1931 French Championships – Men's Singles

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1931 French Championships
Champion   France Jean Borotra [1]
Runner-up   France Christian Boussus [1]
Final score   2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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French Championships
 < 1930 1932 > 

Jean Borotra defeated Christian Boussus 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1931 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Jean Borotra is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. France Jean Borotra (Champion)
  2. United States George Lott (Quarterfinalist)
  3. France Christian Boussus (Finalist)
  4. United Kingdom Bunny Austin (Third round)
  5. United States Johnny Van Ryn (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United Kingdom Fred J. Perry (Fourth round)
  7. South Africa Vernon Kirby (Fourth round)
  8. Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers (Third round)
  1. South Africa Louis Raymond (Third round)
  2. United Kingdom Patrick Hughes (Semifinalist)
  3. Italy Giorgio de Stefani (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel (Fourth round)
  5. Japan Hyotaro Satoh (Fourth round)
  6. Hungary Béla von Kehrling (Third round)
  7. France Emmanuel Du Plaix (Third round)
  8. Austria Hermann Artens (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  France Jean Borotra 6 6 6      
 France Benny Berthet 2 3 1      
  1  France Jean Borotra 10 2 5 6 6  
   Japan Jiro Satoh 8 6 7 1 2  
 Japan Jiro Satoh 8 1 2 6 6
  5  United States Johnny Van Ryn 6 6 6 4 3  
    1  France Jean Borotra 2 6 7 6  
  3  France Christian Boussus 6 4 5 4  
  11  Italy Giorgio de Stefani 4 3 6 6 7  
3  France Christian Boussus 6 6 3 2 9  
3  France Christian Boussus 6 4 6 6  
  10  United Kingdom Patrick Hughes 1 6 2 3    
10  United Kingdom Patrick Hughes 3 4 6 6 6
  2  United States George Lott 6 6 2 2 4  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  France Borotra 6 6 6      
     Flag of Colonial Annam.svg Van Chim 4 3 3      
      1  France Borotra 6 7 8      
       United Kingdom Collins 4 5 6      
     United Kingdom Collins 6 6 4 6  
     France Rimet 4 3 6 2    
      1  France Borotra 6 7 6 6  
      16  Austria Artens 8 5 0 4  
    16  Austria Artens 8 6 2 0 6  
     Chile Torralva-Ponsa 6 1 6 6 4  
      16  Austria Artens 3 6 2 6 8
       France George 6 0 6 1 6  
     Germany Haensch 4 6 2 4  
     France George 6 1 6 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  Republic of Ireland Rogers Lyttelton 13 6 6      
     France Augustin 11 1 1      
      8  Republic of Ireland Rogers Lyttelton            
       France Lesueur            
     France Lesueur 6 7 6    
     Russia Rodzianko 2 5 4      
       France Lesueur 1 4 6 6 4
       France Berthet 6 6 1 1 6
    9  South Africa Raymond 6 4 6 6    
     France Samazeuilh 1 6 3 1    
      9  South Africa Raymond 5 6 6 4 4
       France Berthet 7 4 3 6 6  
     Italy Del Bono 3 2 3    
     France Berthet 6 6 6      
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  United Kingdom Austin 6 6 6      
     France Laurent 1 1 4      
      4  United Kingdom Austin            
       Germany Zander            
     Germany Zander          
     France Glasser            
       Germany Zander 2 3 6    
 Japan Satoh 6 6 6            Japan Satoh 6 6 8    
 Chile Torralva-Ponsa 0 0 3          Japan Satoh 6 6 6      
 Italy De Martino 6 6 8          Italy De Martino 0 0 3      
 France Thurneyssen 3 4 6            Japan Satoh 6 6 9    
 France Gentien 6 6 6            France Gentien 0 1 7      
 South Africa Lowe 3 3 0          France Gentien 4 4 6 6 6
 France Grandguillot 6 6 6          France Grandguillot 6 6 2 1 2  
 France Danet 2 1 1      

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Van Ryn 8 6 6
France Vieillard 6 3 3 5 United States Van Ryn 6 6 7
France Martin-Legeay France Martin-Legeay 3 2 5
Flag of Colonial Annam.svg Van Giao 5 United States Van Ryn 4 8 6 6
Hungary Gabrowitz 6 6 6 France Merlin 6 6 1 2
France Siguier 1 0 4 Hungary Gabrowitz 3 1 9 6
France Merlin 4 6 6 6 France Merlin 6 6 7 8
Romania Mishu 6 3 2 1 5 United States Van Ryn 6 3 6 6
12 Czechoslovakia Menzel 9 6 6 12 Czechoslovakia Menzel 2 6 1 2
France De Macedo 7 4 3 12 Czechoslovakia Menzel 6 6 6
France Gerbault 6 6 4 2 1 France Gerbault 3 1 3
France Leven 3 1 6 6 1 12 Czechoslovakia Menzel 6 6 6
France Rodel 6 6 6 France Bernard 4 2 2
United Kingdom Hillyard 4 2 0 France Rodel 6 1 6 r
Egypt Wahid 5 4 4 France Bernard 4 6 8
France Bernard 7 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Austria Salm 1 5 2
Monaco Gallèpe 6 7 6 Monaco Gallèpe 2 4 4
Japan Kawachi 6 4 6 6 Japan Kawachi 6 6 6
France Landry 3 6 1 0 Japan Kawachi 3 1 2
France Arago 3 9 5 3 11 Italy de Stefani 6 6 6
Switzerland Aeschliman 6 7 7 6 Switzerland Aeschliman 4 1 3
France Terrier 5 3 5 11 Italy de Stefani 6 6 6
11 Italy de Stefani 7 6 7 11 Italy de Stefani 6 6 5 7
Egypt Shukry 1 1 1 6 United Kingdom Perry 3 4 7 5
France Bernard 6 6 6 France Bernard 6 5 6 6 6
France Barrelet De Ricou France Barrelet De Ricou 2 7 8 2 2
Germany Kleinschroth France Bernard 4 1 4
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Schäffer 6 United Kingdom Perry 6 6 6
France Goldschmidt France Goldschmidt 0 3 3
France Geraud 6 United Kingdom Perry 6 6 6
6 United Kingdom Perry

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Czechoslovakia Novotný 6 3 4 2    
 France De Buzelet 4 6 6 6        France De Buzelet 2 3 9 4    
 France Combemale 2 2 4         13  Japan Satoh 6 6 7 6    
13  Japan Satoh 6 6 6           13  Japan Satoh 6 6 1 6    
 United Kingdom Olliff 6 6 6           14  Hungary Von Kehrling 3 4 6 1    
 France Bonte 0 0 1          United Kingdom Olliff 6 6 1 0 6
 France Albarran               14  Hungary Von Kehrling 4 2 6 6 8  
14  Hungary Von Kehrling                 13  Japan Satoh 6 4 6 3 4
 India Singh 0 0 2           3  France Boussus 4 6 1 6 6
 France Aron 6 6 6          France Aron            
     South Africa Farquharson            
       South Africa Farquharson 2 2 6 3  
      3  France Boussus 6 6 2 6    
     Ward          
    3  France Boussus            
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Switzerland Ellmer 0 6 2      
     France Féret 6 8 6      
       France Féret 6 10 6 5 1  
      10  United Kingdom Hughes 8 8 2 7 6  
     France Joba 0 0 2    
    10  United Kingdom Hughes 6 6 6      
      10  United Kingdom Hughes 6 6 6    
      7  South Africa Kirby 1 4 2    
     Armenia Aslangul 2 6 0 5    
     Italy De Minerbi 6 2 6 7    
       Italy De Minerbi 6 4 1 7 1
      7  South Africa Kirby 2 6 6 5 6  
     Switzerland Chiesa          
    7  South Africa Kirby            
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     France Guillemot 7 4 4 3    
     Germany von Cramm 5 6 6 6    
       Germany von Cramm 8 3 4 6 6  
      15  France Du Plaix 6 6 6 1 4  
     Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević          
    15  France Du Plaix            
       Germany von Cramm 3 1 0    
      2  United States Lott 6 6 6    
     France Magaloff 6 8 4 0 3  
     United Kingdom Kingsley 3 6 6 6 6  
       United Kingdom Kingsley 0 1 4    
      2  United States Lott 6 6 6      
     France Piel 1 2 7    
    2  United States Lott 6 6 9      
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 386. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

External links[edit]

[1] Source for the draw at Fédération Française de Tennis website, fft.fr