2009 French Open First Round Draw

The Draw for the 2009 French Open has been made. Rafael Nadal has secured a first round match against a yet to be named qualifier, Roger Federer opens against Spains Alberto Martin, Novak Djokovic will play former world number 6 Nicolas Lapenti and Britain’s Andy Murray takes on former world number 15, Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela.

Andy Murray is the same half as Rafael Nadal and will meet in the semi finals should they both make it that far. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer would meet in the other semi final if their half goes to seeding.

There are also great potential quarter final matches, Spanish number 1 and 2, Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco could meet at this stage, but Russian Nicolay Davydenko also is in that quarter and could spoil the Spannish party.World Number 5 Juan Martin Del Potro could play World Number 4  Novak Djokovic. Andy Murray would meet French Number 1 Gilles Simon if seedings played out and Roger Federer would play Andy Roddick.

In the fourth round flamboyant Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga could meet Juan Martin Del Potro. Andy Murray would play 13th seed Marin CILIC if both win that far.

Murray’s first round opponent could be a very tricky match, Juan Ignacio Chela is a former top 20 player and clay court specialist, but the Scot should still win comfortably.  He would play the winner of German Mischa Zverev and Italy’s Potito Starace. In the third round he could meet Feliciano Lopez, Albert Montanes, a qualifier or Janko Tipsarevic.,

Whats Andy Murray’s 2009 French Open Odds Like?

French Open – First Round Draw – 1st Quarter
  [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)  vs     Qualifier Second
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  Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)  vs     Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
  Denis Gremelmayr (GER)  vs     Andrey Golubev (KAZ) Second
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  Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)  vs     [26] Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
  [23] Robin Soderling (SWE)  vs     Kevin Kim (USA) Second
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Third
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  Denis Istomin (UZB)  vs     Qualifier
  Qualifier  vs     Nicolas Kiefer (GER) Second
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  Frederico Gil (POR)  vs     [14] David Ferrer (ESP)
  [10] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)  vs     Stefan Koubek (AUT) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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  Diego Junqueira (ARG)  vs     Paul Capdeville (CHI)
  Nicolas Massu (CHI)  vs     Daniel Koellerer (AUT) Second
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  Nicolas Devilder (FRA)  vs     [17] Stan Wawrinka (SUI)
  [31] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)  vs     Agustin Calleri (ARG) Second
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Third
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  Ernests Gulbis (LAT)  vs     Sam Querrey (USA)
  Qualifier  vs     Philipp Petzschner (GER) Second
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  Florent Serra (FRA)  vs     [8] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
French Open – First Round Draw – 2nd Quarter
  [3] Andy Murray (GBR)  vs     Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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  Mischa Zverev (GER)  vs     Potito Starace (ITA)
  Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)  vs     Albert Montanes (ESP) Second
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  Qualifier  vs     [28] Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
  [18] Radek Stepanek (CZE)  vs     (W)Gaston Gaudio (ARG) Second
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Third
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  Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)  vs     Qualifier
  Dudi Sela (ISR)  vs     Qualifier Second
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  Jan Hernych (CZE)  vs     [13] Marin Cilic (CRO)
  [12] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)  vs     Qualifier Second
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Fourth
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  Qualifier  vs     Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
  Marcel Granollers (ESP)  vs     (W)Josselin Ouanna (FRA) Second
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  Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA)  vs     [20] Marat Safin (RUS)
  [30] Victor Hanescu (ROU)  vs     Steve Darcis (BEL) Second
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Third
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  Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)  vs     Gilles Muller (LUX)
  Qualifier  vs     Robert Kendrick (USA) Second
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  Wayne Odesnik (USA)  vs     [7] Gilles Simon (FRA)
French Open – First Round Draw – 3rd Quarter
  [5] J.M Del Potro (ARG)  vs     Michael Llodra (FRA) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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  Viktor Troicki (SRB)  vs     Qualifier
  Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)  vs     M. Vassallo Arguello (ARG) Second
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  Qualifier  vs     [25] Igor Andreev (RUS)
  [21] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)  vs     Arnaud Clement (FRA) Second
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Third
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  Fabrice Santoro (FRA)  vs     Christophe Rochus (BEL)
  Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)  vs     Juan Monaco (ARG) Second
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  Julien Benneteau (FRA)  vs     [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  [16] Tommy Robredo (ESP)  vs     (W)Adrian Mannarino (FRA) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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  Evgeny Korolev (RUS)  vs     Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
  Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)  vs     Andreas Seppi (ITA) Second
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  Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)  vs     [22] Mardy Fish (USA)
  [29] P. Kohlschreiber (GER)  vs     (W)Bernard Tomic (AUS) Second
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Third
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  Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)  vs     Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
  Brian Dabul (ARG)  vs     Qualifier Second
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  Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)  vs     [4] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
French Open – First Round Draw – 4th Quarter
  [6] Andy Roddick (USA)  vs     (W)Romain Jouan (FRA) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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  Oscar Hernandez (ESP)  vs     Ivo Minar (CZE)
  Ivan Navarro (ESP)  vs     Andreas Beck (GER) Second
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  Marc Gicquel (FRA)  vs     [27] Rainer Schuettler (GER)
  [24] Jurgen Melzer (AUT)  vs     Sergio Roitman (ARG) Second
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Third
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  (W)Guillaume Rufin (FRA)  vs     Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
  Qualifier  vs     Qualifier Second
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  Bobby Reynolds (USA)  vs     [11] Gael Monfils (FRA)
  [15] James Blake (USA)  vs     Qualifier Second
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Third
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Fourth
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  Andrei Pavel (ROU)  vs     Tommy Haas (GER)
  Bjorn Phau (GER)  vs     Jeremy Chardy (FRA) Second
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  Simone Bolelli (ITA)  vs     [19] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  [32] Paul H Mathieu (FRA)  vs     (W)Laurent Recouderc (FRA) Second
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Third
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  Robby Ginepri (USA)  vs     Pablo Andujar (ESP)
  Jose Acasuso (ARG)  vs     Qualifier Second
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  Alberto Martin (ESP)  vs     [2] Roger Federer (SUI)