Wimbledon 2010 – Mens Singles Draw

Wimbledon 2010The draw for the 2010 Wimbledon championships has been made with 4th seed Andy Murray opening against world number 80 Jan Hajek.

Defending champion Roger Federer will open the championships against world number 65 Alejandro Falla and in the other half of the draw 2008 winner Rafael Nadal begins his campaign against Japan’s Kei Nishikori .

Andy Murray has been drawn in the same half as Rafael Nadal meaning a potential semi final with world number 1. This will be Baker’s 4th Wimbledon and he has yet to win a match.

Britain’s only other men’s player in the main draw, Jamie Baker will play his first round match against world number 78 Andreas Beck.

Perhaps the pick of the 1st round ties is the one between world number 1 Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori – The Japanese player may well be currently ranked 204 in the world – but he was granted a wildcard for the championships as the young Japanese players current ranking does not reflect his true ability. He burst onto the tennis scene 2 years ago rising quickly to 56 in the world and winning an ATP title along the way, an elbow injury then forced him to miss most of 2009 and the start of 2010, since making his come back this year he has won back to back challengers.

Should Murray make it through his first round match he’ll face the winner of Jarkko Nieminen and Stefan Koubek, his possible seeded opponent in the third round is 28th seed Giles Simon. Should he make it to the second week he would most likely face either 14th seed Juan Carlos Ferrero or 28th seed Sam Querrey. Predicting a possible quarter final match is little more difficult, on seeding it would be 8th seed Fernando Verdasco or perhaps 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but both have failed to achieve at Wimbledon.

2010 Wimbledon Championships – Mens First Round Draw – 1st Quarter
[1] Roger Federer (SUI) v Alejandro Falla (COL) Second
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Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) v Nicolas Massu (CHI)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) v Arnaud Clement (FRA) Second
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Peter Luczak (AUS) v [30] Tommy Robredo (ESP)
[22] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) v Jesse Levine (USA) Second
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Ricardas Berankis (LTU) v Carsten Ball (AUS)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) v Viktor Troicki (SRB) Second
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Dustin Brown (JAM) v [16] Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
[12] Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Andrey Golubev (KAZ) Second
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Ryan Sweeting (USA) v Benjamin Becker (GER)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) v Rainer Schuettler (GER) Second
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Denis Istomin (UZB) v [20] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
[31] Victor Hanescu (ROU) v Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) Second
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Marsel Ilhan (TUR) v Marcos Daniel (BRA)
Igor Andreev (RUS) v Daniel Brands (GER) Second
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Kevin Anderson (RSA) v [7] Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
2010 Wimbledon Championships – Mens First Round Draw – 2nd Quarter
[3] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v Olivier Rochus (BEL) Second
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ARG Juan Ignacio (Chela) v Taylor Dent (USA)
Brendan Evans (USA) v NED Jesse Huta (Galung) Second
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Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) v [28] Albert Montanes (ESP)
[21] Gael Monfils (FRA) v Leonardo Mayer (ARG) Second
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Karol Beck (SVK) v Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Eduardo Schwank (ARG) v Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) Second
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Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) v [15] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
[11] Marin Cilic (CRO) v Florian Mayer (GER) Second
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Mardy Fish (USA) v Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Horacio Zeballos (ARG) v Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) Second
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Michal Przysiezny (POL) v [17] Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
[29] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) v Potito Starace (ITA) Second
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Ramon Delgado (PAR) v Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
Michael Llodra (FRA) v Jesse Witten (USA) Second
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Rajeev Ram (USA) v [5] Andy Roddick (USA)
2010 Wimbledon Championships – Mens First Round Draw – 3rd Quarter
[8] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) v Fabio Fognini (ITA) Second
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Michael Russell (USA) v Pere Riba-Madrid (ESP)
Andreas Beck (GER) v Jamie Baker (GBR) Second
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Kristof Vliegen (BEL) v [32] Julien Benneteau (FRA)
[19] Nicolas Almagro (ESP) v Andreas Seppi (ITA) Second
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Tobias Kamke (GER) v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) v Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) Second
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Robert Kendrick (USA) v [10] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
[14] Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) v Xavier Malisse (BEL) Second
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Julian Reister (GER) v RSA Rik De (Voest)
Oscar Hernandez (ESP) v Ivan Dodig (CRO) Second
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Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) v [18] Sam Querrey (USA)
[26] Gilles Simon (FRA) v Guillermo Alcaide (ESP) Second
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Illya Marchenko (UKR) v Michael Berrer (GER)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) v Stefan Koubek (AUT) Second
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Jan Hajek (CZE) v [4] Andy Murray (GBR)
2010 Wimbledon Championships – Mens First Round Draw – 4th Quarter
[6] Robin Soderling (SWE) v Robby Ginepri (USA) Second
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Frederico Gil (POR) v Marcel Granollers (ESP)
Go Soeda (JPN) v Martin Fischer (AUT) Second
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Ricardo Mello (BRA) v [25] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)
[24] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) v Lukas Lacko (SVK) Second
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Jeremy Chardy (FRA) v Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Simon Greul (GER) v Florent Serra (FRA) Second
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Nicolas Kiefer (GER) v [9] David Ferrer (ESP)
[13] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) v Dudi Sela (ISR) Second
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Marc Gicquel (FRA) v Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Thiemo De Bakker (NED) v Santiago Giraldo (COL) Second
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Nicolas Mahut (FRA) v [23] John Isner (USA)
[27] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) v Stephane Robert (FRA) Second
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Third
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Blaz Kavcic (SLO) v Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Robin Haase (NED) v James Blake (USA) Second
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Kei Nishikori (JPN) v [2] Rafael Nadal (ESP)