2010 US Open – First Round Draw

US Open 2010The draw for the 2010 US Open has just been made in New York. It sees world number 1 Rafael face Teymuraz Gabashvili and 2nd seed Roger Federer face world 94 Brian Dabul.

Defending Champion Juan Martin Del Potro will not defend his title sue to his on going wrist injury.

Andy Murray has been drawn in the same half as Rafael Nadal and will begin his 2010 campaign against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia.

His route that he will likely need to navigate if he is to the reach the finals will see him face either  Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo or Dustin Brown in the second round. His third round opponent on seedings should be 25th seed Stanislas Wawrinka and in the fourth round a tough match against American Sam Querrey, the 20th seed, though Querrey would have to beat 14th seed Nicolas Almagro.

Most likely quarter final opponent for Murray would be this years Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, before a possible meeting with Nadal in the semis. Nadal’s route through to the semi’s doesnt show any major problems, 29th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, 15th seed Ivan Ljubicic are potential 3rd and 4th round matches and Fernando Verdasco and David Nalbandian most likely quarter final matches.

In the other half of the draw, Davydenko, Roddick, Baghdatis and Djokovic are all in the same quarter, whilst Federer could have some tough matches against Cilic and Soderling.

2010 US Open – Mens Singles – First Round Draw – 1st Quarter
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) Second
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Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) v Denis Istomin (UZB)
Gilles Simon (FRA) v (W) Donald Young (USA) Second
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Tobias Kamke (GER) v [29] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
[23] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) v Santiago Giraldo (COL) Second
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Third
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Rainer Schuettler (GER) v (Q) QUALIFIER
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v Peter Luczak (AUS) Second
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(Q) QUALIFIER v [15] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
[10] David Ferrer (ESP) v Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) Second
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Fourth
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Benjamin Becker (GER) v Daniel Brands (GER)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) Second
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Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v [24] Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
[31] David Nalbandian (ARG) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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Third
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Florent Serra (FRA) v Florian Mayer (GER)
Pere Riba (ESP) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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Fabio Fognini (ITA) v [8] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
2010 US Open – Mens Singles – First Round Draw – 2nd Quarter
[4] Andy Murray (GBR) v Lukas Lacko (SVK) Second
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Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo (ESP) v Dustin Brown (JAM)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) v Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) Second
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Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v [25] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
[20] Sam Querrey (USA) v (W) Bradley Klahn (USA) Second
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Third
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Marcel Granollers (ESP) v Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) v Lukasz Kubot (POL) Second
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Potito Starace (ITA) v [14] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
[12] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ) Second
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Fourth
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Dudi Sela (ISR) v Xavier Malisse (BEL)
(W) Jack Sock (USA) v Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) Second
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Frederico Gil (POR) v [18] John Isner (USA)
[28] Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Julien Benneteau (FRA) Second
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Third
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Tommy Robredo (ESP) v (Q) QUALIFIER
Victor Hanescu (ROU) v Carlos Berlocq (ARG) Second
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Michael Llodra (FRA) v [7] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
2010 US Open – Mens Singles – First Round Draw – 3rd Quarter
[6] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) v Michael Russell (USA) Second
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Simon Greul (GER) v Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Kevin Anderson (RSA) v Somdev Devvarman (IND) Second
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(W) Tim Smyczek (USA) v [26] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
[17] Gael Monfils (FRA) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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Third
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Igor Andreev (RUS) v Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Olivier Rochus (BEL) Second
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Stephane Robert (FRA) v [9] Andy Roddick (USA)
[16] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) v Arnaud Clement (FRA) Second
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Fourth
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Eduardo Schwank (ARG) v Robby Ginepri (USA)
Pablo Cuevas (URU) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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Jan Hajek (CZE) v [19] Mardy Fish (USA)
[30] Juan Monaco (ARG) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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Third
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Kristof Vliegen (BEL) v (W) James Blake (USA)
Philipp Petzschner (GER) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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Viktor Troicki (SRB) v [3] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2010 US Open – Mens Singles – First Round Draw – 4th Quarter
[5] Robin Soderling (SWE) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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Fourth
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Taylor Dent (USA) v Alejandro Falla (COL)
Thiemo De Bakker (NED) v (Q) QUALIFIER Second
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(Q) QUALIFIER v [27] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
[21] Albert Montanes (ESP) v Michal Przysiezny (POL) Second
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Third
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(W) Carsten Ball (AUS) v (Q) QUALIFIER
(Q) QUALIFIER v Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) Second
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Illya Marchenko (UKR) v [11] Marin Cilic (CRO)
[13] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) Second
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Fourth
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(Q) QUALIFIER v (W) Ryan Sweeting (USA)
Bjorn Phau (GER) v Ricardo Mello (BRA) Second
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(Q) QUALIFIER v [22] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)
[32] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) Second
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Third
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Leonardo Mayer (ARG) v (W) Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
Michael Berrer (GER) v Andreas Beck (GER) Second
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Brian Dabul (ARG) v [2] Roger Federer (SUI)