Shanghai 2012 Men’s Singles Draw: 1st Round

The 2012 Shanghai Open men’s main draw singles 1st round matches begin on Sunday 7 October at 4pm local time. The Shanghai Open has 56 players vying for this prestigious ATP Tour Masters 1000 title, the trophy, a maximum of 1,000 ATP ranking points and US$669,450 for the winner.

The Shanghai 64-sized main draw is divided up between 8 Byes, 7 Qualifiers [Q], 4 Wild Cards [WC] and 45 Direct Acceptances. The Top 16 ranked players amongst the 45 Direct Acceptances become the seeds. The 16 seeds ranged in rankings from World No.1 Roger FEDERER through to No.19 Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER.

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

  • Roger FEDERER [1] v [13] Stanislas WAWRINKA
  • Marin CILIC [10] v [7] Juan MONACO
  • Andy MURRAY [3] v [15] Gilles SIMON
  • Richard GASQUET [11] v [8] John ISNER

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

  • Jo-Wilfried TSONGA [5] v [12] Milos RAONIC
  • Kei NISHIKORI [14] v [4] Tomas BERDYCH
  • Janko TIPSAREVIC [6] v [9] Nicolas ALMAGRO
  • Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER [16] v [2] Novak DJOKOVIC

The 2012 Shanghai Open men’s singles draw is:

  1. Roger FEDERER [1] v BYE
  2. LU Yen-Hsun [Q] v [WC] ZHANG Ze
  3. Denis ISTOMIN v Carlos BERLOCQ
  4. Albert RAMOS v [13] Stanislas WAWRINKA
  5. Marin CILIC [10] v [Q] Lukasz KUBOT
  6. Thomaz BELLUCCI v Martin KLIZAN
  7. Fernando VERDASCO v Go SOEDA
  8. BYE v [7] Juan MONACO
  9. Andy MURRAY [3] v BYE
  10. Bernard TOMIC v Florian MAYER
  11. Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV v Jeremy CHARDY
  12. Jurgen MELZER v [15] Gilles SIMON
  13. Richard GASQUET [11] v [Q] Brian BAKER
  14. Radek STEPANEK v [WC] Lleyton HEWITT
  15. Jarkko NIEMINEN v Kevin ANDERSON
  16. BYE v [8] John ISNER

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA [5] v BYE
  2. Benoit PAIRE v [Q] Philipp PETZSCHNER
  3. Fabio FOGNINI v Marcos BAGHDATIS
  4. Marinko MATOSEVIC [Q] v [12] Milos RAONIC
  5. Kei NISHIKORI [14] v [WC] WU Di
  6. Sam QUERREY v [WC] LI Zhe
  7. Michael BERRER [Q] v Andreas SEPPI
  8. BYE v [4] Tomas BERDYCH
  9. Janko TIPSAREVIC [6] v BYE
  10. Viktor TROICKI v Mikhail YOUZHNY
  11. Alex BOGOMOLOV Jr [Q] v Tommy ROBREDO
  12. Tommy HAAS v [9] Nicolas ALMAGRO
  13. Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER [16] v Ryan HARRISON
  14. Feliciano LOPEZ v Alejandro FALLA
  15. Pablo ANDUJAR v Grigor DIMITROV
  16. BYE v [2] Novak DJOKOVIC

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