1959 French Championships – Men's Singles

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1959 French Championships
Champion   Italy Nicola Pietrangeli
Runner-up   South Africa Ian Vermaak
Final score   3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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 < 1958 1960 > 

Nicola Pietrangeli (ITA) defeated Ian Vermaak (RSA) 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1959 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Chile Luis Ayala (Semifinals)
  2. Australia Neale Fraser (Semifinals)
  3. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (Champion)
  4. South Africa Ian Vermaak (Final)
  5. Belgium Jacques Brichant (Quarterfinals)
  6. France Pierre Darmon (First round)
  7. United States Jon Douglas (Third round)
  8. United States Budge Patty (Third round)
  1. Australia Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
  2. Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný (Fourth round)
  3. United Kingdom Billy Knight (Quarterfinals)
  4. Italy Orlando Sirola (Third round)
  5. Australia Rod Laver (Third round)
  6. Australia Martin Mulligan (Quarterfinals)
  7. New Zealand Lew Gerrard (Fourth round)
  8. Italy Giuseppe Merlo (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Chile Luis Ayala 1 6 6 6    
9  Australia Roy Emerson 6 4 4 3    
  1  Chile Luis Ayala 2 1 4      
   South Africa Ian Vermaak 6 6 6      
 South Africa Ian Vermaak 4 2 6 6 6
  5  Belgium Jacques Brichant 6 6 4 3 4  
     South Africa Ian Vermaak 6 3 4 1  
  3  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 3 6 6 6  
  11  United Kingdom Billy Knight 1 2 1      
3  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 6      
3  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 7 6 7    
  2  Australia Neale Fraser 5 3 5      
 Australia Martin Mulligan 4 6 1    
  2  Australia Neale Fraser 6 8 6      

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Chile Ayala            
     Denmark Hojberg            
      1  Chile Ayala 6 6 6      
       New Zealand Otway 4 4 3      
     New Zealand Otway 5 7 6 7 6
     Morocco Lahcen Chaldi 7 9 2 5 1  
      1  Chile Ayala 6 4 2 6 6
      16  Italy Merlo 2 6 6 2 3
    16  Italy Merlo 6 6 6      
     Australia Candy 1 2 2      
      16  Italy Merlo 4 8 6 6  
       France Grinda 6 6 1 2    
     Australia Fletcher 10 5 4    
     France Grinda 12 7 6      
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  United States Patty 6 6 6      
     India Kumar 0 4 2      
      8  United States Patty 6 6 1 2    
       Sweden Lundquist 0 8 6 6    
     Sweden Lundquist 6 6 6    
     Chile Achondo 1 4 3      
       Sweden Lundquist 4 6 5 2  
      9  Australia Emerson 6 4 7 6  
    9  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
     New Zealand Woolf 3 2 4      
      9  Australia Emerson 6 4 4 6 6
       France Molinari 4 6 6 3 4  
     Australia Kendall 3 3 4    
     France Molinari 6 6 6      
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     France Haillet 6 6 6      
     France Matton 1 0 2      
       France Haillet 2 6 4 6 2  
       South Africa Vermaak 6 1 6 3 6  
     South Africa Vermaak 6 6 6    
     France Renavand 3 2 4      
       South Africa Vermaak 6 6 6    
       Austria Legenstein 1 3 3    
    13  Australia Laver 6 4 6 8    
 Netherlands Van Eysden 2 1 2          South Africa Weedon 2 6 1 6    
 South Africa Weedon 6 6 6           13  Australia Laver 4 6 2 5 4
 United States Frost 6 6 6            Austria Legenstein 6 4 6 7 6  
 Czechoslovakia Schonborn 3 2 4          United States Frost 5 6 3 2  
 France Viron 6 6 2 1        Austria Legenstein 7 4 6 6    
 Austria Legenstein 8 4 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Belgium Brichant 6 6 6
France De Kermadec 1 2 3 5 Belgium Brichant 6 8 6
France Deniau 6 4 1 6 3 Hungary Ádám-Stolpa 3 6 2
Hungary Ádám-Stolpa 1 6 6 4 6 5 Belgium Brichant 8 7 6
South Africa Segal 7 6 2 6 Brazil Fernandes 6 5 3
South Africa Mandelstam 5 1 6 3 South Africa Segal 7 4 6 3
Brazil Fernandes 7 6 2 6 Brazil Fernandes 9 6 3 6
Australia Hewitt 5 1 6 3 5 Belgium Brichant 6 6 6
12 Italy Sirola 6 6 6 Denmark Nielsen 0 1 4
United Kingdom Pickard 1 4 4 12 Italy Sirola 5 7 11 6
Brazil Mandarino 6 6 2 3 6 Netherlands Maris 7 5 9 4
Netherlands Maris 2 0 6 6 8 12 Italy Sirola 2 3 4
Sweden Johansson 6 6 2 1 2 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6
Germany Ecklebe 0 3 6 6 6 Germany Ecklebe 2 3 4
Australia Jacques 1 4 4 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6
Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Mark 6 6 3 3 6
France Jalabert 1 2 6 6 1 Australia Mark 3 6 2 1
Mexico Contreras 6 8 6 Mexico Contreras 6 4 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikolic 4 6 3 Mexico Contreras 1 2 6 6 2
Chile Rodríguez 6 3 6 0 6 11 United Kingdom Knight 6 6 4 2 6
France Perreau-Saussine 3 6 4 6 4 Chile Rodríguez 6 2 1
Poland Licis 11 United Kingdom Knight 8 6 6
11 United Kingdom Knight 11 United Kingdom Knight 6 7 3 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 6 7 7 5 Czechoslovakia Javorský 4 5 6 1
France Lasry 0 9 9 7 France Lasry 6 2 4 3
Germany Bungert 7 6 10 6 2 Brazil Barnes 3 6 6 6
Brazil Barnes 5 3 12 8 6 Brazil Barnes 0 6 9 5
Chile Aguirre 0 2 4 Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 3 11 7
Hungary Jancso 6 6 6 Hungary Jancso 3 2 6 2
Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 4 2 6 11 Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 6 4 6
6 France Darmon 4 6 6 3 9

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović            
 Colombia Alvarez                Colombia Alvarez 11 5 6 5 0  
 France Bresson 6 3 2 0 r      Denmark Ulrich 9 7 4 7 6  
 Denmark Ulrich 1 6 6 2          Denmark Ulrich 3 8 6 6 6  
 Australia Woodcock 6 6 6            South Africa Forbes 6 10 2 1 1  
 France Vincent 2 1 2          Australia Woodcock 6 6 6 6 3
     South Africa Forbes 8 3 0 8 6  
       Denmark Ulrich 5 3 4    
      3  Italy Pietrangeli 7 6 6    
     Spain Couder 2 6 8 6    
     South Africa Fancutt 6 4 6 1    
       Spain Couder 3 2 2    
      3  Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6      
     Mexico Llamas 3 6 5 2  
    3  Italy Pietrangeli 6 3 7 6    
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Sweden Schmidt 6 3 4      
     Poland Skonecki 8 6 6      
       Poland Skonecki 5 1 3      
      10  Czechoslovakia Drobný 7 6 6      
     France Grandet 0 3 6    
    10  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 8      
      10  Czechoslovakia Drobný 4 6 4 3  
       Australia Mulligan 6 3 6 6  
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Keretic 1 5 1      
     Australia Mulligan 6 7 6      
       Australia Mulligan 2 6 6 6  
      7  United States Douglas 6 3 3 1    
     Colombia Salas          
    7  United States Douglas            
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     France Pilet 6 2 2 6 6  
     Mexico Palafox 2 6 6 3 0  
       France Pilet 6 6 6 3 4  
      15  New Zealand Gerrard 1 4 4 6 6  
     France Nys 4 3 2    
    15  New Zealand Gerrard 6 6 6      
      15  New Zealand Gerrard 3 0 0    
      2  Australia Fraser 6 6 6    
     Australia Gorman 3 4 6 4    
     United Kingdom Mills 6 6 4 6    
       United Kingdom Mills 4 6 8    
      2  Australia Fraser 6 8 10      
     Hungary Gulyás          
    2  Australia Fraser            
 

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