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Encyclopedia > French Open
Tournoi de Roland-Garros
(French Open)
Current competition 2008 French Open
Grand Slam
Location Paris (XVIe)
Flag of France France
Venue Stade Roland Garros
Surface Clay / Outdoors
Men's Draw 128S / 128Q / 64D
Women's Draw 128S / 96Q / 64D
Prize Money 15,264,500
Official website
Grand Slam tournaments

The French Open (French: Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros) is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between mid-May and early June in Paris, France, at the Stade Roland Garros. It is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar and the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world. It is one of the most prestigious events in tennis,[1] and it has the widest worldwide broadcasting and audience of all events in this sport.[2] [3] Because of the slow playing surface and the five-set men's singles matches without a tiebreak in the final set, some say that the event is considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.[4] [5] Roland Garros Roland Garros (October 6, 1888 – October 25, 1918) was an early French aviator and a fighter aircraft pilot during World War I. Garros was born in Saint-Denis, Réunion. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The 2008 French Open will be the second Grand Slam event of the year. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Appartment buildings in the 16th arrondissement of Paris The Stade Français rugby union fans at Parc des Princes. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Outside the Philippe Chatrier Court, Roland Garros Stade de Roland Garros (Roland Garros Stadium) is located in southwest Paris, France, and has been the home of the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, played every year in May and June. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Outside the Philippe Chatrier Court, Roland Garros Stade de Roland Garros (Roland Garros Stadium) is located in southwest Paris, France, and has been the home of the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, played every year in May and June. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tennis statistics. ... Court Philippe Chatrier at Stade Roland Garros in Paris during the 2006 French Open. ... Final Score Andy Roddick vs Cyril Saulnier A tennis match is composed of sets. ...

Contents

History

Officially named in French the Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros (the "French Internationals of Roland Garros" or "Roland Garros Tournament" in English), the tournament is often referred to as the "French Open" and sometimes simply as "Roland Garros." The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


The event began as a national tournament in 1891 as the Championat de France International de Tennis. The first women's tournament was held in 1897. In 1912, the French tournament was held with a different surface (at the time all tennis played was lawn tennis), a red clay ("terre battue"), made up from the crushed wastes of red brick. The tournament was open only to tennis players who were licensed in France through 1924. Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Court Philippe Chatrier at Stade Roland Garros in Paris during the 2006 French Open. ... A clay court is one of the four different types of tennis court. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ...


In 1925, the French Championships opened itself to international competitors with the event held on a grass surface alternately between the Racing Club de France and the Stade Francais.[6] After the Mousquetaires or Philadelphia Four (Rene Lacoste, Jean Borotra, Henri Cochet, and Jacques Brugnon) won the Davis Cup on American soil in 1927, the French decided to defend the cup in 1928 at a new tennis stadium at Porte d’Auteuil. The Stade de France had offered the tennis authorities three hectares of land with the condition that the new stadium must be named after the World War I pilot, Roland Garros. The new Stade de Roland Garros, and its Center Court, which was named Court Philippe Chatrier in 1988, hosted that Davis Cup challenge. Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Four Musketeers were four tennis players from France, given their name from the Alexandre Dumas story The Three Musketeers. ... Categories: 1904 births | 1996 deaths | French tennis players | Sportspeople stubs ... Jean Borotra, the Bounding Basque Borotra (right), with Jacques Brugnon a great doubles player Jean Robert Borotra (born on August 13, 1898 in Domaine du Pouy, near Biarritz – died on June 17, 1994 in Arbonne) was a champion tennis player, one of the famous Four Musketeers from France who dominated... Henri Jean Cochet (December 14, 1901 in Villeurbanne, near Lyon - April 1, 1987) was a champion tennis player, one of the famous Four Musketeers from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ... Jacques Toto Brugnon (May 11, 1895 - March 20, 1978) was a champion tennis player, one of the famous Four Musketeers from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ... The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... Roland Garros Roland Garros (October 6, 1888 – October 25, 1918) was an early French aviator and a fighter aircraft pilot during World War I. Garros was born in Saint-Denis, Réunion. ... Outside the Philippe Chatrier Court, Roland Garros Stade de Roland Garros (Roland Garros Stadium) is located in southwest Paris, France, and has been the home of the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, played every year in May and June. ... Court Philippe Chatrier is the main tennis court at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. ...

Suzanne Lenglen Court at Roland Garros.
Suzanne Lenglen Court at Roland Garros.

In 1968, the French Championships became the first Grand Slam tournament to go open, allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete.[6] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Open Era in tennis began in 1968, when the Grand Slam events such as the Wimbledon Championships abandoned the longstanding rules of amateurism and allowed professionals to compete. ...


Since 1981, new prizes have been presented Prix Orange (the most fair-play and the most press friendly player), Prix Citron (the player with the strongest character, personality) and Prix Bourgeon (the tennis player revelation of the year).


Another novelty, since 2006 the tournament has begun on a Sunday, featuring 12 singles matches played on the three main courts.


Additionally, on the eve of the tournament's opening, the traditional Benny Berthet exhibition day takes place, where the profits go to different charity associations.


In March 2007, it was announced that the event will provide equal prize money for both men and women in all rounds for the first time ever.[7]


Surface characteristics

Clay courts slow down the ball and produce a high bounce when compared to grass courts or hard courts. For this reason, the clay court takes away some advantage of big serves, which makes it hard for serve based players to dominate on the surface. For example Pete Sampras, a player known for his huge serve, and Roger Federer, current World No. 1, have never won the French Open. On the other hand, legendary all-court players, such as Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl, and Rod Laver have found great success at the French Open. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Petros “Pete” Sampras (born 12 August 1971), is a former World No. ... Federer redirects here. ...   (IPA: ; born June 6, 1956, in Södertälje, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Ivan Lendl (IPA: ) (born March 7, 1960, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)) is a former World No. ... For the arena in Melbourne Park used for show matches in the Australian Open, see Rod Laver Arena Rodney George (Rod) Laver MBE (born August 9, 1938, in Rockhampton, Australia) is a former tennis player from Australia who was the World No. ...


Trophies

The trophies are all made of pure silver with finely etched decorations on their side, each new singles winner gets his or her name written on the plate holding the trophy. See also French Open French Open champions (Womens Singles) Wimbledon champions (Mens Singles) Wimbledon champions (Womens Singles) Australian Open champions (Mens Singles) Australian Open champions (Womens Singles) US Open champions (Mens Singles) US Open champions (Womens Singles) Categories: Tennis ... See also French Open French Open champions (Mens Singles) Wimbledon champions (Mens Singles) Wimbledon champions (Womens Singles) Australian Open champions (Mens Singles) Australian Open champions (Womens Singles) US Open champions (Mens Singles) US Open champions (Womens Singles) Categories: Tennis | Womens sports ... See also French Open Category: French Open ... See also French Open Categories: Tennis | French sport ... See also French Open Category: ...


Winners receive a replica of the won trophy. Pure silver replicas of the trophies are fabricated and engraved for each winner by the Maison Mellerio, located in the Rue de la Paix, Paris. The Rue de la Paix, in the IIe arrondissement of Paris, though depending somewhat on historic prestige, remains one of the worlds most fashionable shopping streets, known above all for its jewellers, headed by the shop opened by Cartier SA in 1898 at 13, rue de la Paix. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Records

Record Era Player(s) Nos. Years
Men since 1891
Winner of most men's singles titles Before 1925: Flag of France Max Decugis 8 1903, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914
1925-1967: Flag of France Henri Cochet 4 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932
After 1967: Flag of Sweden Björn Borg 6 1974-75, 1978-81
Winner of most consecutive men's singles titles Before 1968: Flag of France Max Decugis 3 1912-14
Flag of the United States Frank Parker

Image:Flag of Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Drobny

Flag of the United States Tony Trabert

Flag of Italy Nicola Pietrangeli
2 1948-49

1951-52

1954-55

1959-60
After 1967: Flag of Sweden Björn Borg

Flag of Spain Rafael Nadal
4 1978-81

2005-08
Winner of most men's doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of France Max Decugis 14 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1920
Flag of Australia Roy Emerson 6 1960, 1962 with Neale Fraser, 1961 with Rod Laver, 1963 with Manuel Santana, 1964 with Ken Fletcher, 1965 with Fred Stolle
After 1967: Flag of the Netherlands Paul Haarhuis

Flag of Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
3 1995, 1998 with Jacco Eltingh, 2002 with Yevgeny Kafelnikov

1996-97 with Daniel Vacek, 2002 with Paul Haarhuis
Winner of most consecutive men's doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of France Max Decugis 13 1902-14
Flag of Australia Roy Emerson 6 1960-65
After 1967: Flag of the United States Gene Mayer

Flag of Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov & Flag of the Czech Republic Daniel Vacek

Flag of Sweden Jonas Bjorkman & Flag of Belarus Max Mirnyi
2 1978 with Hank Pfister, 1979 with Sandy Mayer


1996-97


2005-06
Winner of most mixed doubles titles - Men Before 1968: Flag of France Max Decugis 7 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1914 and 1920 with Suzanne Lenglen
After 1967: Flag of France Jean-Claude Barclay 4 1968, 1971, 1973 with Francoise Durr
Winner of most titles (total: singles, doubles, mixed) - men Before 1968: Flag of France Max Decugis 29 1902-1920 (8 singles, 14 doubles, 7 mixed)
After 1967: Flag of Sweden Bjorn Borg 6 1974-81 (6 singles)
Women since 1897
Winner of most women's singles titles Before 1968: Flag of France Suzanne Lenglen 6 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926
After 1967: Flag of the United States Chris Evert 7 1974-75, 1979-80, 1983, 1985-86
Winner of most consecutive women's singles titles Before 1968: Flag of France Suzanne Lenglen 4 1920-23
After 1967: Flag of Yugoslavia Monica Seles

Flag of Belgium Justine Henin
3 1990-92

2005-07
Winner of most women's doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of France Simone Mathieu 6 1933-34 with Elizabeth Ryan, 1936-38 with Billie Yorke, 1939 with Jadwiga Jedrzejowska
After 1967: Flag of Czechoslovakia/ Flag of the United States Martina Navratilova 7 1975 (with Chris Evert), 1982 with Anne Smith, 1984-85, 1987-88 with Pam Shriver, 1986 with Andrea Temesvari
Winner of most consecutive women's doubles titles Before 1968: Flag of France Francoise Durr 5 1967-71
After 1967: Flag of Czechoslovakia/ Flag of the United States Martina Navratilova

Flag of Puerto Rico Gigi Fernandez
5 1984-85, 1987-88 with Pam Shriver; 1986 with Andrea Temesvari

1991 with Jana Novotna, 1992-95 with Natasha Zvereva
Winner of most mixed doubles titles - women Before 1968: Flag of France Suzanne Lenglen 7 1914, 1920 with Max Decugis

1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926 with Jacques Brugnon
After 1967: Flag of France Francoise Durr 3 1968, 1971, 1973 with Jean-Claude Barclay
Winner of most titles (total: singles, doubles, mixed) - women Before 1968: Flag of France Suzanne Lenglen 15 1919-1926 (6 singles, 2 doubles, 7 mixed)
After 1967: Flag of Czechoslovakia/ Flag of the United States Martina Navratilova 11 1974-88 (2 singles, 7 doubles, 2 mixed)
Miscellaneous
Youngest winner Men: Flag of the United States Michael Chang 17 years and 3 months
Women: Flag of Yugoslavia/ Flag of the United States Monica Seles 16 years and 6 months
Unseeded Winners Men: Flag of France Marcel Bernard

Flag of Sweden Mats Wilander

Flag of Brazil Gustavo Kuerten

Flag of Argentina Gaston Gaudio
1946

1982

1997

2004
Women: Flag of the United Kingdom Margaret Scriven 1933

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Jaroslav Drobný (October 12, 1921 - September 13, 2001) was an male tennis player born in Prague, Czechoslovakia but became an Egyptian citizen from 1949 to 1954 and then moved to Great Britain, where he died in 2001. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Marion Anthony Trabert (born August 16, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former star tennis player and longtime tennis author, TV commentator, instructor, and motivation speaker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Nicola Nicky Pietrangeli (born September 11, 1933, in Tunis, Tunisia) is a former tennis player from Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ...   (IPA: ; born June 6, 1956, in Södertälje, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Rafael Nadal Parera (IPA: ) (born June 3, 1986, in Manacor, Mallorca) is a Spanish professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Max Décugis is a male tennis player from France. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Roy Stanley Emerson (born November 3, 1936) is a former champion Australian tennis player. ... Neale Andrew Fraser (born on October 3, 1933) was an Australian male tennis player. ... For the arena in Melbourne Park used for show matches in the Australian Open, see Rod Laver Arena Rodney George (Rod) Laver MBE (born August 9, 1938, in Rockhampton, Australia) is a former tennis player from Australia who was the World No. ... Manuel Martinez Santana (born May 10, 1938) was a Spanish male tennis player. ... This article is about the tennis player. ... Frederick Fred Sydney Stolle (October 8, 1938) is an Australian male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Paul Vincent Nicholas Haarhuis (born February 19, 1966) is a Dutch former professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (born 18 February 1974; Russian: , yev-GHE-neey KAH-fill-nee-coff) is a former World No. ... Jacco Folkert Eltingh (born August 29, 1970 in Heerde) is a former professional male tennis player and former world number one doubles player from the Netherlands. ... Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (born 18 February 1974; Russian: , yev-GHE-neey KAH-fill-nee-coff) is a former World No. ... Daniel Vacek (born April 1, 1971 in Prague) is a former tennis player from the Czech Republic who turned professional in 1990. ... Paul Vincent Nicholas Haarhuis (born February 19, 1966) is a Dutch former professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Max Décugis is a male tennis player from France. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Roy Stanley Emerson (born November 3, 1936) is a former champion Australian tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Three Major Professional Tournaments Professional tennis players in the years before the Open era began in 1968 played mostly on tours in head-to-head competition. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (born 18 February 1974; Russian: , yev-GHE-neey KAH-fill-nee-coff) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Daniel Vacek (born April 1, 1971 in Prague) is a former tennis player from the Czech Republic who turned professional in 1990. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Jonas Björkman () is a Swedish professional male tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Max Mirnyi (nicknamed The Beast) (Belarusian: Максім Мірны, Maksim Mirny; born July 6, 1977) is a tennis player from Belarus. ... Hank Pfister (born October 9, 1953 in Bakersfield, California) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won two singles titles (1981, Maui and 1982, Newport) during his professional career. ... Sandy Mayer (born April 5, 1952 in Flushing, New York) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won ten titles in singles and twenty-four titles in doubles during his professional career. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Max Décugis is a male tennis player from France. ... Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who achieved much success in the French and British womens game from 1919 to 1926, winning 25 Grand Slam titles. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Francoise Durr (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Max Décugis is a male tennis player from France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Björn Borg (born June 6, 1956) is a Swedish tennis player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who achieved much success in the French and British womens game from 1919 to 1926, winning 25 Grand Slam titles. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who achieved much success in the French and British womens game from 1919 to 1926, winning 25 Grand Slam titles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former world No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Justine Henin; ( ) (born June 1, 1982 in Liège) is a Belgian professional tennis player from the Walloon (French-speaking) region of Belgium. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Simone Mathieu was a female tennis player from France. ... Elizabeth Ryan was an American tennis player who holds the most womens doubles and mixed doubles titles in Wimbledon history. ... Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (October 15, 1912 in Kraków, Poland - February 28, 1980 in Katowice) was a former tennis player from Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Anne Smith (born July 1, 1959 in Dallas, Texas, USA) is a former professional female tennis player from the United States. ... Pamela Howard Shriver Lazenby (born July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland), is a former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster from the United States. ... Andrea Temesvari (born April 26, 1966 in Budapest, Hungary) is a former professional tennis player once ranked as high as number 3 in the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Francoise Durr (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Beatriz Fernández (born 1966), better known as Gigi Fernández, is a Puerto Rican former tennis player. ... Pamela Howard Shriver Lazenby (born July 4, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland), is a former professional tennis player and current sports broadcaster from the United States. ... Andrea Temesvari (born April 26, 1966 in Budapest, Hungary) is a former professional tennis player once ranked as high as number 3 in the world. ... Novotná at the 1998 US Open Jana Novotná (born October 2, 1968 in Brno, Czech Republic) is a former professional Czech tennis player. ... Natalya Natasha Zvereva (Belarusian: Натальля Зьверава, Russian: Наташа Зверева; born April 16, 1971) is a tennis player from Belarus. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who achieved much success in the French and British womens game from 1919 to 1926, winning 25 Grand Slam titles. ... Max Décugis is a male tennis player from France. ... Jacques Toto Brugnon (May 11, 1895 - March 20, 1978) was a champion tennis player, one of the famous Four Musketeers from France who dominated tennis in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Francoise Durr (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen (24 May 1899 – 4 July 1938) was a French tennis player who achieved much success in the French and British womens game from 1919 to 1926, winning 25 Grand Slam titles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Michael Te-Pei Chang (張德培; Pinyin: Zhāng Dépéi; born February 22, 1972, in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.) is an American former professional tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Monica Seles (born December 2, 1973) is a former world No. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Mats Wilander (born August 22, 1964, in Vaxjo, Sweden) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Gustavo Kuerten (born September 10, 1976 in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina) is a former World No. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Gastón Gaudio (born December 9, 1978), nicknamed El Gato (The Cat in Spanish), is a professional tennis player from Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Margaret Croft Peggy Scriven-Vivian (August 17, 1912 - January 25, 2001) was a British tennis player and the first woman from that country to win the singles title at the French Championships in 1933. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • (French) Roland Garros on France2
  • (French) Roland Garros on ina.fr : more than 600 hours of audio/visual archives
  • Satellite image of the venue (Google Maps)
  • Photos of Roland Garros

See also

List of French Men's Singles champions and finalists


Notes and references

  1. ^ Clarey, Christopher (2001-06-30). Change Seems Essential to Escape Extinction : Wimbledon: World's Most-Loved Dinosaur. International Herald Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  2. ^ Day 15 - Press conference with tournament's management. rolandgarros.com (2007-06-10). Retrieved on 2007-08-10.
  3. ^ Roland Garros: a venue open all year long. Television Coverage. ftt.fr. Retrieved on 2007-08-09.
  4. ^ Clarey, Christopher (2006-05-26). In a year of change at Roland Garros, the winners may stay the same. International Herald Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-08-08.
  5. ^ French Open - Countdown: Borg's view on RG. Eurosport.com (2008-05-22). Retrieved on 2008-05-22.
  6. ^ a b Roland Garros: a venue open all year long. Past Winners and Draws. ftt.fr. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  7. ^ Roland Garros Awards Equal Pay. WTA Tour (2007-03-16). Retrieved on 2007-07-20.

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List of the 1979 French Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1979 French Open - Mens Singles Bjorn Borg (SWE) def. ... List of the 1980 French Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1980 French Open - Mens Singles Bjorn Borg (SWE) def. ... List of the 1981 French Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1981 French Open - Mens Singles Bjorn Borg (SWE) def. ... List of the 1982 French Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1982 French Open - Mens Singles Mats Wilander (SWE) def. ... List of the 1983 French Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1983 French Open - Mens Singles Yannick Noah (FRA) def. ... This was an amazing year for the French Open in the 1984 Grand Slam. ... List of the 1985 French Open Champions: // Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1985 French Open - Mens Singles Mats Wilander (SWE) def. ... List of the 1986 French Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1986 French Open - Mens Singles Ivan Lendl (CZE) def. ... List of the 1987 French Open Champions: Seniors Mens singles Main article: 1987 French Open - Mens Singles Ivan Lendl (CZE) def. ... List of the 1988 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Mats Wilander (SWE) d. ... List of the 1989 French Open Champions // Main article: 1989 French Open - Mens Singles Michael Chang (USA) def. ... List of the 1990 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Andres Gomez (ECU) d. ... List of the 1991 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Jim Courier (USA) d. ... List of the 1992 French Open champions: Mens Singles Jim Courier (USA) d. ... List of the 1993 French Open champions: Mens Singles Sergi Bruguera (ESP) d. ... List of the 1994 French Open champions: // Main article: 1994 French Open - Mens Singles Sergi Bruguera (ESP) def. ... List of the 1995 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Thomas Muster1 (AUT) d. ... List of the 1996 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Yevgeny Kafelnikov* (RUS) d. ... List of the 1997 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Gustavo Kuerten* (BRA) d. ... List of the 1998 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Carlos Moya (ESP) d. ... List of the 1999 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Andre Agassi* (USA) d. ... List of the 2000 French Open Champions: // Mens Singles Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) d. ... List of the 2001 French Open Champions: // Mens Singles Binoy Alangadan (IND) d. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... List of the 2003 French Open champions: // Seniors Mens singles Main article: 2003 French Open - Mens Singles Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) def. ... List of the 2004 French Open Champions: Mens Singles Gastón Gaudio1 (ARG) d. ... List of the 2005 French Open Champions: // Seniors Mens Singles Rafael Nadal (ESP) d. ... In the mens quarter finals David Nalbandian won his match against Nikolay Davydenko The 2006 French Open (Roland Garros) was held in Paris, France from May 28 to June 11, 2006. ... The 2007 French Open (Roland Garros) was held in Paris, France from 27 May through to 10 June 2007. ... The 2008 French Open will be the second Grand Slam event of the year. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Preceded by
Australian Open
Grand Slam Tournament
May-June
Succeeded by
Wimbledon
The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... For other uses, see Grand Slam. ... The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) is the oldest tennis championship in the world. ...

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French Open - MSN Encarta (267 words)
French Open, major tennis tournament held annually in Paris, France.
The French Open is part of the so-called grand slam of tennis, along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the United States Open.
The French Open’s all-time men’s champion (during international competition) is Sweden’s Bjorn Borg, who won the singles title six times in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Encyclopedia: French Open (1767 words)
The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar.
On the female side of tennis, the French Open is the title that has prevented players such as Lindsay Davenport from achieving a career Grand Slam and in 1997, it was the only Grand Slam that a 16-year old Martina Hingis failed to win.
The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the world's Grand Slam tournaments.
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