2011 Wimbledon Draw | Mens Singles

Wimbledon 2011 DrawThe 2011 Wimbledon draw has just been made today (full draw below).  Andy Murray has been drawn against world number 56 Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the first round and will once again be in the same half of  defending champion Rafael Nadal, meaning a potential semi-finals with the world number 1.

Nadal will open his defence against Michael Russell in the first round. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the opposite half with Djokovic begining his quest for a third major championship against France’s Jeremy Chardy. Third seed Federer who will be bidding to win his 17th major title will meet Mikhail Kukushkin in the first round.

In an amazing coincidence John Isner will play Nicolas Mahut in a repeat of last year’s record-breaking 11-hour match. Isner and Mahut contested the record-breaking longest match in history last year and was won by Isner 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68.

Of the top 4 seeds Murray certainly has one the hardest draws, he faces a potential third round against 27th seed Marin Cilic, a fourth round encounter with 14th seed Stanislas Wawrinka and before he gets to Nadal, a quarter final with three time finalist Andy Roddick.

Nadal also has a tough draw, with potential obstacles including new sensation Milos Raonic, 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro and last years finalist Tomas Berdych.

The bottom half of the draw in contrast looks a lot easier especially for Roger Federer, is only real threat is Queens club finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a potential quarter final opponent. He does face a potential third round against David Nalbandian, though the Argentine has not the force he once was.

Djokovic faces similarly simple route until the quarter finals were he could face world number 5 Robin Soderling. One dangerous player he could meet early on is Marcos Baghdatis in the third round, depending on what Baghdatis turns up, this could be a tricky match for Novak.

2011 Wimbledon – 1st round – First Quarter
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
vs
Michael Russell (USA)
Pablo Andujar (ESP)
vs
Ryan Sweeting (USA)
(W) Gilles Muller (LUX)
vs
Tommy Haas (GER)
Fabio Fognini (ITA)
vs
[31] Milos Raonic (CAN)
[24] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
Frederico Gil (POR)
vs
(W) Dudi Sela (ISR)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
[15] Gilles Simon (FRA)
[10] Mardy Fish (USA)
vs
Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
vs
Denis Istomin (UZB)
Robin Haase (NED)
vs
Pere Riba (ESP)
Radek Stepanek (CZE)
vs
[21] Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
[25] Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
Donald Young (USA)
vs
Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Filippo Volandri (ITA)
vs
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
2011 Wimbledon – 1st round – Second Quarter
[4] Andy Murray (GBR)
vs
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Tobias Kamke (GER)
vs
Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
vs
(W) Daniel Cox (GBR)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
vs
[27] Marin Cilic (CRO)
[17] Richard Gasquet (FRA)
vs
Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
Simone Bolelli (ITA) (Q)
Potito Starace (ITA)
vs
[14] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
[9] Gael Monfils (FRA)
vs
Matthias Bachinger (GER)
Grega Zemlja (SLO)
vs
Robert Kendrick (USA)
(W) Arnaud Clement (FRA)
vs
Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
vs
[23] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
[30] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
vs
Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
vs
Michael Berrer (GER)
Jaroslav Pospisil (CZE)
vs
Victor Hanescu (ROU)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
[8] Andy Roddick (USA)
2011 Wimbledon – 1st round – Third Quarter
[7] David Ferrer (ESP)
vs
Benoit Paire (FRA)
Ivan Dodig (CRO)
vs
Ryan Harrison (USA) (Q)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
vs
Karol Beck (SVK) (Q)
Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
vs
[26] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[22] Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
vs
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Rik De Voest (RSA) (Q)
vs
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
Qualifier (Q)
vs
[12] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[16] Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
vs
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
John Isner (USA)
vs
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Somdev Devvarman (IND)
vs
Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Juan Monaco (ARG)
vs
[18] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
[28] David Nalbandian (ARG)
vs
Julian Reister (GER)
Florent Serra (FRA)
vs
Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
vs
[3] Roger Federer (SUI)
2011 Wimbledon – 1st round – Fourth Quarter
[5] Robin Soderling (SWE)
vs
Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Kei Nishikori (JPN)
vs
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
Igor Andreev (RUS)
vs
Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
Bernard Tomic (AUS) (Q)
vs
[29] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
[20] Florian Mayer (GER)
vs
(W) Daniel Evans (GBR)
Xavier Malisse (BEL)
vs
Mischa Zverev (GER)
Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
vs
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
(W) Alejandro Falla (COL)
vs
[11] Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
[13] Viktor Troicki (SRB)
vs
Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
vs
Tommy Robredo (ESP)
Ricardo Mello (BRA)
vs
Qualifier (Q)
(W) James Ward (GBR)
vs
[19] Michael Llodra (FRA)
[32] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
vs
James Blake (USA)
Andreas Seppi (ITA)
vs
Albert Montanes (ESP)
Kevin Anderson (RSA)
vs
Illya Marchenko (UKR)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
vs
[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)

This years Wimbledon seeds have already been decided, the qualifying competition is in it’s final round and wild cards have been announced. All we are waiting on now is the draw to be made and play to begin on Monday 20th June.

There was just three wildcards handed out to British players this year. British Number 2 James Ward, Daniel Cox and Daniel Evans were all given wild cards into the main draw. The other 5 wild cards were given to French veteran Arnaud Clement and Colombian Alejandro Falla, Israel’s Dudi Sela and Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller.

Alejandro Falla has been rewarded for his gallant effort at last years Wimbledon when he took Roger Federer to 5 sets in the first round as well as good run recently at the French Open. Dudi Sela and Gilles Muller both won Wimbledon warm up events on the grass and as result have gained their spot in the first round.

Those who may disagree with how the wild cards have been awarded, take note that no Brits will be making the main draw through qualifying either. The qualifying event has entered the final round and all the Brits who entered have already been eliminated underlining the sentiment that none of the British merit the wild cards. 8 Brits entered the qualifying draw and only 3 made it through to 2nd round, none of them made it any further.