2009 Queens Club – First Round Draw

The Draw for the 2009 Queens Club first round draw has been made. There will be three Brits in the main draw, Josh Goodall, James Ward and of course Andy Murray. Even though the qualifiers have yet to be decided there will be no British additions to the main draw after all 5 wild card entries to the Queens Club qualifying draw were knocked out in the first round.

Andy Murray is the top seed after defending champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the tournament with knee problems. The 2nd seed is four time winner Andy Roddick and the draw also contains another four time champion Lleyton Hewitt.

Andy Murray will looking to improve on his three previous performances, lost in thrid round to Thomas  Johansson in 2005 and then in the first round to Janko Tipsarevic in 2006 and he was forced to pull out at the quarter final stage in 2008 with a thumb injury.

Murray is trying to become the first British winner at Queens Club, Tim Henman reached final three times losing to Pete Sampras in 1999 and Lleyton Hewitt in 2001 and 2002.

2009 Queens Club AEGON Championships – First Round – Top Half
[1] Andy Murray (GBR) v Bye Second
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Finals
Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Robby Ginepri (USA)
Gilles Muller (LUX) v [WC] Josh Goodall (GBR) Second
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Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) v [16] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[10] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) v Robert Kendrick (USA) Second
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Third
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Denis Istomin (UZB) v Ivo Minar (CZE)
Michael Llodra (FRA) v Evgeny Korolev (RUS) Second
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Bye v [8] Mardy Fish (USA)
[4] Gael Monfils (FRA) v Bye Second
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Third
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Finals
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) v Bobby Reynolds (USA)
Steve Darcis (BEL) v Paul Capdeville (CHI) Second
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Alberto Martin (ESP) v [13] Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
[11] Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) v Andrei Pavel (ROU) Second
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Third
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[WC] Seb. Grosjean (FRA) v Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
(Q)Xavier Malisse v Pablo Andujar (ESP) Second
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Bye v [7] Marat Safin (RUS)
2009 Queens Club AEGON Championships – First Round – Bottom Half
[6] James Blake (USA) v Bye Second
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Finals
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) v (Q)Sergiy Stakhovsky
(Q)Kevin Anderson v Fabio Fognini (ITA) Second
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Sam Querrey (USA) v [12] Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
[14] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v Oscar Hernandez (ESP) Second
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[WC] James Ward (GBR) v [WC] Marcos Bagdatis (CYP)
[WC] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) v Ivan Navarro (ESP) Second
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Bye v [3] Gilles Simon (FRA)
[5] Marin Cilic (CRO) v Bye Second
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Third
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Quarter
Finals
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v (Q)Nicolas Mahut
Julien Benneteau (FRA) v Daniel Koellerer (AUT) Second
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Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) v [9] Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
[15] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v Eduardo Schwank (ARG) Second
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Third
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Frederico Gil (POR) v Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) v Kristof Vliegen (BEL) Second
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Bye v [2] Andy Roddick (USA)