1972 French Open – Men's Singles

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1972 French Open
Champion   Spain Andrés Gimeno
Runner-up   France Patrick Proisy
Final score   4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
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
 < 1971 1973 > 

Andrés Gimeno defeated Patrick Proisy 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1972 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. -
  2. Romania Ilie Năstase, (First Round)
  3. United States Stan Smith, (Quarterfinals)
  4. Spain Manuel Orantes, (Semifinals)
  5. South Africa Bob Hewitt, (First Round)
  6. Spain Andrés Gimeno, (Champion)
  7. France Pierre Barthes, (Third Round)
  1. -
  2. France Patrick Proisy, (Finals)
  3. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli, (Semifinals)
  4. United States Clark Graebner, (Third Round)
  5. United States Jimmy Connors, (Second Round)
  6. Chile Jaime Fillol Sr., (Second Round)
  7. Czechoslovakia František Pala, (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   Italy Adriano Panatta 6 9 3 3    
10  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 8 7 6 6    
  10  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6 3 1 6 3  
  6  Spain Andrés Gimeno 4 6 6 2 6  
3  United States Stan Smith 1 9 0 6  
  6  Spain Andrés Gimeno 6 7 6 7    
    6  Spain Andrés Gimeno 4 6 6 6  
  9  France Patrick Proisy 6 3 1 1  
   United States Harold Solomon 4 7 3 2    
4  Spain Manuel Orantes 6 5 6 6    
4  Spain Manuel Orantes 3 5 2    
  9  France Patrick Proisy 6 7 6      
9  France Patrick Proisy 6 6 2 6 6
   Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3 8 6 2 1  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
2 Romania I Năstase 6 7 4 3
Italy A Panatta 1 9 6 6 A Panatta 6 2 7 6
Q Soviet Union V Korotkov 10 0 6 5 6 Q V Korotkov 1 6 5 3
Australia C Dibley 8 6 2 7 3 A Panatta 6 7 6 6
Pakistan H Rahim 6 3 8 4 3 R Moore 0 9 3 2
South Africa R Moore 2 6 6 6 6 R Moore
Q Chile P Cornejo 3 4 6 1 A Pattison w/o
Rhodesia A Pattison 6 6 4 6 A Panatta 6 9 3 3
7 France P Barthes 10 A Metreveli 8 7 6 6
Australia L Hoad w/o 7 P Barthes 6 6 6
Q Australia G Masters 6 6 6 Q G Masters 3 3 4
Poland T Nowicki 1 1 2 7 P Barthes 6 2 12 3
10 Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 2 6 6 10 A Metreveli 8 6 10 6
West Germany H Elschenbroich 3 6 4 3 10 A Metreveli 6 6 7 7
Q Poland W Gasiorek 5 6 6 6 Q W Gasiorek 0 4 9 5
South Africa P Cramer 7 4 4 3

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3 United States S Smith 6 6 6
France JL Rouyer 4 2 4 3 S Smith 6 7 7 6
Q Soviet Union T Kakoulia 0 1 5 B Mignot 3 5 9 3
Belgium B Mignot 6 6 7 3 S Smith 6 6 6
14 Czechoslovakia F Pala 6 7 6 14 F Pala 4 0 3
Peru A Olmedo 2 5 2 14 F Pala 10 10 9 8
Q United States B Gottfried 6 6 6 Q B Gottfried 8 8 11 6
France P Dominguez 2 3 1 3 S Smith 1 9 0 6
6 Spain A Gimeno 6 6 6 6 A Gimeno 6 7 6 7
Chile J Pinto-Bravo 2 2 1 6 A Gimeno 6 6 6
Q France D Contet 0 2 0 R Holmberg 1 3 1
United States R Holmberg 6 6 6 6 A Gimeno 3 6 5 6 6
11 United States C Graebner 6 6 6 11 C Graebner 6 3 7 2 1
Brazil T Koch 2 0 2 11 C Graebner 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 1 6 6 1 6 Q J Hřebec 1 0 4
Hungary I Gulyás 6 2 2 6 3

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
United States H Solomon 6
Australia M Mulligan 1 r. H Solomon 6 7 6
Q Spain A Muñoz 3 5 6 12 J Connors 4 5 1
12 United States J Connors 6 7 8 H Solomon 3 8 6 6 6
Hungary S Baranyi 6 9 6 Q G Vilas 6 10 2 4 4
Romania I Ţiriac 2 7 3 S Baranyi 6 2 7 6 3
Q Argentina G Vilas 0 8 8 2 6 Q G Vilas 3 6 5 8 6
5 South Africa B Hewitt 6 6 6 6 2 H Solomon 4 7 3 2
Australia D Crealy 2 6 9 4 4 M Orantes 6 5 6 6
Italy N Pietrangeli 6 3 11 6 N Pietrangeli 6 6 4 6
Q United Kingdom J De Mendoza 6 6 4 2 13 J Fillol Sr. 3 2 6 4
13 Chile J Fillol Sr. 2 8 6 6 N Pietrangeli 2 1 3
France G Goven w/o 4 M Orantes 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović B Jovanović 0 1 0
Q Italy E Di Matteo 6 1 7 1 4 M Orantes 6 6 6
4 Spain M Orantes 4 6 9 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
Spain J Gisbert Sr 6 6 8
Czechoslovakia V Zednik 4 3 6 J Gisbert Sr 4 3 6 6
Q Brazil J Mandarino 2 6 3 9 P Proisy 6 6 2 8
9 France P Proisy 6 8 6 9 P Proisy 6 1 6 6
Italy P Bertolucci 0 4 1 Q I Fletcher 4 6 2 3
France F Jauffret 6 6 6 F Jauffret 8 3 2 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 4 4 1 Q I Fletcher 6 6 6 6
Q Australia I Fletcher 6 6 6 9 P Proisy 6 6 2 6 6
New Zealand O Parun 6 6 8 J Kodeš 3 8 6 2 1
United States T Gorman 3 3 6 O Parun 2 4 2
Q West Germany J Fassbender 1 4 1 B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6
Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 B Phillips-Moore 4 2 4
Hungary P Szőke 5 6 4 3 J Kodeš 6 6 6
South Africa F McMillan 7 2 6 6 F McMillan 3 0 3
Q France JC Barclay 5 7 6 2 J Kodeš 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 7 9 2 6

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