1963 French Championships – Men's Singles

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1963 French Championships
Champion   Australia Roy Emerson
Runner-up   France Pierre Darmon
Final score   3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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 < 1962 1964 > 

Roy Emerson defeated Pierre Darmon 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1963 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Roy Emerson (Champion)
  2. Spain Manuel Santana (Semifinals)
  3. France Pierre Darmon (Final)
  4. Australia Ken Fletcher (Quarterfinals)
  5. Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist (Second round)
  6. Australia Bob Hewitt (Fourth round)
  7. India Ramanathan Krishnan (Second round)
  8. United Kingdom Billy Knight (Fourth round)
  1. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (Quarterfinals)
  2. Australia Martin Mulligan (Third round)
  3. Australia Tony Roche (First round)
  4. Australia Fred Stolle (Second round)
  5. West Germany Wilhelm Bungert (Second round)
  6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić (Third round)
  7. Hungary István Gulyás (Third round)
  8. West Germany Christian Kuhnke (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Roy Emerson 6 4 6 6 6  
9  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 8 6 1 3 4  
  1  Australia Roy Emerson 8 6 6      
   United Kingdom Michael Sangster 6 3 4      
4  Australia Ken Fletcher 6 3 8 3  
   United Kingdom Michael Sangster 8 6 6 6    
    1  Australia Roy Emerson 3 6 6 6  
  3  France Pierre Darmon 6 1 4 4  
   United Kingdom Robert Keith Wilson 3 4 3      
3  France Pierre Darmon 6 6 6      
3  France Pierre Darmon 6 4 2 9 6
  2  Spain Manuel Santana 3 6 6 7 2  
 France Jean-Claude Barclay 6 2 0 6 3
  2  Spain Manuel Santana 1 6 6 2 6  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
     Spain Arilla 4 4 0      
      1  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
       Tunisia Belkhodja 2 4 1      
     Tunisia Belkhodja 6 6 6    
     Australia Newcombe 4 2 2      
      1  Australia Emerson 5 6 6 4 6
      16  West Germany Kuhnke 7 3 2 6 4
    16  West Germany Kuhnke 6 6 6      
     United States Hoogs 4 4 1      
      16  West Germany Kuhnke 6 6 7    
       Czechoslovakia Drobný 3 0 5      
     Australia Hillebrand 6 4 6 2 6
     Czechoslovakia Drobný 3 6 3 6 8  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  United Kingdom Knight 1 7 4 6 6  
     South Africa Forbes 6 5 6 4 0  
      8  United Kingdom Knight 2 6 7 6    
       France Barthes 6 1 5 2    
     France Barthes 6 6 6    
     Hungary Szikszay 2 3 3      
      8  United Kingdom Knight 7 2 4 6 2
      9  Italy Pietrangeli 5 6 6 2 6
    9  Italy Pietrangeli 10 6 6      
 Australia Keller 1 2 1          Brazil Koch 8 3 0      
 Brazil Koch 6 6 6           9  Italy Pietrangeli 6 2 6 10  
 France Matton 2 2 2            West Germany Stuck 3 6 2 8    
 Italy Gaudenzi 6 6 6          Italy Gaudenzi 6 2 3 4  
 West Germany Stuck 6 6 6          West Germany Stuck 3 6 6 6    
 South Africa Zeeman 1 1 1      

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Australia Fletcher
Ecuador Zuleta 4 Australia Fletcher 7 2 6 6
Brazil Mandarino 7 7 6 Brazil Mandarino 5 6 4 1
Chile Aguirre 5 5 4 4 Australia Fletcher 6 7 0 2 6
France Bresson 6 2 2 6 6 Chile Rodríguez 1 5 6 6 2
Netherlands Maris 3 6 6 3 3 France Bresson 1 3 6 6
Chile Rodríguez 6 6 6 Chile Rodríguez 6 6 4 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 4 0 3 4 Australia Fletcher 6 6 6 4 6
13 West Germany Bungert 1 6 7 2 8 France Renavand 3 1 8 6 4
Belgium Drossart 6 2 5 6 6 13 West Germany Bungert 4 2 7 8 4
France Renavand 6 5 2 9 6 France Renavand 6 6 5 6 6
Australia Holland 2 7 6 7 1 France Renavand 6 7 3 0 6
Australia Woodcock 2 6 6 6 France Beust 3 5 6 6 1
Italy Tacchini 6 4 1 2 Australia Woodcock 2 3 6 3
France Beust 6 4 7 6 France Beust 6 6 2 6
France Montrenaud 0 6 5 4

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Sweden Lundquist
Italy Pirro 5 Sweden Lundquist
Australia Jacques 2 2 3 United Kingdom Taylor
United Kingdom Taylor 6 6 6 United Kingdom Taylor 3 6 6 11
South Africa McMillan 2 6 1 Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 8 3 13
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bey 6 8 6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bey 2 1 4
Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 7 6 Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 6 6
France Grinda 2 5 3 Czechoslovakia Javorský 9 4 8 2 2
12 Australia Stolle United Kingdom Sangster 7 6 6 6 6
France Abdesselam 12 Australia Stolle 6 4 3 1
Switzerland Sturdza 2 2 9 6 4 United Kingdom Sangster 1 6 6 6
United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 7 2 6 United Kingdom Sangster 6 2 0 6 6
France Jauffret 4 6 3 6 6 Spain Couder 3 6 6 2 1
United Kingdom Hann 6 4 6 3 2 France Jauffret 7 4 4
United States Vincent 9 2 1 Spain Couder 9 6 6
Spain Couder 11 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
New Zealand Crookenden 6 6 6
Italy Merlo 2 2 4 New Zealand Crookenden 1 1 4
West Germany Kreinberg 7 6 6 8 West Germany Kreinberg 6 6 6
11 Australia Roche 9 2 4 6 West Germany Kreinberg 2 0 3
Poland Licis 5 1 1 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6
Australia Howe 7 6 6 Australia Howe 2 1 0
France Boutboul 4 4 6 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6
United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 8 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6
South Africa Drysdale 9 6 11 6 Australia Hewitt 1 2 4
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Salomon 7 3 9 South Africa Drysdale 7 6 1 6
Romania Ţiriac 6 6 6 Romania Ţiriac 9 1 6 8
France Leclercq 4 3 2 Romania Ţiriac 6 1 2 5
France Jauffret 7 4 3 4 6 Australia Hewitt 2 6 6 7
Belgium Brichant 5 6 6 6 Belgium Brichant 6 6 3 2
France Bouteleux 6 Australia Hewitt 8 4 6 6
6 Australia Hewitt

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Brazil Fernandes 5 5 2
France Duxin 7 7 6 France Duxin 3 6 6 3 3
Australia Lane 4 6 8 7 Australia Lane 6 4 4 6 6
West Germany Ecklebe 6 2 6 5 Australia Lane 3 6 6 6
Spain Arilla 5 6 6 6 6 14 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 2 2 2
South Africa Diepraam 7 8 2 4 1 Spain Arilla 3 4 2
Chile Pinto Bravo 3 2 8 14 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 6 6
14 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 6 10 Australia Lane 7 5 2 4
United States Rubinoff 1 6 0 r 3 France Darmon 5 7 6 6
France Contet 6 8 1 France Contet 1 11 6 7
Australia Fraser 6 6 6 Australia Fraser 6 9 3 5
France Rinderknech 4 2 2 France Contet 2 4 3
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Black 3 2 2 3 France Darmon 6 6 6
South Africa Segal 6 6 6 South Africa Segal 3 2 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelic 3 France Darmon 6 6 6
3 France Darmon

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 France Barclay            
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Presecki                France Barclay 6 7 6 6    
 Italy Maggi 4 2 6 6 6      Italy Maggi 1 9 1 4    
 United States Fisher 6 6 3 2 3        France Barclay 6 5 6 6    
 Colombia Alvarez 6 6 6           10  Australia Mulligan 1 7 1 4    
 Czechoslovakia Strobl 3 1 2          Colombia Alvarez 7 4 Disqualifed    
    10  Australia Mulligan 5 4        
       France Barclay 6 2 6 6  
       Brazil Barnes 4 6 3 3  
     Brazil Barnes 9 9 7      
     France Destremau 7 7 5      
       Brazil Barnes 7 6 6    
       United Kingdom Pickard 5 1 2      
     United Kingdom Pickard          
    7  India Krishnan w/o          
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     West Germany Buding            
     Australia Davidson            
       Australia Davidson 6 6 2 11    
      15  Hungary Gulyás 4 2 6 9    
     Romania Marmureanu 1 3 6 3  
    15  Hungary Gulyás 6 6 3 6    
       Australia Davidson 0 4 4    
      2  Spain Santana 6 6 6    
     France Jalabert 5 6 0 2    
     New Zealand Mc Kenzie 7 1 6 6    
       New Zealand Mc Kenzie 4 10 2    
      2  Spain Santana 6 12 6      
     Argentina Soriano 5 4 4    
    2  Spain Santana 7 6 6      
 

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