US Open 2011 Men’s Singles Draw

August 28, 2011

in Grand Slams: US Open

The 2011 US Open men’s main draw singles matches will begin on Monday 29 August at 11am local time in New York in the USA despite the threat of Hurricane Irene. The full singles draw including whom the 16 qualifiers play is NOW listed below. There are 128 main draw spots divided up between 16 Qualifiers (Q), 8 Wild Cards (WC) and 104 Direct Acceptances.

The 104 direct acceptances are decided according to who the Top 104 ranked players in the world that are fit and able to compete at US Open this year on 4 August 2011. If any direct acceptances withdraw after the first round of qualifying is completed then those spots are awarded to lucky losers. A lucky loser is a player who lost in the final round of qualifying and signs-in for the main draw. Lucky losers are selected from highest ranking to lowest.

 To watch the tennis in Singapore add 12 hours to the New York local times listed in this link-> US Open 2011 Men’s Schedule of Play which also includes the FULL details about: prize money and ATP ranking points earned per round plus even more interesting details.

Pictured above is current World No.1 Novak DJOKOVIC serving during the 2011 Canadian Open. The 1.88m Djokovic is having the year of his life in 2011 so far having set a 57 wins to 2 losses singles record, which has won him two Grand Slams – the Australian Open and Wimbledon and an ATP record 5 Masters 1000 titles in one year. The Serbian made the US Open final for a second time in his career last year before being outplayed by Rafael Nadal 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 2-6 in 3 hours and 43 minutes.

The 24-year-old Serbian is looking to become just the sixth man to win three out of the four Grand Slam singles titles in the same calendar year in the Open era of tennis. In 1969 Rod Laver won THE Grand Slam by winning all four Grand Slams in the same calendar year, whilst Jimmy Connors (1974), Mats Wilander (1988), Roger Federer (in 2004, 2006 and 2007) and Rafael Nadal in 2010 all won three out of the four.

The Seeds:

The seeds were selected according to the latest ATP computer rankings prior to the draw being made. This year the seedings were based on the Monday 22 August rankings. Unlike in many other tournaments the seeded players do NOT receive a BYE in the 1st round. To win the title a player must win 7 best-of-5 set matches in a row.

In a 128-player sized draw there are 32 seeded players. This means that all of the 32 seeds are separated in the draw so that play two rounds against lower ranked opponents who are unseeded, before they can meet another seed in the 3rd round.

The Wild Cards:

The wild cards were awarded at the discretion of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and in a strong show of support to Americans 6 wild cards went to-> Ryan HARRISON, Steve JOHNSON, Robby GINEPRI, Donald YOUNG, Jack SOCK and Bobby REYNOLDS. The other 2 wild cards were unable to be awarded to Americans because the USTA holds a 3-way reciprocal arrangement with the Australian Open and Roland Garros. The Australians awarded a wild card to Marinko MATOSEVIC and the French chose Julien BENNETEAU.

The Qualifiers:

The 128-player qualifying tournament began on Tuesday 23 August and ran through to Friday 26 August. The qualifying event at the US Open is all best of 3 set matches unlike the US Open main draw, which are all best of 5 set matches. The 16 qualifiers who all won 3 consecutive matches to qualify were-> Conor NILAND, Romain JOUAN, Augustin GENSSE, Michael YANI, Jonathan DASNIERES DE VEIGY, Sergei BUBKA, Marsel ILHAN, Frank DANCEVIC, Go SOEDA, Malek JAZIRI, Louk SORENSEN, Joao SOUZA, Vasek POSPISIL, Jesse HUTA GALUNG, Jene-Rene LISNARD and Robert FARAH. Both Niland and Dancevic also qualified at Wimbledon this year.

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

  • Novak DJOKOVIC (1) versus (32) Ivan DODIG
  • Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (22)  v (13) Richard GASQUET
  • Tomas BERDYCH (9) v (20) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  • Marcel GRANOLLERS (31) v (7) Gael MONFILS
  • Roger FEDERER (3) v (27) Marin CILIC
  • Radek STEPANEK (23) v (15) Viktor TROICKI
  • Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (11) v (19) Fernando VERDASCO
  • Michael LLODRA (29) v (8) Mardy FISH

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:

  • Robin SODERLING (6) v (28) John ISNER
  • Juan Martin DEL POTRO (18) v (12) Gilles SIMON
  • Nicolas ALMAGRO (14) v (24) Juan Ignacio CHELA
  • Feliciano LOPEZ (25) v (4) Andy MURRAY
  • David FERRER (5) v (26) Florian MAYER
  • Andy RODDICK (21) v (10) Nicolas ALMAGRO
  • Mikhail YOUZHNY (16) v (17) Jurgen MELZER
  • Ivan LJUBICIC (30) v (2) Rafael NADAL

The 2011 US Open men’s singles draw for the 1st round  is:

  1. Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v (Q) Conor NILAND
  2. Pere RIBA v Carlos BERLOCQ
  3. Potito STARACE v Michael BERRER
  4. Nikolay DAVYDENKO v (32) Ivan DODIG
  5. Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (22) v Frederico GIL
  6. Kei NISHIKORI v Flavio CIPOLLA
  7. Ivo KARLOVIC v Fernando GONZALEZ
  8. Sergiy STAKHOVSKY v (13) Richard GASQUET
  9. Tomas BERDYCH (9) v (Q) Romain JOUAN
  10. Fabio FOGNINI v Horacio ZEBALLOS
  11. Philipp PETZSCHNER v Albert RAMOS
  12. Augustin GENSSE (Q) v (20) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  13. Marcel GRANOLLERS (31) v Xavier MALISSE
  14. Mikhail KUKUSHKIN v Albert MONTANES
  15. Pablo ANDUJAR v Juan Carlos FERRERO
  16. Grigor DIMITROV v (7) Gael MONFILS
  17. Roger FEDERER (3) v Santiago GIRALDO
  18. Dudi SELA v Thomaz BELLUCCI
  19. Michael YANI (Q) v Bernard TOMIC
  20. Ryan HARRISON (WC) v (27) Marin CILIC
  21. Radek STEPANEK (23) v Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER
  22. Juan MONACO v Andreas SEPPI
  23. Tommy HAAS v (Q) Jonathan DASNIERES DE VEIGY
  24. Alejandro FALLA v (15) Viktor TROICKI
  25. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (11) v Yen-Hsun LU
  26. Andreas HAIDER-MAURER v (Q) Sergei BUBKA
  27. Marsel ILHAN (Q) v (Q) Frank DANCEVIC
  28. Jarkko NIEMINEN v (19) Fernando VERDASCO
  29. Michael LLODRA (29) v Victor HANESCU
  30. Kevin ANDERSON v (Q) Go SOEDA
  31. Malek JAZIRI (Q) v Thiemo DE BAKKER
  32. Tobias KAMKE v (8) Mardy FISH

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Robin SODERLING (6) v (Q) Louk SORENSEN
  2. Alex BOGOMOLOV JR. v (WC) Steve JOHNSON
  3. Robby GINEPRI (WC) v (Q) Joao SOUZA
  4. BAGHDATIS, Marcos v (28) John ISNER
  5. Juan Martin DEL POTRO (18) v Filippo VOLANDRI
  6. Diego JUNQUEIRA v Karol BECK
  7. Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ v Daniel GIMENO-TRAVER
  8. Ricardo MELLO v (12) Gilles SIMON
  9. Stanislas WAWRINKA (14) v Maximo GONZALEZ
  10. Donald YOUNG (WC) v (LL) Lukas LACKO
  11. Dmitry TURSUNOV v Steve DARCIS
  12. Marinko MATOSEVIC (WC) v (24) Juan Ignacio CHELA
  13. Feliciano LOPEZ (25) v Tatsuma ITO
  14. Vasek POSPISIL (Q) v Lukas ROSOL
  15. Rui MACHADO v Robin HAASE
  16. Somdev DEVVARMAN v (4) Andy MURRAY
  17. David FERRER (5) v Igor ANDREEV
  18. James BLAKE v (Q) Jesse HUTA GALUNG
  19. Olivier ROCHUS v (Q) Jean-Rene LISNARD
  20. Adrian MANNARINO v (26) Florian MAYER
  21. Andy RODDICK (21) v Michael RUSSELL
  22. Jack SOCK (WC) v Marc GICQUEL
  23. Denis ISTOMIN v Ryan SWEETING
  24. Julien BENNETEAU (WC) v (10) Nicolas ALMAGRO
  25. Mikhail YOUZHNY (16) v Ernests GULBIS
  26. Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN v Gilles MULLER
  27. Matthias BACHINGER v Igor KUNITSYN
  28. Eric PRODON v (17) Jurgen MELZER
  29. Ivan LJUBICIC (30) v Blaz KAVCIC
  30. Bobby REYNOLDS (WC) v David NALBANDIAN
  31. Nicolas MAHUT v (Q) Robert FARAH
  32. Andrey GOLUBEV v (2) Rafael NADAL

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