Lucky Wimbledon Qualifiers

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This week ESPN’s Brad Gilbert has been talking up the success of the
2012 Wimbledon Men’s Qualifiers with 10 players reaching the
Second Round.  It is better play or just luck of the draw?

 

2012 Wimbledon Qualifiers:
(q)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP)
(q)Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)
(q)Brian Baker (USA)
(q)Dustin Brown (GER)
(q)Florent Serra (FRA)
(q)Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
(q)Inigo Cervantes-Huegun (ESP)
(q)Jerzy Janowicz (POL)
(q)Jesse Levine (USA)
(q)Jimmy Wang (TPE)
(q)Jurgen Zopp (EST)
(q)Kenny De Schepper (FRA)
(q)Michael Russell (USA)
(q)Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
(q)Ryan Sweeting (USA)
(q)Simone Bolelli (ITA)

2012 First Round Qualifier Victories:
(q)Brian Baker (USA) d. Rui Machado (POR) 7-6(2) 6-4 6-0
(q)Florent Serra (FRA) d. (q)Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 3-6 7-6(3) 6-4 4-6 6-4
(q)Guillaume Rufin (FRA) d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 6-4 3-6 5-7 6-4 6-4
(q)Inigo Cervantes-Huegun (ESP) d. Flavio Cipolla (ITA) 2-6 6-7(4) 6-3 6-2 6-1
(q)Jerzy Janowicz (POL) d. (q)Simone Bolelli (ITA) 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3
(q)Jesse Levine (USA) d. Karol Beck (SVK) 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2
(q)Kenny De Schepper (FRA) d. Matthias Bachinger (GER) 6-4 6-2 6-2
(q)Michael Russell (USA) d. (q)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 6-3 6-1 7-6(7)
(q)Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) d. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-3 7-6(2)
(q)Ryan Sweeting (USA) d. Potito Starace (ITA) 6-2 2-0 ret.

2012 First Round Qualifier Defeats:
(17)Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. (q)Jimmy Wang (TPE) 7-6(3) 6-4 7-5
(7)David Ferrer (ESP) d. (q)Dustin Brown (GER) 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4
Malek Jaziri (TUN) d. (q)Jurgen Zopp (EST) 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 9-7
*(q)Florent Serra (FRA) d. (q)Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 3-6 7-6(3) 6-4 4-6 6-4
*(q)Jerzy Janowicz (POL) d. (q)Simone Bolelli (ITA) 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3
*(q)Michael Russell (USA) d. (q)Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 6-3 6-1 7-6(7)

2012 Qualifier Opponent Average Singles Rank: 97
*Qualifier vs Qualifier: 3 times
Seeded Opponents: 2

 
2011 Wimbledon Qualifiers:
(q)Andreas Beck (GER)
(q)Bernard Tomic (AUS)
(q)Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER)
(q)Conor Niland (IRL)
(q)Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
(q)Flavio Cipolla (ITA)
(q)Frank Dancevic (CAN)
(q)Igor Sijsling (NED)
(q)Karol Beck (SVK)
(q)Kenny De Schepper (FRA)
(q)Lukas Lacko (SVK)
(q)Lukasz Kubot (POL)
(q)Marinko Matosevic (AUS)
(q)Martin Fischer (AUT)
(q)Rik De Voest (RSA)
(q)Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)

2011 First Round Qualifier Victories:
(q)Bernard Tomic (AUS) d. (29)Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 7-5 6-3 7-5
(q)Karol Beck (SVK) d. Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 4-6 7-6(6) 4-6 6-2 6-4
(q)Lukasz Kubot (POL) d. (WC)Arnaud Clement (FRA) 6-4 6-2 3-6 5-7 6-4
(q)Rik De Voest (RSA) d. Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo (ESP) 6-2 6-3 6-2

2011 First Round Qualifier Defeats:
(15)Gilles Simon (FRA) d. (q)Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(3)
(24)Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) d. (q)Flavio Cipolla (ITA) 6-1 6-4 6-3
(25)Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) d. (q)Marinko Matosevic (AUS) 6-4 6-4 6-7(6) 6-2
(8)Andy Roddick (USA) d. (q)Andreas Beck (GER) 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3
(LL)Grega Zemlja (SLO) d. (q)Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-4 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4
(LL)Simone Bolelli (ITA) d. (q)Martin Fischer (AUT) 7-5 6-4 6-4
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) d. (q)Conor Niland (IRL) 4-6 6-4 7-6(7) 4-6 6-4
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) d. (q)Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (GER) 7-5 7-5 7-6(5)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) d. (q)Igor Sijsling (NED) 6-3 6-4 6-2
Julien Benneteau (FRA) d. (q)Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-4 6-2 3-6 4-6 6-1
Olivier Rochus (BEL) d. (q)Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-7(6) 3-6 6-3 6-1 6-4
Ricardo Mello (BRA) d. (q)Frank Dancevic (CAN) 3-6 3-6 6-4 7-6(6) 6-2

2011 Qualifier Opponent Average Singles Rank: 70
Qualifier vs Qualifier: None
Seeded Opponents: 5

 

2012 Wimbledon Draw

2011 Wimbledon Draw

 

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