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Djokovic© AFP/Getty ImagesWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the defending champion in Rome.

INTERNAZIONALI BNL D’ITALIA
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Preview 
   
CITY:   Rome, Italy
SITE:   Foro Italico
DATE:    May 13-May 20, 2012
PRIZE MONEY: € 2,950,475
DRAW:   56 singles/24 doubles
SURFACE:   Clay

Welcome to the Internazionali BNL D’Italia, the fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the year on the ATP World Tour to be held at the Foro Italico, featuring a third-year stadium court with seating capacity of 10,500. The nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments bring together the best fields in tennis at the most prestigious venues. This year’s field consists of 18 of the Top 20 players in the latest South African Airways ATP Rankings. There are three former champions in the field, led by World No. 1 and reigning champion Novak Djokovic, who also won the title in 2008, five-time winner Rafael Nadal and Juan Carlos Ferrero (2001).

This is one of three outdoor clay-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments (Monte-Carlo, Madrid) while four others are on hard courts in North America (Indian Wells, Miami Cincinnati, Toronto), and two are later in the year (Shanghai, Paris). The 2012 ATP World Tour ends with the prestigious Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, the official year-end tournament held in London.

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ATP RANKING POINTS & PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN                                                      
The South African Airways ATP Rankings are the official rankings in men’s tennis, which began on Aug. 23, 1973. Points are calculated from a player’s performance in the four Grand Slams, the eight mandatory ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, four 500 ATP World Tour tournaments and two 250 ATP World Tour tournaments. The season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London will count as an additional 19th tournament for the eight players who qualify. Below is the ATP Rankings points and prize money breakdown:

SINGLES               W        R-UP         SF          QF        R16      R32      R56    
Rank Points         1000        600           360        180        90         45        10         
Prize Money     € 460,260  225,680     113,580  57,755  30,000  15,810  8,535    

DOUBLES             W           R-UP        SF          QF         R16     R32 
Rank Points         1000         600           360         180        90        0             
Prize Money     € 142,500   69,780      35,000    17,970   9,290   4,900

2012 UPDATE – The first three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments have been won by the Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer. In Sunday’s final in Madrid, Federer and Tomas Berdych square off:
                    Champion       Finalist
Indian Wells  Roger Federer    John Isner
Miami           Novak Djokovic  Andy Murray
Monte Carlo  Rafael Nadal       Novak Djokovic
Madrid         Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych
Rome

2011 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 WINNERS – Last season all nine tournaments were won by the Top 4 players. Novak Djokovic captured a record five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, the most in a season, compiling a 33-2 match record.  Nadal was runner-up four times to Djokovic while capturing the title in Monte-Carlo.  Andy Murray won two of the last three ATP Masters 1000 titles while Roger Federer won in Paris to close out the year.  Here is a look at the finals:
                     Champion       Finalist
Indian Wells  Novak Djokovic  Rafael Nadal
Miami           Novak Djokovic  Rafael Nadal
Monte-Carlo  Rafael Nadal       David Ferrer
Madrid          Novak Djokovic  Rafael Nadal
Rome           Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal
Montreal       Novak Djokovic   Mardy Fish
Cincinnati     Andy Murray       Novak Djokovic
Shanghai      Andy Murray       David Ferrer
Paris            Roger Federer     Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 

ROME WINNERS IN THE OPEN ERA
This tournament began in 1930 in Milan where it was played until 1934 before being moved to the Foro Italico in Rome in 1935. No event was held between 1936-49 with the competition resuming in 1950. The tournament became “Open” in 1969 and has been part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 since 1990. Felix Mantilla (2003) is the only unseeded winner in the Open Era:

Year  Final  
2011 (2)Novak Djokovic d. (1) Rafael Nadal 64 64
2010 (3)Rafael Nadal d. (13) David Ferrer 75 62
2009 (1)Rafael Nadal d. (3)Novak Djokovic 76(2) 62
2008 (3)Novak Djokovic d. Stanislas Wawrinka 46 63 63
2007 (2)Rafael Nadal d. (6)Fernando Gonzalez 62 62
2006 (2)Rafael Nadal d. (1)Roger Federer 67(0) 76(5) 64 26 76(5)
2005 (5)Rafael Nadal d. (9)Guillermo Coria 64 36 63 46 76(6)
2004 (6)Carlos Moya d. (5) David Nalbandian 63 63 61
2003 Felix Mantilla d. (4) Roger Federer 75 62 76(8)
2002 (9)Andre Agassi d. (7) Tommy Haas  63 63 60
2001 (8)Juan Carlos Ferrero d (1) Gustavo Kuerten 36 61 26 64 62
2000 (3)Magnus Norman d (4) Gustavo Kuerten 63 46 64 64
1999 (16)Gustavo Kuerten d (4) Patrick Rafter 64 75 76(6)
1998 (3)Marcelo Rios d Albert Costa W/O
1997 (10)Alex Corretja d (7)Marcelo Rios 75 75 63
1996 (1)Thomas Muster d Richard Krajicek 62 64 36 63
1995 (7)Thomas Muster d (8)Sergi Bruguera 36 76 62 63
1994 (1)Pete Sampras d (8)Boris Becker 61 62 62
1993 (2)Jim Courier d (4)Goran Ivanisevic 61 62 62
1992 (1)Jim Courier d Carlos Costa 76 60 64
1991 (9)Emilio Sanchez d Alberto Mancini 63 61 30 ret
1990 (10)Thomas Muster d (8)Andrei Chesnokov 61 63 61
1989 (11)Alberto Mancini d (2)Andre Agassi 63 46 26 76 61
1988 (1)Ivan Lendl d (14)Guillermo Perez-Roldan 26 64 62 46 64
1987 (2)Mats Wilander d (11)Martin Jaite 63 64 64
1986 (1)Ivan Lendl d Emilio Sanchez 75 46 61 61
1985 (9)Yannick Noah d (7)Miloslav Mecir 63 36 62 76
1984 (5)Andres Gomez d Aaron Krickstein 26 61 62 62
1983 (6)Jimmy Arias d (1)Jose Higueras 62 67 61 64
1982 (9)Andres Gomez d (4)Eliot Teltscher 62 63 62
1981 (3)Jose Luis Clerc d (12)Victor Pecci 63 64 60
1980 (1)Guillermo Vilas d (11)Yannick Noah 60 64 64
1979 (2)Vitas Gerulaitis d (1)Guillermo Vilas 67 76 67 64 62
1978 (1)Bjorn Borg d Adriano Panatta 16 63 61 46 63
1977 (8)Vitas Gerulaitis d (13)Tonino Zugarelli 62 76 46 76
1976 (3)Adriano Panatta d (1)Guillermo Vilas 26 76 62 76
1975 (6)Raul Ramirez d (4)Manuel Orantes 76 75 75
1974 (3)Bjorn Borg d (1)Ilie Nastase 63 64 62
1973 (2)Ilie Nastase d (4)Manuel Orantes 61 61 61
1972 (4)Manuel Orantes d (3)Jan Kodes 46 61 75 62
1971 (4)Rod Laver d Jan Kodes 75 63 63
1970 (2)Ilie Nastase d (4)Jan Kodes 63 16 63 86
1969 (2)John Newcombe d (1)Tony Roche 63 46 62 57 63

MULTIPLE ATP WORLD TOUR  MASTERS 1000 WINNERS ON CLAY (since 1990)
                            No.
Rafael Nadal          14 ’05-11 Monte Carlo, ’05-07, 09-10 Rome, ’10 Madrid, ’08 Hamburg
Thomas Muster       6 ’90, ’95-96 Rome, ’92, ’95-96 Monte-Carlo
Roger Federer         5 ’02, ’04-05, ‘07 Hamburg, ’09 Madrid
Gustavo Kuerten      4  ’99, ‘01 Monte Carlo, ‘99 Rome, ’00 Hamburg
Andrei Medvedev     4 ‘94 Monte Carlo, ’94-95, ‘97 Hamburg
Juan Carlos Ferrero  3  ’01 Rome, '02-03 Monte Carlo
Marcelo Rios            3  ‘97 Monte Carlo, ‘98 Rome, ‘99 Hamburg
Sergi Bruguera         2  ’91, ‘93 Monte Carlo
Guillermo Coria        2  ’03 Hamburg, ’04 Monte Carlo
Jim Courier              2  ’92-93 Rome
Carlos Moya             2  ‘98 Monte Carlo, ’04 Rome

MULTIPLE ATP WORLD TOUR  MASTERS 1000 WINNERS ON CLAY (since 1990)
                              No.
Rafael Nadal            15 ’05-12 Monte-Carlo, ’05-07, 09-10 Rome, ’10 Madrid, ’08 Hamburg
Thomas Muster        6 ’90, ’95-96 Rome, ’92, ’95-96 Monte-Carlo
Roger Federer          5 ’02, ’04-05, ‘07 Hamburg, ’09 Madrid
Gustavo Kuerten       4  ’99, ‘01 Monte-Carlo, ‘99 Rome, ’00 Hamburg
Andrei Medvedev      4 ‘94 Monte-Carlo, ’94-95, ‘97 Hamburg
Novak Djokovic        3 ’11 Madrid, ’08, ’11 Rome,
Juan Carlos Ferrero  3  ’01 Rome, '02-03 Monte-Carlo
Marcelo Rios            3  ‘97 Monte-Carlo, ‘98 Rome, ‘99 Hamburg
Sergi Bruguera         2  ’91, ‘93 Monte-Carlo
Guillermo Coria        2  ’03 Hamburg, ’04 Monte-Carlo
Jim Courier              2  ’92-93 Rome
Carlos Moya             2  ‘98 Monte-Carlo, ’04 Rome

DIFFERENT ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 TITLES
Can it be done? Winning all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles is perhaps the most difficult task in professional tennis. Andre Agassi is the closest to accomplishing this feat having won seven of the nine different shields. Roger Federer has won seven different ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have six each. Here is a look at the leading multiple ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title winners with total and different tournaments won among active players:
Roger Federer (19)         7       '02 & '04-’05, ‘07 Hamburg, '04-06, ‘12 Indian Wells, '04 & ‘06 Toronto,
‘05-06 Miami, ’05, ’07 & ’09-‘10 Cincinnati, ’06 & ‘09 Madrid, ’11 Paris
Rafael Nadal (20)  6 ’05-12 Monte-Carlo, ’05-07, ’09-10 Rome, ’05 Montreal & ‘08 Toronto, ’05 &     ‘10 Madrid, ‘07, ’09 Indian Wells, ’08 Hamburg       
Novak Djokovic (11) 6 ’07 & ’11-12 Miami, ’07, ’11  Montreal, ’08, ’11 Indian Wells, ’08 & ’11 Rome,
’09 Paris, ’11 Madrid
Andy Murray (8)  5  ’08  & ’11 Cincinnati, ’08 Madrid, ’09 Miami, ’09 Montreal/’10 Toronto,  ’10-11 Shanghai                             
Andy Roddick (5)            3       '03 Montreal, '03 & ‘06 Cincinnati, '04 & ‘10 Miami     
Juan Carlos Ferrero (4)  3        ‘01 Rome, ‘02 & ‘03 Monte-Carlo, ‘03 Madrid                              
Nikolay Davydenko (3)  3 ’06 Paris, ’08 Miami, ’09 Shanghai

WINNING ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 TOURNAMENTS BACK-TO-BACK
Last year, Djokovic became the first player to win back-to-back titles at least twice in a season. The Indian Wells, Miami back-to-back title sweep has been accomplished eight times since 1991:
Player                   ATP Masters 1000 Titles
Novak Djokovic         2011 Indian Wells, Miami; Madrid, Rome, Montreal (three in a row)
Rafael Nadal             2010 Monte Carlo  Rome, Madrid
Rafael Nadal             2009 Monte-Carlo, Rome
Andy Murray            2008 Cincinnati, Madrid
Rafael Nadal             2008 Hamburg, Toronto
David Nalbandian      2007 Madrid, Paris
Rafael Nadal             2007 Monte-Carlo, Rome
Rafael Nadal             2006 Monte-Carlo, Rome
Roger Federer           2006 Indian Wells, Miami
Rafael Nadal              2005 Monte-Carlo, Rome
Roger Federer            2005 Indian Wells, Miami
Marat Safin               2004 Madrid, Paris
Andy Roddick           2003 Montreal, Cincinnati
Andre Agassi            2001 Indian Wells, Miami
Marcelo Rios            1998 Indian Wells, Miami
Patrick Rafter           1998 Toronto, Cincinnati
Andre Agassi            1995 Montreal, Cincinnati
Pete Sampras            1994 Indian Wells, Miami
Andrei Medvedev      1994 Monte-Carlo, Hamburg
Michael Chang          1992 Indian Wells, Miami
Jim Courier                1991 Indian Wells, Miami
 
THREE-TIME WINNERS
Last season Novak Djokovic became the first player in ATP World Tour history (since 1990) to win five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in one year. The previous best was Roger Federer (2005-06) and Rafael Nadal (2005), who won four in a season. Here is a look at the players who have won at least three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in the same year:

2011    Novak Djokovic      Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome, Montreal
2010    Rafael Nadal           Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid
2009    Rafael Nadal           Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Rome
2008    Rafael Nadal           Monte-Carlo, Hamburg, Toronto
2007    Rafael Nadal           Indian Wells, Monte-Carlo, Rome
2006    Roger Federer         Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto, Madrid
2005    Roger Federer           Indian Wells, Miami, Hamburg, Cincinnati
2005    Rafael Nadal              Monte-Carlo, Rome, Montreal, Madrid
2004    Roger Federer         Indian Wells, Hamburg, Toronto                                                         
2002    Andre Agassi          Miami, Rome, Madrid
1998    Marcelo Rios           Indian Wells, Miami, Rome
1995    Andre Agassi           Miami, Montreal, Cincinnati
1995    Thomas Muster        Monte-Carlo, Rome, Essen* (held for one year & moved to Stuttgart in 1996)
1994    Pete Sampras          Indian Wells, Miami, Rome
1990    Stefan Edberg          Indian Wells, Cincinnati, Paris   

ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 CAREER MATCH WINS LEADERS (Since 1990)
                       W-L Titles
Roger Federer  257-76   19 (going into Madrid final)
Rafael Nadal  225-47     20
Andre Agassi  209-73    17
Pete Sampras  190-70    11
Andy Roddick  159-69    5
Novak Djokovic 154-43    11

ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 CAREER TITLE LEADERS
There have been 57 different ATP World Tour Masters 1000 winners since 1990. Of those 57 winners, 32 have won at least two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. There are nine former ATP World Tour Masters 1000 champions playing in this year’s tournament (bold):
Player  Masters 1000 Titles
Rafael Nadal  20  Richard Krajicek 2 
Roger Federer  19  David Nalbandian 2
Andre Agassi  17  Patrick Rafter  2
Novak Djokovic 11  Michael Stich  2
Pete Sampras  11  Juan Aguilera  2
Andy Murray   8  Tomas Berdych 1
Thomas Muster   8  Guillermo Canas 1
Michael Chang   7  Roberto Carretero 1
Boris Becker   5  Albert Costa  1
Jim Courier   5  Sebastien Grosjean 1
Gustavo Kuerten  5  Tommy Haas  1 
Marcelo Rios   5  Tim Henman  1
Andy Roddick   5  Thomas Johansson 1
Marat Safin   5  Petr Korda  1
Stefan Edberg    4  Ivan Ljubicic  1
Juan Carlos Ferrero  4  Felix Mantilla  1
Andrei Medvedev  4  Magnus Norman 1 
Nikolay Davydenko  3  Karel Novacek  1
Thomas Enqvist   3   Andrei Pavel  1
Carlos Moya   3  Mikael Pernfors  1
Sergi Bruguera   2  Mark Philippoussis 1
Andrei Chesnokov  2  Cedric Pioline  1
Guillermo Coria   2  Albert Portas  1
Alex Corretja   2  Tommy Robredo 1
Wayne Ferreira   2  Greg Rusedski  1
Guy Forget   2  Emilio Sanchez  1
Lleyton Hewitt   2  Robin Soderling  1
Goran Ivanisevic  2   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1 
Chris Woodruff  1
 
TOURNAMENT FAST FACTS 
Former champions:  3 – Novak Djokovic (2008, ’11), Rafael Nadal (2005-07, ’09-10), Juan Carlos Ferrero (2001)
Former finalists:  6 – Rafael Nadal (2011), David Ferrer (2010), Novak Djokovic (2009), Stanislas Wawrinka (2008), Roger Federer (2010, ‘06, ‘03), David Nalbandian (2004)
Wild cards:  4 – Fabio Fognini, Paolo Lorenzi, Potito StaraceFilippo Volandri
Qualifiers: 7 – To be completed Sunday
Youngest in Draw: Bernard Tomic (19 years, 6 months)
Oldest in Draw: Radek Stepanek (33 years, 5 months)
Players by Country: Spain 8, Argentina 5, France 5, Italy 5, Russia 3, Serbia 3, Four countries with 2 each.

SINGLES DRAW PREVIEW
• The 77th edition of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia, the fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, features a star-studded field with 23 of the Top 25 players in the South African Airways ATP Rankings at the Foro Italico in Rome.
• Leading the way are reigning champ and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who won his second title (2008) in Rome last year, defeating five-time champion Rafael Nadal in the final. The No. 3/two-time runner-up Roger Federer is in the top half of the draw and could meet Djokovic in the semi-finals. Nadal is in the bottom half along with No. 4 Andy Murray, who reached the semi-finals last year.
• Djokovic opens his title defense against the winner of Bernard Tomic and a qualifier and the first seed he could meet is No. 14 Juan Monaco in the third round. Monaco returns from an ankle injury he suffered in Monte-Carlo on Apr. 17. Monaco’s best result in Rome is the quarter-finals in 2009. Monaco could have a tough second round match against the winner of Radek Stepanek and countryman Juan Ignacio Chela. In the quarter-finals, Djokovic could meet No. 5 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or  No. 10 Juan Martin del Potro.  Del Potro takes on Michael Llodra in the first round and in the second round could meet top Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci or Mikhail Youzhny.
• In the second quarter of the draw, Federer after a bye, plays a qualifier or Carlos Berlocq and in the third round he could meet No. 13 Gael Monfils. The Frenchman opens with Alex Bogomolov Jr.  In the quarter-finals, No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic or No. 9 John Isner are possible seeded opponents for Federer. Isner has a tough first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, who has won nine of his last 10 opening round matches this season. Tipsarevic will play the winner of Swiss No. 2 and ’08 Rome runner-up Stanislas Wawrinka or a qualifier.
• In the bottom half of the draw (third quarter), No. 4 Andy Murray, is the highest seed and he plays the winner of a qualifier or former World No. 3 David Nalbandian, who reached the final in Rome in 2004.  Murray is 4-2 lifetime against Nalbandian, winning the past four meetings but they have never met on clay. In the third round, Murray could play No. 16 seed Richard Gasquet, who plays Jurgen Melzer in first round, or former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko. In the quarter-finals, Murray could take on No. 6 and 2010 runner-up David Ferrer or No. 11 Gilles Simon. The most intriguing first round is a first-time meeting between unseeded (No. 19) Fernando Verdasco and (No. 20) Alexandr Dolgopolov, both coming off quarter-final efforts in Madrid.  The winner will play Ferrer.
• In the final quarter, No. 2 Nadal has a tough opener against the winner of Milos Raonic and Florian Mayer. Nadal has a 31-2 career mark in Rome, winning a tournament record five titles.  Raonic is playing a Top 4 opponent for the third straight tournament, having beaten No. 4 Murray in Barcelona and losing last week in a third set tie-break to No. 3 Federer in Madrid.  In the third round, Nadal could play countryman and No. 15 seed Feliciano Lopez or another countryman Marcel Granollers. In the quarter-finals, No. 7  and Madrid finalist Tomas Berdych, and No. 12 Nicolas Almagro are possible seeded opponents. Almagro has a tough opener against former Top 10 Marin Cilic.

SUNDAY FIRST ROUND FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play by Court

Centrale

Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) - First Meeting

Anderson FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Delray Beach (d Matosevic); QF: San Jose (l Raonic); Houston (l Monaco)
YTD W-L: 16-10 (5-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: May 18, 1986
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 35

Ferrero FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-6 (1-4on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 16
Date of Birth: February 12, 1980
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 49

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs (WC) Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)  First Meeting

Davydenko FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF: Rotterdam (l Federer)
YTD W-L: 9-9 (1-2 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 21
Date of Birth: June 2, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 54

Lorenzi FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-6 (2-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: December 15, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 78

Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs (WC) Filippo Volandri (ITA) First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
08 San Marino CH (San Marino) Clay SF Filippo Volandri 6-2 6-2

Troicki FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Doha (l Monfils); Rotterdam (l Del Potro)
YTD W-L: 10-12 (2-5 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: February 10, 1986
South African Airways  ATP Ranking: 30

Volandri FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Sao Paulo (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 6-11 (6-8 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: September 5, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 71


Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Denis Istomin (UZB)  Seppi Leads 2-0
11 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Andreas Seppi 6-1 6-0
11 Kitzbuhel (Austria) Clay R32 Andreas Seppi 6-2 6-2

Seppi FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Belgrade (d Paire); QF: Doha (l Federer); Rotterdam (l Berdych); Bucharest (l Fognini)
YTD W-L: 14-13 (8-3 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: February 21, 1984
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 32

Istomin FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: San Jose (l Raonic); SF: Sydney (l Nieminen); QF: Brisbane (l Tomic)
YTD W-L: 15-14 (2-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 7, 1986
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 45

Supertennis Arena

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)  Youzhny Leads 2-0
09 Tokyo (Japan) Hard R32 Mikhail Youzhny 6-2 6-3
11 RUS vs BRA WG Play-Offs (Russia) Hard RR Mikhail Youzhny 2-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 14-12

Milos Raonic (CAN) vs Florian Mayer (GER)    First Meeting

MONDAY-TUESDAY FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS – In Draw Order

Top Half

Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)  Tied 1-1
05 ATP Masters Series Rome (Italy) Clay R32 Radek Stepanek 6-4 4-6 6-1
11 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Juan Ignacio Chela 4-6 6-0 6-3

Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) vs Michael Llodra (FRA)  del Potro Leads 3-0
09 Roland Garros (France) Clay R128 Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 6-3 6-1
12 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Hard R32 Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4 6-7(3) 6-4
12 Marseille (France) Hard F Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4 6-4

Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) vs Gael Monfils (FRA)  Monfils Leads 1-0
11 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal  Hard R32 Gael Monfils 6-2 7-6(5)

John Isner (USA) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)  Isner Leads 1-0
10 Beijing (China) Hard R16 John Isner 7-6(3) 3-6 6-3

Bottom Half

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)  First Meeting

Donald Young (USA) vs Gilles Simon (FRA)   Simon Leads 3-0
08 Nottingham (Great Britain) Grass R32 Gilles Simon 6-1 6-4
08 ATP Masters 1000 Toronto Hard R64 Gilles Simon 6-1 6-3
10 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard R128 Gilles Simon 6-1 6-4 6-2

Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)  Melzer Leads 2-1
06 Poertschach (Austria) Clay R16 Jurgen Melzer 6-0 1-1 ret
07 ATP Masters Series Hamburg  Clay R32 Jurgen Melzer 6-3 6-4
11 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard R32 Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-3

Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs Potito Starace (ITA)   Starace Leads 4-0
04 ITA v. POL EAG2 3rd. Rd. (Italy) Clay RR Potito Starace 6-4 6-3 6-4
10 Casablanca (Morocco) Clay QF Potito Starace 6-1 6-0
10 Nice (France) Clay R16 Potito Starace 6-3 6-4
11 Sydney (Australia) Hard R16 Potito Starace 7-6(5)  2-6   6-3

Marin Cilic (CRO) vs Nicolas Almagro (ESP)   Cilic Leads 2-0
08 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Marin Cilic 7-6(4) 7-5 6-2
10 Munich (Germany) Clay QF Marin Cilic 6-4 6-7(2) 6-2

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Marcel Granollers (ESP)   First Meeting

Fabio Fognini (ITA) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)  Fognini Leads 1-0
12 Bucharest (Romania) Clay R16 Fabio Fognini 7-5 7-6(4)

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