1968 French Open – Men's Doubles

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1968 French Open
Champions   Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
Runners-up   Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
Final score   6–3, 6–4, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1967 1969 > 

Ken Rosewall and Fred Stolle defeated Roy Emerson and Rod Laver 6–3, 6–4, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Doubles title at the 1968 French Open tennis tournament.[1][2]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Australia Rod Laver / Australia Roy Emerson (Final)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle (Champions)
  3. South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan (Semifinals)
  4. Spain Andrés Gimeno / United States Richard Pancho Gonzales (Quarterfinals)
  5. Romania Ilie Năstase / Romania Ion Ţiriac (Semifinals)
  6. Australia Owen Davidson / United Kingdom Michael Sangster (Third Round)
  7. Brazil Thomaz Koch / Brazil José Edison Mandarino (Quarterfinals)
  8. Australia John Alexander / Australia Dick Crealy (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                                   
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall
 Australia Fred Stolle
7 6 6      
7  Brazil Thomaz Koch
 Brazil José Edison Mandarino
5 4 3      
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall
 Australia Fred Stolle
6 6 6      
  3  South Africa Bob Hewitt
 South Africa Frew McMillan
2 3 4      
3  South Africa Bob Hewitt
 South Africa Frew McMillan
6 6 6    
     United Kingdom Gerald Battrick
 United Kingdom Paul Hutchins
1 2 1      
    2  Australia Ken Rosewall
 Australia Fred Stolle
6 6 6    
  1  Australia Roy Emerson
 Australia Rod Laver
3 4 3    
  5  Romania Ilie Năstase
 Romania Ion Ţiriac
6 6 10      
4  Spain Andrés Gimeno
 United States Richard Pancho Gonzales
3 2 8      
5  Romania Ilie Năstase
 Romania Ion Ţiriac
6 13 4 3  
  1  Australia Roy Emerson
 Australia Rod Laver
2 15 6 6    
   West Germany Ingo Buding
 Denmark Torben Ulrich
0 3 4    
  1  Australia Roy Emerson
 Australia Rod Laver
6 6 6      

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    2  Australia K Rosewall
 Australia F Stolle
6 6 6  
     France P Rinderknecht
 France J Vincent
0 0 2  
      2  Australia K Rosewall
 Australia F Stolle
6 6 5 4 6  
 Czechoslovakia M Holeček
 Czechoslovakia J Kukal
6 6 6        Czechoslovakia M Holeček
 Czechoslovakia J Kukal
3 4 7 6 1  
 France B de Troye
 France F Matheu
2 2 4      Czechoslovakia M Holeček
 Czechoslovakia J Kukal
6 6 6
 France A Bouteleux
 France M Leclercq
6 6 8      France A Bouteleux
 France M Leclercq
4 4 4  
 Brazil C Fernandes
 Brazil F Gentil
3 1 6       2  Australia K Rosewall
 Australia F Stolle
7 6 6
7  Brazil T Koch
 Brazil J Mandarino
w/o       7  Brazil T Koch
 Brazil J Mandarino
5 4 3
 France B Montrenaud
 France J Rouyer
    7  Brazil T Koch
 Brazil J Mandarino
6 6 13  
 Australia B Carmichael
 Australia C Stubs
w/o      Australia B Carmichael
 Australia C Stubs
1 0 11  
 France B Boutboul
 France M Berges
      7  Brazil T Koch
 Brazil J Mandarino
6 6 6
 Australia T Addison
 Australia R Ruffels
w/o        Australia T Addison
 Australia R Ruffels
3 0 4      
 Australia J Cooper
 Australia R Keldie
     Australia T Addison
 Australia R Ruffels
6 6 14
 France P Darmon
 France F Jauffret
6 6 6      France P Darmon
 France F Jauffret
3 4 12  
 United States T Edlefsen
 Canada F Tutvin
4 1 4  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
3  South Africa B Hewitt
 South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6  
 France J Fauvet
 France D Grozdanovitch
2 1 2     3  South Africa B Hewitt
 South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6  
 South Africa T Ryan
 South Africa R Summers
3 3 9 3      Poland W Gąsiorek
 Poland B Lewandowski
2 3 0  
 Poland W Gąsiorek
 Poland B Lewandowski
6 6 7 6       3  South Africa B Hewitt
 South Africa F McMillan
6 6 7  
 France P Beust
 France D Contet
6 6 5 7        Belgium C De Gronckel
 New Zealand B Fairlie
1 1 5  
 Australia R Hawkes
 New Zealand O Parun
1 4 7 5      France P Beust
 France D Contet
7 3 4 6 4
 France R Haillet
 France J Borotra
0 1 0      Belgium C De Gronckel
 New Zealand B Fairlie
5 6 6 2 6  
 Belgium C De Gronckel
 New Zealand B Fairlie
6 6 6       3  South Africa B Hewitt
 South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6
6  Australia O Davidson
 United Kingdom M Sangster
3 8 6 6        United Kingdom G Battrick
 United Kingdom P Hutchins
1 2 1
 Greece N Kalogeropoulos
 Australia A Stone
6 6 2 4     6  Australia O Davidson
 United Kingdom M Sangster
6 6 6  
 France J Chaban-Delmas
 France H Pellizza
5 3 6 3      Bolivia E Gorostiaga
 South Africa Q Pretorius
1 1 2  
 Bolivia E Gorostiaga
 South Africa Q Pretorius
7 6 2 6       6  Australia O Davidson
 United Kingdom M Sangster
2 4 6 6
 United States H Fitzgibbon
 United States A Fox
       United Kingdom G Battrick
 United Kingdom P Hutchins
6 6 1 8  
 Australia C Dibley
 Jamaica L Lumsden
w/o      Australia C Dibley
 Jamaica L Lumsden
4 7 10 2
 United Kingdom G Battrick
 United Kingdom P Hutchins
w/o      United Kingdom G Battrick
 United Kingdom P Hutchins
6 9 8 6  
 France J Courcol
 France B Paul
 

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Hungary I Gulyás
 Hungary F Komaromi
w/o  
 France P Joly
 France J Molinari
     Hungary I Gulyás
 Hungary F Komaromi
6 6 6 6 3  
 Italy G Di Maso
 Italy S Palmieri
1 2 3      Australia P Dent
 Australia B Giltinan
8 3 8 4 6  
 Australia P Dent
 Australia B Giltinan
6 6 6        Australia P Dent
 Australia B Giltinan
6 2 3 2  
 France J Chanfreau
 France W N'Godrella
0 6 6 6 6       5  Romania I Năstase
 Romania I Ţiriac
4 6 6 6  
 France J Meyer
 France É Derasse
6 4 3 8 3      France J Chanfreau
 France W N'Godrella
2 1 5
 United States N Perry
 Ecuador E Zuleta
1 0 2     5  Romania I Năstase
 Romania I Ţiriac
6 6 7  
5  Romania I Năstase
 Romania I Ţiriac
6 6 6       5  Romania I Năstase
 Romania I Ţiriac
6 6 10
 France J Barclay
 France G Goven
6 4 6 6       4  Spain A Gimeno
 United States R Gonzales
3 2 8
 United Kingdom J Barrett
 United Kingdom D Lloyd
3 6 1 4      France J Barclay
 France G Goven
9 6 6  
 France C Duxin
 France P Proisy
4 3 4      Australia B Phillips-Moore
 United States C Richey
7 3 3  
 Australia B Phillips-Moore
 United States C Richey
6 6 6        France J Barclay
 France G Goven
4 7 4 5
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ž Franulović
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović
6 6 3 8       4  Spain A Gimeno
 United States R Gonzales
6 5 6 7  
 Romania S Dron
 Romania P Marmureanu
4 2 6 6      Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ž Franulović
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović
4 3 4
 Belgium E Drossart
 Belgium P Hombergen
5 2 3     4  Spain A Gimeno
 United States R Gonzales
6 6 6  
4  Spain A Gimeno
 United States R Gonzales
7 6 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 Peru A Acuna
 Peru T Gonzalez
6 1 6 4 0  
 France T Bernasconi
 France J Thamin
2 6 3 6 6      France T Bernasconi
 France J Thamin
1 3 8  
 Colombia P Castillo
 Colombia Á Peña
3 4 1      South Africa R Moore
 South Africa B Maud
6 6 10  
 South Africa R Moore
 South Africa B Maud
6 6 6        South Africa R Moore
 South Africa B Maud
6 3 2 6 1  
 France P Pimpaneau
 France B Vallée
6 0 2 3        West Germany I Buding
 Denmark T Ulrich
4 6 6 3 6  
 West Germany I Buding
 Denmark T Ulrich
4 6 6 6      West Germany I Buding
 Denmark T Ulrich
1 7 6 8
 Canada P Dufour
 France J Cartier
2 1 2     8  Australia J Alexander
 Australia D Crealy
6 5 3 6  
8  Australia J Alexander
 Australia D Crealy
6 6 6        West Germany I Buding
 Denmark T Ulrich
0 3 4
 Australia J Moore
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear
6 6 6       1  Australia R Emerson
 Australia R Laver
6 6 6
 France G Deniau
 France J Auget
3 1 4      Australia J Moore
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear
5 5 6 1  
 Chile P Cornejo
 Chile J Pinto-Bravo
6 7 5 3        United Kingdom M Cox
 United Kingdom B Wilson
7 7 1 6  
 United Kingdom M Cox
 United Kingdom B Wilson
8 5 7 6        United Kingdom M Cox
 United Kingdom B Wilson
3 3 7
      1  Australia R Emerson
 Australia R Laver
6 6 9  
     France M Boulle
 Chile P Rodríguez
1 1 5
    1  Australia R Emerson
 Australia R Laver
6 6 7  
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "1968 Roland Garros Men's Doubles draw". ATP.