Andy Murray Seeded 10th for 2008 French Open

Andy Murray will be seeded 10th for the draw of today’s French Open. Currently ranked 11th in the world, he moves up to 10th seeding due to the withdrawal of Andy Roddick due to injury the American has picked up.

With no points to defend at this tournament due to missing last year’s with a wrist injury, Murray will be hoping for a good draw, with easy route to later the stages. There is less than 100 points separating him from 10th place Wawrinka in the world rankings and Murray will surely be hoping to overtake this at Rolland Garros. 9th place is not unachievable, 150 point overhaul on Richard Gasquet would be required, though it would perhaps be asking too much of Murray to jump 8thplace Blake, who is currently over 500 points ahead of the Scot. A Final spot (700 points) or winner (1000points) would be required if Blake did not drop any points, at this stage maybe a little ahead of Muarry, who has only managed two straight victories on Clay this year.

Seed Country Player   Seed Country Player
1 SUI Roger FEDERER   17 CYP Marcos BAGHDATIS
2 ESP Rafael NADAL   18 FRA Paul-Henri MATHIEU
3 SRB Novak DJOKOVIC   19 ESP Nicolas ALMAGRO
4 RUS Nikolay DAVYDENKO   20 CRO Ivo KARLOVIC
5 ESP David FERRER   21 CZE Radek STEPANEK
6 ARG David NALBANDIAN   22 ESP Fernando VERDASCO
7 USA James BLAKE   23 ESP Juan Carlos FERRERO
8 FRA Richard GASQUET   24 CHI Fernando GONZALEZ
9 SUI Stanislas WAWRINKA   25 AUS Lleyton HEWITT
10 GBR Andy MURRAY   26 FIN Jarkko NIEMINEN
11 CZE Tomas BERDYCH   27 RUS Igor ANDREEV
12 ESP Tommy ROBREDO   28 CRO Ivan LJUBICIC
13 ARG Juan MONACO   29 ARG Guillermo CANAS
14 FRA Jo-Wilfried TSONGA   30 RUS Dmitry TURSUNOV
15 RUS Mikhail YOUZHNY   31 ITA Andreas SEPPI
16 ESP Carlos MOYA   32 SRB Janko TIPSAREVIC

Murray and his fellow seeds will be hoping to avoid 3 time former French Open champion wild-card Gustavo Kuerten. Guga as he is known on tour is a Rolland Garros favorite and in his day one of the all time best clay court players. This will be Guga’s final tournament before retiring, perhaps a showdown with Nadal would be a fitting tribute to the Brazilian.