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Roland Garros Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated May 25, 2012)

smucav
04-16-2012, 11:42 PM
Tournament Name: ROLAND GARROS 2012
CHAMPIONNATS INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE
Location: PARIS, FRANCE
Dates: SUNDAY 27 MAY–SUNDAY 10 JUNE 2012
Prize Money: €8,487,000
128 DRAW

SITE: FEDERATION FRANCAISE DE TENNIS-STADE ROLAND GARROS
2 AVENUE GORDON BENNETT
75016 PARIS
SURFACE: RED CLAY
BALL: BABOLAT–FRENCH OPEN
WEB SITE: www.rolandgarros.com

Qualifying draw: Monday, May 21, 6:00 p.m.
Main draw: Friday, May 25, 11:30 a.m.
Men's doubles draw: Sunday, May 27, TBA
Mixed doubles draw: Monday, May 28, 2:00 p.m.

ATP Ranking Points
W: 2000
F: 1200
SF: 720
QF: 360
R16: 180
R32: 90
R64: 45
R128: 10 (WC: 0)
Q: +25
Q32: 16
Q64: 8
Q128: 0

Entry deadline: April 16, 2012
Seeding: May 21, 2012

1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 1
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3 Federer, Roger SUI 3
4 Murray, Andy GBR 4
5 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 5
6 Ferrer, David ESP 6
7 Berdych, Tomas CZE 7
8 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB 8
9 Isner, John USA 9
OUT Fish, Mardy USA 10
11 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG 11
12 Almagro, Nicolas ESP 12
OUT Monfils, Gael FRA 13
14 Monaco, Juan ARG 14
15 Simon, Gilles FRA 15
16 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 16
OUT Nishikori, Kei JPN 17
18 Gasquet, Richard FRA 18
19 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 19
20 Mayer, Florian GER 20
21 Dolgopolov, Alexandr UKR 21
22 Cilic, Marin CRO 22
23 Stepanek, Radek CZE 23
24 Raonic, Milos CAN 24
25 Granollers, Marcel ESP 25
26 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 26
27 Roddick, Andy USA 27
OUT Soderling, Robin SWE 28
29 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 29
30 Troicki, Viktor SRB 30
31 Benneteau, Julien FRA 31
32 Anderson, Kevin RSA 32
33 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 33
34 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 34
35 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 35
36 Tomic, Bernard AUS 36
37 Berlocq, Carlos ARG 37
38 Davydenko, Nikolay RUS 38
39 Andujar, Pablo ESP 39
40 Baghdatis, Marcos CYP 40
41 Bogomolov Jr., Alex RUS 41
42 Ramos, Albert ESP 42
43 Istomin, Denis UZB 43
44 Seppi, Andreas ITA 44
45 Bellucci, Thomaz BRA 45
46 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 46
47 Llodra, Michael FRA 47
48 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 48
49 Nalbandian, David ARG 49
50 Young, Donald USA 50
51 Kubot, Lukasz POL 51
52 Giraldo, Santiago COL 52
53 Falla, Alejandro COL 54
OUT Cuevas, Pablo URU @54
55 Haase, Robin NED 55
56 Lu, Yen-Hsun TPE 56
57 Dodig, Ivan CRO 57
58 Harrison, Ryan USA 58
59 Chardy, Jeremy FRA 59
60 Fognini, Fabio ITA 60
61 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 61
62 Muller, Gilles LUX 62
63 Volandri, Filippo ITA 63
64 Sela, Dudi ISR 64
65 Lacko, Lukas SVK 65
66 Rochus, Olivier BEL 66
67 Darcis, Steve BEL 67
68 Kukushkin, Mikhail KAZ 68
69 Malisse, Xavier BEL 69
70 Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 70
71 Montanes, Albert ESP 71
72 Mayer, Leonardo ARG 72
73 Cipolla, Flavio ITA 73
74 Ebden, Matthew AUS 74
75 Soeda, Go JPN 75
76 Petzschner, Philipp GER 76
77 Blake, James USA 77
78 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 78
79 Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo ESP 79
80 Rosol, Lukas CZE 80
81 Becker, Benjamin GER @80
82 Starace, Potito ITA 81
83 Andreev, Igor RUS 82
84 Kamke, Tobias GER 83
85 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 84
86 Jaziri, Malek TUN 85
87 Dimitrov, Grigor BUL 86
88 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 87
89 Phau, Bjorn GER 88
90 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 89
91 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 90
92 Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel GER 91
93 Ungur, Adrian ROU 92
94 Lorenzi, Paolo ITA 93
95 Paire, Benoit FRA 94
96 Ito, Tatsuma JPN 95
97 Machado, Rui POR 96
98 Pospisil, Vasek CAN 97
99 Querrey, Sam USA 98
100 Souza, Joao BRA 99
101 Klizan, Martin SVK 100
102 Ramirez Hidalgo, Ruben ESP 101
OUT Riba, Pere ESP 102
104 Hanescu, Victor ROU 103
105 (Q) LEVINE, Jesse USA
106 (Q) SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG
107 (Q) ZOPP, Jurgen EST
108 (Q) HAIDER-MAURER, Andreas AUT
109 (Q) KRAJINOVIC, Filip SRB
110 (Q) KUZNETSOV, Andrey RUS
111 (Q) SIJSLING, Igor NED
112 (Q) ZEBALLOS, Horacio ARG
113 (Q) SOUSA, Joao POR
114 (Q) SERRA, Florent FRA
115 (Q) HAAS, Tommy GER
116 (Q) BERRER, Michael GER
117 (Q) ZVEREV, Mischa GER
118 (Q) MUNOZ-DE LA NAVA, Daniel ESP
119 (Q) DEVILDER, Nicolas FRA
120 (Q) DUTRA SILVA, Rogerio BRA
121 (WC) Clement, Arnaud FRA
122 (WC) Dasnieres de Veigy, Jonathan FRA
123 (WC) Mannarino, Adrian FRA
124 (WC) Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA
125 (WC) Prodon, Eric FRA
126 (WC) Rufin, Guillaume FRA
127 (WC) Hewitt, Lleyton AUS (TA)
128 (WC) Baker, Brian USA (USTA)
(LL) GOFFIN, David BEL (replaces Monfils)

Alternates
IN Kavcic, Blaz SLO 104
IN Bolelli, Simone ITA 105
IN Gimeno-Traver, Daniel ESP 106
IN Dancevic, Frank CAN 107
IN Beck, Karol SVK 108
1 Goffin, David BEL 109
2 Beck, Andreas GER 110
3 Berrer, Michael GER 111
4 Russell, Michael USA 112
5 Capdeville, Paul CHI 113
6 Prodon, Eric FRA 114 (WC to MD)
7 Reynolds, Bobby USA 115
8 Zeballos, Horacio ARG 116
9 Ram, Rajeev USA 117
10 Odesnik, Wayne USA 118

abollo
04-18-2012, 04:37 PM
http://www.fft.fr/sites/default/files/pdf/liste_des_joueurs.pdf

Malek in the main draw :yeah:

emotion
04-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Soderling :o
Good to see there's still hope. Though Riba is on there

Filo V.
04-18-2012, 05:05 PM
Soderling won't be playing. He said he's out until the summer, at least.

The real cutoff is #105 Bolelli, as expected, with Riba and Soderling being out. I think it's interesting and skeptical that Cuevas wants his first event in a year to be a GS event, but we'll see how that goes. Just a week ago, he couldn't even fully practice. But it would be nice if he plays, although I doubt he does.

Filo V.
04-18-2012, 05:07 PM
Also, Tursunov and Petzschner, I think will be out and focus on grass. Especially Petzschner. I think Dima may show up at the French just for the R1 payment but we all know he hates clay courts.

ciprianned
04-18-2012, 06:23 PM
http://www.fft.fr/sites/default/files/pdf/liste_des_joueurs.pdf

Malek in the main draw :yeah:
Ungur , Hane :worship:

Andre♥
04-18-2012, 11:35 PM
Becker using a PR here, really? :lol:

He has never won a set in RG before and considering his ability to play on clay, he must be really praying to draw Lu, Soeda, Ito, Vasek or Tursunov in the first round!

J99
04-19-2012, 02:30 AM
Here's list of some guys who could/will miss it: Berlocq, Monaco, Dancevic, Lu, Tursunov, Soderling, Petzschner, Falla, Hewitt, Robredo, Haas, L. Mayer, Riba, Davydenko, Ebden, K. Beck, Devvarman, Gasquet, Monfils, Mahut.

Action Jackson
04-19-2012, 02:33 AM
Söderling and Riba are out.

CooCooCachoo
04-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Doud and Flavio comfortably in :banana:

duong
04-19-2012, 09:26 AM
Here's list of some guys who could/will miss it: Berlocq, Monaco, Dancevic, Lu, Tursunov, Soderling, Petzschner, Falla, Hewitt, Robredo, Haas, L. Mayer, Riba, Davydenko, Ebden, K. Beck, Devvarman, Gasquet, Monfils.

Why Davydenko and Gasquet ?

Monfils will only miss RG if he's in a wheelchair :D

Hewitt, Robredo, Haas, Devvarman are too far in the entry-list

Dancevic and K. Beck are early alternates but can miss it if they want

Chris.
04-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Here's list of some guys who could/will miss it: Berlocq, Monaco, Dancevic, Lu, Tursunov, Soderling, Petzschner, Falla, Hewitt, Robredo, Haas, L. Mayer, Riba, Davydenko, Ebden, K. Beck, Devvarman, Gasquet, Monfils.

Ebden will be playing. What makes you think he wont?

Chase Visa
04-19-2012, 10:19 AM
Here's list of some guys who could/will miss it: Berlocq, Monaco, Dancevic, Lu, Tursunov, Soderling, Petzschner, Falla, Hewitt, Robredo, Haas, L. Mayer, Riba, Davydenko, Ebden, K. Beck, Devvarman, Gasquet, Monfils.

Lu's still fit though? I don't think a lack of will to play on clay should stop him playing.

Action Jackson
04-19-2012, 10:20 AM
Lu will play collect the money, unless he is injured.

Chase Visa
04-19-2012, 10:20 AM
And yeah, I thought Davydenko, Mayer, Falla and Ebden were still fit.

J99
04-19-2012, 10:33 AM
Why Davydenko and Gasquet ?

Monfils will only miss RG if he's in a wheelchair :D

Hewitt, Robredo, Haas, Devvarman are too far in the entry-list

Dancevic and K. Beck are early alternates but can miss it if they want

Davy just pulled out of Barca with something, Gasquet has a shoulder injury, Monfils has an injury, but I don't think it's very serious.

Hewie, Robredo and Devvarman would probably get a PR, Robredo and probably Hewitt will miss it though, who knows about Devvarman.

Dancevic wlll be out until at least the grass with a back injury, Beck hasn't played since February, and pulled out of a tourney next week.


Lu will play collect the money, unless he is injured.

Lu has been out for awhile with a knee injury, but is due to play next week, hasn't WD yet.


And yeah, I thought Davydenko, Mayer, Falla and Ebden were still fit.

Mayer just WD from Barca with something, Falla has been out for a bit with a knee injury, but is due to play Barca, still yet to WD, Ebden WD from Bucharest with a possible injury.

Filo V.
04-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Rendy has had a neck issue, not a knee problem. And he'll play the French and collect the R1 paycheck unless he absolutely cannot play. He will be playing next week in Taiwan.

Chase Visa
04-19-2012, 12:45 PM
How long is Ferrero out for?

J99
04-19-2012, 12:50 PM
Rendy has had a neck issue, not a knee problem. And he'll play the French and collect the R1 paycheck unless he absolutely cannot play. He will be playing next week in Taiwan.

Actually he used to have a neck issue, then came back I think, only to get a left knee injury, he injured it in his last match, been out with it since.

J99
04-19-2012, 12:51 PM
How long is Ferrero out for?

Due to play Barca next week, we'll see if he pulls out there too.

sameerph
04-19-2012, 05:44 PM
A bit confused about this entry list. Are injury protected rankings taken into consideration or they are decided later. Somdev's current ranking is 198 & his injury protected ranking will be much higher in top 100. So, when will it be decided if he in the list with injusry protected ranking ?

Action Jackson
04-19-2012, 05:46 PM
A bit confused about this entry list. Are injury protected rankings taken into consideration or they are decided later. Somdev's current ranking is 198 & his injury protected ranking will be much higher in top 100. So, when will it be decided if he in the list with injusry protected ranking ?

6 months out is when the PR is taken from.

Filo V.
04-19-2012, 09:38 PM
Monaco will play barring something unforeseen.

I agree on the others except Ferrero. Ferrero will play if he's healthy, but that's questionable.

Andre♥
04-20-2012, 12:35 AM
Benneteau is very likely to be out already. He said it was close to impossible to play at RG.

duong
04-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Davy just pulled out of Barca with something

Davydenko is not injured, he just had a child :

http://s019.radikal.ru/i606/1204/4f/401c927e911b.jpg

A bit confused about this entry list. Are injury protected rankings taken into consideration or they are decided later. Somdev's current ranking is 198 & his injury protected ranking will be much higher in top 100. So, when will it be decided if he in the list with injusry protected ranking ?


Hewie, Robredo and Devvarman would probably get a PR, Robredo and probably Hewitt will miss it though, who knows about Devvarman.

Protected rankings are already taken in consideration, see Becker and Cuevas used it.

Devvarman and Robredo chose not to use their PR.

I don't think Hewitt can use a protected ranking.

Ausie
04-20-2012, 11:05 AM
I don't think Hewitt can use a protected ranking.No, he can't. Lleyton can get a wild card from Tennis Australia, but most likely will not play Roland Garros, in February, he planed to comeback in the tournament at Queens Club London.

ChicaG
04-23-2012, 09:10 AM
I might sound clueless, but what injury does Riba have?

J99
04-23-2012, 09:20 AM
I might sound clueless, but what injury does Riba have?

He's had surgery to repair the labrum in his hip.

Keep checking here for all of your updated player well being info:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=11919627#post11919627

streetbond
04-27-2012, 12:32 AM
This has bothered me in recent years.I have the feeling that these courts are faster? Why is that? If they become faster then there is no point in their existence because it would be similar to hard courts.Clay courts should be slow and opposite those courts that are around all year long.People at the french open should make the courts slower and more interesting matches would develop(no big servers, no azarenka style fo winning etc).What are your thoughts?

Filo V.
04-27-2012, 01:16 AM
The courts are playing faster, less topsoil, faster, harder balls that go through the air quicker. They are doing this because that's what the French players wanted and also it helps Federer. I definitely dislike it but the fast/slow conditions are also determined on the weather. If it's cooler and damp, then the balls will not travel through the air as quickly. I like slower clay courts, traditional clay court play, but I think casual fans dislike that because there aren't enough winners hit. It's all unfortunate.

streetbond
04-27-2012, 01:20 AM
That is really unfortunate.Tennis is not all about winners, power hitters and robotic players.That`s why clay courts exist, there should be balance....azarenka,roddick,kvitova,etc will never win this because clay courts demand stamina, indurance and mental stability, quite opposite of all those hard hitters, big servers etc...i think tennis is going the wrong way

Filo V.
04-27-2012, 01:37 AM
Well, Kvitova and Azarenka have good results on clay. Azarenka is basically the male Djokovic. She is robotic, but she grinds players down and doesn't make errors, like Djokovic. And that's basically what it takes to win these days. Athletic ability is as important as shotmaking these days. I agree, though, that clay court should be about developing points, point construction, variety of shot. Players can do that these days, though, and still go for winners, with the technology of the racquets and powerful spin they can put on the ball.

emotion
04-27-2012, 02:26 AM
Azarenka did the same thing as Djokovic - switched from aggressive to defensive player when courts slowed- I think 5 years ago, Sharapova would still be doing better in that rivalry, and Federer would be, if not 1, 2 right now

duong
04-27-2012, 10:04 AM
They are doing this because that's what the French players wanted and also it helps Federer.

I don't know about the situation in recent years, I believe more in punctual reasons about the weather or about the contract with Babolat which is more about money than anything (French federation needs money desperately nowadays for the transformation of Roland-Garros complex),

but about what you say, what the organizers would want, I think it's more a matter of the French public who has been fond of players attacking on clay esp. since the 80s : Noah and Leconte especially have made a heavy print in the French public.

And a matter of Nadal's domination which is boring.

It's not to help Federer, not like in Bercy where the director until last year was a fan of Federer's (here the president of the French federation is rather a big fan of Nadal's and the French federation has made a heavy campaign against Federer because he implied in the arguing on the prize money).

Maybe it's for the French players but France's biggest hope on clay, Monfils, doesn't esp. need quick conditions, actually he played his best tournament in very slow conditions.

PS : "all those hard-hitters" : how many are there now ? Tsonga, Berdych, Del Potro, Isner, but there are more Murray, Ferrer, Simon, Tipsarevic, Monaco, Nishikori ... now on top.

J99
04-27-2012, 12:46 PM
The courts are playing faster, less topsoil, faster, harder balls that go through the air quicker. They are doing this because that's what the French players wanted and also it helps Federer. I definitely dislike it but the fast/slow conditions are also determined on the weather. If it's cooler and damp, then the balls will not travel through the air as quickly. I like slower clay courts, traditional clay court play, but I think casual fans dislike that because there aren't enough winners hit. It's all unfortunate.

Well isn't this interesting, clay courts are becoming quicker just as HC's are slowing down.

dencod16
05-03-2012, 03:00 AM
I think Monaco and Ferrero will play here, considering Ferrero initially accepted the wilcard for madrid and Monaco is back in practice courts. Fish and Nishikori are questionable. Benneteau, Soderling and Riba are surely out.

Filo V.
05-04-2012, 10:00 AM
Fish, Roddick and Blake. They're all on the entry list for Dusseldorf the week before the French. So we'll probably know then if they plan to show up here. I think Blake will probably show up, but the other two I can see withdrawing.

Pico is going to play the French. I read that he may end up playing Nice as a warm-up before RG.

Tursunov is questionable, as well.

Filo V.
05-05-2012, 01:08 AM
I want four more withdrawals. As long as everyone from Russell up gets in the MD, I'll be happy.

Filo V.
05-05-2012, 01:11 AM
Pablo C. is NOT returning for the French Open.

Filo V.
05-05-2012, 01:17 AM
http://www.pablocuevastennis.com/index1.php

El tenista uruguayo, quien continúa con sus trabajos físicos y tenísticos en búqueda de su reinserción en el circuito ha decidido junto al equipo que lo acompaña, volver luego de que se dispute el segundo grand slam de la temporada a desarrolarse en Roland Garros.
El motivo de tal decisión, se debe a que al no encontrarse en un 100% para disputar partidos a 5 sets, más el hecho que según las reglas de la ATP, aquel tenista que por motivo de una lesión no disputara un torneo oficial por el transcurso de 12 meses, podrá utilizar de un ranking protegido durante un año y en 12 torneos a elección del competidor.
Es dable recordar que el Charrúa jugó su último partido en el abierto francés en 2011, cuando cayera frente al croata Antonio Veic.
Si bien, Cuevas, perderá todos los puntos que obtuviera, dispondrá del ranking referido Nro. 54, lo que le permitira ingresar en la mayoria de los eventos que deseara, incluido los juegos olímpicos a desarrolarse en Londres.

J99
05-06-2012, 09:59 AM
Fish, Roddick and Blake. They're all on the entry list for Dusseldorf the week before the French. So we'll probably know then if they plan to show up here. I think Blake will probably show up, but the other two I can see withdrawing.

Pico is going to play the French. I read that he may end up playing Nice as a warm-up before RG.

Tursunov is questionable, as well.

What's wrong with Dmitri, he made a successful healthy return?

Filo V.
05-06-2012, 10:27 AM
He's still feeling some affects of a wrist issue.

Chase Visa
05-14-2012, 01:43 PM
So unless one or more players withdraws late or takes a chance, Beck is currently IN?

Filo V.
05-14-2012, 02:00 PM
Yes, Karol is in the MD.

JurajCrane
05-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Yes, Karol is in the MD.

I really hope so, I read in February I think he has had some financial problems ... :( We should be thankful to stupid Slovak Tennis Federation, because of that stupid ban for 2 years ! (but that is long story) They didn´t give it to him of course, but they have their share on that occasion.

Anyway MD in Roland Garros and round or two in Wimbledon could help him a bit.

Filo V.
05-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Mardy probably isn't playing the French as last I've read, he isn't even hitting balls currently.

Roddick supposedly is playing next week. The major questionable player in terms of someone who could make an impact at the event is Nishikori, but I expect him to play. We'll see. He said he needed 3 weeks of recovery from his abdominal injury.

Filo V.
05-14-2012, 06:37 PM
I really hope so, I read in February I think he has had some financial problems ... :( We should be thankful to stupid Slovak Tennis Federation, because of that stupid ban for 2 years ! (but that is long story) They didn´t give it to him of course, but they have their share on that occasion.

Anyway MD in Roland Garros and round or two in Wimbledon could help him a bit.

Yes, the ban harmed Karol in so many ways, he was in the best moment of his career and of course the money lost, losing two of the "prime" years of his career.

It's unfortunate but he's done a good job hanging around the top 100 the past several seasons. He's going to lose R1 at the French almost assuredly and he withdrew from the challenger in Uzbekistan this week due to a hamstring strain I believe, so hopefully he just doesn't hurt himself playing the French. Grass season is what matters for Karol.

smucav
05-14-2012, 10:20 PM
So unless one or more players withdraws late or takes a chance, Beck is currently IN?http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11908786&postcount=1

AgnRus
05-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Soderling OUT
:sad:
http://svt.se/sport/soderling-staller-in-sasongen

Qampunen
05-16-2012, 06:16 PM
Becker using a PR here, really? :lol:

He has never won a set in RG before and considering his ability to play on clay, he must be really praying to draw Lu, Soeda, Ito, Vasek or Tursunov in the first round!

Benni is really preparing for this slam. He has made very solid appearances at the ATP Tour events this season, having reached the semis at an ATP 500. He's not praying to get Lu or Tursunov. He just doesn't want any top 10 players on the first round. I wouldn't mind him getting Gil in the draw. He'd most likely outplay him (Oh wait, he is not even in the main draw...) ;)

J99
05-16-2012, 11:11 PM
Becker using a PR here, really? :lol:

He has never won a set in RG before and considering his ability to play on clay, he must be really praying to draw Lu, Soeda, Ito, Vasek or Tursunov in the first round!

There are worse players than them he could draw, think qualies/LL's, WC's.

duchuy89
05-17-2012, 02:22 PM
Nadal will win at Roland Garros.

Filo V.
05-18-2012, 01:11 AM
Actually, those players listed are worse on clay than almost all the likely qualifiers are.

There are a LOT of soft potential R1 draws here.

Chase Visa
05-18-2012, 01:25 AM
How come Soderling and Benneteau are still in the MD?

J99
05-18-2012, 01:26 AM
How come Soderling and Benneteau are still in the MD?

Robin has WD now, Julien has yet to WD.

Filo V.
05-18-2012, 01:27 AM
Prodon, Dasnieres, Clement and Mannarino are all very good R1 matches for any player. Prodon and Mannarino especially. I'd be surprised if either win a match. Arno isn't a good clay-courter and isn't 100% healthy, but he plays well in GS events, so he can pull of a surprise or two. Dasnieres isn't a great player throughout his career, but he is on a hot streak. But still is a player that does not strike fear into anyone.

Becker isn't a horrible clay-courter, he can win a match with the correct draw. But he's still a good draw for anyone. Guys like Roddick and Blake are great draw, basically all the Americans bar Querrey, and that includes Isner. I wouldn't be upset in drawing Isner because you know if you drag him out through 5 sets he'll probably fatigue. If the courts are playing more slowly, then he'll be very vulnerable.

Istomin, Ito, Lu, Soeda, Lacko, Kunitsyn, Ebden, Pospisil, Petzschner, Bogomolov would all be great draws. To a lesser extent, guys like Phau, Baghdatis, Stakhovsky, Anderson, Muller, Dodig, Dimitrov among others who can play on clay but aren't at their best on the surface, would make great R1 draws for anyone. Seeded players like Youzhny, Melzer, Lopez, Troicki, are extremely beatable. Then you have players like Machado, Lorenzi, Souza, who simply aren't great players.

I can easily see someone like Andujar, for instance, lucking into a draw and making R4/QF or something like that. The draw will probably end up like last season, very lopsided and unpredictable.

Renaud
05-18-2012, 01:31 AM
Robin has WD now, Julien has yet to WD.

I don't think Benneteau will withdraw before the beginning of the tournament. He has started hitting the ball since yesterday and will probably do his best to play (from Soulage, in his player thread)

Filo V.
05-18-2012, 01:33 AM
Yes, based on an article I read, Julien is basically 50-50 to play. I'm guessing he'll decide based on how he feels after hitting a few days and determining the risk factors. You're not supposed to withdraw after the qualifying draw is announced, though. I don't like it when players do that.

I hope Julien plays.

J99
05-18-2012, 01:41 AM
Prodon, Dasnieres, Clement and Mannarino are all very good R1 matches for any player. Prodon and Mannarino especially. I'd be surprised if either win a match. Arno isn't a good clay-courter and isn't 100% healthy, but he plays well in GS events, so he can pull of a surprise or two. Dasnieres isn't a great player throughout his career, but he is on a hot streak. But still is a player that does not strike fear into anyone.

Becker isn't a horrible clay-courter, he can win a match with the correct draw. But he's still a good draw for anyone. Guys like Roddick and Blake are great draw, basically all the Americans bar Querrey, and that includes Isner. I wouldn't be upset in drawing Isner because you know if you drag him out through 5 sets he'll probably fatigue. If the courts are playing more slowly, then he'll be very vulnerable.

Istomin, Ito, Lu, Soeda, Lacko, Kunitsyn, Ebden, Pospisil, Petzschner, Bogomolov would all be great draws. To a lesser extent, guys like Phau, Baghdatis, Stakhovsky, Anderson, Muller, Dodig, Dimitrov among others who can play on clay but aren't at their best on the surface, would make great R1 draws for anyone. Seeded players like Youzhny, Melzer, Lopez, Troicki, are extremely beatable. Then you have players like Machado, Lorenzi, Souza, who simply aren't great players.

I can easily see someone like Andujar, for instance, lucking into a draw and making R4/QF or something like that. The draw will probably end up like last season, very lopsided and unpredictable.

Isner is the best US clay courter, he ain't no weak draw.

Youzhny a little and Melzer are not extremely beatable, clay is Melzer's best surface, he has a RG SF to his name, Youz 2 QF's. :facepalm:

J99
05-18-2012, 01:42 AM
Yes, based on an article I read, Julien is basically 50-50 to play. I'm guessing he'll decide based on how he feels after hitting a few days and determining the risk factors. You're not supposed to withdraw after the qualifying draw is announced, though. I don't like it when players do that.

I hope Julien plays.

WTF are you talking about, players can WD anytime, did you even see the AO.:cuckoo:

Filo V.
05-18-2012, 01:45 AM
Melzer is not in good shape nor form. And if you read, I said Mannarino isn't a tough draw, and is someone that everyone in the draw would want to be paired with.

Players are supposed to withdraw before the qualifying event. The official withdraw date is actually Monday morning. It is not the day before the tournament nor after the qualifying event has proceeded.

J99
05-18-2012, 01:52 AM
Melzer is not in good shape nor form. And if you read, I said Mannarino isn't a tough draw, and is someone that everyone in the draw would want to be paired with.

Players are supposed to withdraw before the qualifying event. The official withdraw date is actually Monday morning. It is not the day before the tournament nor after the qualifying event has proceeded.

What's wrong with Melzer's shape.

Flo Mayer left it as long as he could at the AO this year, last year's RG had 6 LL's.

Filo V.
05-18-2012, 02:14 AM
Those players withdrew after the official withdrawal deadline.

Filo V.
05-18-2012, 02:15 AM
Melzer has hip/ankle problems.

hyperren
05-18-2012, 02:37 AM
Yes, based on an article I read, Julien is basically 50-50 to play. I'm guessing he'll decide based on how he feels after hitting a few days and determining the risk factors. You're not supposed to withdraw after the qualifying draw is announced, though. I don't like it when players do that.

I hope Julien plays.

WTF are you talking about, players can WD anytime, did you even see the AO.:cuckoo:

I think Filo was just voicing his opinion rather than stating an actual fact. ;)

J99
05-18-2012, 03:00 AM
Melzer has hip/ankle problems.

Really, I think the ankle is fine now, and I've never seem him have a hip issue, did he have surgery at one point, thanks for the info.

Certinfy
05-20-2012, 04:21 PM
Draw comes out just before I start one of my exams. :lol: So going to fail now, am going to be thinking about the draw throughout the whole exam! And even if I don't look at the draw I'll be wondering what the draw is during my whole exam. :o

aleunforcederror
05-20-2012, 11:16 PM
I hope Dancevic can In directly

willoughby
05-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Has Söderling officially withdraw already? I wanna see DGT with a direct entry..

Edit: oops, wrong thread. smucav move this post if you can, please. Thanks.

Rui Barata
05-21-2012, 04:32 PM
Has Söderling officially withdraw already? I wanna see DGT with a direct entry..

Edit: oops, wrong thread. smucav move this post if you can, please. Thanks.

Nevertheless, is oficial, already in atptour website

One more for Pedro Sousa...

JurajCrane
05-21-2012, 04:57 PM
I hope Dancevic can In directly

Isn´t he injured ?

J99
05-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Isn´t he injured ?

Possibly, there is still a small chance he'll play here.

VIPer7
05-21-2012, 05:27 PM
Both Gimeno-Traver and Dancevic are not in the qualifying draw, so it seems as if there were 2 more withdrawals (Dancevic could be one of them though)

letshavefun3
05-21-2012, 05:38 PM
Dancevic only entered the main draw not qualies.

156mphserve
05-21-2012, 05:40 PM
Karol Beck is in the qualies draw so there were at most 2 withdrawals. And Frank didn't enter qualies so we don't know if he got in or not.

I would be annoyed if Soderling didn't officially withdraw yet knwoing he's not going to play.

J99
05-21-2012, 05:46 PM
Karol Beck is in the qualies draw so there were at most 2 withdrawals. And Frank didn't enter qualies so we don't know if he got in or not.

I would be annoyed if Soderling didn't officially withdraw yet knwoing he's not going to play.

Of course he would WD, why wouldn't he.

2 WD's today today you mean, the last one I know about is Carreno-Busta?

J99
05-21-2012, 05:47 PM
Both Gimeno-Traver and Dancevic are not in the qualifying draw, so it seems as if there were 2 more withdrawals (Dancevic could be one of them though)

Dan's already in the MD.

CooCooCachoo
05-21-2012, 05:49 PM
One more for Pedro Sousa...

Nope. Sorry.

156mphserve
05-21-2012, 06:08 PM
Of course he would WD, why wouldn't he.

2 WD's today today you mean, the last one I know about is Carreno-Busta?

What I meant was that as of the list in the first page of this thread Karol beck was the 3rd ALT to get in. And he didn't get in, so there were at most 2 more withdrawals that's not updated here yet. As 3 would have meant Beck would have been in the main draw and not in qualies.

Also, Soderling said he wouldn't play but I hadn't heard anything official about him officially taking his name off the list, and all the lists I could find around the internet had him still there as well. It was possible that he could withdraw this week coming. which is what would have made me angry because that would have meant a LL getting in and not Frank as an ALT.

Hopefully Ausie is correct that Frank got it. Do you have a source Ausie?

Filo V.
05-21-2012, 06:36 PM
What, Frank is in the draw? How ridiculous. Isn't his back injured? What a disappointment.

_Chaz
05-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Hopefully Ausie is correct that Frank got it. Do you have a source Ausie?

His/Her source is official RG twitter account I assume.

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http://www.tennisnet.com/oesterreich/turnier/frenchopenspecial/Melzer-bangt-um-den-French-Open-Start/4026357

Melzer doubtful for RG (hip injury)

156mphserve
05-21-2012, 06:44 PM
What, Frank is in the draw? How ridiculous. Isn't his back injured? What a disappointment.

Apparently he'll be ok for RG. Not sure if that means ok enough to step on court and take a paycheck or ok enough to be competitive though

Filo V.
05-21-2012, 06:53 PM
I shouldn't have said "disappointment", I mean, I like Frank as most here should know, but I wanted Karol in the MD direct :lol:

Why don't guys just withdraw before the QD if they know they can't really play?

letshavefun3
05-21-2012, 07:47 PM
What, Frank is in the draw? How ridiculous. Isn't his back injured? What a disappointment.

His back has healed.

Andre♥
05-21-2012, 09:43 PM
Benni is really preparing for this slam. He has made very solid appearances at the ATP Tour events this season, having reached the semis at an ATP 500. He's not praying to get Lu or Tursunov. He just doesn't want any top 10 players on the first round. I wouldn't mind him getting Gil in the draw. He'd most likely outplay him (Oh wait, he is not even in the main draw...) ;)

Do you even want to compare Becker on indoor hard with Becker on clay, where he has a career ATP record of 6-17, with wins over T. Johansson, Kunitsyn, Zimonjic, Tomic, Robert and a retiring Moya in the last match of his career?

Becker should save his PR to grass and hardcourt tournaments, not waste it on Roland Garros, where he has a combined of 0 sets won during his whole career.

And by the way, Gil would outplay Becker on Roland Garros any day of the week, just like a huge majority of the top 200 would.

tenistasmex
05-22-2012, 06:13 AM
Nishikori out, he said that in his twitter account. So that means that Beck is IN?

DanaKz
05-22-2012, 06:38 AM
Nishikori out, he said that in his twitter account. So that means that Beck is IN?

I think as QDraw is already out, it means lucky loser on the way.

soulage
05-22-2012, 07:29 AM
The qualies matches have not started. If he officially withdraw more than one hour before the start of teh matches I think Beck is in :unsure: Did he officially withdraw ?

JurajCrane
05-22-2012, 07:48 AM
Yes, he officially withdrew, on his twitter/FB account it was confirmed. I hope Beck is IN !

JurajCrane
05-22-2012, 07:59 AM
EDIT : Nishikori OUT - Karol Beck IN
That makes me happy :)

Qampunen
05-22-2012, 04:08 PM
Do you even want to compare Becker on indoor hard with Becker on clay, where he has a career ATP record of 6-17, with wins over T. Johansson, Kunitsyn, Zimonjic, Tomic, Robert and a retiring Moya in the last match of his career?

Becker should save his PR to grass and hardcourt tournaments, not waste it on Roland Garros, where he has a combined of 0 sets won during his whole career.

And by the way, Gil would outplay Becker on Roland Garros any day of the week, just like a huge majority of the top 200 would.

Au revoir, Frederico... :wavey:

Steini11
05-22-2012, 05:42 PM
Short off topic question: which ranking do they use for the seeding? The latest ranking from yesterday or an earlier one?

Thanks!

dencod16
05-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Short off topic question: which ranking do they use for the seeding? The latest ranking from yesterday or an earlier one?

Thanks!

The one that is 21.05.2012.

Joe H
05-23-2012, 05:28 AM
http://www.cbssports.com/tennis/story/19124512/kei-nishikori-pulls-out-of-upcoming-french-open

PARIS (AP) - Kei Nishikori of Japan has pulled out of the upcoming French Open after failing to recover from an abdominal injury.

The 18th-ranked Nishikori picked up the injury playing against Fernando Verdasco in the Barcelona Open quarterfinals last month. He has not played since.

Organizers said Tuesday that he will be replaced in the draw by Slovakia's Karol Beck.

Several other players have pulled out of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros, including former runner-up Robin Soderling of Sweden and Mardy Fish of the United States.

aleunforcederror
05-23-2012, 01:05 PM
Any news about Benneteau? I hope He can play.

duong
05-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Any news about Benneteau? I hope He can play.

in the beginning of the week he said 50/50 : feels quite good but wants to test in tougher conditions

duong
05-23-2012, 05:27 PM
In French newspaper l'Equipe, Benneteau's coach says that he will play except if there's a huge problem in next 3 days.

He plays with 80-90% of his power and feels no pain.

Final test will be against Nalbandian on friday in the exhibition "Guinot-Mary Cohr"

duong
05-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Right knee problem for Monfils, not sure to play (but it's usually the way he starts Roland-Garros :lol: : I think he will play anyway, even though he might lose early)

Ausie
05-24-2012, 04:07 PM
Monfils out of the French Open with a knee injury :sad::sad::sad:

jrm
05-24-2012, 04:18 PM
Anderson now 32nd seed? And Lopez 16th?

duong
05-24-2012, 04:36 PM
Anderson now 32nd seed? And Lopez 16th?

Dolgopolov 16 and Mayer 32 (+ Almagro 12 and Kohlschreiber 24, that's important)

I think you missed one withdrawal among Fish, Nishikori and Monfils

Yves.
05-24-2012, 08:27 PM
At what time is the draw ceremony tomorrow?

Deathless Mortal
05-24-2012, 08:28 PM
11.30am CET

Yves.
05-24-2012, 08:29 PM
11.30am CET I think.

OK if true, thanks. And is there a stream or live commentary on it? Maybe on Radio Roland Garros?

Deathless Mortal
05-24-2012, 08:31 PM
I mean, it says on page 1 that it's 11.30am, so I guess it is. :p
Don't know about the stream or anything though..

jrm
05-24-2012, 08:37 PM
Fish also out? Missed that ...

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 03:06 PM
Marco is his nickname.

Yes, that is the four LLs who are in competition for the, thus far, one LL spot.

Filo V.
05-25-2012, 03:23 PM
Goffin got the LL spot. That's a good thing! Although, obviously, Jan would be better, but the thing is, someone talented got it, and not some bullshit player like Bachinger. Also the French-Belgian got it, so that's a good thing for the event.

BreakBandit
05-25-2012, 03:43 PM
i am very happy about goffin as lucky loser.good that poor guys like bachinger and hajek didnt got it.

J99
05-25-2012, 09:01 PM
Can someone tell me why Goffin got in as the 1st LL, when he is actually the 3rd highest ranked player in the qualifying competition, Bachinger should be in 1st, then Brands?

streetbond
06-03-2012, 07:45 PM
I hate that English is universally taken as tennis language, it takes away the international meaning and the world appeal of tennis game.Roland garros has always been the only slam where I could hear french language at points and information giving and that was appealing to me, it gave RG some distincion.Nowadays, I can notice that referees in many cases speak in english as if players won`t understand what is being said to them in french? I am talking about those little things, instead of premier service sometimes referees say first service, and now after the wawrinka-tsonga match the referee talks to the french crowd in english that play is suspended? I mean come on those are three lines/4 lines that you have to learn in french! What would happen if at Wimbledon suddenly a referee starts talking in french.Enough with the english propaganda of their language.If a tournament is played in RUSSIA it points should be spoken only in russian not in english, because points are points, they have monitors, they have scoreboards and everybody learns few sentences in another language!