2011 French Open

French Open 2011: Form Ranking the 32 Men's Single Seeds

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentMay 21, 2011

French Open 2011: Form Ranking the 32 Men's Single Seeds

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 15:  Rafael Nadal of Spain shows his dejection during the final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day eight of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 15, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Bruns
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    There have been fourteen clay court tournaments this season, and leading into the French Open; do you know who the top men’s clay players are right now?

    Do the French Open seedings give you an accurate picture of the in-form players on clay leading into Roland Garros? No, but my slideshow will. 

32. Mikhail Youzhny

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    KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01:  Mikhail Youzhny of Russia put a towel over his face while playing against Robin Soderling of Switzerland during day ten of the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2010 in Key Biscayne, Florida.
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    Form ranking: 32

    Seed: 12

    Clay court record: 1-4 (20W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: four

    Clay court tournament results: R64, R64, R16, R64

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 50

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 12.5 

31. Marcos Baghdatis

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    MIAMI - MARCH 23: Marcos Baghdatis of ATP World Tour Allstars in action during the Hope Match for Japan between ATP World Tour Allstars  and Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Ransom Everglades school on March 23, 2011 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Clive Brunski
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 31

    Seed: 27

    Clay court record: 2-6 (25W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 6

    Clay court tournament results: R64, R32, R16, R64, R16, R32

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 85

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 14.2

30. Sam Querrey

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 10:  Sam Querrey of USA in action during his first round match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during day three of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 10, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Alex L
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    Form ranking:  30

    Seed: 24

    Clay court record: 1-3 (25W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 3

    Clay court tournament results: R32, R64, R16

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 55

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 18.3

29. Kevin Anderson

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 10:  Kevin Anderson of South Africa plays a backhand return during his first round match against Sam Querrey of USA during day three of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 10, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (P
    Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 29

    Seed: 32

    Clay court record: 4-5 (44.4W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: R64, R32, QF, R32, R64

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 130

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 26

28. Guillermo García-López

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 01:  Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain plays a backhand in his match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day two of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 1, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Image
    Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 28

    Seed: 30

    Clay court record: 5-6 (45.5W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 6

    Clay court tournament results: R64, R16, R16, R32, R32, QF.

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 210

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 35

27. Sergiy Stakhovsky

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 02:  Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine plays a backhand to Albert Montanes of Spain during day three of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 2, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
    Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 27

    Seed: 31

    Clay court record: 5-5 (50W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: R32, R16, R16, R64, R16

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 185

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 37

26. Fernando Verdasco

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 04:  Fernando Verdasco of Spain with Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid watches Rafael Nadal of Spain in action in his match against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during day five of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 4, 2011 in M
    Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 26

    Seed: 16

    Clay court record: 4-5 (44.4W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: R32, R64, F, R32, R32

    ATP points accumulated on clay:  215

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 43

25. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 11:  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France shows his dejection during his second round match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day four of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 11, 2011 in Rome, Italy.
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 25

    Seed: 17

    Clay court record: 4-4 (50W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: R32, R16, R16, R32

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 180

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 45

24. Mardy Fish

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    KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 01:  Mardy Fish wipes his face with a towel against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their semifinal match at the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 1, 2011 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty
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    Form ranking: 24

    Seed: 10

    Clay court record: 3-3 (50W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 3

    Clay court tournament results: R16, R64, QF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 145

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 48.3

23. Milos Raonic

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    MONACO - APRIL 14:  Milos Raonic of Canada looks in his match against David Ferrer of Spain during Day Five of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 14, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
    Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 23

    Seed: 26

    Clay court record: 9-5 (64.3W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: R64, R64, SF, R16, R16

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 245

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 49

22. Janko Tipsarević

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    MONACO - APRIL 12:  Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia plays a forehand in his match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during Day Three of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 12, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Fin
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    Form ranking: 22

    Seed: 29

    Clay court record:  3-1 (75W%)*

    Clay court tournaments entered: 2

    Clay court tournament results: SF, R64

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 100

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 50 

     

    * ATP statistics do not count a walkover as a loss.

    ** Tipsarević withdrew against Novak Djokovic before the Belgrade R64 match.

21. Gilles Simon

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 09:  Gilles Simon of France serves during his first round match against Andy Roddick of the USA during day two of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 9, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 21

    Seed: 18

    Clay court record: 7-6 (53.8W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: R32, R32, QF, R16, QF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 270

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 54

20. Stanislas Wawrinka

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 10:  Stanislav Wawrinka of Switzerland serves during his first round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy during day three of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 10, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Al
    Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 20

    Seed: 14

    Clay court record: 7-5 (58.3W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: R16, R64, R32, QF, SF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 270

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 54

19. Alexandr Dolgopolov

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    MONACO - APRIL 10:  Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine plays a forehand in his match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during Day One of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 10, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian F
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    Alexandr Dolgopolov

    Form ranking: 19

    Seed: 21

    Clay court record: 9-8 (52.9W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 8

    Clay court tournament results: SF, R64, R64, R64, R64, SF, R32, F

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 450

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 56.3

18. Viktor Troicki

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    MONACO - APRIL 15:  Viktor Troicki of Serbia plays a backhand in his match against David Ferrer of Spain during Day Six of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 15, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Get
    Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 18

    Seed: 15

    Clay court record: 4-4 (50W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: R32, R64, R16, QF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 235

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 58.8 

17. Nikolay Davydenko

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17:  Nikolay Davydenko of Russia plays a forehand in his first round match against Florian Mayer of Germany during day one of the 2011 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 17

    Seed: 28

    Clay court record: 7-4 (63.6W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: R64, R64, W, R16, R64

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 325

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 65

16. Michaël Llodra

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 06:  Michael Llodra of France plays a volley in his match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day seven of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 6, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
    Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 16

    Seed: 22

    Clay court record: 3-3 (50W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 3

    Clay court tournament results: R64, QF, R64

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 200

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 66.7

15. Gaël Monfils

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    MONACO - APRIL 13:  Gael Monfils of France in action with partner (out of frame) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in their doubles match against Lukas Dlouhy of Czech Republic and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia during Day Four of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at
    Julian Finney/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 15

    Seed: ninth

    Clay court record: 4-3 (57.1W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 3

    Clay court tournament results: R32, QF, R16

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 225

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 75

14. Thomaz Bellucci

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 07:  Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil reacts in his semi final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day seven of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 7, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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    Form ranking: 14

    Seed: 23

    Clay court record: 12-8 (60W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 8

    Clay court tournament results: R64, SF, QF, R64, R64, SF, QF, QF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 695

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 86.9

13. Marin Čilić

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 13: Marin Cilic of Croatia stretches to play a backhand during his quarter final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day six of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre  on May 13, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (P
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 13

    Seed: 19

    Clay court record: 8-4 (66.7W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: QF, R32, QF, R16

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 360

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 90

12. Robin Söderling

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 06:  Robin Soderling of Sweden reacts in his match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day seven of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 6, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Federer won the match in straight sets.  (Photo by Jasp
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    Form ranking: 12

    Seed: 5

    Clay court record: 5-4 (55.5W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: QF, QF, QF, R32

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 405

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 101.3

11. Florian Mayer

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 13:  Florian Mayer of Germany plays a backhand during his quarter final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day six of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre  on May 13, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Pho
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 11

    Seed: 20

    Clay court record: 9-4 (69.2W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: QF, R32, F, R32

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 420

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 105

10. Jürgen Melzer

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    MONACO - APRIL 15:  Jurgen Melzer of Austria plays a forehand in his match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day Six of the ATP Masters Series Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 15, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Julian Fin
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    Jürgen Melzer

    Form ranking: 10

    Seed: 8

    Clay court record: 5-4 (55.6W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: R32, R32, QF, SF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 470

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 117.5 

9. Richard Gasquet

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 14:  Richard Gasquet of France  serves during his semi final match against  Rafael Nadal of Spain during day seven of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre  on May 14, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive Bru
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    Richard Gasquet

    Form ranking: 9

    Seed: 14

    Clay court record: 8-4 (66.7W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: SF, R64, R16, R16

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 505

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 126.3

8. Tomáš Berdych

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 12:  Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic hits a forehand return during his third round match against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland during day five of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 12, 2011 in Rome, Ita
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    Form ranking: 8

    Seed: 6

    Clay court record: 7-4 (63.6W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: QF, QF, R16, SF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 540

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 135

7. Juan Martín Del Potro

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 03:  Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina plays a backhand in his match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during day four of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open Tennis on May 3, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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    Form ranking: 7

    Seed: 25

    Clay court record: 7-0 (100W%)*

    Clay court tournaments entered: 2

    Clay court tournament results: R16, W

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 340

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 170

     

    * ATP statistics do not count a walkover as a loss.

    ** Del Potro withdrew against Rafael Nadal before the Madrid R16 match. 

6. Nicolás Almagro

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 10:  Nicolas Almagro of Spain serves during the his first round match against Simone Bolelli of Italy during day three of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 10, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Alex L
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    Form ranking: 6

    Seed: 11

    Clay court record: 25-5 (83.3W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 8

    Clay court tournament results: W, R16, R64, SF, R16, F, W, W

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 1 420

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 177.5

5. Roger Federer

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 12:  Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during his third round match against Richard Gasquet of France during day five of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 12, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Cl
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    Form ranking: 5

    Seed: 3

    Clay court record: 6-3 (66.6W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 3

    Clay court tournament results: R16, SF, QF

    ATP points accumulated on clay:  630

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 210

4. Andy Murray

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 14:  Andy Murray of Great Britain shows his frustrations after a point during his semi final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day seven of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre  on May 14, 2011 in
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 4

    Seed: 4

    Clay court record: 7-3 (70W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 3

    Clay court tournament results: SF, R16, SF

    ATP points accumulated on clay:  810

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 270

3. David Ferrer

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    Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 3

    Seed: 7

    Clay court record: 16-4 (80W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 5

    Clay court tournament results: QF, F, F, W, QF

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 1 625

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 325

2. Rafael Nadal

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    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 2

    Seed: 1

    Clay court record: 17-2 (89.4W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 4

    Clay court tournament results: W, W, F, F 

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 2,700

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 675

1. Novak Djokovic

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    ROME, ITALY - MAY 15:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the trophy after his victory in the final against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day eight of the Internazoinali BNL D'Italia at the Foro Italico Tennis Centre on May 15, 2011 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by
    Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Form ranking: 1

    Seed: 2

    Clay court record: 13-0 (100W%)

    Clay court tournaments entered: 3

    Clay court tournament results: W, W, W

    ATP points accumulated on clay: 2,500

    ATP points per clay court tournament: 833.3

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