Wimbledon 2009 – Mens Singles Draw | First Round

Wimbledon 2009The Draw for the men’s singles at Wimbledon 2009, which starts on Monday, has just been completed. Full Draw Below.

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon 2009 campaign against American Robert Kendrick, currently ranked at a career high of 76 in the world rankings. Kendrick is serve-volleyer who has only actually won 1 match (against Yen-Hsun Lu in 2006) in 3 Wimbledon appearances. Murray will likely start his campaign on Monday 22nd June – yet to be confirmed though.

Murray was been drawn in the same half as Rafael Nadal who later withdrew from the event. More info on Rafael not competing in Wimbledon 2009.

Nadal withdrawing meant there was a hole in the no.1 seed spot so under the rules, the 5th seed, in this case Juan Martin Del potro takes Nadal spot in the draw then the 17th seed James Blake take Del Potro’s old Spot, Nicolas Kiefer (the highest ranked player not seeded) takes Blake’s old spot and finally a “lucky loser” from qualifying takes Kiefers old spot.

This means Murray is now the top seed in the top half and will Del Potro in the semi finals should Murray and Del Potro make it that far. In the other half of the draw Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic should meet in the semi finals if they both negotiate their way through their first 5 matches.

Andy Roddick and 2002 winner Lleyton Hewitt had been drawn in Nadals quarter, Roddick opens against Jeremy Chardy, whilst Hewitt opens against Robby Ginepri – Hewitt and Del Potro could meet in the 2nd round, which seems a little tough on Del Potro considering his previous second round possible opponents were Adrian Mannarino or Marc Gicquel.

Del Potro now opens against Arnaud Clement of France and Roger Federer will begin his pursuit of his 6th Wimbledon title against Yen Hsun Lu in the first round and Novak Djokovic takes on France’s Julien Benneteau.

Murray’s route to the semi finals though is littered with potentially very dangerous matches, should he make it through the first round he will play either Riccardo Ghedin or more likely Ernests Gulbis.

In the third is where hoe could meet first potential seed Viktor Troicki, seeded 30th, though long term injury sufferer Taylor Dent is also a possible third round opponent.

Fourth round has two very tricky possibilities for Murray, 19th seed Stanislas Wawrinka or 14th seed Marat Safin are both potential 4th round matches. Safin reached the semi-finals last year and Wawrinka was tipped as an outside by Pat Cash.

Quarter finals, the stage Murray went oyt last year at – This year if he repeats his performance of 2008, he could face 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez, newly seeded player Nicolas Kiefer or 8th seed Giles Simon.

Semi finals, bigger list yet again, Del Potrol, Roddick, Davydenko, Ferrer, Bogdanavic….

Brit James Ward will play 7th seed Fernando Verdasco and in the first round and it doesn’t get much better for the rest of the Brits, Dan Evans takes on Nikolay Davydenko, Alex Bogdanovic is up against Tomas Berdych and Josh Goodall drawn against Michael Llodra a strong serve volleyer.

In the ladies draw Defending champ Venus Williams will play Stefanie Voegele in the 1st round, while 15-year-old British wildcard Laura Robson takes on Daniela Hantuchova – Robson is also competing in the junior event. Jelena Jankovic will play Julia Goerges while Vera Zvonareva has drawn Brit Georgie Stoop. Number 1 ranked Brit Anne Keothavong will face Patricia Mayr. Other Brit ladies Katie O’Brien meets Iveta Benesova, Melanie South takes on Mathilde Johansson and Elena Baltacha will meet Alona Bonadernko.

Wimbledon 2009 – First Round Draw – 1st Quarter
[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)
[5] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
v Arnaud Clement (FRA) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) v Robby Ginepri (USA)
Rajeev Ram (USA) v Philipp Petzschner (GER) Second
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Mischa Zverev (GER) v [25] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
[23] Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Alejandro Falla (COL) Second
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Third
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Potito Starace (ITA) v Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Fabio Fognini (ITA) v Denis Istomin (UZB) Second
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Kevin Kim (USA) v [17] David Ferrer (ESP)
[12] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) v [W] Daniel Evans (GBR) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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Victor Crivoi (ROU) v Bjorn Phau (GER)
Frederico Gil (POR) v Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) Second
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[W] Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) v [20] Tomas Berdych (CZE)
[26] Jurgen Melzer (AUT) v Wayne Odesnik (USA) Second
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Third
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Benjamin Becker (GER) v Roko Karanusic (CRO)
[W] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) v Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) Second
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Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v [6] Andy Roddick (USA)
Wimbledon 2009 – First Round Draw – 2nd Quarter
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) v Robert Kendrick (USA) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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Riccardo Ghedin (ITA) v Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
Taylor Dent (USA) v Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) Second
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Brian Dabul (ARG) v [30] Viktor Troicki (SRB)
[19] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) v Eduardo Schwank (ARG) Second
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Third
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Pablo Andujar (ESP) v Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG)
Christophe Rochus (BEL) v Pablo Cuevas (URU) Second
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Jesse Levine (USA) v [15] Marat Safin (RUS)
[10] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) v Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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Oscar Hernandez (ESP) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
[W] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) Second
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Fabrice Santoro (FRA) v [17] James Blake (USA)
Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
[31] Victor Hanescu (ROU) v Ivan Navarro (ESP) Second
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Third
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Nicolas Devilder (FRA) v Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)
Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
Thiago Alves
v Andrei Pavel (ROU) Second
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Bobby Reynolds (USA) v [8] Gilles Simon (FRA)
Wimbledon 2009 – First Round Draw – 3rd Quarter
[5] Juan Martin del Potro (ARG)
[17] James Blake (USA)
v Andreas Seppi (ITA) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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Adrian Mannarino (FRA) v Marc Gicquel (FRA)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) v Vincent Spadea (USA) Second
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Evgeny Korolev (RUS) v [29] Igor Andreev (RUS)
[24] Tommy Haas (GER) v Alexander Peya (AUT) Second
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Third
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Michael Llodra (FRA) v [W] Joshua Goodall (GBR)
Sam Querrey (USA) v Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) Second
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Alberto Martin (ESP) v [11] Marin Cilic (CRO)
[15] Tommy Robredo (ESP) v Luka Gregorc (SLO) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) v Stefan Koubek (AUT)
Dudi Sela (ISR) v Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) Second
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Xavier Malisse (BEL) v [19] Rainer Schuettler (GER)
[28] Mardy Fish (USA) v Sergio Roitman (ARG) Second
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Third
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Jan Hernych (CZE) v Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Simon Greul (GER) v Michael Yani (USA) Second
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Julien Benneteau (FRA) v [4] Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Wimbledon 2009 – First Round Draw – 4th Quarter
[7] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v [W] James Ward (GBR) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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[W] Nicolas Mahut (FRA) v Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
Diego Junqueira (ARG) v Guillermo Canas (ARG) Second
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Grega Zemlja (SLO) v [32] Albert Montanes (ESP)
[22] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) v Lukas Lacko (SVK) Second
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Third
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Steve Darcis (BEL) v Frank Dancevic (CAN)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) v Daniel Koellerer (AUT) Second
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Andrey Golubev (KAZ) v [9] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[13] Robin Soderling (SWE) v Gilles Muller (LUX) Second
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Third
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Fourth
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Marcel Granollers (ESP) v Andreas Beck (GER)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v Juan Monaco (ARG) Second
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Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) v [21] Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
[27] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Florent Serra (FRA) Second
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Third
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Ivo Minar (CZE) v Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) v Agustin Calleri (ARG) Second
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Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) v [2] Roger Federer (SUI)