2012 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Draw

Barcelona OpenThe European clay court season moves onward from Monte-Carlo last week to Barcelona this week.

It’s another event that has been dominated by the best clay court player in recent times Rafael Nadal. He may just have set the new record for consecutive wins at single event with 8 straight title wins in Monte Carlo. However if he had not  chose to miss the 2010 event here in Barcelona, he would likely be looking to win his 8th straight Barcelona  title.

Instead he will be looking for his seventh trophy in Barcelona.  He has 29 consecutive match wins at the event and his only ever loss was in 2003, when a 16 year old Nadal lost in the second round to Spain’s Alex Corretja, a former coach of Andy Murray.

The Barcelona event is an ATP 500 event, so some of the big players do choose to miss this week, however Nadal is joined by World No. 4 Andy Murray who will be looking to improve on his terrible record in Barcelona, having played three times(2005, 2006 and 2008) and only managed to record one match win so far.

Spain will be well represented this week as Nadal is joined by Spain’s number 2, 3, 4 and 5th ranked players(who are all ranked in the world’s top 20) David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco. Other top names competing this week include Andy Murray’s conqueror of last week Tomas Berdych, Serbian number 2 Janko Tipsarevic and Japanese sensation Kei Nishikori.

2012 Barcelona Open – 1st round – First Half
[1] Rafael Nadal
vs
Bye
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
vs
Olivier Rochus
Arnau Brugues-Davi
vs
Robert Farah
David Goffin
vs
[16] Pablo Andujar
[12] Marcel Granollers
vs
Frederico Gil
Joao Sousa
vs
Igor Kunitsyn
Victor Hanescu
vs
Rui Machado
Bye
vs
[5] Janko Tipsarevic
[9] Fernando Verdasco
vs
Bye
Andrey Golubev
vs
Steve Darcis
Aljaz Bedene
vs
Federico Delbonis
Malek Jaziri
vs
[13] Kevin Anderson
[17] Albert Ramos
vs
Andreas Beck
Benoit Paire
vs
Lukas Rosol
Daniel Gimeno-Traver
vs
Mikhail Kukushkin
Bye
vs
[8] Kei Nishikori
2012 Barcelona Open – 1st round – Second Half
[7] Feliciano Lopez
vs
Bye
Paolo Lorenzi
vs
Flavio Cipolla
Jarkko Nieminen
vs
Javier Marti
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
vs
[10] Radek Stepanek
[15] Bernard Tomic
vs
Ernests Gulbis
Albert Montanes
vs
Gerard Granollers-Pujol
Filip Krajinovic
vs
Inigo Cervantes
Bye
vs
[3] David Ferrer
[6] Nicolas Almagro
vs
Bye
Stephane Robert
vs
Edouard Roger-Vasselin
Igor Andreev
vs
Diego Junqueira
Alejandro Falla
vs
[11] Milos Raonic
[18] Denis Istomin
vs
Santiago Giraldo
Sergei Bubka
vs
Robin Haase
Evgeny Donskoy
vs
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Bye
vs
[2] Andy Murray