1969 French Open – Men's Singles

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1969 French Open
Champion   Australia Rod Laver
Runner-up   Australia Ken Rosewall
Final score   6–4, 6–3, 6–4
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
 < 1968 1970 > 

Rod Laver defeated Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1969 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver, (Champion)
  2. Australia Tony Roche, (Semifinals)
  3. Australia Ken Rosewall, (Final)
  4. Australia John Newcombe, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Netherlands Tom Okker, (Semifinals)
  6. United States Arthur Ashe, (Fourth round)
  7. Australia Roy Emerson, (Fourth round)
  8. Spain Andrés Gimeno, (Quarterfinals)
  1. Spain Manuel Santana, (Fourth round)
  2. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović, (Quarterfinals)
  3. United States Marty Riessen, (Second round)
  4. Egypt Ismail El Shafei, (Third round)
  5. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš, (Fourth round)
  6. South Africa Bob Hewitt, (Third round)
  7. United States Earl Butch Buchholz, (Second round)
  8. United States Stan Smith, (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  2  Australia Tony Roche 4 7 6 4 6  
10  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 6 5 0 6 1  
  2  Australia Tony Roche 5 2 2      
  3  Australia Ken Rosewall 7 6 6      
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 12 4 7 6  
   Australia Fred Stolle 10 6 5 2    
    3  Australia Ken Rosewall 4 3 4    
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6    
  5  Netherlands Tom Okker 5 6 4 6 6  
4  Australia John Newcombe 7 2 6 2 2  
5  Netherlands Tom Okker 6 0 2 4  
  1  Australia Rod Laver 4 6 6 6    
8  Spain Andrés Gimeno 6 3 4 3  
  1  Australia Rod Laver 3 6 6 6    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
2 Australia T Roche
India C Mukherjea w/o 2 T Roche 7 6 6
West Germany HJ Pohmann 6 6 6 HJ Pohmann 5 2 1
Italy A Panatta 2 2 3 2 T Roche 6 6 6
United Kingdom K Wooldridge 3 4 2 A Stone 3 4 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 6 6 N Pilić 6 7 3 3 4
Iran MH Akbari 4 4 0 A Stone 4 5 6 6 6
Australia A Stone 6 6 6 2 T Roche 6 8 6
15 United States EB Buchholz 6 6 6 W Gasiorek 4 6 2
Italy G Di Maso 1 0 2 15 EB Buchholz 1 0 4
Poland W Gasiorek 4 6 1 6 6 W Gasiorek 6 6 6
France D Contet 6 4 6 2 2 W Gasiorek 6 6 6
Australia P Dent 0 7 3 6 7 S Koudelka 2 1 3
Iran T Akbari 6 5 6 3 5 P Dent 6 0 6 0
Czechoslovakia S Koudelka 6 7 7 S Koudelka 1 6 8 6
West Germany J Fassbender 4 5 5

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
7 Australia R Emerson 3 6 5 6 6
South Africa R Moore 6 2 7 0 3 7 R Emerson 6 6 6
Poland T Nowicki T Nowicki 3 2 2
Ecuador PJF Guzman w/o 7 R Emerson 6 4 6 6
Italy E Castigliano 1 4 3 M Di Domenico 2 6 1 4
Italy M Di Domenico 6 6 6 M Di Domenico 5 6 6 6
Australia J Bartlett 6 1 6 5 6 J Bartlett 7 4 4 4
Colombia I Molina 4 6 3 7 4 7 R Emerson 6 3 0 2
10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 6 6 6 10 Z Franulović 1 6 6 6
France B De Troye 1 3 2 10 Z Franulović 6 6 6
Sweden H Nerell 6 6 3 6 H Nerell 0 2 0
Australia R Ruffels 0 1 6 4 10 Z Franulović 6 6 6
France P Proisy 6 1 7 5 2 D Ralston 2 0 1
United States D Ralston 1 6 5 7 6 D Ralston 6 6 0 0 6
Soviet Union T Lejus 5 2 7 5 P Rodríguez 2 4 6 6 4
Chile P Rodríguez 7 6 5 7

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
3 Australia K Rosewall 7 6 6
France M Leclercq 5 4 2 3 K Rosewall 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia M Holeček M Holeček 0 3 1
United Kingdom R Taylor w/o 3 K Rosewall 4 6 6 6
United States T Edlefsen 6 6 4 2 M Mulligan 6 2 2 1
France F Jauffret 2 8 6 6 F Jauffret 0 7 6 2
Soviet Union V Palman 3 4 4 M Mulligan 6 9 4 6
Australia M Mulligan 6 6 6 3 K Rosewall 6 6 6
14 South Africa B Hewitt 8 6 6 I Gulyás 1 2 1
United States R Holmberg 6 2 4 14 B Hewitt 6 6 6
Australia G Masters 4 3 2 JC Barclay 4 4 2
France JC Barclay 6 6 6 14 B Hewitt 9 0 6 5
Italy P Toci 3 6 6 6 6 I Gulyás 11 6 0 7
Italy G Merlo 6 4 4 8 4 P Toci 4 6 3
Hungary I Gulyás 6 5 6 8 I Gulyás 6 8 6
United States T Gorman 3 7 1 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
6 United States A Ashe 6 6 6
Canada H Fauquier 2 0 3 6 A Ashe 6 2 4 6 6
France J Courcol 5 7 6 6 J Courcol 2 6 6 3 2
Italy E Di Matteo 7 5 1 0 6 A Ashe 6 6 6
France JL Rouyer 6 6 6 B Phillips-Moore 4 3 1
South Africa A Segal 2 2 2 JL Rouyer 6 4 4 4
France F Pierson 1 2 2 B Phillips-Moore 3 6 6 6
Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 6 A Ashe 2 0 4
11 United States M Riessen 6 6 6 F Stolle 6 6 6
France B Montrenaud 4 0 0 11 M Riessen 2 6 8 2 3
Australia F Stolle 6 6 6 F Stolle 6 4 6 6 6
Belgium C De Gronckel 4 0 3 F Stolle 2 6 6 6
Austria P Pokorny 6 8 3 5 J Kukal 6 1 3 4
Italy S Palmieri 3 10 6 7 S Palmieri 2 2 1
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 6 8 0 J Kukal 6 6 6
France R Haillet 1 6 15 r.

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United Kingdom D Lloyd 2 3 1
United States C Richey 6 6 6 C Richey 6 6 8 9
United States M Estep 2 3 1 L Ayala 4 3 10 7
Chile L Ayala 6 6 6 C Richey 6 7 6 6
Soviet Union A Ivanov 0 3 4 12 I El Shafei 2 5 8 1
Czechoslovakia V Zednik 6 6 6 V Zednik 0 1 2
United Kingdom J Barrett 4 4 5 12 I El Shafei 6 6 6
12 Egypt I El Shafei 6 6 7 C Richey 7 3 3
United Kingdom S Matthews 6 0 0 6 8 5 T Okker 9 6 6
Romania I Năstase 3 6 6 4 6 S Matthews 6 8 3 1
Canada M Belkin 6 7 0 r. G Goven 8 6 6 6
France G Goven 4 5 3 G Goven 2 2 5
France P Barthes 6 6 8 5 T Okker 6 6 7
Spain JL Arilla 4 4 6 P Barthes 3 0 4
France B Paul 3 2 0 5 T Okker 6 6 6
5 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
France P Beust 6 6 6 6
Poland M Rybarczyk 2 0 8 1 P Beust 3 4 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Ivancic 2 0 0 R Maud 6 6 6
South Africa R Maud 6 6 6 R Maud 2 6 9 3
Poland A Licis 7 3 3 13 J Kodeš 6 4 11 6
Australia R Howe 9 6 6 R Howe 0 2 6
Belgium E Drossart 1 3 3 13 J Kodeš 6 6 8
13 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 6 13 J Kodeš 1 4 6 10 9
Spain M Orantes 4 6 6 6 4 J Newcombe 6 6 0 8 11
Denmark T Ulrich 6 2 3 3 M Orantes 6 6 6
West Germany HJ Plötz 0 6 6 2 6 Z Guerry 1 3 3
United States Z Guerry 6 2 1 6 8 M Orantes 4 3 6 3
Australia W Bowrey 6 8 6 4 J Newcombe 6 6 4 6
Italy V Crotta 4 6 1 W Bowrey 3 2 2
United States C Pasarell 1 2 5 4 J Newcombe 6 6 6
4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 7

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States A Olmedo 7 4 0
Australia B Carmichael 9 6 6 B Carmichael 6 6 6
South Africa F McMillan 6 6 6 F McMillan 3 1 2
New Zealand O Parun 3 4 4 B Carmichael 2 2 1
Romania I Ţiriac 6 7 6 9 M Santana 6 6 6
Greece N Kalogeropoulos 2 5 0 I Ţiriac 3 5 3
South Africa C Drysdale 7 4 2 0 9 M Santana 6 7 6
9 Spain M Santana 5 6 6 6 9 M Santana 6 6 4 4 0
Colombia W Alvarez 8 A Gimeno 4 2 6 6 1
Jamaica L Lumsden w/o W Alvarez 6 3 5 6
Romania P Marmureanu 6 6 6 P Marmureanu 3 6 7 8
Italy N Pietrangeli 3 3 2 P Marmureanu 4 1 0
West Germany I Buding 6 6 6 8 A Gimeno 6 6 6
Australia A Gardiner 3 0 4 I Buding 1 3 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear w/o 8 A Gimeno 6 6 8
8 Spain A Gimeno

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Romania S Dron 6 4 4 4
India P Lall 4 6 6 6 P Lall 6 6 6
Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 4 7 4 4 T Ryan 1 2 3
South Africa T Ryan 4 6 5 6 6 P Lall 6 3 1 6 0
Belgium P Hombergen 6 8 4 4 8 16 S Smith 3 6 6 4 6
Australia J Alexander 2 6 6 6 6 P Hombergen 3 1 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović 6 6 4 5 4 16 S Smith 6 6 6
16 United States S Smith 3 3 6 7 6 16 S Smith 4 2 4
Republic of Ireland M Hickey 1 3 2 1 R Laver 6 6 6
Italy P Marzano 6 6 6 P Marzano 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia D Stolcer 6 2 1 J Velasco, Sr. 3 4 4
Colombia J Velasco, Sr. 8 6 6 P Marzano 1 0 6
Switzerland D Sturdza 4 6 5 2 1 R Laver 6 6 8
Australia D Crealy 6 4 7 6 D Crealy 6 9 2 2 4
Japan K Watanabe 1 1 1 1 R Laver 3 7 6 6 6
1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6

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