1970 French Open – Men's Singles

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1970 French Open
Champion   Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Runner-up   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Final score   6–2, 6–4, 6–0
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
 < 1969 1971 > 

Jan Kodeš defeated Željko Franulović 6–2, 6–4, 6–0 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1970 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Romania Ilie Năstase, (Quarterfinals)
  2. United States Stan Smith, (First Round)
  3. Spain Manuel Santana, (Fourth Round)
  4. United States Arthur Ashe, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović, (Finals)
  6. South Africa Bob Hewitt, (Second Round)
  7. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš, (Champion)
  8. United States Cliff Richey, (Semifinals)
  1. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli, (Fourth Round)
  2. Romania Ion Ţiriac, (Fourth Round)
  3. France François Jauffret, (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Lew Hoad, (Fourth Round)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes, (Fourth Round)
  6. France Georges Goven, (Semifinals)
  7. Australia Ray Ruffels, (Third Round)
  8. Australia Dick Crealy, (Fourth Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   Australia Martin Mulligan 1 3 5      
7  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 6 7      
  7  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 2 6 5 6 6  
  14  France Georges Goven 6 2 7 2 3  
14  France Georges Goven 8 6 6 6  
  11  France François Jauffret 6 8 2 1    
    7  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 6 6    
  5  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 2 4 0    
  5  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 6 3 10 4 6  
4  United States Arthur Ashe 3 6 8 6 3  
5  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 6 4 1 7 7
  8  United States Cliff Richey 4 6 6 5 5  
8  United States Cliff Richey 7 9 4 6  
  1  Romania Ilie Năstase 5 7 6 3    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
2 United States S Smith w/o
France JP Meyer JP Meyer 1 2 4
Hungary P Szőke 4 6 5 6 6 P Szőke 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović 6 4 7 4 3 P Szőke 2 3 9
Chile J Fillol Sr. 3 7 2 6 6 J Fillol Sr. 6 6 11
Italy S Palmieri 6 5 6 0 3 J Fillol Sr. 3 1 6 6 10
Switzerland D Sturdza 2 1 2 T Addison 6 6 3 4 8
Australia T Addison 6 6 6 J Fillol Sr. 4 7 6 5 6
15 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6 M Mulligan 6 5 3 7 8
France P Joly 2 2 2 15 R Ruffels 7 6 6
Chile P Cornejo 6 6 1 3 6 P Cornejo 5 4 2
South Africa K Diepraam 3 3 6 6 2 15 R Ruffels 9 3 6 0
Ecuador PJF Guzman w/o M Mulligan 11 6 1 6
United States T Gorman T Gorman 4 3 3
United States B Seewagen 7 0 1 M Mulligan 6 6 6
Australia M Mulligan 9 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
7 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 6
France JB Chanfreau 0 1 3 7 J Kodeš 6 6 6
Australia R Howe 6 8 6 8 R Howe 4 1 2
United States J Osborne 1 10 2 6 7 J Kodeš 6 6 6
Austria H Kary S Koudelka 0 1 2
New Zealand O Parun w/o H Kary w/o
Czechoslovakia S Koudelka 6 6 6 S Koudelka
United States D O'Bryant 1 1 2 7 J Kodeš 4 7 4 6 6
10 Romania I Ţiriac 6 6 6 10 I Ţiriac 6 5 6 2 2
France J Courcol 1 0 4 10 I Ţiriac 6 2 7 6
Italy E Di Matteo 3 6 6 6 E Di Matteo 4 6 5 1
South Africa A Segal 6 0 1 1 10 I Ţiriac 6 9 6
Australia B Carmichael 6 3 3 6 6 G Battrick 2 7 3
India J Mukherjea 4 6 6 3 2 B Carmichael 3 2 4
France F Matheu 3 2 7 4 G Battrick 6 6 6
United Kingdom G Battrick 6 6 5 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
3 Spain M Santana 6 6 6
France D Contet 2 1 1 3 M Santana 6 6 7
Australia P Kronk 4 2 3 J McManus 1 2 5
United States J McManus 6 6 6 3 M Santana 2 6 6 6
West Germany J Fassbender 3 7 3 5 S Baranyi 6 3 4 3
United States B MacKay 6 5 6 7 B MacKay 2 6 10 2 1
Belgium C De Gronckel 4 1 1 S Baranyi 6 2 8 6 6
Hungary S Baranyi 6 6 6 3 M Santana 6 4 3 6 0
14 France G Goven 6 6 6 14 G Goven 3 6 6 1 6
Australia C Dibley 2 3 2 14 G Goven 6 6 6
West Germany H-J Plötz 6 5 6 3 6 HJ Plötz 3 2 0
United Kingdom S Matthews 2 7 2 6 3 14 G Goven 7 8 6
Romania P Marmureanu 6 6 6 P Marmureanu 5 6 3
Australia R Keldie 3 3 2 P Marmureanu 7 13 6
Sweden H Zahr 4 3 4 I Buding 5 11 2
West Germany I Buding 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
6 South Africa B Hewitt 6 7 6
United Kingdom D Lloyd 2 5 3 6 B Hewitt 8 3 4 8 4
Italy P Marzano 4 6 2 5 V Zednik 6 6 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia V Zednik 6 4 6 7 V Zednik 4 7 6 3 r.
Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 A Panatta 6 9 3 4
France W N'Godrella 1 0 3 B Phillips-Moore 5 6 0 6 10
Italy A Panatta 2 4 6 6 6 A Panatta 7 1 6 2 12
Australia J Alexander 6 6 3 2 4 A Panatta 3 4 0
11 France F Jauffret 7 6 6 11 F Jauffret 6 6 6
Japan K Watanabe 5 3 1 11 F Jauffret 6 1 6 6
Soviet Union A Volkov 4 4 7 P Beust 2 6 1 1
France P Beust 6 6 9 11 F Jauffret 6 5 7 6
Australia G Perkins 6 6 4 3 5 P Dent 1 7 5 3
South Africa T Ryan 2 2 6 6 7 T Ryan 1 2 3
Australia P Dent P Dent 6 6 6
Spain JL Arilla w/o

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Colombia W Alvarez 6 3 2 1
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 4 6 6 6 J Kukal 6 6 1 4
France JL Rouyer 7 4 2 7 6 JL Rouyer 2 8 6 6
Chile J Pinto-Bravo 5 6 6 5 4 JL Rouyer 4 5 4
France C Duxin 4 6 2 0 12 L Hoad 6 7 6
United States C Pasarell 6 3 6 6 C Pasarell 4 6 4 4
West Germany H Elschenbroich 6 3 6 3 5 12 L Hoad 6 3 6 6
12 Australia L Hoad 2 6 4 6 7 12 L Hoad 3 3 4
West Germany K Meiler w/o 5 Z Franulović 6 6 6
Soviet Union T Kakoulia T Kakoulia 6 2 6 0 4
Australia J Bartlett 6 2 2 6 3 J Loyo-Mayo 3 6 2 6 6
Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 3 6 6 3 6 J Loyo-Mayo 1 2 2
Australia P Doerner 6 4 6 3 5 Z Franulović 6 6 6
Poland W Gasiorek 8 6 2 6 W Gasiorek 1 2 6 8 7
United States R Barth 3 4 3 5 Z Franulović 6 6 4 6 9
5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
South Africa J Krinsky 5 9 3 6 4
France B Montrenaud 7 7 6 1 6 B Montrenaud 4 12 6 3 2
Australia A Stone 7 6 6 A Stone 6 10 2 6 6
Rhodesia A Pattison 5 4 3 A Stone 3 3 0
Spain J Gisbert Sr 6 6 5 1 6 13 M Orantes 6 6 6
France JC Barclay 3 3 7 6 1 J Gisbert Sr 2 4 3
Brazil J Mandarino 3 7 2 1 13 M Orantes 6 6 6
13 Spain M Orantes 6 5 6 6 13 M Orantes 6 4 2 2
Italy N Pietrangeli 5 6 6 6 4 A Ashe 3 6 6 6
Soviet Union S Likhachev 7 1 3 1 N Pietrangeli 1 6 6 6
France J Lovera 0 0 4 P Hombergen 6 1 3 2
Belgium P Hombergen 6 6 6 N Pietrangeli 6 4 4
United Kingdom K Wooldridge 6 2 9 4 A Ashe 8 6 6
South Africa B Freer 8 6 11 B Freer 1 0 3
Poland M Rybarczyk 0 2 0 4 A Ashe 6 6 6
4 United States A Ashe 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Poland T Nowicki 6 6 6
Greece N Kalogeropoulos 3 3 4 T Nowicki 1 2 1
Czechoslovakia F Pala 6 7 6 F Pala 6 6 6
South Africa R Seegers 1 5 2 F Pala 4 2 9 6 1
Australia G Masters 6 3 3 6 6 9 A Metreveli 6 6 7 4 6
Austria P Pokorny 1 6 6 2 1 G Masters 5 3 2
Italy M Di Domenico 4 1 6 9 A Metreveli 7 6 6
9 Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 8 9 A Metreveli 6 4 6
Ecuador E Zuleta 6 8 6 8 C Richey 8 6 8
Argentina R Peralta 3 6 3 E Zuleta 2 6 3
Chile P Rodríguez 6 7 2 6 P Rodríguez 6 8 6
Italy F Bartoni 2 5 6 3 P Rodríguez 2 2 0
South Africa D Schroder 6 6 6 8 C Richey 6 6 6
Australia R Rheinberger 2 4 0 D Schroder 2 2 4
France J Thamin 0 1 4 8 C Richey 6 6 6
8 United States C Richey 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Italy E Castigliano 1 4 6 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear 6 6 3 6 N Špear 6 6 6
France J-F Caujolle 3 7 0 E Drossart 2 4 2
Belgium E Drossart 6 9 6 N Špear 4 6 1 1
Japan J Kuki 4 6 3 3 16 D Crealy 6 1 6 6
Hungary I Gulyás 6 2 6 6 I Gulyás 7 1 7 8 3
Spain A Muñoz 2 6 4 4 16 D Crealy 9 6 5 6 6
16 Australia D Crealy 6 3 6 6 16 D Crealy 4 3 4
Jamaica DR Russell 3 7 4 6 4 1 I Năstase 6 6 6
West Germany HJ Pohmann 6 5 6 3 6 HJ Pohmann 3 6 2 3
Hungary R Machán 6 1 2 4 M Leclercq 6 2 6 6
France M Leclercq 4 6 6 6 M Leclercq 2 1 4
Australia I Fletcher 5 6 6 1 6 1 I Năstase 6 6 6
Hungary G Varga 7 2 1 6 4 I Fletcher 0 1 0
France P Proisy 5 3 2 1 I Năstase 6 6 6
1 Romania I Năstase 7 6 6

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