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Roddick, Monfils Lead 2012 SAP Open Field

San Jose, U.S.A.

Roddick© Getty ImagesAndy Roddick will look to win his third San Jose title.

The SAP Open, the premier men’s professional tennis tournament in Northern California, announced Friday the singles players on the tournament's Direct Acceptance List.

Included in the singles 28-draw are two players formerly ranked No. 1 in the world – American Andy Roddick and Australian Lleyton Hewitt, each of whom are former SAP Open champions. The field features players representing 13 countries: United States, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Australia, Israel, Colombia, Luxembourg, Belgium, South Africa, Bulgaria, Canada and Uzbekistan. Canada’s Milos Raonic returns to San Jose to defend his first ATP World Tour singles title.

Fourteen-time SAP Open champion and seven-time Grand Slam titlist John McEnroe will highlight the first day of competition Monday when he teams up with Raonic for a doubles exhibition against France’s Gael Monfils and James Blake of the United States at 7 p.m. Blake is scheduled to play his first singles match on Tuesday night at 7 p.m., followed by American Sam Querrey’s initial appearance. Wednesday will provide a blockbuster evening of tennis with Roddick and Raonic each playing his first match of the tournament. Opponents for each of the featured tournament matches will be determined at the SAP Open draw event to be hosted Friday, February 10 at Noon at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose.

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“We are extremely pleased with this strong, international group of players who have entered the 2012 SAP Open,” Tournament Director Bill Rapp said.  “With a deep field made up of crafty veterans, aggressive young guns and six current or former top-10 players, we expect the 2012 tournament to be one of the most competitive and entertaining in recent history.”

Individual tickets to the 2012 SAP Open are on sale now and available at the HP Pavilion ticket office, online at or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Additional information about the SAP Open can be found on the tournament website at

A complete list of the players entered into the 2012 SAP Open singles field of players follows:

Player  Ranking  Country
1. Andy Roddick  14   USA
2. Gael Monfils  16   FRA
3. Radek Stepanek  28   CZE
4. Milos Raonic  31   CAN
5. Kevin Anderson  32   RSA
6. Donald Young  39   USA
7. Bernard Tomic  42   AUS
8. Xavier Malisse  49   BEL
9. Julien Benneteau  52   FRA
10. Gilles Muller  54   LUX
11. James Blake  59   USA
12. Olivier Rochus  67   BEL
13. Ryan Sweeting  72   USA
14. Denis Istomin  73   UZB
15. Alejandro Falla  74   COL
16. Grigor Dimitrov  76   BUL
17. Ryan Harrison  79   USA
18. Dudi Sela   83   ISR
19. Matthew Ebden  86   AUS
20. Steve Darcis  88   BEL
21. Sam Querrey  WC   USA
22. Lleyton Hewitt  WC   AUS
23. Jack Sock  WC   USA
24. Tommy Haas  IPR   GER

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