2010 Queens Club – Mens Singles 1st Round Draw

Queens Club 2010The 2010 AEGON Championships at Queens Club in London got underway today with the start of the first round matches. The draw was made on saturday for the ATP 250 event as just been finalised.

This years championships boasts a stellar line up with 3 of the top 4 players in the world playing – the only absentee is Roger Federer who has always played alternative grass court event in Halle, Germany.

The top 8 seeds are awarded byes in the first round. Britains two wildcard entries have been given tough first round matches Jamie Baker takes on Denis Istomin and James Ward palys experienced American Robby Ginepri.

Andy Murray’s opening match will be against Spain’s Ivan Navarro or Austria’s Daniel Koellerer. No 1 seed and perhaps soon to be world number 1 Rafael Nadal will kick off his grass court season against Marcos Daniel of Brazil or Blaz Kavcic from Slovenia.

2008 finalist (lost to Nadal) and world number 3 Novak Djokovic will take on Paolo Lorenzi or Pere Riba in his first grass court match. Djokovic is making his return to London’s Queens club this year after opting to play Halle last year, where he lost in the final to Tommy Haas.

4 time Queen’s club champion and last years beaten Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick will once again step on to the grass courts of Queen’s club and he will being his campaign against Igor Kunitsyn or Illya Marchenko. Roddick is the fourth seed at this years event.

If Andy Murray is to win the event this year, he would likely need to overcome, world number 12 Marin Cilic in the quarter finals, Rafael Nadal in the semi finals and either Andy Roddick or Novak djockovic in the finals.

2010 Queens Club – AEGON Championships – First Round Draw – Top Half
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) v BYE Third
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Fourth
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Quarter
Finals
Marcos Daniel (BRA) v Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
QUALIFIER v Dustin Brown (JAM) Third
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Jamie Baker (GBR) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
Benneteau,Julien (FRA) v Arnaud Clement (FRA) Third
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Fourth
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Taylor Dent (USA) v Kevin Anderson (RSA)
(Q) Alex Bogdanivic (GBR)
v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) Third
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BYE v [8] Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) v BYE Third
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Fourth
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Quarter
Finals
Ivan Navarro (ESP) v Daniel Koellerer (AUT)
Mardy Fish (USA) v Somdev Devvarman (IND) Third
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Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) v Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Michael Llodra (FRA) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ) Third
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Fourth
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Jesse Levine (USA) v Ryan Harrison (USA)
QUALIFIER v Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) Third
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BYE v [5] Marin Cilic (CRO)
2010 Queens Club – AEGON Championships – First Round Draw – Bottom Half
[6] Gael Monfils (FRA) v BYE Third
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Fourth
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Quarter
Finals
Rainer Schuettler (GER) v Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Karol Beck (SVK) v Rajeev Ram (USA) Third
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Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Dudi Sela (ISR) v Chris Guccione (AUS) Third
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Fourth
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Michal Przysiezny (POL) v Gilles Muller (LUX)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) v Illya Marchenko (UKR) Third
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BYE v [4] Andy Roddick (USA)
[7] Sam Querrey (USA) v BYE Third
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Fourth
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Quarter
Finals
James Ward (GBR) v Robby Ginepri (USA)
Marc Gicquel (FRA) v Michael Russell (USA) Third
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Marcel Granollers (ESP) v Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) v Bernard Tomic (AUS) Third
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Fourth
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Xavier Malisse (BEL) v QUALIFIER
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v Pere Riba (ESP) Third
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BYE v [2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)