Dubai 2012 Men’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

February 25, 2012

in Eye On The Tour

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Dubai Open

No.4 seed Jo-Wilfried TSONGA has served up his career-best performances since June 2011. What major titles will he win in 2012?

The 2012 Dubai Open men’s main draw singles 1st round matches will begin on Monday 27 February at 12 noon local time in Dubai in the UAE. Dubai is one of only 11 ATP 500 category tournaments each year and has 32 players vying for this prestigious title, the maximum of ATP ranking points i.e. 500 and $409,170 in prize money.

Dubai has a 32-draw divided up between 4 Qualifiers (Q), 3 Wild Cards (WC) and 25 Direct Acceptances. The Top 8 ranked players amongst the 25 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 8 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Novak DJOKOVIC) through to No.10 (Juan Martin DEL POTRO). The last direct acceptance into the main draw was Andreas BECK from Germany who was ranked No.93 at the entry deadline date.

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This is the draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the quarter finals:

  • Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v (7) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  • Andy MURRAY (3) v (5) Tomas BERDYCH
  • Juan Martin del POTRO (8) v (4) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  • Mardy FISH (6) v (2) Roger FEDERER

The 2012 Dubai Open men’s singles draw for the 1st round is:

  1. Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v Cedrik-Marcel STEBE
  2. Sergiy STAKHOVSKY v (WC) Omar AWADHY
  3. Ivan LJUBICIC v Flavio CIPOLLA
  4. Igor KUNITSYN v (7) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  5. Andy MURRAY (3) v (Q) Michael BERRER
  6. Nikolay DAVYDENKO v (Q) Marco CHIUDINELLI
  7. Lukas LACKO (Q) v (WC) Sergei BUBKA
  8. Benjamin BECKER v (5) Tomas BERDYCH

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Juan Martin DEL POTRO (8) v Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV
  2. Andrey GOLUBEV (Q) v (WC) Marko DJOKOVIC
  3. Adrian MANNARINO v Lukas ROSOL
  4. Marcos BAGHDATIS v (4) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  5. Mardy FISH (6) v Andreas BECK
  6. Mikhail YOUZHNY v Richard GASQUET
  7. Nicolas MAHUT v Feliciano LOPEZ
  8. Michael LLODRA v (2) Roger FEDERER

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