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Monday Briefing - Memphis, Marseille, Buenos Aires

Tsonga© AFP/Getty ImagesJo-Wilfried Tsonga headlines the Open 13 field in Marseille, which features four Top 10 stars.

MEMPHIS PREVIEW –  ISNER, RODDICK TOP SEEDS IN SECOND 500 LEVEL TOURNAMENT

• The second ATP World Tour 500 tournament of the season, the first in the U.S., features an impressive line-up led by the American duo of John Isner and Andy Roddick, the reigning champion and three-time winner (2002, ’09) in Memphis. He also reached the final in 2003 and ’07. Isner, who is ranked a career-high No. 13, is the top seed for the second time in his career. In Newport last year he captured the title as top seed.

• The other seeds are: No. 3 Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic who was runner-up in 2009, No. 4 Milos Raonic of Canada, last year’s finalist, No. 5 Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia, No. 6 Julien Benneteau of France, No. 7 Kevin Anderson of South Africa and No. 8 Bernard Tomic of Australia.

• Raonic is coming off his second ATP World Tour title of the season on Sunday at the SAP Open in San Jose. The 21-year-old Canadian is 11-1 on the season. Bogomolov and Tomic are the lone seeds making their main draw debut in Memphis.

• There are two singles matches on Monday’s schedule, leading off with Croat Ivan Dodig against Tomic in a first-time meeting. Tomic, who is the top Aussie on the ATP World Tour, is the youngest player in the draw at 19 years, 3 months and he is off to a 7-2 start this season. In the second match, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria looks for his second win against American Donald Young. Both players are off to slow starts this season with one match win. Dimitrov is making his Memphis debut and Young was a quarter-finalist  in 2008.

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:   Memphis, Tennessee
VENUE:  Racquet Club of Memphis
DATE:   February 20-26, 2012
CATEGORY:  ATP World Tour 500
PRIZE MONEY:  $1,155,000
DRAW:   32 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE:  Hard
SINGLES FINAL:  Sunday, February 26, at 3:00 p.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Sunday, February 26, at 1:00 p.m.
FIRST HELD:  1976

2011 FINALS
Singles – (1) Andy Roddick (USA) d. (WC) Milos Raonic (CAN) 7-6(7), 6-7(11), 7-5
Doubles – (1) Mirnyi-Nestor d. (4) Butorac-Rojer 6-2, 6-7(5), 10-3

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2011 Andy Roddick/Milos Raonic
2010 Sam Querrey/John Isner
2009 Andy Roddick/Radek Stepanek
2008 Steve Darcis/Robin Soderling
2007 Tommy Haas/Andy Roddick
2006 Tommy Haas/Robin Soderling
2005 Kenneth Carlsen/Max Mirnyi
2004 Joachim Johansson/Nicolas Kiefer
2003 Taylor Dent/Andy Roddick
2002 Andy Roddick/James Blake
2001 Mark Philippoussis/Davide Sanguinetti
2000 Magnus Larsson/Byron Black  *Bold denotes past champions / runners-up in 2012 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish - year)
1 John Isner (USA)   4-3 F-‘10
2 Andy Roddick (USA)   35-7 W-'11, ‘09,02
3 Radek Stepanek (CZE)  9-4 F-'09
4 Milos Raonic (CAN)   4-1 F-'11
5 Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)  Debut
6 Julien Benneteau (FRA)  4-2 SF-‘06
7 Kevin Anderson (RSA)  0-2 R32-'11,10
8 Bernard Tomic (AUS)   Debut  

Wildcards: Ryan Harrison, Sam Querrey, Jack Sock
Qualifiers: Robby Ginepri, Robert Kendrick, Jesse Levine, Bobby Reynolds
Youngest: Bernard Tomic (19 years, 3 months)   
Oldest:  Radek Stepanek (33 years, 2 months)
Top Country Breakdown: United States 12, Belgium 2, Germany 2
Former Champions in Draw (2): Andy Roddick (2011, ’09, ’02), Sam Querrey (2010)
Former Finalists in Draw (5): Milos Raonic (2011), John Isner (2010), Radek Stepanek (2009), Andy Roddick (2003, ‘07), James Blake (2002)

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ATP RANKINGS POINTS / PRIZE MONEY 
Singles   W   F          SF        QF         R16      R32       
Rankings Pts.    500    300       180       90          45         0  
Prize Money    $277,915 125,300 59,350  28,640  14,600   8,030  
  
Doubles  W F          SF        QF        R16
Rankings Pts.   500  300      180       90         0                    
Prize Money    $82,100   37,040 17,460  8,440   4,340 

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2000)
2011 Max Mirnyi/Daniel Nestor
2010 John Isner/Sam Querrey
2009 Mardy Fish/Mark Knowles
2008 Mahesh Bhupathi /Mark Knowles
2007 Eric Butorac /Jamie Murray 
2006 Chris Haggard /Ivo Karlovic
2005 Simon Aspelin /Todd Perry
2004 Bob Bryan /Mike Bryan
2003 Mark Knowles /Daniel Nestor (not playing together)
2002 Brian MacPhie /Nenad Zimonjic
2001 Bob Bryan /Mike Bryan
2000 Justin Gimelstob /Sebastien Lareau
*Bold denotes past champions / runners-up in 2012 draw

Seeded Doubles Teams: (Team record, best finish - year) 
1 Mirnyi / Nestor  4-0 W – ‘11
2 Melzer / Petzschner  Debut 
3 Cermak / Polasek   Debut 
4 S. Gonzalez / Kas   0-1 R16 – ‘11

MONDAY FIRST ROUND FED-EX HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play

Stadium

Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs (8) Bernard Tomic (AUS)   First Meeting

Dodig FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Zagreb (l Baghdatis)
YTD W-L: 3-6
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: January 2, 1985
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 58

Tomic FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF: Brisbane (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 7-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: October 21, 1992
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 37

Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Donald Young (USA) Dimitrov Leads 1-0
11 Winston-Salem (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 2-6 7-6(2)
Other Meeting:
10 Honolulu CH (USA) Hard R16 Donald Young 6-4 7-6(2)

Dimitrov FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 16, 1991
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 83

Young FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 23, 1989
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 41

OTHER FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS – To be played Tuesday or Wednesday

John Isner (USA) vs Gilles Muller (LUX)   Isner Leads 2-0
10 Atlanta (USA) Hard R16 John Isner 4-6 7-6(6)    7-6(7)
11 Atlanta (USA) Hard SF John Isner 7-5 6-7(3)    6-1

Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Denis Istomin (UZB)   First Meeting

Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Bobby Reynolds (USA)  Stepanek Leads 2-0
08 San Jose (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Radek Stepanek 7-5 7-6(5)
09 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami Hard R64 Radek Stepanek 7-5 6-7(3)  6-2
Other Meeting:
08 Wroclaw CH (Poland) Hard R16 Radek Stepanek 6-4 7-6(5)
 
James Blake (USA) vs Ryan Sweeting (USA)   Sweeting Leads 1-0
10 Washington (USA) Hard R64 Ryan Sweeting 3-6 6-3 6-4
Other Meeting:
11 Sarasota CH (USA) Clay SF James Blake 6-2 7-6(15)

Sam Querrey (USA) vs Alejandro Falla (COL)   Tied 1-1
07 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R128 Alejandro Falla 7-6(5) 6-1 6-4
08 Nottingham (Great Britain) Grass R32 Sam Querrey 6-3 6-4

Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Kevin Anderson (RSA)   Anderson Leads 1-0
08 Las Vegas (U.S.A.) Hard SF Kevin Anderson 7-6(4) 6-4

Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) vs Olivier Rochus (BEL)   First Meeting

Ryan Harrison (USA) vs Jack Sock (USA)   First Meeting

Robert Kendrick (USA) vs Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)  First ATP Meeting
Other Meeting:
07 Naples CH (U.S.A.) Clay R16 Robert Kendrick 6-4 6-2

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs Milos Raonic (CAN)   Raonic Leads 1-0
11 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R32 Milos Raonic 6-4 7-5

Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Philipp Petzschner (GER)  Benneteau Leads 2-1
05 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) Grass R32 Julien Benneteau 6-4 6-3
09 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris Hard R64 Julien Benneteau 4-6 7-5 6-3
10 Munich (Germany) Clay R32 Philipp Petzschner 3-6 6-3 6-3

Jesse Levine (USA) vs Lukasz Kubot (POL)   Levine Leads 1-0
07 Delray Beach (U.S.A.) Hard RR Jesse Levine 6-3 6-2

Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Dudi Sela (ISR)   First ATP Meeting
Other Meeting:
09 Ramat Hasharon CH (Israel) Hard QF Benjamin Becker 6-3 7-6(5)
 
Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Andy Roddick (USA)   Roddick Leads 9-0
01 Atlanta (U.S.A.) Clay F Andy Roddick 6-2 6-4
02 Memphis (U.S.A.) Hard SF Andy Roddick 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3
02 Los Angeles (U.S.A.) Hard QF Andy Roddick 6-4 6-4
02 Basel (Switzerland) Carpet R32 Andy Roddick 6-4 6-3
03 Indianapolis (U.S.A.) Hard QF Andy Roddick 6-4 6-1
03 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal) Hard R64 Andy Roddick 3-6 6-0 6-2
03 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Andy Roddick 6-3 6-4 7-6(5)
09 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R64 Andy Roddick 4-6 6-2 7-6(1)  6-2
10 Atlanta (USA) Hard QF Andy Roddick 4-6 6-3 6-4
Other Meeting:
00 Knoxville CH (USA) Hard SF Andy Roddick 6-4 3-2 ret

MARSEILLE PREVIEW – SIX OF TOP 20 HEADLINE IMPRESSIVE 20th ANNIVERSARY FIELD 

• The 20th edition of the Open 13 features six of the Top 20 players, including four of the Top 10 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, led by No. 1 Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who won the Open 13 title three years ago. He is one of three former champions in the field (Michael Llodra, 2010; Arnaud Clement, 2006).  

• The No. 2 seed is World No. 8 Mardy Fish, who is making his tournament debut. The 30-year-old American is coming off an impressive Davis Cup performance in which he accounted for two points in the U.S.A.’s 5-0 sweep over Switzerland. The No. 3 seed is World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia followed by No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, who is making his Marseille debut, and coming off a runner-up effort in Rotterdam (l. to Federer) on Sunday.

• The other seeds are: No. 5 Richard Gasquet of France, No. 6 Alexandr Dolgpolov of Ukraine, No. 7 Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, and No. 8 Andreas Seppi of Italy.

• On Monday, there are four final round qualifying matches and three main draw singles matches. In the opening singles main draw match on Centre Court, No. 7 Ljubicic, who reached the final in 2005, takes a 4-0 career mark against French wild card Florent Serra. Ljubicic is making his 10th tournament appearance (9-9 mark). In the second match, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland meets Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin for the first time. Last month Nieminen captured his second career ATP World Tour title in Sydney. In the final match, No. 8 seed Seppi of Italy plays countryman Flavio Cipolla.
 
TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:   Marseille, France
VENUE:  Palais Des Sports De Marseille
DATE:   February 20-26, 2012
CATEGORY:  ATP World Tour 250
PRIZE MONEY:  € 512,750
DRAW:   28 singles / 16 doubles  
SURFACE:       Hard
SINGLES FINAL:  Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m.  
DOUBLES FINAL:   Sunday, Feb.  26, at 12:00 p.m.
FIRST HELD:  1993
     
2011 FINALS
Singles – (1) Robin Soderling (SWE) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 6-7(8), 6-3, 6-3
Doubles – Haase-Skupski d. Benneteau-Tsonga 6-3, 6-7(4), 13-11

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2011Robin Soderling/Marin Cilic
2010 Michael Llodra/Julien Benneteau
2009 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga/Michael Llodra
2008 Andy Murray/Mario Ancic
2007 Gilles Simon/Marcos Baghdatis
2006 Arnaud Clement/Mario Ancic
2005 Joachim Johansson/Ivan Ljubicic
2004 Dominik Hrbaty/Robin Soderling
2003 Roger Federer/Jonas Bjorkman  
2002 Thomas Enqvist/Nicolas Escude 
2001 Yevgeny Kafelnikov/Sebastien Grosjean
2000 Marc Rosset/Roger Federer
*Bold denotes past champions / runners-up in 2012 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Singles: Player Record  Best Finish 
1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)  9-3 W-'09
2 Mardy Fish (USA)   Debut 
3 Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)  0-1 R32-'07
4 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)  Debut  
5 Richard Gasquet (FRA)  4-4 QF-'07
6 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)  Debut  
7 Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)   9-9 F-'05
8 Andreas Seppi (ITA)   4-5 R16-'11,10,09,07
Wildcards: Arnaud Clement , Paul-Henri Mathieu, Florent Serra
Youngest Alexandr Dolgpolov (23 years, 3 months)   
Oldest:  Arnaud Clement (34 years, 1 month)
Top Country Breakdown: France 9, Germany 2, Italy 2, Russia 2
Former Champions in Draw (3): Michael Llodra (2010), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2009), Arnaud Clement (2006)
Former Finalists in Draw (3): Michael Llodra (2009), Ivan Ljubicic (2005), Arnaud Clement (1999)
* Does not include qualifiers

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ATP RANKINGS POINTS / PRIZE MONEY 
Singles   W  F       SF        QF       R16    R28       
Rankings Pts.    250   150    90         45        20       0  
Prize Money     €92,560 48,750  26,410 15,045  8,865  5,250  
  
Doubles  W F          SF       QF       R16
Rankings Pts.   250  150      90        45        0                    
Prize Money    €28,120  14,780 8,010   4,580  2,690 

Doubles Seeded Teams (Tournament record, best finish - year)  
1 Bhupathi / Bopanna  Debut
2 Hanley / Murray  Debut
3 Rojer / Zelenay  Debut
4 Peya / Rosol   Debut

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2000)
2011 Robin Haase/Ken Skupski
2010 Julien Benneteau/Michael Llodra
2009 Arnaud Clement/Michael Llodra
2008 Martin Damm/Pavel Vizner
2007 Arnaud Clement/Michael Llodra
2006 Martin Damm/Radek Stepanek
2005 Martin Damm/Radek Stepanek
2004 Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor
2003 Sebastien Grosjean/Fabrice Santoro
2002 Arnaud Clement/Nicolas Escude
2001 Julien Boutter/Fabrice Santoro
2000 Simon Aspelin/Johan Landsberg     *Bold denotes past champions in 2012 draw

Monday First Round FedEx ATP Head 2 Heads – In Order of Play

(7) Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs Florent Serra (FRA)  Ljubicic Leads 4-0
06 ATP Masters Series Monte Carlo Clay R32 Ivan Ljubicic 4-6 6-3 7-5
07 ATP Masters Series Hamburg  Clay R32 Ivan Ljubicic 4-6 6-2 6-2
09 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA.) Hard R64 Ivan Ljubicic 4-6 6-3 6-4
09 Lyon (France) Hard QF Ivan Ljubicic 7-6(6) 6-2

Ljubicic FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-3
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 10
Date of Birth: March 19, 1979
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 42

Serra FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: February 28, 1981
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 143

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)  First Meeting

Nieminen FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Sydney (d Benneteau); QF: Montpellier (l Monfils); Rotterdam (l Federer)
YTD W-L: 10-4
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: July 23, 1981
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 45

Roger-Vasselin FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 3-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 28, 1983
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 95

Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs (8) Andreas Seppi (ITA) First ATP Meeting
Other Meeting:
03 Italy F3 (Viterbo) Clay R16 Flavio Cipolla 1-6 7-5 7-6(3)

Cipolla FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 3-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: October 20, 1983
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 87

Seppi FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Doha (l Federer); Rotterdam (l Berdych)
YTD W-L: 5-7
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: February 21, 1984
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 44

OTHER FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS – To be played Tuesday or Wednesday *

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)   Mahut Leads 4-0
06 Casablanca (Morocco) Clay R16 Nicolas Mahut 6-3 7-6(6)
07 London / Queen's Club (Great Britain)Grass SF Nicolas Mahut 6-3 7-6(4)
07 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R128 Nicolas Mahut 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)  6-4
11 Metz (France) Hard R16 Nicolas Mahut 3-6 7-5 6-3
Other Meetings:
04 Grenoble CH (France) Hard R32 Nicolas Mahut 6-4 6-2
05 Orleans CH (France) Hard SF Nicolas Mahut 6-2 7-6(5)
10 Cherbourg CH (France) Hard SF Nicolas Mahut 7-6(9)2-6 6-3
11 Granby CH (Canada) Hard QF Arnaud Clement 6-1 7-5
11 Rennes CH (France) Hard R16 Nicolas Mahut 6-3 6-3

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Andreas Beck (GER)  Davydenko Leads 1-0
04 Stuttgart (Germany) Clay R32 Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 6-3

Go Soeda (JPN) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)    First Meeting

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs Karol Beck (SVK)   Tied 1-1
05 London / Queen's Club (England)  Grass R32 Karol Beck 6-2 4-6 7-6(5)
05 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal (Canada) Hard QF Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1 6-2

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs Lukas Rosol (CZE)  First ATP Meeting
Other Meeting:
06 France F17 (France) Hard R32 Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5 6-4

*Does not include qualifiers

BUENOS AIRES PREVIEW – FIVE OF TOP 20, LED BY FERRER, ALMAGRO HIGHLIGHT FIELD  

• The Spanish duo of David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro are the top two seeds in the Copa Claro, the third clay court tournament of the season on the ATP World Tour. Ferrer was runner-up two years ago and Almagro is the defending champion. Almagro is coming off a title in Sao Paulo on Sunday.

• The other seeds are: No. 3 Gilles Simon of France and No. 4 Kei Nishikori of Japan, both making their debut in Buenos Aires.  No. 5 Juan Monaco, who won the title in 2007 and was runner-up three years ago, is the highest-ranked Argentine in the field at No. 20. Rounding out the seeds are No. 6 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, No. 7 Fernando Verdasco of Spain and No. 8 Juan Ignacio Chela, who is making his 12th tournament appearance.  He was runner-up last year.

• In Monday’s opening action, Carlos Berlocq, who reached his first ATP World Tour in Vina del Mar, opens the main draw action against Spaniard Pere Riba. Berlocq won the previous meeting at the US Open last year. In the second match, Chilean wild card Fernando Gonzalez takes a 2-1 career mark against Spaniard Albert Montanes. Gonzalez announced he will be retiring from the ATP World Tour next month after the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

• In the evening session, 2010 champion Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain meets No. 4 seed Nishikori, who is ranked a career-high No. 17 this week. In the final match, No. 6 Wawrinka squares off with Argentine Horacio Zeballos for the first time.

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:   Buenos Aires, Argentina
VENUE:  Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club
DATE:   February 20-26, 2012
CATEGORY:  ATP World Tour 250
PRIZE MONEY:  $484,100
DRAW:   32 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE:  Clay
SINGLES FINAL:  Sunday, February 26, at 4:00 p.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m.
FIRST HELD:  2001
     
2011 FINALS
Singles – (1) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) d. (8) Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Doubles – Marach-L. Mayer d. Ferreiro-Sa 7-6(6), 6-3

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2001)
2011Nicolas Almagro/Juan Ignacio Chela
2010 Juan Carlos Ferrero/David Ferrer
2009 Tommy Robredo/Juan Monaco
2008 David Nalbandian/Jose Acasuso
2007 Juan Monaco/Alessio Di Mauro  
2006 Carlos Moya/Filippo Volandri  
2005 Gaston Gaudio/Mariano Puerta
2004 Guillermo Coria/Carlos Moya 
2003 Carlos Moya/Guillermo Coria  
2002 Nicolas Massu/Agustin Calleri 
2001 Gustavo Kuerten/Jose Acasuso   
*Bold denotes past champions / runners-up in 2012 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish – year) 
1 David Ferrer (ESP)   6-4 F-'10
2 Nicolas Almagro (ESP)  12-5 W-'11
3 Gilles Simon (FRA)   Debut  
4 Kei Nishikori (JPN)   Debut
5 Juan Monaco (ARG)   17-7 W-'07
6 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)  3-1 SF-'11
7 Fernando Verdasco (ESP)  0-1 R32-'04
8 Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)  19-11 F-'11

Wildcards: Facundo Bagnis, Fernando Gonzalez, Horacio Zeballos
Youngest: Facundo Bagnis (21 years, 11 months)   
Oldest:  Juan Ignacio Chela (32 years, 5 month)
Top Country Breakdown:  Spain 8, Argentina 7, France 3, Italy 2, Portugal 2
Former Champions in Draw (4): Nicolas Almagro (2011), Juan Carlos Ferrero (2010), David Nalbandian (2008), Juan Monaco (2007)
Former Finalists in Draw (4): Juan Ignacio Chela (2011), David Ferrer (2010), Juan Monaco (2009), Filippo Volandri (2006)
* Does not include qualifiers (to be completed Monday)

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ATP RANKINGS POINTS / PRIZE MONEY 
Singles   W  F        SF        QF        R16    R32       
Rankings Pts.    250   150     90         45         20       0  
Prize Money     $82,900  43,665  23,650 13,475   7,945  4,705  
  
Doubles  W F          SF       QF       R16
Rankings Pts.   250  150      90        45        0                    
Prize Money    $26,550  13,960 7,560   4,330   2,530 

Doubles Seeded Teams (Tournament record, best finish - year) 
1 Bracciali / Starace  1-1 QF-'11
2 Mertinak / Sa   Debut
3 Andujar / Berlocq  Debut
4 Riba / Souza   Debut 

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2001)
2011Oliver Marach/Leonardo Mayer
2010 Sebastien Prieto/Horacio Zeballos
2009 Marcel Granollers/Alberto Martin
2008 Agustin Calleri /Luis Horna
2007 Martin Garcia /Sebastian Prieto
2006 Frantisek Cermak /Leos Friedl
2005 Frantisek Cermak /Leos Friedl
2004 Lucas Arnold Ker /Mariano Hood
2003 Mariano Hood /Sebastian Prieto
2002 Gaston Etlis /Martin Rodriguez
2001 Lucas Arnold Ker /Tomas Carbonell
*Bold denotes past champions in 2012 draw

Monday First Round FedEx ATP Head 2 Heads – In Order of Play

Estadio Central – 

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Pere Riba (ESP)  Berlocq Leads 1-0
11 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R128 Carlos Berlocq 7-5 6-0 6-1
Other Meetings:
10 San Benedetto CH (Italy) Clay QF Carlos Berlocq 6-4 6-2
10 Cancun CH (Mexico) Clay F Pere Riba 6-4 6-0
 
Berlocq FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Vina del Mar (l Monaco); QF: Sao Paulo (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 8-4
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: February 3, 1983
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 43

Riba FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 7, 1988
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 90

(WC) Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs Albert Montanes (ESP) Gonzalez Leads 2-1
02 Palermo (Italy) Clay R16 Fernando Gonzalez 6-4 6-4
04 Vina del Mar (Chile) Clay R32 Fernando Gonzalez 6-1 7-5
07 Vina del Mar (Chile) Clay QF Albert Montanes 6-3 3-6 6-4
Other Meeting:
01 Zagreb CH (Croatia) Clay SF Albert Montanes 6-2 4-6 7-6(1)

Gonzalez FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 11
Date of Birth: July 29, 1980
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 266

Montanes FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Vina del Mar (l Monaco)
YTD W-L: 2-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 26, 1980
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 52

Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs (4) Kei Nishikori (JPN) Ferrero Leads 1-0
09 Auckland (New Zealand) Hard R32 Juan Carlos Ferrero 5-3 ret

Ferrero FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-3
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 16
Date of Birth: February 12, 1980
South African Airways  ATP Ranking: 47
 
Nishikori FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Australian Open (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 6-3
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: December 29, 1989
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 17

(6) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs Horacio Zeballos (ARG)  First Meeting

Wawrinka FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Chennai (l Soeda)
YTD W-L: 3-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: March 28, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 26

Zeballos FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 27, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 116

Estadio 2
 
Victor Hanescu (ROU) vs Pablo Andujar (ESP)   Hanescu Leads 1-0
08 Kitzbuehel (Austria) Clay R32 Victor Hanescu 6-3 1-6 7-6(2)

(WC) Facundo Bagnis (ARG) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG) First Meeting

OTHER FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS (does not include qualifiers)

Facundo Bagnis (ARG) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG)        First Meeting
 
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs Albert Montanes (ESP)  Gonzalez Leads 2-1
02 Palermo (Italy) Clay R16 Fernando Gonzalez 6-4 6-4
04 Vina del Mar (Chile) Clay R32 Fernando Gonzalez 6-1 7-5
07 Vina del Mar (Chile) Clay QF Albert Montanes 6-3 3-6 6-4
Other Meeting:
01 Zagreb CH (Croatia) Clay SF Albert Montanes 6-2 4-6 7-6(1)

Albert Ramos (ESP) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)        First Meeting

Gilles Simon (FRA) vs Rui Machado (POR)         First Meeting

Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Juan Monaco (ARG)   Tied 1-1
04 Palermo (Italy) Clay SF Filippo Volandri 6-1 6-4
08 ATP Masters Series Hamburg Clay R64 Juan Monaco 6-1 4-0 ret
Other Meeting;
05 Biella CH (Italy) Clay QF Filippo Volandri 1-6 6-3 6-4

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs Eric Prodon (FRA)   First Meeting

Frederico Gil (POR) vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)   Bellucci Leads 1-0
09 Costa Do Sauipe (Brazil) Clay SF Thomaz Bellucci 7-6(3) 7-6(4)

Potito Starace (ITA) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP)   Almagro Leads 5-1
06 Poertschach (Austria) Clay R16 Potito Starace 4-6 6-4 6-1
07 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (U.S.A.) Hard R64 Nicolas Almagro 7-6(2) 6-3
07 Valencia (Spain) Clay F Nicolas Almagro 4-6 6-2 6-1
09 Acapulco (Mexico) Clay R16 Nicolas Almagro 7-6(1) 6-7(5) 6-3
09 Bastad (Sweden) Clay R16 Nicolas Almagro 2-6 6-1 6-1
10 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R128 Nicolas Almagro 4-6 6-4 6-4 7-6(5)

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