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Hoorah! It’s time for another Grand Slam. Feels like ages since the Australian Open, doesn’t it?
The qualifying rounds for the French Open 2011 have already started and the main draw starts on Sunday 22 May.
Here are the important deets for the Men.
- Play in the main draw starts on 22 May and runs through until the final on Sunday 5 June.
- Draw is released: Friday 20 May.
Time of Men’s Final
- 3pm Sunday 5 June in Paris
- 2pm in London
- 9am in New York
- 11pm in Melbourne, Sydney
Check the World Clock Meeting Planner for time zones in other countries.
Visit OnCourtAdvantage.com for updates on the draw and schedule of play.
Men’s Final Winner Prize Money: € 1,120,000
Men’s Final Runner Up Prize Money: € 560,000
Current ATP Rankings for the Top 10
1. Rafal Nadal (ESP), 12,070
2. Novak Djokovic (SRB), 11,665
3. Roger Federer (SUI), 8,390
4. Andy Murray (GBR), 6,085
5. Robin Sodering (SWE), 5,435
6. Tomas Berdych (CZE), 4,215
7. David Ferrer (ESP), 4,060
8. Jurgen Melzer (AUT), 2,850
9. Gael Monfils (FRA), 2,465
10. Mardy Fish (USA), 2,395
Will Djokovic become the new world No.1?
If that happens, Djokovic will be the new world No.1 player, in fact, I read here that if Rafa doesn’t win the title then Nole takes the No.1 world ranking, even if he loses in the first round.
Photo source: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Wow, sure makes for interesting tennis. I’ll be doing my best to stay up all night and watch as much as I can. I just hope that the TV coverage makes it easier to see the yellow ball on the orange clay than it has been for the recent clay events.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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