2010 French Open – First Round Draw

Roland Garros 2010The 2010 French Open draw is out with hot favorite Rafael drawing a qualifier, defending champ Roger Federer drawing Peter Luczak and Andy Murray will take on Richard Gasquet.

On paper it should be a tough match for Murray and most reports out there claim it to be a tough draw for Murray – But Gasquet hates playing at Roland Garros, he cannot handle the pressure of the home crowd, he is not the player he was three years when he beat Murray twice as he still continues to recover from injury and the overturned drugs ban and finally not many players recover from losing after leading 2 sets to 0 as Gasquet did in their last meeting at Wimbledon 08. So Murray should come through in straight sets.

If he is to win then he’ll likely need to beat Federer in the semi’s and Nadal in the final – so if he achieves that then he deserves the win – highly unlikely though with the devastating clay court form that Nadal has shown recently. The spaniard is unbeaten on clay this year and racked up another 3 masters titles.

Nadal is odds on favorite to win the title at Roland Garros this year – See a full list of the 2010 French Open Odds.

2010 French Open – Roland Garros – First Round Draw – 1st Quarter
[1] Roger Federer (SUI) v Peter Luczak (AUS) Second
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Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Alejandro Falla (COL)
(Q) Qualifier v Olivier Rochus (BEL) Second
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(Q) Qualifier v [27] Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
[20] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Jan Hajek (CZE) Second
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Third
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Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Andreas Beck (GER)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) v Fabio Fognini (ITA) Second
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Florian Mayer (GER) v [13] Gael Monfils (FRA)
[10] Marin Cilic (CRO) v Ricardo Mello (BRA) Second
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Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) v Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) v Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) Second
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Julien Benneteau (FRA) v [23] Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
[29] Albert Montanes (ESP) v (Q) Qualifier Second
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Third
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Stephane Robert (FRA) v (Q) Qualifier
Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) v Taylor Dent (USA) Second
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(W) Laurent Recouderc (FRA) v [5] Robin Soderling (SWE)
2010 French Open – Roland Garros – First Round Draw – 2nd Quarter
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) v Richard Gasquet (FRA) Second
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Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) v (W) Ryan Sweeting (USA)
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) v Marcel Granollers (ESP) Second
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(Q) Qualifier v [25] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
[17] John Isner (USA) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ) Second
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Third
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(Q) Qualifier v Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
(W) E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) v Kevin Anderson (RSA) Second
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(Q) Qualifier v [15] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
[11] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v Michal Przysiezny (POL) Second
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(Q) Qualifier v Lukas Lacko (SVK)
Philipp Petzschner (GER) v (W) Carsten Ball (AUS) Second
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Viktor Troicki (SRB) v [21] Tommy Robredo (ESP)
[32] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) v Rainer Schuettler (GER) Second
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Third
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(Q) Qualifier v Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
(W) Josselin Ouanna (FRA) v Lukasz Kubot (POL) Second
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Daniel Brands (GER) v [8] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
2010 French Open – Roland Garros – First Round Draw – 3rd Quarter
[6] Andy Roddick (USA) v Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) Second
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Eduardo Schwank (ARG) v Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
(Q) Qualifier v Daniel Koellerer (AUT) Second
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(Q) Qualifier v [26] Juan Monaco (ARG)
[22] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v Dudi Sela (ISR) Second
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Mischa Zverev (GER) v (W) Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Xavier Malisse (BEL) v Simon Greul (GER) Second
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(W) David Guez (FRA) v [9] David Ferrer (ESP)
[16] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Pablo Cuevas (URU) Second
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Marc Gicquel (FRA) v Pere Riba (ESP)
Potito Starace (ITA) v Illya Marchenko (UKR) Second
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Robby Ginepri (USA) v [18] Sam Querrey (USA)
[31] Victor Hanescu (ROU) v Oscar Hernandez (ESP) Second
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Rajeev Ram (USA) v (Q) Qualifier
Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Santiago Giraldo (COL) Second
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Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) v [3] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2010 French Open – Roland Garros – First Round Draw – 4th Quarter
[7] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) Second
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Florent Serra (FRA) v Michael Russell (USA)
(Q) Qualifier v Andreas Seppi (ITA) Second
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Karol Beck (SVK) v [30] P. Kohlschreiber (GER)
[19] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v Robin Haase (NED) Second
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Kristof Vliegen (BEL) v Steve Darcis (BEL)
Arnaud Clement (FRA) v Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr (UKR) Second
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(Q) Qualifier v [12] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
[14] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) v Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) Second
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Fourth
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Michael Berrer (GER) v Mardy Fish (USA)
(Q) Qualifier v (Q) Qualifier Second
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Michael Llodra (FRA) v [24] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
[28] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v Jeremy Chardy (FRA) Second
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Third
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Denis Istomin (UZB) v Benjamin Becker (GER)
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) v (Q) Qualifier Second
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(W) Gianni Mina (FRA) v [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)