Tuesday, January 7, 2014

AUS Open - Mens qualifying draw announced

 The 132 strong draw has been released for the men's Australian Open qualifying. Top seed Dustin Brown begins his campaign for the main draw with a first round meet against Bosnia's Damir Džumhur. Džumhur is currently ranked 188 and won 3 futures titles in 2013. Martin Klizen (2) faces former world 33 Andreas Beck in which could be a tricky encounter for the Slovakian. The two has only met once before (2011,Brazil) in which Beck won in straight sets. David Goffin (3) should have a relatively smooth first round encounter when he faces 22 year old Italian Lorenzo Giustino. Finally 4th seed Denis Kudla begins against Britains Daniel Cox. This match could be closer then ranking suggest (hopefully!) as Cox does have fighting spirit and won five futures titles last year. There are also two other British men in Qualifying. 26th seed Dan Evans who made his way through qualifying last week in Qatar faces lang-chi Huang whilst James ward faces Italian Andrea Arnaboldi.

A list of seeds and the full draw can be found here 

Womens draw is yet to be published  

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