1974 French Open – Men's Singles

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1974 French Open
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   Spain Manuel Orantes
Final score   2–6, 6–7(1–7), 6–0, 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
 < 1973 1975 > 

Björn Borg defeated Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–7(1–7), 6–0, 6–1, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1974 French Open. The format was slightly unusual for a Men's Grand Slam event: the first two rounds were played best-of-three sets, while the last five rounds were played as best-of-five sets.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Romania Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Fourth round)
  3. Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
  4. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  5. United States Tom Gorman (Second round)
  6. United States Stan Smith (First round)
  7. Italy Adriano Panatta (Second round)
  8. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli (Second round)
  1. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinalist)
  2. France François Jauffret (Semifinalist)
  3. Italy Paolo Bertolucci (First round)
  4. United States Eddie Dibbs (Fourth round)
  5. United States Marty Riessen (Fourth round)
  6. Spain Manuel Orantes (Finalist)
  7. United States Brian Gottfried (Second round)
  8. Chile Jaime Fillol Sr. (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  10  France François Jauffret 7 6 6      
 West Germany H-J Pohmann 6 3 2      
  10  France François Jauffret 2 4 4      
  14  Spain Manuel Orantes 6 6 6      
14  Spain Manuel Orantes 6 6 6    
   Chile Patricio Cornejo 3 3 1      
    14  Spain Manuel Orantes 6 7 0 1 1
  3  Sweden Björn Borg 2 6 6 6 6
  9  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 2 7 6 2 3  
3  Sweden Björn Borg 6 5 4 6 6  
3  Sweden Björn Borg 6 2 6 6  
   United States Harold Solomon 4 6 2 1    
 United States Harold Solomon 6 6 0 3 6
  1  Romania Ilie Năstase 4 4 6 6 4  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
2 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6
United States Kreiss 2 2 2 Kodeš 7 6
France Chanfreau 6 6 Chanfreau 5 3
West Germany Elschenbroich 3 4 2 Kodeš 6 6 6
India Amritraj 5 7 6 Amritraj 2 2 2
Chile Prajoux 7 5 3 Amritraj 7 3 6
Belgium Hombergen 7 2 3 McNair 5 6 3
United States McNair 6 6 6 2 Kodeš 6 5 5
10 France Jauffret 3 6 7 10 Jauffret 7 7 7
Poland Nowicki 6 4 5 10 Jauffret 6 6
Chile Rodríguez 3 1 Ganzabal 2 2
Argentina Ganzabal 6 6 10 Jauffret 6 6 6
New Zealand Simpson 4 4 Taróczy 2 1 4
Hungary Taróczy 6 6 Taróczy 6 6
Venezuela Andrew 6 4 4 Vazquez 3 2
Spain Vazquez 2 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Italy Panatta 6 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 4 1 r. 7 Panatta 7 3 0
Australia Hancock 5 5 Pohmann 5 6 6
West Germany Pohmann 7 7 Pohmann 6 4 6 7
Romania Marcu 3 2 Yuill 2 6 4 6
South Africa Yuill 6 6 Yuill 6 2 6
United States Dell 2 2 Lovera 2 6 4
France Lovera 6 6 Pohmann 6 6 4 6
12 United States Dibbs 6 6 12 Dibbs 3 3 6 3
France Dominguez 3 2 12 Dibbs 6 6
Belgium Mignot 4 4 Plötz 2 3
West Germany Plötz 6 6 12 Dibbs 6 6 7
Italy Barazzutti 6 7 6 Barazzutti 0 1 6
Czechoslovakia Pala 7 5 2 Barazzutti 6 6
Australia Kronk 6 6 Kronk 3 4
France Leclercq 3 0

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Ashe 7 3 6
Colombia Molina 5 6 3 4 Ashe 6 6
United States Stewart 2 3 Kuki 2 1
Japan Kuki 6 6 4 Ashe 4 6 6 6
West Germany Pinner 4 2 Muñoz 6 1 3 4
Australia Dibley 6 6 Dibley 6 4
Spain Muñoz 6 6 Muñoz 7 6
Hungary Baranyi 3 4 4 Ashe 1 2 2
14 Spain Orantes 6 6 14 Orantes 6 6 6
Chile Pinto-Bravo 2 0 14 Orantes 6 6
India Amritraj 1 4 Zugarelli 4 1
Italy Zugarelli 6 6 14 Orantes 3 3 7 6 6
Czechoslovakia Holeček 1 3 Vilas 6 6 6 3 2
Argentina Vilas 6 6 Vilas 6 6
United States Faulk 1 5 Crealy 4 4
Australia Crealy 6 7

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 United States Smith 6 4 6
Japan Kamiwazumi 3 6 8 Kamiwazumi 2 6
West Germany Fassbender 6 6 Fassbender 6 7
Pakistan Iqbal 2 1 Fassbender 1 2 4
United Kingdom Feaver 7 1 2 Cornejo 6 6 6
Chile Cornejo 6 6 6 Cornejo 6 6
France Bernasconi 4 6 3 Johansson 3 1
Sweden Johansson 6 4 6 Cornejo 6 7 4 5 6
16 Chile Fillol Sr. 5 6 6 16 Fillol Sr. 2 6 6 7 4
France Gauvain 7 4 1 16 Fillol Sr. 6 6
United States Pasarell 7 7 Pasarell 1 1
Soviet Union Volkov 6 6 16 Fillol Sr. 6 7 6
Rhodesia Dowdeswell 3 6 Korpas 1 6 1
France Deblicker 6 7 Deblicker 2 5
West Germany Korpas 6 6 Korpas 6 7
Hungary Szőke 4 2

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States Lutz 5 2
Egypt El Shafei 7 6 El Shafei 4 0
United Kingdom Lloyd 2 5 Proisy 6 6
France Proisy 6 7 Proisy 4 4 6 3
Switzerland Kanderal 3 6 9 9 Ramírez 6 6 4 6
South Africa Cramer 6 2 7 Kanderal 3 2
Italy Franchitti 0 0 9 Ramírez 6 6
9 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 9 Ramírez 6 6 4 7
Australia Thomson 4 1 Koch 3 1 6 5
Czechoslovakia Zednik 6 6 Zednik 4 3
Bolivia Benavides 3 6 0 Sakai 6 6
Japan Sakai 6 3 6 Sakai 1 7 6 4 4
Brazil Koch 6 6 Koch 6 6 4 6 6
France N'Godrella 4 2 Koch 6 4 6
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 3 6 5 Gorman 2 6 4
5 United States Gorman 6 7

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
France Contet 4 4
Czechoslovakia Pisecky 6 6 Pisecky 6 6
Italy Toci 2 2 Van Dillen 7 7
United States Van Dillen 6 6 Van Dillen 3 6 6 6
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 Phillips-Moore 6 2 0 4
Mexico Lara 1 0 Phillips-Moore 6 4 6
United States Brown 6 5 6 Brown 1 6 1
11 Italy Bertolucci 4 7 2 Van Dillen 6 3 3 7 3
France Joly 3 4 3 Borg 0 6 6 5 6
France Rouyer 6 6 Rouyer 2 6 6
France Hagelauer 3 5 Kakoulia 6 2 1
Soviet Union Kakoulia 6 7 Rouyer 4 2 0
Romania Ovici 6 6 3 Borg 6 6 6
Argentina Álvarez 2 3 Ovici 1 1
France Caujolle 6 0 4 3 Borg 6 6
3 Sweden Borg 4 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Spain Higueras 6 6
Brazil Mandarino 4 4 Higueras 6 3 6
United States McManus 0 0 r. Barclay 1 6 3
France Barclay 6 2 Higueras 1 3 5
United States Krulevitz 3 2 13 Riessen 6 6 7
United States Borowiak 6 6 Borowiak 4 0
Austria Kary 6 4 3 13 Riessen 6 6
13 United States Riessen 1 6 6 13 Riessen 2 1 1
United States Solomon 1 6 6 Solomon 6 6 6
Hungary Machán 6 4 2 Solomon 6 6
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 6 4 Gerken 2 2
United States Gerken 7 6 Solomon 5 7 4 6 6
Morocco Laimina 6 5 5 Franulović 7 6 6 3 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 4 7 7 Franulović 6 2 6
Spain Gisbert Sr 3 6 8 Metreveli 4 6 1
8 Soviet Union Metreveli 6 7

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
France Barthes 6 6
South Africa Ryan 2 1 Barthes 6 6
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 6 6 Hřebec 2 1
West Germany Meiler 4 1 Barthes 6 6 1 2 4
Italy Di Matteo 2 6 4 Parun 2 3 6 6 6
New Zealand Parun 6 1 6 Parun 1 7 6
15 United States Gottfried 4 6 6 15 Gottfried 6 6 4
Sweden Svensson 6 1 2 Parun 4 2 6
France Goven 7 4 9 1 Năstase 6 6 7
United States Tanner 5 6 7 Goven 6 6
Jamaica Russell 6 5 6 Russell 3 3
United Kingdom Paish 4 7 4 Goven 4 2 6
Australia Keldie w/o 1 Năstase 6 6 7
Sweden Johansson Johansson 0 1
France Claitte 0 2 1 Năstase 6 6
1 Romania Năstase 6 6

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