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2010 Sydney - The Main Draw

Posted on January 9, 2010 at 6:16 AM
 

Sydney welcomes the world's best men's and women's players in the week prior the Australian Open. The players will be looking to earn valuable South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings points and match practice ahead of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam championship of the year, later this month.






Medibank International Sydney

Sydney, Australia

January 11-17, 2010

24 draw - $484,750

Surface - Hard


Singles

Seeds: [cut: Michael Llodra - 68]

1. Gael Monfils (late withdrawal with shoulder injury)

2. Tomas Berdych

3. Stanislas Wawrinka

4. Lleyton Hewitt

5. Samuel Querrey

6. Viktor Troicki

7. Igor Andreev

8. Benjamin Becker



Update January 10, 2010: French top seed Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Sydney International, citing a shoulder problem. Czech Tomas Berdych, the second seed, is now the designated highest men's seed of the tournament and lucky loser Daniel Gimeno-Travers of Spain will take Monfils’ place in the main draw.

 





MAIN DRAW


[LL]Daniel Gimeno-Travers replaces (1)Gael Monfils (FRA) - bye

Potito Starace (ITA) vs (q)Frederico Gil (POR)

Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)

([8]Benjamin Becker (GER) vs (q)Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)


(3)Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) - bye

Dudi Sela (ISR) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)

Michael Llodra (FRA) vs Pablo Cuevas (URU)

(7)Igor Andreev (RUS) vs (q)Leonardo Mayer (ARG)


(6)Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs Florent Serra (FRA)

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs (WC)Nick Lindahl (AUS)

Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs (q)Marinko Matosevic (AUS)

(4)Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) - bye


(5)Samuel Querrey (UAS) vs Evgueni Korolev (RUS)

Mardy Fish (USA) vs (WC)Carsten Ball (AUS)

Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs (WC)Peter Luczak (AUS)

(2)Tomas Berdych (CZE) - bye





 
 

Click the Thumbnail to view full picture – Sydney Main Draw

 

 
On Saturday 9 January 2010 the draw for the Sydney tournament was performed and Tomas is the 2nd seed. In the first round of the tournament he received a bye. Tomas will start in the second round against either Peter Luczak or Jose Acasuso.

 
 


Tomas Berdych Hoping To Improve


Tomas Berdych will launch his sixth assault on the Medibank International trophy. The Czech player, who suffered a first-round exit last year, is a two-time former quarter-finalist.




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