Medina Garrigues (ESP) 62 61
S Stephens (USA) d M Johansson (FRA) 63 62

THURSDAY, 31 MAY, 2012:

Singles – Second Round
[4] P Kvitova (CZE) d U Radwanska (POL) 61 63
[7] L Na (CHN) d S Foretz Gacon (FRA) 60 62
[9] C Wozniacki (DEN) d J Gajdosova (AUS) 61 64
[10] A Kerber (GER) d O Govortsova (BLR) 63 62
[14] F Schiavone (ITA) d T Pironkova (BUL) 26 63 61
K Zakopalova (CZE) d [16] M Kirilenko (RUS) 64 36 63
V Lepchenko (USA) d [19] J Jankovic (SRB) 76(4) 46 64
[22] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d M Czink (HUN) 46 63 63
[23] K Kanepi d I-C Begu (ROU) 64 61
[25] J Goerges d H Watson (GBR) 63 64
P Shuai (CHN) d L Dominguez Lino (ESP) 64 63
A Rus (NED) d V Razzano (FRA) 63 76(3)
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d S Karatantcheva (KAZ) 46 64 61
C McHale (USA) d L Davis (USA) 61 63
Y Shvedova (KAZ) d S Arvidsson (SWE) 61 60
N Bratchikova (RUS) d C Feuerstein (FRA) 36 63 75

WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY, 2012:

Singles – Second Round
[1] V Azarenka (BLR) d D Pfizenmaier (GER) 61 61
[3] A Radwanska (POL) d V Williams (USA) 62 63
[6] S Stosur (AUS) d I Falconi (USA) 61 64
P Martic (CRO) d [8] M Bartoli (FRA) 62 36 63
[13] A Ivanovic (SRB) d S Peer (ISR) 62 62
[15] D Cibulkova (SVK) d V King (USA) 60 62
[18] F Pennetta (ITA) d A Glatch (USA) 63 61
MJ Martinez Sanchez (ESP) d [20] L Safarova (CZE) 64 75
[21] S Errani (ITA) d M Oudin (USA) 62 63
M Johansson (FRA) d [24] P Cetkovska (CZE) 76(1) 62
[26] S Kuznetsova (RUS) d C Yung-Jan (TPE) 64 76(4)
[27] N Petrova (RUS) d C Scheepers (RSA) 63 63
[29] A Medina Garrigues (ESP) d I Pavlovic (FRA) 63 62
A Wozniak (CAN) d [31] Z Jie (CHN) 62 64
S Stephens (USA) d B Mattek-Sands (USA) 61 61

TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 2012:

Singles – First Round
[2] M Sharapova (RUS) d A Cadantu (ROU) 60 60
[4] P Kvitova (CZE) d A Barty (AUS) 61 62
V Razzano (FRA) d [5] S Williams (USA) 46 76(5) 63
[9] C Wozniacki (DEN) d E Daniilidou (GR) 60 61
[14] F Schiavone (ITA) d K Date-Krumm (JAP) 63 61
[16] M Kirilenko (RUS) d V Larriere (FRA) 61 62
[22] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d G Arn (HUN) 64 64
[23] K Kanepi (EST) d A Panova (RUS) 63 63
[25] J Goerges (GER) d L Hradecka (CZE) 76(1) 64
U Radwanska (POL) d P Parmentier (FRA) 64 63
I-C Begu (ROU) d A Rezai (FRA) 75 57 62
L Dominguez Lino (ESP) d M Erakovic (NZL) 75 75
A Rus (NED) d J Hampton (USA) 64 43 retired
J Gajdosova (AUS) d M Rybarikova (SVK) 63 41 retired
A Morita (JAP) d P Hercog (SLO) 36 64 63
H Watson (GBR) d E Vesnina (RUS) 62 64
M Czink (HUN) d A Keothavong (GBR) 61 62
T Pironkova (BUL) d Y Wickmayer (BEL) 36 60 63
K Zakopalova Martic (CZE) d L Tsurenko (UKR) 62 61

MONDAY, 28 MAY, 2012:

Singles – First Round
[1] V Azarenka (BLR) d A Brianti (ITA) 67(6) 64 62
[3] A Radwanksa (POL) d B Jovanovski (SRB) 61 60
[7] L Na (CHN) d S Cirstea (ROU) 62 61
[8] M Bartoli (FRA) d Ka. Pliskova (CZE) 63 63
B Mattek-Sands (USA) d [12] S Lisicki (GER) 64 63
[15] D Cibulkova (SVK) d K Mladenovic (FRA) 62 61
S Arvidsson (SWE) d [17] R Vinci (ITA)k62 46 63
[18] F Penetta (ITA) d H Su-Wei (TPE) 67(3) 64 62
[19] J Jankovic (SRB) d P Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 16 61 75
[24] P Cetkovska (CZE) d S Halep (ROU) 61 63
[27] N Petrova (RUS) d I Benesova (CZE) 63 63
[29] A Medina Garrigues (ESP) d L Robson (GBR) 62 61
L Davis (USA) d [30] M Barthel (GER) 61 61
[31] Z Jie (CHN) d A Cornet (FRA) 64 64
N Bratchikova (RUS) d [32] M Niculescu (ROU) 06 63 63
S Karatantcheva (KAZ) d T Babos (HUN) 61 60
C McHale (USA) d K Bertens (NED) 26 64 64
V King (USA) d G Voskoboeva (KAZ) 64 62
P Martic (CRO) d M Kraji#ek (NED) 62 75
S Stephens (USA) d E Makarova (RUS) 64 76(6)
S Foretz Gacon (FRA) d B Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 63 75
C Scheepers (RSA) d L Pous-Tio (ESP) 64 26 61
C Yung-Jan (TPE) d K Bondarenko (UK) 61 76(8)
C Suarez Navarro (ESP) d T Tanasugarn (THA) 60 63
Y Shvedova (KAZ) d M Minella (LUX) 63 64
O Govortsova (BLR) d R Oprandi (SUI) 64 61
V Lepchenko (USA) d K Pervak (KAZ) 62 67(6) 64
C Feuerstein (FRA) d V Dushevina (RUS) 64 61

SUNDAY, 27 MAY, 2012:

Singles – First Round
[6] S Stosur (AUS) d E Baltacha (GBR) 64 60
[10] A Kerber (GER) d Z Shuai (CHN) 63 64
[13] A Ivanovic (SRB) d L Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) 61 61
[20] L Safarova (CZE) d A Yakimova (BLR) 62 60
[21] S Erra.i (ITA) d C Dellacqua (AUS) 46 62 62
[26] S Kuznetsova (RUS) d M Lucic (CRO) 61 63
V Williams (USA) d P Ormaechea (ARG) 46 61 63
M Johansson (FRA) d A Rodionova (AUS) 57 76(6) 64
D Pfizenmaier (GER) d C Garcia (FRA) 36 64 63
I Falconi (USA) d E Gallovits-Hall (ROU) 36 63 61
S Peer (ISR) d S Dubois (CAN) 62 62
[WC] M Oudin (USA) d J Larsson (SWE) 63 63
I Pavlovic (FRA) d C Kai-Chen (TPE) 64 75
A Glatch (USA) d A Tatishvili (GEO) 63 57 64
A Wozniak (CAN) d H El Tabakh (CAN) 75 62
MJ Sanchez Martinez (ESP) d E Birnerova (CZE) 46 64 86

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Roland Garros 2012 Results: Men

The 2012 Roland Garros championships are being played for the 111th time this year since first being playing in 1891. In this post the match results for each day will be continually added to this page throughout the entire tournament, to make it easier for you to know who is progressing through the draw and what the final scores were.

There have been three unseeded men who have won the singles title in the past 30 years: Mats WILANDER in 1982, Gustavo KUERTEN in 1997 and Gaston GAUDIO in 2004. Last year was only the fourth time in the Open-era (i.e. since 1968), that the Top 4 seeds all lived up to their seeding by winning through to the semi finals. The best performance by a qualifier in the Open-era was by Filip DEWULF who won through to the semi finals in 1997. The best performance by a wild card was Henri LECONTE then ranked No.200 in 1985 when he made the semi finals.

Please leave a comment below this article regarding anything YOU would like to know about in tennis, have explained or suggest for me to write about here at OnCourt AdvantageTo watch the tennis in Singapore you need to add 6 hours to the local time in Paris to work out the equivalent Singapore time for this-> daily 2012 Roland Garros Open Order of Play.

In the lists of results each day that will be featured below, all players except for the direct acceptances will have letters or a number in brackets in front of their names when they are a seeded player e.g. [1] for the No.1 seed, or a wild card entrant [WC] or a player who won through the qualifying tournament i.e. a qualifier [Q]. The letters in brackets after each pla9er’s name is the prefix for the country that player represents e.g. the local players have (FRA) added after their names because it is short for France.

The Roland Garros full 2012 Men’s Schedule of Play contains all of the details for how the prize money and ranking points are allocated to the players for each round throughout the tournament. The 2012 Roland Garros Men’s Singles Draw post contains many interesting details about how the draws work. The full list for the 201r 1st Round Men’s Singles Draw also includes who the seeds are, which seeds are drawn to play off against each other, plus who the wild cards and q5alifiers are and who they play in the 1st round.

MONDAY, 11 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – The Final
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [1] N Djokovic (SRB) 64 63 26 75

FRIDAY, 8 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [3] R Federer (SUI) 64 75 63
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [6] D Ferrer (ESP) 62 62 61

WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Quarter Finals
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [12] N Almagro (ESP) 76(4) 62 63
[6] D Ferrer (ESP) d [4] A Murray (GBR) 64 67(3) 63 62

TUESDAY, 5 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [5] J Tsonga (FRA) 61 57 57 76(6) 61 – Saved 4 match points
[3] R Federer (SUI) d [9] J del Potro (ARG) 36 67(4) 62 60 63

MONDAY, 4 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Fourth Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [13] J Monaco (ARG) 62 60 60
[4] A Murray (GBR) d [17] R Gasquet (FRA) 16 64 61 62
[5] J Tsonga (FRA) d [18] S Wawrinka (SUI) 64 76(6) 36 36 64
[6] D Ferrer (ESP) d [20] M Granollers (ESP) 63 62 60
[9] J del Potro (ARG) d [7] T Berdych (CZE) 76(6) 16 63 75
[12] N Almagro (ESP) d [8] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 64 64 64

SUNDAY, 3 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Fourth Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d [22] A Seppi (ITA) 46 67(5) 63 75 63
[3] R Federer (SUI) d [LL] D Goffin (BEL) 57 75 62 64
[5] J Tsonga (FRA) leads [18] S Wawrinka (SUI) 64 76(6) 36 36 42 – play suspended due to darkness
[9] J del Potro (ARG) leads [7] T Berdych (CZE) 76(6) 16 63 – play suspended due to darkness

SATURDAY, 2 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Third Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [Q] E Schwank (ARG) 61 63 64
[4] A Murray (GBR) d S Giraldo (COL) 63 64 64
[6] D Ferrer (ESP) d [27] M Youzhny (RUS) 60 62 62
[8] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d [29] J Benneteau (FRA) 63 75 64
[12] N Almagro (ESP) d L Mayer (ARG) 64 61 62
[13] J Monaco (ARG) d [19] M Raonic (CAN) 67(5) 63 67(5) 63 64
[17] R Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] T Haas (GER) 67(3) 63 60 60
[20] M Granollers (ESP) d [WC] P Mathieu (FRA) 64 64 16 46 61

FRIDAY, 1 JUNE, 2012:

Singles – Third Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d N Devilder (FRA) 61 62 62
[3] R Federer (SUI) d N Mahut (FRA) 63 46 62 75
[5] J Tsonga (FRA) d F Fognini (ITA) 75 64 64
[7] T Berdych (CZE) d [31] K Anderson (RSA) 64 36 67(4) 64 64
[9] J Del Potro (ARG) d [21] M Cilic (CRO) 63 76(7) 61
[18] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [11] G Simon (FRA) 75 67(5) 67(3) 63 62
[22] A Seppi (ITA) d [14] F Verdasco (ESP) 75 36 63 46 62
[LL] D Goffin (BEL) d L Kubot (POL) 76(4) 75 61

Singles – Second Round
[20] M Granollers (ESP) d M Jaziri (TUN) 76(1) 36 61 36 75

THURSDAY, 31 MAY, 2012:

Singles – Second Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d D Istomin (UZB) 62 62 60
[4] A Murray (GBR) d J Nieminen (FIN) 16 64 61 62
[5] J Tsonga (FRA) d C Stebe (GER) 62 46 62 61
[6] D Ferrer (ESP) d B Paire (FRA) 63 63 62
[8] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d J Chardy (FRA) 76(4) 61 75
P Mathieu (FRA) d [10] J Isner (USA) 67(2) 64 64 36 18-16
[12] N Almagro (ESP) d M Baghdatis (CYP) 64 63 75
[13] J Monaco (ARG) d L Rosol (CZE) 76(4) 60 76(5)
[17] R Gasquet (FRA) d G Dimitrov (BUL) 57 75 62 63
[19] M Raonic (CAN) d J Levine (USA) 64 75 62
L Mayer (ARG) d [24] P Kohlschreiber (GER) 76(5) 76(4) 7u
S Giraldo (COL) d [25] B Tomic (AUS) 64 61 63
[27] M Youzhny (RUS) d R Haase (NED) 63 76(5) 64
F Fognini (ITA) d [28] V Troicki (SRB) 62 36 46 63 86 – Saved 2 match points
[29] J Benneteau (FRA) d D Tursunov (RUS) 64 64 6t
E Schwank (ARG) d [32] F Mayer (GER) 26 63 64 76(4)
T Haas (GER) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 63 62
D Goffin (BEL) d A Clement (FRA) 36 76(2) 06 62 61

WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY, 2012:

Singles – Second Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d B Kavcic (SLO) 60 64 64
[3] R Federer (SUI) d A Ungur (ROU) 63 62 67(6) 63
[7] T Berdych (CZE) d M Llodra (FRA) 62 63 63
[9] J del Potro (ARG) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 67(5) 76(3) 64 64
[11] G Simon (FRA) d B Baker (US) 64 61 67(4) 16 60
[14] F Verdasco (ESP) d G Muller (LUX) 67(5) 63 62 62
[18] S Wawrinka (SUI) d P Andujar (ESP) 76(3) 67(4) 62 61
[21] M Cilic (CRO) d J Ferrero (ESP) 76(4) 62 63
[22] A Seppi (ITA) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 67(5) 62 26 61 62
[31] K Anderson (RSA) d H Zeballos (ARG) 63 36 63 60
N Mahut (FRA) d M Klizan (SVK) 46 64 76(5) 63
N Devilder (FRA) d M Berrer (GER) 76(5) 64 62
L Kubot (POL) d F Serra (FRA) 76(0) 62 76(4)

TUESDAY, 29 MAY, 2012%3

Singles – First Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d S Bolelli (ITA) 62 62 61
[4] A Murray (GBR) d T Ito (JPN) 61 75 60
[6] D Ferrer (ESP) d L Lacko (SVK) 63 64 61
[8] J Tipsarevic (SRB) d S Querrey (USA) 26 64 76(3) 63
[12] N Almagro (ESP) d P Lorenzi (ITA) 63 75 64
[13] J Monaco (ARG) d G Rufin (FRA) 62 26 62 76(3)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d [16] A Dolgopolov (UKR%r9 67(4) 64 76(4) 36 63
[17] R Gasquet (FRA) d J Zopp (EST) 63 64 76(4)
[27] M Youzhny (RUS) d J Blake (USA) 62 61 62
[29] J Benneteau (FRA) d M Zverev (GER) 62 67(3) 64 64
[32] F Mayer (GER) d Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 64 62 63
T Haas (GER) vs F Volandri (ITA) 63 06 64 64
B Paire (FRA) d A Ramos (ESP) 76(3) 64 67(5) 63
J Chardy (FRA) d Y Lu (TPE) 64 61 67(3) 36 11-9
D Tursunov (RUS) d G Soeda (JPN) 61 64 64
D Istomin (UZB) d I Kunitsyn (RUS) 62 61 62
L Rosol (CZE) d C Berlocq (ARG) 64 75 67(6) 62
G Dimitrov (BUL) d D Young (USA) 76(3) 61 61
R Haase (NED) d I Dodig (CRO) 62 62 61
M Baghdatis (CYP) d J Ignacio Chela (ARG) 63 63 61
E Schwank (ARG) d I Karlovi# (CRO) 64 60 63
J Nieminen (FIN) d I Andreev (RUS) 36 62 21 retired

MONDAY, 28 MAY, 2012:

Singles – First Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d P Starace (ITA) 76(3) 63 61
[3] R Federer (SUI) d T Kamke (GER) 62 75 63
[7] T Berdych (CZE) d D Sela (ISR) 63 64 61
[10] J Isner (USA) d R Dutra Silva (BRA) 63 64 64
[11] G Simon (FRA) d R Harrison (USA) 36 75 64 61
F Serra (FRA) d [15] F Lopez (ESP) 50 retired
[19] M Raonic (CAN) d R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 64 62 62
[20] M Granollers (ESP) d J Sousa (POR) 62 36 63 64
[22] A Seppi (ITA)] d N Davydenko (RUS) 63 76(5) 75
D Goffin (BEL) d [23] R Stepanek (CZE) 62 46 r6 64 62
[24] P Kohlschreiber (GER) d M Ebden (AUS) 64 64 76(4)
[25] B Tomic (AUS) d A Haider-Maurer (AUT) 76(5) 63 63
[28] V Troicki (SRB) d T Bellucci (BRA) 46 63 57 63 62
[31] K Anderson (RSA) d R Machado (POR) 76(2) 67(6) 46 61 11-9 – Saved 4 match points
L Kubot (POL) d K Beck (SVK) 75 62 75
M Llodra (FRA) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) 76(5) 62 36 63
A Clement (FRA) d A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) 62 36 46 76(2) 54 retired
P Mathieu (FRA) d B Phau (GER) 26 46 64 63 60
A Ungur (ROU) d D Nalbandian (ARG) 63 57 64 75
B Baker (USA) d X Malisse (BEL) 63 76(1) 76(5)
B Kavcic (SLO) d L Hewit4 (AUS) 76(2) 63 67(4) 63
L Maye2 (ARG) d O Rochus (BEL) 63 64 26 64
M Jaziri (TUN) d P Petzschner (GER) 63 75 76(7)
S Giraldo (COL) d A Falla (COL) 57 62 64 76(4)
M Klizan (SVK) d F Dancevic (CAN) 40 retired
J Levine (USA) d B Becker (GER) 75 62 64
M Kukushkin (KAZ) d E Gulbis (LAT) 64 76(4) 57 26 64
H Zeballos (ARG) d E Prodon (FRA) 67(8) 63 63 62

SUNDAY, 27 MAY, 2012:

Singles – First Round
[5] J Tsonga (FRA) d A Kuznetsov (RUS) 16 63 62 64
[9] J del Potrok(ARG) d A Montanes (ESP) 62 67(5) 62 61
[14] F Verdasco (ESP) d S Darcis (BEL) 63 62 76(4)
[18] S Wawrinka (SUI) d F Cipolla (ITA) 63 63 46 63 62
[21] M Cilic (CRO) d D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) 64 64 75
N Mahut (FRA) d [26] A Roddick (USA) 63 63 46 62
M Berrer (GER) d [30] J Melzer (AUT) 67(5) 46 62 62 63
J Ferrero (ESP) d J Dasnieres De Veigy (FRA) 61 64 63
F Fognini (ITA) d A Mannarino (FRA) 60 75 61
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d V Pospisil (CAN) 36 63 62 62
G Muller (LUX) d I Sijsling (NED) 26 75 36 64 86
C Stebe (GER) d J Souza (BRA) 63 20 retired
N Devilder (FRA) d F Krajinovic (SRB) 62 62 60
P Andujar (ESP) d V Hanescu (ROU) 61 26 16 63 61

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