2010 French Open – 3rd Round Draw

Roland Garros 2010After the problems of rain delays and the drama of playing in almost darkness, the thrid round draw for the 2010 French Open at Roland Garros has finally been decided.

All 8 of the top seeds have successfully progressed to the 3rd round stage, with the the top of the draw schedued to play their matches on Friday and the Bottom half will play on Saturday.

In the first half of the draw, top seed and defending champion Roger Federer will take on German qualifier Julian Reister, whilst last years finalist 5th seed Robin Soderling faces 29th Seed  Albert Montanes РFederer and Soderling are on course to meet in the quarter finals should they win there next two matches, which will be a repeat of last years final.

Andy Murray will face Marcos Baghdatis in the third round, the Scot has never beaten Baghdatis with the Cypriot having two wins over Murray. The last remaining French player in the mens draw 8th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet Holland’s Thiemo De Bakker.

In the bottom half of the draw 3rd seed Novak Djokovic will playVictor Hanescu, 6th seed Andy Roddick will face Teimuraz Gabashvili, 7th seed Fernando Verdasco will face Philipp Kohlschreiber and in the marque match of the third round favourite to win and 2nd seed Rafael Nadal will face former world no.1 Lleyton Hewitt – Though no one seriously gives Hewitt much chance of winning.

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2010 French Open – Roland Garros – Third Round Draw – Top Half
[1] Roger Federer (SUI) vs Julian Reister (GER) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
[20] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
[10] Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG) Fourth
Round
[29] Albert Montanes (ESP) vs [5] Robin Soderling (SWE)
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) vs [25] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
[17] John Isner (USA) vs [15] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
[11] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Viktor Troicki (SRB) Fourth
Round
Thiemo De Bakker (NED) vs [8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
2010 French Open – Roland Garros – Third Round Draw – Bottom Half
[6] Andy Roddick (USA) vs Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
Semi
Finals
[22] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs [9] David Ferrer (ESP)
[16] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Robby Ginepri (USA) Fourth
Round
[31] Victor Hanescu (ROU) vs [3] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
[7] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs [30] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) Fourth
Round
Quarter
Finals
[19] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr (UKR)
[14] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs [24] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) Fourth
Round
[28] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)