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Simon© Getty ImagesGilles Simon opens his Hamburg campaign on Monday.

HAMBURG MONDAY PREVIEW – THREE FORMER CHAMPIONS IN OPENING DAY ACTION

• The bet-at-home Open - German Tennis Championships 2012, one of 11 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments, features an outstanding field with seven of the Top 25 players in the South African Airways ATP Rankings. The three former champions in the field are in action on Centre Court Monday.

• Leading the way is World No. 10 Nicolas Almagro of Spain, who reached the final last year and is coming off a runner-up effort in Bastad (l. to Ferrer). Almagro leads the ATP World Tour with the most match wins on clay (31) and he’s won two titles. The No. 2 seed is reigning champion Gilles Simon of France, followed by two-time ATP World Tour winner this year Juan Monaco of Argentina, a finalist in Stuttgart on Sunday. The No. 4 seed is Umag champ Marin Cilic, a quarter-finalist here last year. The other seeds are No. 5 Fernando Verdasco of Spain, No. 6 Philipp Kohlschreiber, the top German, No. 7 Florian Mayer, the No. 2 German, and No. 8 Viktor Troicki of Serbia.

• There are three former champions in the draw and the trio are on Centre Court. Leading off the action is Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis against 2006 winner Tommy Robredo, who is 16-8 lifetime in Hamburg. The next match on is another Argentine, Carlos Berlocq, against reigning champ and No. 2 Simon, who owns a 3-2 head-to-head mark but has lost the previous two meetings earlier this year. In the third match on, German wild card Matthias Bachinger meets top Dutchman Robin Haase, who won their previous meeting in February in Zagreb in three sets. In the final match, Jarkko Nieminen of Finland squares off with 2009 champion Nikolay Davydenko, who holds a 3-2 advantage, winning the past three meetings.

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:   Hamburg, Germany
VENUE:  Hamburg Sports & Entertainment Center
DATE:   July 16-22, 2012
CATEGORY:  ATP World Tour 500
PRIZE MONEY:  € 1,015,000
DRAW:   32 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE:  Clay
SINGLES FINAL:  Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Sunday, July 22, at noon
FIRST HELD:  1897

2011 FINALS
Singles –  (5) Gilles Simon (FRA) d. (3) Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Doubles – (3) Marach-Peya d. (4) Cermak-Polasek 6-4, 6-1

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2011 Gilles Simon/Nicolas Almagro
2010 Andrey Golubev/Jurgen Melzer
2009 Nikolay Davydenko/Paul-Henri Mathieu
2008 Rafael Nadal/Roger Federer
2007 Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal
2006 Tommy Robredo/Radek Stepanek 
2005 Roger Federer/Richard Gasquet
2004 Roger Federer/Guillermo Coria 
2003 Guillermo Coria/Agustin Calleri
2002 Roger Federer/Marat Safin
2001 Albert Portas/Juan Carlos Ferrero
2000 Gustavo Kuerten/Marat Safin  * Bold denotes past  finalist in 2012 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish – year)  
1 Nicolas Almagro (ESP)  9-6 F-'11
2 Gilles Simon (FRA)   9-5 W-'11
3 Juan Monaco (ARG)   9-6 R16-'11,09,08
4 Marin Cilic (CRO)   2-2 QF-'11
5 Fernando Verdasco (ESP)  11-6 SF-'11
6 Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)  5-8 R16-'11,10,09
7 Florian Mayer (GER)  10-7 SF-'10
8 Viktor Troicki (SRB)   2-1 QF-'09
Wildcards: Matthias Bachinger, Tommy Haas, Julian Reister
Qualifiers: Federico Delbonis, Marsel Ilhan,Daniel Munoz-de la Nava, Horacio Zeballos
Youngest: Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (21 years, 9 months)
Oldest:  Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (34 years, 6 months) 
Top Country Breakdown: Germany (8) Spain (8), Argentina (4), France (2), Italy (2)
Former Champions in Draw (3): Gilles Simon (2011), Nikolay Davydenko (2009), Tommy Robredo (2006) 
Former Finalists in Draw (1): Nicolas Almagro (2011)

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    €216,500 97,635  46,250  22,315  11,380  6,260     
  
Doubles              W          F         SF        QF       R16    
Rankings Pts.    500        300      180       90         0                     
Prize Money    €63,980  28,860 13,600 6,570   3,380   

Seeded Doubles Teams: (Team Record, best finish – year)
1 Bhupathi / Bopanna   Debut
2 Peya / Zimonjic   Debut
3 Bracciali / Marach   Debut
4 Erlich / Ram    3-5  SF-'07

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2000)
2011 Oliver Marach/Alexander Peya (not playing together)
2010 Marc Lopez/David Marrero
2009 Simon Aspelin / Paul Hanley
2008 Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjic
2007 Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
2006 Paul Hanley / Kevin Ullyett
2005 Jonas Bjorkman / Max Mirnyi
2004 Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett
2003 Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor
2002 Mahesh Bhupathi / Jan-Michael Gambill
2001 Jonas Bjorkman / Todd Woodbridge
* Bold denotes past champion in 2012 draw

About the ATP
The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 62 tournaments in 31 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the ATP World Tour battle for prestigious titles and South African Airways ATP Rankings points at ATP World Tour Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 ranked men’s singles players and top 8 doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2012 ATP World Tour No.1 in singles and doubles. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com

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

Centre Court 

(Q) Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs Tommy Robredo (ESP) First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
12 Braunschweig CH (Germany) Clay R32     Federico Delbonis 7-5 2-1 ret

Delbonis FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Vina del Mar (l Berlocq)
YTD W-L: 5-7 (all on clay)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: October 5, 1990
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 140

Robredo FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Bastad (l Ferrer)
YTD W-L: 2-1 (all on clay)
YTD Titles: 0Career Titles: 10
Date of Birth: May 1, 1982
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 176

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs (2) Gilles Simon (FRA) Simon Leads 3-2
07 Bucharest (Romania) Clay SF Gilles Simon 6-7(4) 6-2 6-3
08 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells  Hard R128 Gilles Simon 6-2 6-3
11 Estoril (Portugal) Clay R16 Gilles Simon 6-2 6-1
12 Buenos Aires (Argentina) Clay R16 Carlos Berlocq 6-2 6-1
12 Acapulco (Mexico) Clay R32 Carlos Berlocq 7-6(5) 6-3

Berlocq FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Vina del Mar (l Monaco); QF (5): Sao Paulo (l Almagro); Buenos Aires (l Nalbandian); Acapulco (l Giraldo); Houston (l Lopez); Umag (l Dolgopolov)
YTD W-L: 21-18 (17-11 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: February 3, 1983
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 37

Simon FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Bucharest (d Fognini); SF(4) : Brisbane (l Dolgopolov); Montpellier (l Monfils); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal); Nice (l Almagro); QF: ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (l Isner)
YTD W-L: 30-16 (18-9 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 10
Date of Birth: December 27, 1984
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 12

(WC) Matthias Bachinger (GER) vs Robin Haase (NED) Haase Leads 1-0
12 Zagreb (Croatia) Hard R16 Robin Haase 7-6(4)  3-6  6-3

Bachinger FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF: Bucharest (l Simon); QF: Umag (l Granollers)
YTD W-L: 9-13 (7-4 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 2, 1987
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 115

Haase FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Zagreb (l Lacko); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); Estoril (l Wawrinka)
YTD W-L: 13-17 (7-8 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: April 6, 1987
South African Airways 2012 ATP Ranking: 42

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) Davydenko Leads 3-2
03 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Jarkko Nieminen 6-3 3-6 3-6 6-2 7-5
03 ATP Masters1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R32 Jarkko Nieminen 7-5 4-6 6-1
06 ATP Masters Series Hamburg Clay R16 Nikolay Davydenko 6-1 6-3
07 ATP Masters 1000 Montreal (Canada)Hard R32 Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 7-6(5)
11 Doha (Qatar) Hard R16 Nikolay Davydenko 6-4 7-5

Nieminen FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Sydney (d Benneteau); QF(3): Montpellier (l Monfils); Rotterdam (l Federer); Belgrade (l Paire)
YTD W-L: 17-17 (5-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: July 23, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 38

Davydenko FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF(2): Rotterdam (l Federer); Nice (l Baker)
YTD W-L: 12-14 (4-6 on clay)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 21
Date of Birth: June 2, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 44

M 1 Court

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs (Q) Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) First ATP Meeting
Other Meetings:
08 Guayaquil CH (Ecuador) Clay R16 Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo     6-4 4-6 7-6(4)
09 Barcelona Q (Spain) Clay -- Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 4-6 6-3 6-0
10 Tunis CH (Tunisia) Clay R32 Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 6-4 6-1
11 Seville CH (Spain) Clay R16 Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo  6-3 6-1
11 Quito CH (Ecuador) Clay SF Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 6-4 2-6 7-6(7)

OTHER FIRST ROUND MATCHES – To be played Tuesday (In Draw Order)

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Tobias Kamke (GER)       First Meeting

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)       First Meeting

Bjorn Phau (GER) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)  Kohlschreiber Leads 3-0
09 Munich (Germany) Clay R32 Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2 2-1 ret
09 Halle (Germany) Grass R32 Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2
09 Metz (France) Hard R16 Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 6-3 6-2

Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER)   First Meeting

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Albert Montanes (ESP)  Tied 1-1
10 Barcelona (Spain) Clay R64 Jeremy Chardy 6-3 7-6(1)
10 Bucharest (Romania) Clay QF Albert Montanes 6-3 1-6 6-3

Julian Reister (GER) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)   First Meeting

Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Lukas Rosol (CZE)   Tied 1-1
12 Doha (Qatar) Hard R32 Viktor Troicki 6-4 7-6(4)
12 CZE vs. SRB WG QF (Czech Rep )Clay RR Lukas Rosol 7-6(5) 7-5

Pablo Andujar (ESP) vs Albert Ramos (ESP)   Andujar Leads 3-0
11 Kitzbuehel (Austria) Clay R16 Pablo Andujar 6-2 6-1
12 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard R32 Pablo Andujar 7-6(5) 6-4
12 Casablanca (Morocco) Clay F Pablo Andujar 6-1 7-6(5)
Other meetings:
05 Spain F31 (Vilafranca) Clay R16 Pablo Andujar 6-2 3-6 6-0
06 Spain F14 (Lleida) Clay R16 Pablo Andujar 6-4 6-4
08 Valencia Q (Spain) Clay -- Pablo Andujar 6-0 6-2
09 Seville CH (Spain) Clay R32 Albert Ramos 6-4 7-6(3)
10 Geneva CH (Switzerland) Clay QF Pablo Andujar 6-2 3-6 7-6(8)

Flavio Cipolla (ITA) vs Marin Cilic (CRO)   Cilic Leads 2-0
09 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R64 Marin Cilic 6-3 6-2
09 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome Clay R64 Marin Cilic 6-2 6-2
Other meeting:
08 Prostejov CH (Czech Republic) Clay R16 Flavio Cipolla 6-4 7-6(6)

Florian Mayer (GER) vs Horacio Zeballos (ARG)  First Meeting

Tommy Haas (GER) vs Martin Klizan (SVK)    First Meeting

ATLANTA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW – ISNER, FISH, ANDERSON, NISHIKORI, RODDICK, TOP FOUR SEEDS
• The BB&T Atlanta Open gets underway Monday at the Atlantic Station with an outstanding field assembled, led by the No. 1-2 American duo of John Isner and Mardy Fish. The two have met in the past two finals here with Fish coming back both times from a set down to win in three sets.

• This is the first ATP World Tour hard court tournament of the North American summer hard court circuit and of the Emirates Airline US Open Series. This is the first of six tournaments leading into the US Open. Fish was the winner of last year’s US Open Series.

• The No. 3 seed is Kei Nishikori of Japan, who is making his Atlanta debut. The top Asian player on the ATP World Tour is ranked No. 19 with a 19-11 match record on the season. The No. 4 seed is Andy Roddick, who reached the semi-finals in Atlanta two years ago. Last month Roddick won his 31st career ATP World Tour title in Eastbourne prior to Wimbledon. It was the 12th straight year he’s won at least one title.The No. 5 seed is top South African Kevin Anderson, who also reached the semis in 2010. The No. 6 seed is Ryan Harrison, who is ranked a career-high No. 43 after his third semi-final of the season in Newport. The No. 7 seed is Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia, the doubles champion last year (w/Ebden) and No. 8 seed is Go Soeda of Japan, who is making his debut.

• On Monday’s Stadium schedule, 19-year-old wild card Jack Sock takes on Bogomolov Jr. in a first-time meeting. Sock won the US Open junior title two years ago and the US Open mixed doubles title last year. In the next match, another wild card, Steve Johnson, who led the Univ. of Southern California to four straight NCAA team titles while winning back-to-back singles crowns, plays local resident Donald Young for the first time. Young is trying to break a 12-match first round losing streak since his last win in Memphis in February. In the final match, Russian Igor Kunitsyn takes on wild card Brian Baker for the first time. Baker is the comeback story of the year after being sidelined for nearly six years after undergoing five surgeries. He comes in ranked No. 79 after his recent fourth round showing at Wimbledon. Prior to Roland Garros, he qualified in Nice and reached his first ATP World Tour final (l. to Almagro).

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:   Atlanta, Georgia
VENUE:  Atlantic Station
DATE:   July 16-22, 2012
CATEGORY:  ATP World Tour 250
PRIZE MONEY:  $ 477,900
DRAW:   28 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE:  Hard
SINGLES FINAL:  Sunday, July 22, at 3:00 p.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Sunday, July 22, following singles final
FIRST HELD:  2010

2011 FINALS
Singles –  (1) Mardy Fish (USA) d. (3) John Isner (USA) 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-2
Doubles – Bogomolov Jr.-Ebden d. Bacchinger-Moser 3-6, 7-5, 10-8

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2011 Mardy Fish/John Isner
2010 Mardy Fish/John Isner

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish - year) 
1 John Isner (USA)    6-2 F-'11,10
2 Mardy Fish (USA)   9-0 W-'11,10
3 Kei Nishikori (JPN)  Debut 
4 Andy Roddick (USA)   2-1 SF-'10
5 Kevin Anderson (RSA) 4-2 SF-'10
6 Ryan Harrison (USA)   3-1 SF-'11
7 Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)  0-1 R32-'11
8 Go Soeda (JPN)   Debut  

Wildcards: Brian Baker, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock
Youngest: Jack Sock (19 years, 9 months)   
Oldest:  Michael Russell (34 years, 2 months)
Former Champions in Field (1): Mardy Fish (2010-11)
Former Finalists in Field (1): John Isner (2010-11)
Top Country Breakdown: United States 11, Russia 3, Australia 2, Japan 2
* 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      $86,270  45,435 24,610  14,020   8,265   4,895 

Doubles              W          F         SF        QF       R16
Rankings Pts.    250        150       90         45        0                    
Prize Money     $26,210 13,780  7,470    4,270   2,500

Doubles Seeded Teams (Tournament record, best finish - year) 
1 Fleming / Hutchins  2-1 SF-'11
2 Gonzalez / Lipsky  Debut  
3 Huey / Inglot   Debut  
4 Delgado / Skupski  Debut

RECENT CHAMPIONS
2011 Alex Bogomolov Jr. / Matthew Ebden (not playing together)
2010 Scott Lipsky / Rajeev Ram (not playing together)

About the ATP
The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 62 tournaments in 31 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the ATP World Tour battle for prestigious titles and South African Airways ATP Rankings points at ATP World Tour Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, as well as Grand Slams (non ATP events). At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 ranked men’s singles players and top 8 doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2012 ATP World Tour No.1 in singles and doubles. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com

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

Stadium

(WC) Jack Sock (USA) vs (7) Alex Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)  First Meeting

Sock FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-4
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 24, 1992
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 326

Bogomolov Jr. FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Sydney (l Benneteau)
YTD W-L: 9-20
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 23, 1983
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 50

(WC) Steve Johnson (USA) vs Donald Young (USA)  First Meeting

Johnson FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 0-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: December 24, 1989
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 402

Young FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-16
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 23, 1989
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 58

Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) vs (WC) Brian Baker (USA)   First Meeting

Kunitsyn FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 4-19
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: September 30, 1981
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 132

Baker FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Nice (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 8-3
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 30, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 79

Grandstand

Gilles Muller (LUX) vs Marinko Matosevic (AUS)      First Meeting
 
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs (5) Kevin Anderson (RSA)       First Meeting

Paul Capdeville (CHI) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA)   First ATP Meeting
Other meeting:
09 Bordeaux CH (France) Clay R32 Nicolas Mahut 6-2 7-6(4)

TUESDAY FIRST ROUND MATCHES – Does not include qualifiers

Go Soeda (JPN) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)       First Meeting

Ryan Harrison (USA) vs James Blake (USA)   Blake Leads 1-0
08 Houston (U.S.A.) Clay R16 James Blake 6-3 6-2

GSTAAD TOURNAMENT PREVIEW – TOP SEED TIPSAREVIC MAKES DEBUT,THREE FORMER CHAMPS IN FIELD

• Top seed and World No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic leads the 28-player field at the Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad. The 28-year-old Serb is making his tournament debut and he’s coming off his first ATP World Tour title of the season in Stuttgart.

• Tipsarevic  is joined by No. 2 seed Marcel Granollers, the defending champion who beat countryman Fernando Verdasco in last year’s final.  The No. 3 seed is Swiss No. 2 and ’05 runner-up Stanislas Wawrinka followed by No. 4 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, No. 5 Feliciano Lopez of Spain, a finalist in ’06, No. 6 Julien Benneteau of France, No. 7 Santiago Giraldo of Colombia and No. 8 Bernard Tomic of Australia. The other former champions in the field are Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil (2009) and Paul-Henri Mathieu of France (2007) .

• On Monday’s schedule, qualifiers Matteo Viola of Italy and Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic meet for the first time, and in the next match, another first-time meeting takes place between Swiss wild card Sandro Ehrat and Austrian qualifier Martin Fischer. In the third match, two-time finalist Igor Andreev of Russia brings a 3-2 career mark against Mathieu. In the final match, on-the-rise Frenchman Benoit Paire squares off with Tomic for the first time.
   
TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY:   Gstaad, Switzerland
VENUE:  Roy Emerson Arena
DATE:   July 16-22, 2012
CATEGORY:  ATP World Tour 250
PRIZE MONEY:  € 410,175
DRAW:   28 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE:  Clay
SINGLES FINAL:  Sunday, July 22, 11:00 a.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Sunday, July 22, following singles final
FIRST HELD:  1915

2011 FINALS
Singles –  (8) Marcel Granollers (ESP) d. (4) Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Doubles –(1) Cermak-Polasek d. (2) Kas-Peya 6-3, 7-6(7)

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2011 Marcel Granollers/Fernando Verdasco
2010 Nicolas Almagro/Richard Gasquet
2009 Thomaz Bellucci/Andreas Beck
2008 Victor Hanescu/Igor Andreev 
2007 Paul-Henri Mathieu/Andreas Seppi 
2006 Richard Gasquet/Feliciano Lopez
2005 Gaston Gaudio/Stanislas Wawrinka
2004 Roger Federer/Igor Andreev
2003 Jiri Novak/Roger Federer 
2002 Alex Corretja/Gaston Gaudio 
2001 Jiri Novak/Juan Carlos Ferrero
2000 Alex Corretja/Mariano Puerta  * Bold denotes past champions/finalists in 2012 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish - year) 
1 Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)  Debut 
2 Marcel Granollers (ESP)  5-1 W-'11
3 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)  8-8 F-'05
4 Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)  7-6 SF-'11
5 Feliciano Lopez (ESP)  9-6 F-'06
6 Julien Benneteau (FRA)  3-2 Q-'11
7 Santiago Giraldo (COL)  1-1 R16-'11
8 Bernard Tomic (AUS)   Debut

Wildcards: Sandro Ehrat, Henri Laaksonen,Bernard Tomic
Qualifiers: Dustin Brown, Martin Fischer, Jan Hernych, Matteo Viola
Youngest: Bernard Tomic (19 years, 8 months)   
Oldest:  Jan Hernych (33 years, 9 days)
Top Country Breakdown:  France 4, Switzerland 3, Czech Republic 2, Italy 2, Spain 2  
Former Champions in Draw (3): Marcel Granollers (2011), Thomaz Bellucci (2009), Paul-Henri Mathieu (2007)
Former Finalists in Draw (3): Igor Andreev (2008, ‘04), Feliciano Lopez (2006), Stanislas Wawrinka (2005)

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    € 64,700    34,080  18,460    10,515   6,200  3,670

Doubles              W           F         SF       QF       R16      
Rankings Pts.    250         150       90        45        0                      
Prize Money    € 19,660  10,330  5,600  3,200   1,880    

Doubles Seeded Teams (Tournament record, best finish - year) 
1 Granollers / M Lopez  1-1 QF-'10
2 Dodig / Melo  Debut  
3 Hanley / Knowle  Debut 
4 Brown / Elgin   Debut 

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2000)
2012 Frantisek Cermak / Filip Polasek
2010 Johan Brunstrom / Jarkko Nieminen
2009 Marco Chiudinelli / Michael Lammer
2008 Jaroslav Levinsky / Filip Polasek
2007 Frantisek Cermak / Pavel Vizner
2006 Jiri Novak / Andrei Pavel
2005 Frantisek Cermak / Leos Friedl
2004 Leander Paes / David Rikl
2003 Leander Paes / David Rikl
2002 Joshua Eagle / David Rikl
2001 Roger Federer / Marat Safin
2000 Jiri Novak / David Rikl    * Bold denotes past champions in 2012 draw

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

Centre Court

(Q) Matteo Viola (ITA) vs (Q) Jan Hernych (CZE)  First Meeting

Viola FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 0-2
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 7, 1987
South African Airways  ATP Ranking: 155

Hernych FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 0-0
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 7, 1979
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 212

(WC) Sandro Ehrat (SUI) vs (Q) Martin Fischer (AUT)   First Meeting

Ehrat FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 0-0
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: April 18, 1991
South African Airways  ATP Ranking: 427

Fischer FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 0-1
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 21, 1986
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 245

Igor Andreev (RUS) vs Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) Andreev Leads 3-2
03 Moscow (Russia) Carpet QF Paul-Henri Mathieu 2-6 6-3 7-5
05 RUS v. FRA WG Qtrs (Russia) Clay RR Igor Andreev 6-0 6-2 6-1
05 Metz (France) Hard R32 Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6(5) 6-4
07 Roland Garros (France) Clay R32 Igor Andreev 7-6(4) 6-0 6-3
08 ATP Masters Series Paris (France) Hard R64 Igor Andreev 7-6(6) 6-3

Andreev FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF: Casablanca (l Ramos); QF: Buenos Aires (l Almagro)
YTD W-L: 11-12
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: July 14, 1983
South African Airways  ATP Ranking: 88

Mathieu FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 6-9
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: January 12, 1982
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 172

Benoit Paire (FRA) vs (8-WC) Bernard Tomic (AUS)  First Meeting

Paire FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Belgrade (l Seppi); SF: s-Hertogenbosch (l Ferrer); QF: Auckland (l Rochus); Casablanca (l Cipolla)
YTD W-L: 19-15
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 8, 1989
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 47

Tomic FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF: Brisbane (l Murray); QF: Delray Beach (l Isner); Munich (l Lopez)
YTD W-L: 19-17
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: October 21, 1992
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 45


OTHER FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS – In Draw Order

Henri Laaksonen (SUI) vs Santiago Giraldo (COL)       First Meeting

Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Ernests Gulbis (LAT)   Gulbis Leads 2-0
08 Vienna (Austria)    Hard R32 Ernests Gulbis 6-2 6-3
10 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome  Clay R16 Ernests Gulbis 6-2 3-6 7-6(4)

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Adrian Ungur (ROU)    First Meeting

Jan Hajek (CZE) vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)  First Meeting

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs Blaz Kavcic (SLO)    First Meeting

Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)   First Meeting

Dustin Brown (GER) vs Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)   First Meeting

Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs Ivan Dodig (CRO)   Kubot Leads 1-0
12 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Lukasz Kubot 7-6(4)   7-5
Other meeting:
07 Sarajevo CH (Bosnia & Herzegovina) Hard R32 Lukasz Kubot 7-6(8)  4-6 7-6(5)

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