Madrid 2012 Men’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

The 2012 Madrid Open men’s main draw singles 1st round matches begin on Sunday 6 May April at 11am local time at “La Caja Mágica” i.e. The Magic Box, also known as the Manzanares Park Tennis Center in Madrid, Spain. Madrid is one of only nine ATP Tour Masters 1000 category tournaments each year and has 56 players vying for the title, a maximum of 1,000 ATP ranking points and € 585,800 Euros in prize money for the winner.

Madrid has a 64-draw divided up between 56 players: 7 Qualifiers (Q), 4 Wild Cards (WC), 45 Direct Acceptances and 8 BYES. The Top 16 ranked players amongst the 45 Direct Acceptances become the seeds and only the Top 8 seeds have a BYE in the 1st round. The 16 seeds were ranked from World No.1 (Novak DJOKOVIC) through to No.20 (Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV).

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

  • Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v (13) Feliciano LOPEZ
  • Gilles SIMON (9) v (7) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  • Roger FEDERER (3) v (14) Richard GASQUET
  • Nicolas ALMAGRO (11) v (5) David FERRER

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

  • John ISNER (8) v (10) Juan Martin DEL POTRO
  • Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (16) v (4) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  • Tomas BERDYCH (6) v (12) Gael MONFILS
  • Fernando VERDASCO (15) v (2) Rafael NADAL

The 2012 Madrid Men’s singles draw is:

  1. Novak DJOKOVIC (1) v BYE
  2. Daniel GIMENO-TRAVER (Q) v (Q) Victor HANESCU
  3. Olivier ROCHUS v Stanislas WAWRINKA
  4. Jurgen MELZER v (13) Feliciano LOPEZ
  5. Gilles SIMON (9) v Fabio FOGNINI
  6. Marcos BAGHDATIS v (WC) Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ
  7. Albert RAMOS v (Q) Federico DELBONIS
  8. BYE v (7) Janko TIPSAREVIC
  9. Roger FEDERER (3) v BYE
  10. Milos RAONIC v David NALBANDIAN
  11. Viktor TROICKI v Donald YOUNG
  12. Thomaz BELLUCCI v (14) Richard GASQUET
  13. Nicolas ALMAGRO (11) v (Q) Santiago GIRALDO
  14. Marcel GRANOLLERS v Carlos BERLOCQ
  15. Radek STEPANEK v Bernard TOMIC
  16. BYE v (5) David FERRER

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. John ISNER (8) v BYE
  2. Albert MONTANES (WC) v Marin CILIC
  3. Mikhail YOUZHNY v (WC) Javier MARTI
  4. Florian MAYER v (10) Juan Martin DEL POTRO
  5. Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV (16) v Pablo ANDUJAR
  6. Michael LLODRA v Andreas SEPPI
  7. Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (Q) v (WC) Ryan HARRISON
  8. BYE v (4) Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
  9. Tomas BERDYCH (6) v BYE
  10. Kevin ANDERSON v Alex BOGOMOLOV Jnr
  11. Igor ANDREEV (Q) v Juan Carlos FERRERO
  12. Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER v (12) Gael MONFILS
  13. Fernando VERDASCO (15) v Denis ISTOMIN
  14. Alejandro FALLA (Q) v Juan Ignacio CHELA
  15. Ivo KARLOVIC v Nikolay DAVYDENKO
  16. BYE v (2) Rafael NADAL

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