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Sep 26, 2009

Tough draw at the Malaysian Open


I was at the Main Draw Ceremony and it was a great honour to see Tomas Berdych there for the first time since he landed this country on Thursday.

To cut the story short (need to run for another assignment later), here's the draw story.

The top four seeds at the new Proton Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2009, Nikolay Davydenko, Fernando Verdasco, Robin Soderling and Fernando Gonzalez have gained the benefit of first round byes.


Eighth seed Lleyton Hewitt will start against his sister’s former boyfriend, wild card recipient Joachim "Pim Pim" Johansson.

Fifth seed Gael Monfils who will be on a late arrival in KL will take on Denis Istomin.

Sixth seed Tomas Berdych who was on hand to help with the draw, is feeling confident having come off a very successful Davis Cup campaign last weekend that saw his team, the Czech Republic, reach the final of the event by defeating Croatia. Berdych will face Russian Igor Kunitsyn.

Wild cards Taylor Dent and Marcos Baghdatis have drawn Andrey Golubev and Rendy Lu Yen-hsun respectively.

Here's the complete main draw for singles doubles events.


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(Photo credit to HSFoo/hcfoo.com)

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