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Beijing, Tokyo Monday Preview

Berdych© ATPTomas Berdych plays Benoit Paire in Tokyo.

BEIJING PREVIEW – IMPRESSIVE FIELD FEATURES TOP 10 TRIO DJOKOVIC, FERRER, TSONGA
• This year’s China Open, which is one of 11 ATP World Tour 500 level tournaments, features nine of the Top 25 players in the South African Airways ATP Rankings, including the Top 10 trio of World No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia, No. 5 David Ferrer of Spain and No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. Djokovic, who won the Beijing title in 2009-10, is playing in his first tournament since a runner-up showing at the US Open on Sept. 10 (l. to Murray in five sets). There are 500 valuable ranking points at stake this week awarded to the champion and 300 to the runner-up.

• There are four positions remaining for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London and four players (Ferrer, Tsonga, Gasquet and Cilic) in Beijing are in contention. Djokovic has already qualified for the season finale.

• The other seeds are No. 4 Marin Cilic of Croatia, a finalist in 2009 and last year, No. 5 Richard Gasquet of France who won his seventh ATP World Tour title in Bangkok on Sunday, No. 7 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, No. 7 Tommy Haas of Germany and No. 8 Fernando Verdasco of Spain.

• On Monday’s schedule, there are seven singles matches, leading off on Stadium with No. 4 Cilic against Romanian wild card Marius Copil in a first-time meeting. Cilic has an 11-4 career mark in Beijing with a pair of runner-up showings in 2009 and last year. Copil, who is ranked No. 221, is making his main draw debut here. In the next match, No. 8 Verdasco and American Sam Querrey meet for the third time (tied 1-1). Verdasco is a two-time quarter-finalist here (2009, ’11) and Querrey is 1-2. There are two matches on Lotus Court with Chinese wild cards Ze Zhang and Di Wu meeting for the first time on the ATP World Tour. Zhang has won four of six other pro meetings (4-1 in futures) and Wu won the last meeting at the Beijing Challenger. In the other match, Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and No. 6 Dolgopolov meet for the first time. Dolgopolov won his second career ATP World Tour title in Washington in August (d. Haas). He also was runner-up in Brisbane.

RACE TO LONDON -- There are four positions remaining for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London and four players in contention (among Top 16) are in the draw – David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic. Here is a look at the 2012 points leaders going into this week:
   2012 Points
1 Novak Djokovic-X 9,910
         9 Janko Tipsarevic 2,720
2 Roger Federer-X 8,920          10 Nicolas Almagro 2,415
3 Rafael Nadal-X 6,840             11 Richard Gasquet 2,325
4 Andy Murray-X 6,730             11 Juan Monaco 2,325
5 David Ferrer 4,780                    13 John Isner 2,250
6 Juan Martin del Potro 3,820       14 Milos Raonic 1,990
7 Tomas Berdych 3,720               15 Marin Cilic 1,970
8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,905          16 Gilles Simon 1,760

X-Qualified
 
TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY: Beijing, China
VENUE: National Tennis Centre
DATE: October 1-7, 2012
CATEGORY: ATP World Tour 500
PRIZE MONEY: $2,205,000
DRAW: 32 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE: Hard
SINGLES FINAL: Sunday, October 7, at 4:00 p.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m.
FIRST HELD: 2004

2011 FINALS
Singles – (3) Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Doubles – (3) Llodra-Zimonjic d. Lindstedt-Tecau 7-6(2), 7-6(4)

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2004)
2011 Tomas Berdych/Marin Cilic
2010 Novak Djokovic/David Ferrer
2009 Novak Djokovic/Marin Cilic
2008 Andy Roddick/Dudi Sela
2007 Fernando Gonzalez/Tommy Robredo
2006 Marcos Baghdatis/Mario Ancic
2005 Rafael Nadal/Guillermo Coria
2004 Marat Safin/Mikhail Youzhny
* Bold denotes past champion in 2012 draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW

Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish – year)
Novak Djokovic (SRB)
9-0
W-'10,09
David Ferrer (ESP)
4-3
F-'10
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
5-3
SF-'11
Marin Cilic (CRO)
11-4
F-'11,09
Richard Gasquet (FRA)
1-1
QF-'08
Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 1-2
R16-'10
Tommy Haas (GER)
Debut 
Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
5-4
QF-'11,09
Wildcards: Marius Copil, ,Di Wu, Ze Zhang
Qualifiers: Brian Baker, Michael Berrer, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Matthew Ebden
Youngest: Ryan Harrison (20 years, 4 months)
Oldest: Tommy Haas (34 years, 5 months)
Top Country Breakdown: Spain 5, France 3, Germany 3, Russia 3, United States 3
Former Champions in Draw (1): Novak Djokovic (2009-10)
Former Finalists in Draw (3): Marin Cilic (2011, ‘09), David Ferrer (2010), Mikhail Youzhny (2004)

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 $530,570 239,200 113,310 54,675 27,880 15,330 
 
Doubles W F   SF  QF  R16 
Rankings Pts. 500 300  180  90   0  
Prize Money $156,740 70,720 33,350 16,120 8,270 

Seeded Doubles Teams: (Team Record, best finish – year)
1  Bryan / Bryan
10-1  W-'10,09
2  Mirnyi / Nestor
1-1 QF-'11
3  Lindstedt / Tecau
3-1 F-'11
4  Fyrstenberg / Matkowski
2-3 F-'10

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2004)
2010 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2009 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2008 Stephen Huss/Ross Hutchins
2007 Rik De Voest/Ashley Fisher
2006 Mario Ancic/Mahesh Bhupathi (also won in 1997 w/Paes)
2005 Justin Gimelstob/Nathan Healey
2004 Justin Gimelstob/Graydon Oliver

* 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 http://www.atpworldtour.com

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

Stadium

(4) Marin Cilic (CRO) vs (WC) Marius Copil (ROU) First Meeting

Cilic FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W(2): London / Queen's Club (d Nalbandian); Umag (d Granollers); F: Munich (l Kohlschreiber); SF: Hamburg (l Haas); QF(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Djokovic); US Open (l Murray)
YTD W-L: 34-15 (9-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 2
Career Titles: 8
Date of Birth: September 28, 1988
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 13

Copil FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-2 (1-1 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: October 17, 1990
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 221

(8) Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs Sam Querrey (USA) Tied 1-1
09 New Haven (USA) Hard F Fernando Verdasco 6-4 7-6(6)
11 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard R32 Sam Querrey 7-5 6-4

Verdasco FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Acapulco (l Ferrer); SF: Auckland (l Ferrer); Barcelona (l Nadal); Umag (l Granollers); QF: Sao Paulo (l Ramos); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Berdych); Bangkok (l Tipsarevic)
YTD W-L: 29-18 (8-6 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 5
Date of Birth: November 15, 1983
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 23

Querrey FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Los Angeles (d Berankis); SF: London / Queen's Club (l Cilic); Washington (l Dolgopolov); Winston-Salem (l Berdych); QF: Memphis (l Stepanek)
YTD W-L: 29-22 (20-12 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: October 7, 1987
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 26

Lotus Court
 
(WC) Ze Zhang (CHN) vs (WC) Di Wu (CHN) First ATP Meeting
In other meetings (Zhang Leads 4-2)
09 China F2 (China) Hard SF Ze Zhang 7-5 4-6 6-1
09 China F3 (China) Hard SF Ze Zhang 6-3 6-2
10 Israel F2 (Israel) Hard SF Ze Zhang 7-6(7) 6-3
12 China F5 (China) Hard F Ze Zhang 7-6(3) 6-3
12 China F6 (China) Hard F Di Wu 6-1 7-6(6)
12 Beijing CH (China) Hard R16 Di Wu 6-3 6-4

Zhang FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-4
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: July 4, 1990
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 165

Wu FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 2-2
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: September 14, 1991
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 176

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs (6) Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) First Meeting

Garcia-Lopez FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF: Stuttgart (l Monaco); QF(3): Auckland (l Verdasco); Casablanca (l Andreev); St. Petersburg (l Youzhny)
YTD W-L: 20-21 (10-11 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: June 4, 1983
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 63

Dolgopolov FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Washington (d Haas); F: Brisbane (l Murray); SF: Umag (l Cilic); QF(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Del Potro); Winston-Salem (l Querrey)
YTD W-L: 27-20 (19-12 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: November 7, 1988
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 20

Court 1
Marinko Matosevic (AUS) vs Carlos Berlocq (ARG) First Meeting

(Q) Brian Baker (USA) vs Kevin Anderson (RSA) First Meeting

OTHER FIRST ROUND HEAD-TO-HEADS – In Draw Order (to be played Tuesday)

Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Michael Berrer (GER) Djokovic Leads 1-0
08 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass R128 Novak Djokovic 7-5 2-6 6-3 6-0

Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Pablo Andujar (ESP) First Meeting

Florian Mayer (GER) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) Mayer Leads 2-0
11 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (China) Hard R64 Florian Mayer 6-0 6-2
12 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard R64 Florian Mayer 7-5 6-2

Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA) Gasquet Leads 2-0
10 Brisbane (Australia) Hard R16 Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-4
11 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-3

Tommy Haas (GER) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) Haas Leads 3-2
02 Munich (Germany) Clay QF Mikhail Youzhny 6-2 2-0 ret
02 Vienna (Austria) Hard R32 Tommy Haas 6-2 2-6 7-5
06 Doha (Qatar) Hard QF Tommy Haas 6-4 6-3
07 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard R16 Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 1-6 6-3
08 ATP Masters1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard R64 Tommy Haas 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4

Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) Davydenko Leads 2-0
11 Barcelona (Spain) Clay R64 Nikolay Davydenko 6-4 7-6(6)
12 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard R64 Nikolay Davydenko 6-1 6-1

Denis Istomin (UZB) vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) Tsonga Leads 3-0
09 Johannesburg (South Africa) Hard R16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 6-4
11 Eastbourne (Great Britain) Grass R32 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 7-5
12 Australian Open (Australia) Hard R128 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 3-6 6-2 7-5

Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA) Benneteau Leads 1-0
12 Sydney (Australia) Hard R32 Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-4
Other meetings
08 Bergamo CH (Italy) Hard F Andreas Seppi 2-6 6-2 7-5
11 Mons CH (Belgium) Hard F Andreas Seppi 2-6 6-3 7-6(4)

Ryan Harrison (USA) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) First Meeting

Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs David Ferrer (ESP) Ferrer Leads 1-0
10 Beijing (China) Hard R16 David Ferrer 6-3 3-6 6-1

TOKYO PREVIEW – FORMER CHAMPS MURRAY, BERDYCH LEAD STRONG FIELD
• This year’s Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships is one of 11 ATP World Tour 500 level tournaments. There are four Top 10 players in the 32-player field. The top seed is World No. 3 and reigning champion Andy Murray, who makes his first tournament appearance since capturing his first Grand Slam crown at the US Open on Sept. 10 (d. Djokovic in five sets).

• The other seeds in the draw are: No. 2 Tomas Berdych, who won the title here in 2008, No. 3 Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, No. 4 Juan Monaco, who earned his first career hard court title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, No. 5 Nicolas Almagro of Spain, No. 6 Milos Raonic of Canada, No. 7 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and No. 8 Kei Nishikori, the top Asian and No. 1 Japanese player. Overall, there are five Japanese players in the main draw. Nishikori opens against countryman Go Soeda.

• There are four positions remaining for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London and five players (Berdych, Tipsarevic, Monaco, Almagro and Raonic) are in contention. Murray has already qualified. Murray, Berdych and Tipsarevic (as an alternate) played in last year’s tournament.

• There are four matches on Monday’s schedule, leading off with Albert Ramos of Spain against Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in a first-time meeting. Both players are playing in Tokyo. In the next match, Frenchman Benoit Paire takes on Berdych for the first time. Paire is one of the most improved players on the ATP World Tour this season, climbed from No. 95 last year to No. 52 this week. Paire reached his first ATP World Tour final in Belgrade in May (l. to Seppi). In the next match, Japanese wild card Hiroki Moriya meets No.7 Wawrinka for the first time. Moriya is making his main draw debut after losing in the qualifying three times. He is ranked a career-high No. 184 this week. Wawrinka was a quarter-finalist in his previous Tokyo visit in 2009. He is a four-time semi-finalist this year. In the final match, Viktor Troicki of Serbia and top Dutchman Robin Haase meet for the first time on the ATP World Tour. Troicki won both previous Challenger meetings in 2007.

RACE TO LONDON -- There are four positions remaining for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London and five players in contention (among Top 16) are in the draw – Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic, Nicolas Almagro, Juan Monaco, and Milos Raonic. Here is a look at the 2012 points leaders going into this week:
  2012 Points
1 Novak Djokovic-X 9,910 
      9 Janko Tipsarevic 2,720
2 Roger Federer-X 8,920        10 Nicolas Almagro 2,415
3 Rafael Nadal-X 6,840           11 Richard Gasquet 2,325
4 Andy Murray-X 6,730          11 Juan Monaco 2,325
5 David Ferrer 4,780               13 John Isner 2,250
6 Juan Martin del Potro 3,820  14 Milos Raonic 1,990
7 Tomas Berdych 3,720         15 Marin Cilic 1,970
8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2,905     16 Gilles Simon 1,760

X-Qualified

TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
CITY: Tokyo, Japan
VENUE: Ariake Tennis Forest Park/Ariake Colosseum
DATE: October 1-7, 2012
CATEGORY: ATP World Tour 500
PRIZE MONEY: $1,280,565
DRAW: 32 singles / 16 doubles
SURFACE: Hard
SINGLES FINAL: Sunday, October 7, not before 2 p.m.
DOUBLES FINAL: Sunday, October 7, at Noon
FIRST HELD: 1972

2011 FINALS
Singles – (2) Andy Murray (GBR) d. (1) Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Doubles – Murray-Murray d. (4) Cermaki-Polasek 6-1, 6-4

RECENT CHAMPIONS/FINALISTS (since 2000)
2011 Andy Murray/Rafael Nadal
2010 Rafael Nadal/Gael Monfils
2009 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga/Mikhail Youzhny
2008 Tomas Berdych/Juan Martin del Potro
2007 David Ferrer/Richard Gasquet
2006 Roger Federer/Tim Henman
2005 Wesley Moodie/Mario Ancic
2004 Jiri Novak/Taylor Dent
2003 Rainer Schuettler/Sebastien Grosjean
2002 Kenneth Carlsen/Magnus Norman
2001 Lleyton Hewitt/Michel Kratochvil
2000 Sjeng Schalken/Nicolas Lapentti
* Bold denotes past champion in 2012 Draw

A LOOK AT THE DRAW
Seeded Players (Tournament record, best finish – year)
   
Andy Murray (GBR)
5-1
W-'11
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
10-3
W-'08
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
0-3
R32-'11
Juan Monaco (ARG)
2-5
R16-'09,06
Nicolas Almagro (ESP)
Debut 
Milos Raonic (CAN)
2-2
R16-'11,10
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
2-1
QF-'09
Kei Nishikori (JPN)
2-4
R16-'08


Wildcards: Tatsuma Ito, Hiroki Moriya, Yuichi Sugita
Qualifiers: Marco Chiudinelli, Grigor Dimitrov, Sergiy Stakhovsky, Dmitry Tursunov
Youngest: Bernard Tomic (19 years, 11 months)
Oldest: Radek Stepanek (33 years, 10 months)
Top Country Breakdown: Japan 5, France 4, Spain 3, Czech Republic 2, Serbia 2, Slovakia 2, Switzerland 2
Former Champions in Draw (2): Andy Murray (2011), Tomas Berdych (2008)
Former Finalists in Draw (1): Gael Monfils (2010)

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 $308,130 138,920 65,800 31,750 16,190 8,905 
 
Doubles W F  SF  QF  R16 
Rankings Pts. 500 300  180 90  0   
Prize Money $91,030 41,100 19,370 9,360 4,800

Seeded Doubles Teams: (Team Record, best finish – year)
1   Paes / Stepanek
Debut 
2  Qureshi / Rojer
Debut 
3  Gonzalez / Lipsky
Debut 
4  Peya / Soares
Debut 

RECENT CHAMPIONS (since 2000)
2011 Andy Murray/Jamie Murray
2010 Eric Butorac/Jean-Julien Rojer (not playing together)
2009 Julian Knowle/Jurgen Melzer
2008 Mikhail Youzhny/Mischa Zverev
2007 Jordan Kerr/Robert Lindstedt
2006 Ashley Fisher/Tripp Phillips
2005 Satoshi Iwabuchi/Takao Suzuki
2004 Jared Palmer/Pavel Vizner
2003 Justin Gimelstob/Nicolas Kiefer
2002 Jeff Coetzee/Chris Haggard
2001 Rick Leach/David Macpherson
2000 Mahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes
* 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 FEDEX ATP HEAD 2 HEADS – In Order of Play

Centre Court

Albert Ramos (ESP) vs Lukas Lacko (SVK) First Meeting

Ramos FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Casablanca (l Andujar); SF(2): Sao Paulo (l Almagro); Estoril (l Gasquet); QF(3): Doha (l Tsonga); Bastad (l Dimitrov); Hamburg (l Cilic)
YTD W-L: 23-25 (7-10 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: January 17, 1988
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 49

• Career record in Tokyo: First main draw appearance
 
Lacko FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Zagreb (l Youzhny)
YTD W-L: 12-18 (9-11 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: November 3, 1987
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 65

• Career record in Tokyo: First main draw appearance
 
Benoit Paire (FRA) vs (2) Tomas Berdych (CZE) First Meeting

Paire FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
F: Belgrade (l Seppi); SF: s-Hertogenbosch (l Ferrer); QF(2): Auckland (l Rochus); Casablanca (l Cipolla)
YTD W-L: 22-21 (5-9 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: May 8, 1989
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 52

• Career record in Tokyo: First main draw appearance
 
Berdych FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Montpellier (d Monfils); F(2): ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (l Federer); Winston-Salem (l Isner); SF(3): Rotterdam (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); US Open (l Murray); QF(4): Australian Open (l Nadal); Dubai (l Murray); ATP Masters 1000 Rome (l Nadal); Halle (l Haas)
YTD W-L: 48-17 (28-9 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 7
Date of Birth: September 17, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 6

• Career record in Tokyo: 10-3; Best Finish: Winner (2008)

(WC) Hiroki Moriya (JPN) vs (7) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) First Meeting

Moriya FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
YTD W-L: 1-2 (1-2 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 0
Date of Birth: October 16, 1990
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 184 (Career-high)

• Career record in Tokyo: First main draw appearance (lost in qualifying in 2008-09-10)

Wawrinka FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
SF(4): Buenos Aires (l Almagro); Acapulco (l Verdasco); Estoril (l Del Potro); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (l Federer); QF(2): Chennai (l Soeda); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Nadal)
YTD W-L: 30-16 (11-5 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 3
Date of Birth: March 28, 1985
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 16

• Career record in Tokyo: 2-1; Best Finish: QF (2009)

Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Robin Haase (NED) First ATP Meeting
Other meetings:
07 Bergamo CH (Italy) Carpet R32 Viktor Troicki 6-0 6-4
07 Marrakech CH (Morocco) Clay R16 Viktor Troicki 4-1 ret

Troicki FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
QF: Doha (l Monfils); Rotterdam (l Del Potro)
YTD W-L: 24-24 (12-12 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0/Career Titles: 1
Date of Birth: February 10, 1986
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 32
• Career record in Tokyo: 6-4; Best Finish: SF (2010)

Haase FastFacts:
2012 Highlights:
W: Kitzbuehel (d Kohlschreiber); QF: Zagreb (l Lacko); ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l Djokovic); Estoril (l Wawrinka)
YTD W-L: 19-25 (7-10 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1
Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: April 6, 1987
South African Airways ATP Ranking: 51

• Career record in Tokyo: 0-2; First Round in 2007, 2011

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

Andy Murray (GBR) vs Gael Monfils (FRA) Murray Leads 3-2
06 Hamburg Clay R64 Andy Murray 6-4 6-1
06 Roland Garros (France) Clay R128 Gael Monfils 6-4 6-7(2) 1-6 6-2 6-1
08 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Hard QF Andy Murray 6-2 6-2
10 ATP Masters 1000 Toronto Hard R16 Andy Murray 6-2 0-6 6-3
10 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard QF Gael Monfils 6-2 2-6 6-3

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs Yuichi Sugita (JPN) First Meeting

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs Gilles Simon (FRA) Simon Leads 5-1
08 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Hard R16 Gilles Simon 7-6(4) 7-6(4)
11 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami Hard R16 Gilles Simon 4-6 7-6(3) 6-2
11 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA) Hard R32 Gilles Simon 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3
12 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R16 Gilles Simon 6-0 4-6 6-1
12 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (Spain) Clay R16 Janko Tipsarevic 7-6(3) 5-7 6-1

Martin Klizan (SVK) vs Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) First Meeting

Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Milos Raonic (CAN) Raonic Leads 2-0
11 Memphis (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Milos Raonic 6-4 6-7(10) 7-6(1)
11 Barcelona (Spain) Clay R64 Milos Raonic 6-4 6-2

Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Tatsuma Ito (JPN) First Meeting

Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Bernard Tomic (AUS) First Meeting

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) Stakhovsky Leads 1-0
10 New Haven (U.S.A.) Hard QF Sergiy Stakhovsky 5-7 6-1 7-6(4)
Other meeting:
03 Bukhara CH (Uzbekistan) Hard R16 Marcos Baghdatis 7-5 6-2
 
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Juan Monaco (ARG) Monaco Leads 1-0
11 Barcelona (Spain) Clay R64 Juan Monaco 6-4 6-1

Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs Go Soeda (JPN) Soeda Leads 1-0
12 Atlanta (USA) Hard QF Go Soeda 6-2 6-1
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Tommy Robredo (ESP) Robredo Leads 6-1
02 Vienna (Austria) Hard R32 Tommy Robredo 6-3 6-3
03 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells (USA)Hard R64 Tommy Robredo 6-2 0-1 ret
06 Bastad (Sweden) Clay SF Tommy Robredo 3-6 6-2 6-4
06 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Carpet QF Tommy Robredo 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 6-4
07 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (USA Hard R32 Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-1
08 Bastad (Sweden) Clay QF Tommy Robredo 6-2 7-6(4)
10 ATP Masters 1000 Toronto Hard R64 Tommy Robredo 6-1 6-4
Other meeting:
00 Espinho CH (Portugal) Clay SF Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-4

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs Alejandro Falla (COL) Bellucci Leads 3-1
08 Indianapolis (U.S.A.) Hard R32 Alejandro Falla 3-6 6-4 6-1
09 COL vs. BRA AG I 2nd RD (Colombia)Clay RR Thomaz Bellucci 7-6(5) 3-6 7-6(6) 6-2
11 Los Angeles (U.S.A.) Hard R16 Thomaz Bellucci 6-0 6-1
12 BRA vs. COL AG1 2nd Rd (Colombia)Clay RR Thomaz Bellucci 2-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 6-3

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