|Posted on February 20, 2011 at 3:25 PM|
Ivan Ljubicic, Tomas Berdych and Viktor Troicki at the draw ceremony Dubai 2011
The draw for the 2011 Dubai Open was released on Sunday. The 8 seeds are selected according to the ATP rankings as of Monday, February 14, 2011.
 Roger Federer (SUI) vs [WC] Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [WC] Omar Awadhy (UAE)
[WC] Michael Berrer (GER) vs  Ernests Gulbis (LAT)
[4 ]Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Gilles Simon (FRA)
[Q] Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs [Q] Karol Beck (SVK)
[Q] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)
[Q] Sergei Bubka (UKR) vs  Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
 Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Phillp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Philipp Petzschner (GER)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) vs  Tomas Berdych (CZE)
 Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs Andrey Golubev (KAZ)
Florian Mayer (GER) vs Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE)
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs  Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Tomas at the draw ceremony in Dubai on Sunday, February 20, 2011
From left to right: Ivan Ljubicic, Salah Tahlak Director (Corporate Communications, Dubai Duty Free & Tournament Director), Sinead Al Sibai (Manager - Events, Advertising & Media Co-ordination, Dubai Duty Free), Tomas Berdych, Viktor Troicki, Colm McLoughlin (Managing Director of tournament owners and organisers, Dubai Duty Free) and Abdul Rahman Falaknaz (Vice President, Tennis Emirates) at the official draw ceremony.
Tomas Berdych will kick off his Dubai campaign against Jeremy Chardy
Let Your Racket Do the Talking!
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in the media following the draw ceremony
Tomas Berdych, the powerful Czech who is seeded third after the withdrawal of Andy Murray last week, will face Jeremy Chardy, the Frenchman who, at No 49 in the world rankings, sits 42 places below the Wimbledon finalist. Berdych yesterday described his opponent as a "strong player" who is "hitting well".