2011 French Open 2nd Round Draw

Roland Garros 2011After three days of play at this years French Open, the line up for the men’s second round is now known. The Top 5 all successfully made it through, though a few big names were dumped out.

The biggest casualty from the first round was world number 6, Thomas Berdych who crashed out to French qualifier Stephane Robert. The Czech player had been leading 2 set to love, before the world number 140 Robert hit back and took the deciding set 9-7.

Spain’s Nicolas Almagro also lost a 2 sets to love lead and crashed out to a qualifier, the 11th seed and clay court specialist was knocked out by Poland’s Lukasz Kubot.

Rafael Nadal was pushed to 5 sets by American John Isner, it’ s amazingly the first time that Rafael Nadal has played 5 sets at Roland Garros, he should have an easier ride in the second round as he faces fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar, currently ranked 48 in the world and never been by the 2nd round in Paris.

Andy Murray takes on another qualifier in round 2 after beating Eric Prodan in the first round. His opponent is Italian Simone Bolelli, currently ranked 126 in the world. Nadal and Murray will be playing on Thursday along with 5th seed Robin Soderling and the rest of the top half of the draw.

The bottom half of the draw will play their 2nd round matches on Wednesday and will see 2nd seed Novak Djokovic and 3rd seed Roger Federer in action.

2011 French Open – 2nd round – First Half
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
vs
Pablo Andujar (ESP)
(Q) Antonio Veic (CRO)
vs
[28] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
[24] Sam Querrey (USA)
vs
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
Xavier Malisse (BEL)
vs
[16] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
[10] Mardy Fish (USA)
vs
Robin Haase (NED)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
vs
[18] Gilles Simon (FRA)
[27] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
vs
(Q) Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
(Q) Albert Ramos (ESP)
vs
[5] Robin Soderling (SWE)
[4] Andy Murray (GBR)
vs
(Q) Simone Bolelli (ITA)
(W) Arnaud Clement (FRA)
vs
Michael Berrer (GER)
[21] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
vs
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
Tobias Kamke (GER)
vs
[15] Viktor Troicki (SRB)
(Q) Lukasz Kubot (POL)
vs
Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
(Q) Alejandro Falla (COL)
vs
[20] Florian Mayer (GER)
[32] Kevin Anderson (RSA)
vs
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
(Q) Lukas Rosol (CZE)
vs
[8] Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
2011 French Open – 2nd round – Second Half
[7] David Ferrer (ESP)
vs
Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Kei Nishikori (JPN)
vs
[31] Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
(Q) Steve Darcis (BEL)
vs
Philipp Petzschner (GER)
(W) Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
vs
[9] Gael Monfils (FRA)
[14] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
vs
(Q) Thomas Schoorel, (NED)
Igor Andreev (RUS)
vs
[17] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[29] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
vs
Pere Riba (ESP)
(W) Maxime Teixeira (FRA)
vs
[3] Roger Federer (SUI)
(Q) Stephane Robert (FRA)
vs
Fabio Fognini (ITA)
(Q) Marsel Ilhan (TUR)
vs
[30] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
vs
Albert Montanes (ESP)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
vs
[12] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
[13] Richard Gasquet (FRA)
vs
Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Andreas Seppi (ITA)
vs
[23] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
[25] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
vs
Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
Victor Hanescu (ROU)
vs
[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)