MC: The draw
The draw for Monte-Carlo is out: web version; pdf. After a first round bye, Rafa will play the winner of the Stepanek/Nieminen match. Seeds in his quarter include Mayer, F Lopez, and Almagro. Seeds in his half include Tsonga, Verdasco, Simon, and Tipsarevic. Seeds in the other half are Djokovic, Murray, Ferrer, Berdych, Nishikori, Melzer, Monaco, and Dolgopolov.