1973 French Open – Men's Singles

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1973 French Open
Champion   Romania Ilie Năstase
Runner-up   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
Final score   6–3, 6–3, 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
 < 1972 1974 > 

Ilie Năstase defeated Nikola Pilić 6–3, 6–3, 6–0 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1973 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Stan Smith (Fourth round)
  2. Romania Ilie Năstase (Champion)
  3. n/a
  4. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes (Second round)
  6. Australia John Newcombe (First round)
  7. Spain Andrés Gimeno (Second round)
  8. Italy Adriano Panatta (Semifinalist)
  1. United States Cliff Richey (First round)
  2. United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Quarterfinalist)
  3. France Patrick Proisy (First round)
  4. United States Jimmy Connors (First round)
  5. United Kingdom Mark Cox (Second round)
  6. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Quarterfinalist)
  7. France François Jauffret (Fourth round)
  8. Netherlands Tom Okker (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  2  Romania Ilie Năstase 6 6 7      
10  United Kingdom Roger Taylor 0 2 6      
  2  Romania Ilie Năstase 6 6 6      
   United States Tom Gorman 3 4 1      
14  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 4 6 6 1  
   United States Tom Gorman 6 7 4 6    
    2  Romania Ilie Năstase 6 6 6    
   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić 3 3 0    
   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić 6 6 3 6    
 Italy Paolo Bertolucci 3 4 6 4    
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić 6 6 6    
  8  Italy Adriano Panatta 4 3 2      
8  Italy Adriano Panatta 6 5 6 6  
  16  Netherlands Tom Okker 3 7 3 4    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
2 Romania Năstase 6 6
Chile Pinto-Bravo 1 4 2 Năstase 6 6
Japan Sakai 2 3 Hřebec 2 4
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 6 6 2 Năstase 6 6 6
West Germany Fassbender 6 1 6 Fassbender 2 1 3
France Naegelen 2 6 1 Fassbender 6 7
Mexico Lara 7 6 Lara 3 6
France Joly 6 1 2 Năstase 6 6 6
15 France Jauffret 7 6 15 Jauffret 4 2 4
Egypt El Shafei 6 3 15 Jauffret 6 7
Italy Zugarelli 7 3 3 Franulović 4 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 5 6 6 15 Jauffret 6 2 6 3 6
West Germany Meiler 4 2 Dominguez 1 6 1 6 0
United Kingdom Battrick 6 6 Battrick 6 4
United States Dibbs 5 5 Dominguez 7 6
France Dominguez 7 7

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Spain Gimeno 6 6 6
Italy Di Matteo 7 4 3 7 Gimeno 2 7 6
West Germany Korpas 4 0 Vilas 6 5 8
Argentina Vilas 6 6 Vilas 1 6 1
France Deblicker 4 2 Gerken 6 7 6
United States Gerken 6 6 Gerken 6 6
United States Seigel 2 6 Ulrich 2 3
Denmark Ulrich 6 7 Gerken 4 4 6 7 4
10 United Kingdom Taylor 6 3 6 10 Taylor 6 6 3 6 6
Australia Warwick 1 6 3 10 Taylor 6 6
Sweden Johansson 5 4 Metreveli 4 4
Soviet Union Metreveli 7 6 10 Taylor 6 4 3 6 7
United States Stewart 4 0 Pasarell 2 6 6 3 5
United States Pasarell 6 6 Pasarell 6 6
West Germany Elschenbroich 7 6 Elschenbroich 0 3
Hungary Szőke 6 2

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 5 7 6
Japan Kuki 7 5 3 Jovanović 6 4 9
Czechoslovakia Pala 6 6 Pala 1 6 7
Soviet Union Likhachev 4 3 Jovanović 6 6 7
Mexico Montano 7 4 0 Barazzutti 2 1 5
Italy Barazzutti 6 6 6 Barazzutti 6 6
Japan Kamiwazumi 6 6 Kamiwazumi 2 1
Mexico Chavez 3 4 Jovanović 6 3 6 0 5
14 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 4 6 6 14 Kodeš 4 6 4 6 7
New Zealand Fairlie 6 2 1 14 Kodeš 6 6
South Africa Cramer 3 7 6 Cramer 1 0
Australia Crealy 6 6 2 14 Kodeš 6 6 1 6
Australia Dibley 6 6 Dibley 3 4 6 1
France Contet 0 1 Dibley 6 6
Chile Cornejo 6 4 2 Nowicki 4 4
Poland Nowicki 3 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Australia Newcombe 5 1
Czechoslovakia Holeček 7 6 Holeček 7 6
Colombia Molina 5 6 1 Paish 6 4
United Kingdom Paish 7 1 6 Holeček 6 3 6 4 8
West Germany Pohmann 6 6 Pohmann 4 6 0 6 6
India Amritraj 4 2 Pohmann 6 6
United States Borowiak 6 6 Haillet 2 4
France Haillet 7 7 Holeček 3 3 4
11 France Proisy 7 3 1 Gorman 6 6 6
United States Gorman 6 6 6 Gorman 6 6
Australia Stone 6 6 6 Vazquez 3 3
Spain Vazquez 7 4 8 Gorman 6 6 6
Soviet Union Kakoulia 4 3 Parun 4 3 3
New Zealand Parun 6 6 Parun 6 7
Czechoslovakia Zednik W/O Mulligan 4 5
Australia Mulligan

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 4 4
United Kingdom J. Lloyd 6 6 J. Lloyd 1 7 0
Hungary Varga 4 4 Pilić 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 6 Pilić 3 7 7 6
Australia Dent 6 6 Dent 6 5 6 3
United States Faulk 2 4 Dent 6 6
Mexico Ramírez 6 7 Ramírez 2 1
12 United States Connors 4 6 Pilić 6 6 6
Romania Ţiriac 7 6 Froehling 2 2 3
Belgium Hombergen 5 1 Ţiriac 6 6
Italy Pietrangeli 0 1 Froehling 7 7
United States Froehling 6 6 Froehling 6 6 6
France N'Godrella N'Godrella 4 3 4
United States Edlefsen W/O N'Godrella 6 7
Australia B. Lloyd 3 4 5 Orantes 0 6
5 Spain Orantes 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
France Rouyer 7 1 6
Greece Kalogeropoulos 6 6 3 Rouyer 5 4
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 Pattison 7 6
United Kingdom Stilwell 2 3 Pattison 6 4 7 4 4
Mexico Loyo-Mayo 4 1 Bertolucci 3 6 6 6 6
Italy Bertolucci 6 6 Bertolucci 7 6
Australia Fletcher 4 1 13 Cox 5 2
13 United Kingdom Cox 6 6 Bertolucci 7 6 6
United States Solomon 3 6 6 4 Ashe 6 3 4
South Africa McMillan 6 2 3 Solomon 6 6
Czechoslovakia Kukal 6 4 2 Gottfried 4 2
United States Gottfried 2 6 6 Solomon 6 2 7 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 6 4 5 4 Ashe 7 6 6 6
Australia Masters 1 6 7 Masters 5 2
Hungary Gulyás 4 4 4 Ashe 7 6
4 United States Ashe 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
France Chanfreau 6 5 7
Austria Kary 4 7 5 Chanfreau 4 4
Spain Muñoz 0 2 Stockton 6 6
United States Stockton 6 6 Stockton 7 5 2 6
Australia Alexander 3 4 Borg 6 7 6 7
France Barthes 6 6 Barthes 6 1 6
Sweden Borg 6 6 Borg 3 6 8
9 United States Richey 2 3 Borg 6 6 5 6
United States Estep 6 6 8 Panatta 7 2 7 7
Poland Rybarczyk 3 3 Estep 3 6
Greece Kelaidis 2 2 Fillol Sr. 6 7
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 Fillol Sr. 4 4 1
Australia Case 1 3 8 Panatta 6 6 6
Belgium Mignot 6 6 Mignot 1 6 6
Australia Carmichael 2 4 8 Panatta 6 1 8
8 Italy Panatta 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Kronk 3 4
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 Phillips-Moore 7 6
Hungary Baranyi 6 3 6 Baranyi 6 2
South Africa Moore 4 6 3 Phillips-Moore 2 1 2
Romania Ovici 6 2 1 16 Okker 6 6 6
Hungary Machán 3 6 6 Machán 5 3
United States Golden 1 1 16 Okker 7 6
16 Netherlands Okker 6 6 16 Okker 6 3 7 3 6
United Kingdom D. Lloyd 4 2 1 Smith 3 6 6 6 4
United States Van Dillen 6 6 Van Dillen 6 3 6
South Africa Drysdale 6 4 6 Drysdale 1 6 4
Italy Toci 3 6 1 Van Dillen 2 4 7 6 1
France Barclay 4 6 1 Smith 6 6 6 4 6
United States McManus 6 7 McManus 5 5
France Goven 6 1 3 1 Smith 7 7
1 United States Smith 2 6 6

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