2011 French Open First Round Draw

Roland Garros 2011The draw for the first round of the 2011 French Open has now been made. Andy Murray has drawn a qualifier in the first round.

Defending champion, Rafael Nadal opens against American John Isner, in what should be a tough start for the 5 time champion. Hot favourite, Novak Djokovic kicks off his campaign against Holland’s Thiemo De Bakker and world number 3 Roger Federer will face Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in the first round.

Nadal is drawn in the top half of the draw along with Andy Murray, whilst Federer and Djokovic occupy their respective quarters in the bottom half.

Nadal looks to have been handed the toughest draw of with Davydenko and Verdasco likely 3rd and 4th round opponents and potentially waiting in the quarter finals is the two time finalist at Roland Garros, Robin Soderling.

2011 French Open – 1st round – First Quarter
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
vs
John Isner (USA)
Santiago Giraldo (COL)
vs
Pablo Andujar (ESP)
Pablo Cuevas (URU)
vs
(Q) Antonio Veic (CRO)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
[28] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
[24] Sam Querrey (USA)
vs
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
vs
Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
vs
Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Juan Monaco (ARG)
vs
[16] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
[10] Mardy Fish (USA)
vs
Ricardo Mello (BRA)
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
vs
Robin Haase (NED)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
vs
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Michael Russell (USA)
vs
[18] Gilles Simon (FRA)
[27] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
vs
Frederico Gil (POR)
(Q) Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
vs
Dustin Brown (GER)
(Q) Albert Ramos (ESP)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
Benjamin Becker (GER)
vs
[5] Robin Soderling (SWE)
2011 French Open – 1st round – Second Quarter
[4] Andy Murray (GBR)
vs
(Q) Eric Prodan (FRA)
(Q) Simone Bolelli (ITA)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
(W) Arnaud Clement (FRA)
vs
Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Michael Berrer (GER)
vs
[26] Milos Raonic (CAN)
[21] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
vs
Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
vs
Ryan Sweeting (USA)
Tobias Kamke (GER)
vs
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
Julian Reister (GER)
vs
[15] Viktor Troicki (SRB)
[11] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
vs
(Q) Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
vs
(W) Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Potito Starace (ITA)
vs
(Q) Alejandro Falla (COL)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
vs
[20] Florian Mayer (GER)
[32] Kevin Anderson (RSA)
vs
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
vs
(W) Tim Smyczek (USA)
(W) Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
vs
(Q) Lukas Rosol (CZE)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
[8] Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
2011 French Open – 1st round – Third Quarter
[7] David Ferrer (ESP)
vs
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Julien Benneteau (FRA)
vs
Rui Machado (POR)
Kei Nishikori (JPN)
vs
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
[31] Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
[22] Michael Llodra (FRA)
vs
(Q) Steve Darcis (BEL)
Philipp Petzschner (GER)
vs
Mischa Zverev (GER)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
vs
(W) Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
[9] Gael Monfils (FRA)
[14] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
(Q) Thomas Schoorel, (NED)
vs
Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)
Florent Serra (FRA)
vs
Igor Andreev (RUS)
Jan Hajek (CZE)
vs
[17] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[29] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
vs
Brian Dabul (ARG)
Ivan Dodig (CRO)
vs
Pere Riba (ESP)
(W) Vincent Millot (FRA)
vs
(W) Maxime Teixeira (FRA)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
vs
[3] Roger Federer (SUI)
2011 French Open – 1st round – Fourth Quarter
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
vs
(Q) Stephane Robert (FRA)
Fabio Fognini (ITA)
vs
Denis Istomin (UZB)
Tommy Haas (GER)
vs
(Q) Marsel Ilhan (TUR)
Robert Kendrick (USA)
vs
[30] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[19] Marin Cilic (CRO)
vs
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
vs
Albert Montanes (ESP)
Daniel Brands (GER)
vs
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
Go Soeda (JPN)
vs
[12] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
[13] Richard Gasquet (FRA)
vs
Radek Stepanek (CZE)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
vs
Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
vs
[23] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
[25] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
vs
Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
vs
Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
(W) Benoit Paire (FRA)
vs
Victor Hanescu (ROU)
Thiemo De Bakker (NED)
vs
[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)