2010 Dubai Open – First Round Draw

Dubai tennis openWith the withdrawal of the Four-time former champion Roger Federer from the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Novak Djokovic, the world number 2 is the top seed with world number 4 Andy Murray second seed. Though Spaniard Tommy Robredo takes Federer place at the top of the draw because it had already been drawn before the Swiss player pulled out.

Federer was forced to withdraw from the event due to a lung infection and world number 3 Rafael Nadal is still taking time out to fully recover from his several knee injuries.

In the bottom half of the draw Djokovic looks to have a clear run through to the quarters were he would likely face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, though the French man may have tough second round match against tough Croatian Ivan Ljubicic. Nikolay Davydenko would likely meet the winner if that quarter final in the bottom half semi final.

In the top half of the draw, the top quarter is lacking it’s top sees and should see 6th seed Marin Cilic emerge into the semi finals to face probably Andy Murray in a repeat of the 2010 Australian open semi final.

Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships – First Round Draw – Top Half
Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA) second
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Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Stefan Koubek (AUT) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) second
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Arnaud Clement (FRA) vs [6] Marin Cilic (CRO)
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) second
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Quarter
Finals
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW) vs Bjorn Phau (GER) second
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Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs [7] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships – First Round Draw – Bottom Half
[8] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) second
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Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) vs Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Michael Berrer (GER) vs Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) second
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Florent Serra (FRA) vs [4] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
[5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs Michael Llodra (FRA) second
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Quarter
Finals
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs Jan Hernych (CZE)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER) second
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Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)