2009 French Open Mens Third Round Draw

roland_garros_logo1With only 2 matches left to finish in the second round the third round of the 2009 French Open is starting to take shape.

As yet we are still waiting to see any big upsets, Roger Federer and Andy Murray both flirted with losing, but both saw their way to victory in the end.  And the rest of the top 20 have all made there way to the last 32, minus American James Blake and Tomas Berdych who both lost in the first round. In fact the only seed to go out in th second so far isthe 28th seed, Spaniard Feliciano Lopez who lost Janko Tipsarevic. 4th seed Novak Djokovic and 29th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber have both still to complete their second round matches.

The third round is the first round that seeds can meet and should now start to see many more mouth watering matches. Britain’s Andy Murray is one seed who is’nt facing a seed, he takes on  Janko Tipsarevic, see a preview of Andy Murray v Janko Tipsarevic.

Rafael Nadal will face former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer will face 32nd seed Paul-Henri Mathieu. 

Pick of the matches should be the all Spanish affair between 32nd seed Nicolas Almagro and 8th seed Fernando Verdasco and the encounter between 25th seed Igor Andreev and 5th Juan_martin Del Potro.

French Open – Second Round Draw – Top Half
  [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)  vs     Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
  [23] Robin Soderling (SWE)  vs     [14] David Ferrer (ESP)
  [10] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)  vs     [17] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) Fourth
Round
  [31] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)  vs     [8] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
  [3] Andy Murray (GBR)  vs     Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
  [18] Radek Stepanek (CZE)  vs     [13] Marin Cilic (CRO)
  [12] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)  vs     (W)Josselin Ouanna (FRA) Fourth
Round
  [30] Victor Hanescu (ROU)  vs     [7] Gilles Simon (FRA)
French Open – Second Round Draw – Bottom Half
  [5] J.M Del Potro (ARG)  vs     [25] Igor Andreev (RUS) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
  Christophe Rochus (BEL)  vs     [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  [16] Tommy Robredo (ESP)  vs     [12] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) Fourth
Round
  [29] P. Kohlschreiber (GER) or
Juan-Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
 vs     Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) or
[4] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  [6] Andy Roddick (USA)  vs     Marc Gicquel (FRA) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
  [24] Jurgen Melzer (AUT)  vs     [11] Gael Monfils (FRA)
  Tommy Haas (GER)  vs     Jeremy Chardy (FRA) Fourth
Round
  [32] Paul H Mathieu (FRA)  vs     [2] Roger Federer (SUI)