Barcelona 2012 Men’s Singles Draw

The 2012 Barcelona Open men’s main draw singles matches began on Monday 23 April at 11am local time at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona in Spain. In this post a number of interesting facts about the men’s singles main draw will be provided, including how the draw works, whom all the different types of participants are, who the seeds are and the seeded match-ups plus the full draw list.

Barcelona is one of only 11 ATP Tour 500 category tournaments each year and has 56 players vying for the title, a maximum of 500 ATP ranking points and € 301,150 Euros in prize money for the winner.

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There are 56 players in the draw divided up between 7 Qualifiers (Q), 5 Wild Cards (WC) and 44 Direct Acceptances. The cut-off date for entry was 12 March 2012 and Diego JUNQUEIRA of Argentina with a ranking of No.112 that week was the last direct acceptance.

The Seeds: In a 64-player sized draw there are 16 seeded players in order to keep the one seed for each four spots in the draw ratio according to tournament draw rules. Barcelona has a 56-player draw so only the Top 8 seeds all receive a BYE in the 1st round and await the 24 winners of the 1st round matches in the 2nd round. The seeds are selected according to the latest ATP rankings before the draw is made i.e. as of 16 April 2012. The Top 16 ranked players in the draw at that date become the Top 16 seeds.

The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the round of 16 is:

  • Rafael NADAL [1] v [16] Pablo ANDUJAR
  • Marcel GRANOLLERS [12] v [5] Janko TIPSAREVIC
  • Fernando VERDASCO [9] v [13] Kevin ANDERSON
  • Albert RAMOS [17] v [8] Kei NISHIKORI

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

  • Feliciano LOPEZ [7] v [10] Radek STEPANEK
  • Bernard TOMIC [15] v [3] David FERRER
  • Nicolas ALMAGRO [6] v [11] Milos RAONIC
  • Denis ISTOMIN [18] v [2] Andy MURRAY

The 2012 Barcelona Men’s singles draw is:

  1. Rafael NADAL [1] v BYE
  2. Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ v Olivier ROCHUS
  3. Arnau BRUGUES-DAVI [LL] v [Q] Robert FARAH
  4. David GOFFIN [Q] v [16] Pablo ANDUJAR
  5. Marcel GRANOLLERS [12] v Frederico GIL
  6. Joao SOUSA [Q] v Igor KUNITSYN
  7. Victor HANESCU v Rui MACHADO
  8. BYE v [5] Janko TIPSAREVIC
  9. Fernando VERDASCO [9] v BYE
  10. Andrey GOLUBEV [Q] v Steve DARCIS
  11. Aljaz BEDENE [Q] v [Q] Federico DELBONIS
  12. Malek JAZIRI v [13] Kevin ANDERSON
  13. Albert RAMOS [17] v Andreas BECK
  14. Benoit PAIRE v Lukas ROSOL
  15. Daniel GIMENO-TRAVER v Mikhail KUKUSHKIN
  16. BYE v [8] Kei NISHIKORI

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Feliciano LOPEZ [7] v BYE
  2. Pablo LORENZI v Flavio CIPOLLA
  3. Jarkko NIEMINEN v [WC] Javier MARTI
  4. Ruben RAMIREZ HIDALGO [WC] v [LL] Eduardo SCHWANK replaced Stepanek [10]
  5. Bernard TOMIC [15] v Ernests GULBIS
  6. Albert MONTANES v [WC] Gerard GRANOLLERS-PUJOL
  7. Filip KRAJINOVIC [WC] v [WC] Inigo CERVANTES
  8. BYE v [3] David FERRER
  9. Nicolas ALMAGRO [6] v BYE
  10. Stephane ROBERT [LL] v Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN
  11. Igor ANDREEV v Diego JUNQUEIRA
  12. Alejandro FALLA v [11] Milos RAONIC
  13. Denis ISTOMIN [18] v Santiago GIRALDO
  14. Sergei BUBKA [Q] v Robin HAASE
  15. Evgeny DONSKOY [LL] v Sergiy STAKHOVSKY
  16. BYE v [2] Andy MURRAY

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