1981 French Open – Men's Singles

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1981 French Open
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score   6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 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
 < 1980 1982 > 

Björn Borg defeated Ivan Lendl 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1981 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United States John McEnroe (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Gene Mayer (Third round)
  5. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Finalist)
  6. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  7. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Semifinalist)
  8. United States Harold Solomon (First round)
  1. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (First round)
  2. United States Eliot Teltscher (First round)
  3. France Yannick Noah (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  5. Australia Peter McNamara (Fourth round)
  6. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  7. Hungary Balázs Taróczy (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Eddie Dibbs (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
15  Hungary Balázs Taróczy 3 3 2      
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 7      
   Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr. 4 4 5      
 Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr. 3 6 6 6  
  11  France Yannick Noah 6 4 4 4    
    1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 4 6 3 6
  5  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1 6 2 6 1
  5  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 7      
3  United States John McEnroe 4 4 5      
5  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3 6 4 7 6
  7  Argentina José Luis Clerc 6 4 6 6 2  
7  Argentina José Luis Clerc 4 6 4 7 6
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 6 2 6 5 0  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
Spain López-Maeso 2 2 2 1 Borg 6 7 6
West Germany Popp 3 6 3 6 Motta 1 5 0
Brazil Motta 6 3 6 7 1 Borg 6 6 6
Bolivia Martinez 4 5 2 Torre 2 1 2
Spain Giménez 6 7 6 Giménez 3 4 3
Australia McNamee 1 7 6 0 5 Torre 6 6 6
France Torre 6 6 3 6 7 1 Borg 6 6 6
United States Moor 6 6 6 Moor 0 0 1
Sweden Järryd 2 4 2 Moor 6 7 6
Uruguay Damiani 6 Damiani 3 6 1
West Germany Gehring 2 r Moor 6 6 6
Australia Kronk 1 3 1 Năstase 3 2 1
France Proisy 6 6 6 Proisy 1 2 0
Romania Năstase 6 6 7 Năstase 6 6 6
10 United States Teltscher 2 4 5

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Hungary Taróczy 6 6 6
United States Pfister 3 0 1 15 Taróczy 7 7 7
Czechoslovakia Šmid 6 7 6 Šmid 6 5 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 1 6 2 15 Taróczy 6 5
Brazil Hocevar 2 6 6 6 Testerman 1 2 r
Colombia Restrepo 6 4 2 3 Hocevar 4 3 6 6 2
Czechoslovakia Hutka 4 1 6 4 Testerman 6 6 3 0 6
United States Testerman 6 6 4 6 15 Taróczy 7 6 5 6
United States Taygan 1 6 4 1 Tulasne 5 3 7 3
United States Giammalva 6 3 6 6 Giammalva 6 7 6
Italy Zugarelli 3 1 0 Vizcaíno 4 5 4
Spain Vizcaíno 6 6 6 Giammalva 4 0 3
Spain Higueras 3 0 3 Tulasne 6 6 6
France Tulasne 6 6 6 Tulasne 6 4 6 6
Italy Panatta 6 7 6 Panatta 4 6 3 0
8 United States Solomon 3 5 2

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Mayer 6 6 6
France Bedel 1 4 3 4 Mayer 6 6 6
South Africa Moore 7 3 4 6 9 Moore 4 2 1
France Dominguez 5 6 6 3 7 4 Mayer 4 1 r
Israel Glickstein 7 6 6 Pecci, Sr. 6 2
United States Meyer 5 3 0 Glickstein 6 3 5 5
Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 6 7 6 Pecci, Sr. 4 6 7 7
Italy Magnelli 2 5 1 Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
Zimbabwe Ismail 4 6 6 6 14 Fibak 2 3 3
Paraguay González 6 3 2 2 Ismail 2 6 5 6 6
Peru Maynetto 2 6 4 Deblicker 6 3 7 2 4
France Deblicker 6 7 6 Ismail 6 2 3 2
Netherlands Sanders 2 6 2 4 14 Fibak 4 6 6 6
Spain Luna 6 4 6 6 Luna 6 0 6
United States Nichols 2 2 4 14 Fibak 7 6 7
14 Poland Fibak 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 France Noah 6 6 6
India Krishnan 1 1 4 11 Noah 7 1 6 6
Chile Gildemeister 6 2 6 6 12 Gildemeister 6 6 4 3
France Freyss 7 6 3 0 10 11 Noah 6 3 6 6
West Germany Eberhard 1 4 7 3 Norback 0 6 1 4
Sweden Norback 6 6 5 6 Norback 7 2 6 6
Argentina Guerrero 6 2 3 4 Frawley 6 6 4 3
Australia Frawley 4 6 6 6 11 Noah 6 6 5 6
United States Fagel 3 0 0 6 Vilas 2 3 7 4
United States Waltke 6 6 6 Waltke 4 4 7 2
Australia Carter 6 3 4 2 Cano 6 6 6 6
Argentina Cano 3 6 6 6 Cano 1 1 0
Australia Case 3 1 2 6 Vilas 6 6 6
France Portes 6 6 6 Portes 2 3 0
Italy Bertolucci 2 5 2 6 Vilas 6 6 6
6 Argentina Vilas 6 7 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Czechoslovakia Lendl 7 7 6
Australia Fitzgerald 5 6 4 5 Lendl 6 3 2 7 6
South Africa Edwards 6 2 3 6 3 Gómez 2 6 6 6 4
Ecuador Gómez 4 6 6 1 6 5 Lendl 6 6 4 6
Argentina Bengoechea 6 6 3 6 Bengoechea 2 1 6 3
France Leconte 4 1 6 4 Bengoechea 6 6 6
United States Wittus 7 3 5 3 Mayotte 4 0 4
United States Mayotte 6 6 7 6 5 Lendl 6 4 7 7
Austria Feigl 7 5 2 3 13 McNamara 2 6 6 6
United States Fromm 6 7 6 6 Fromm 6 2 0 5
United States Martin 4 7 7 6 Martin 3 6 6 7
Spain Mir 6 6 6 3 Martin 0 2 1
France Naegelen 3 6 0 13 McNamara 6 6 6
France Moretton 6 7 6 Moretton 3 3 3
France Goven 3 1 7 1 13 McNamara 6 6 6
13 Australia McNamara 6 6 5 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 United States Gerulaitis 6 2 5 5
Ecuador Ycaza 4 6 7 7 Ycaza 5 6 1 6 6
Argentina Gattiker 4 6 6 Arias 7 3 6 1 4
United States Arias 6 7 7 Ycaza 6 0 7 6
Australia Johnstone 6 7 6 Hjertquist 4 6 6 2
United States Stefanki 1 5 0 Johnstone 4 5 6
New Zealand Parun 4 4 4 Hjertquist 6 7 7
Sweden Hjertquist 6 6 6 Ycaza 3 4 4
Uruguay Pérez 6 6 6 3 McEnroe 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 2 1 4 Pérez 7 6 2 6
United States Van't Hof 4 6 0 1 Hřebec 6 4 6 2
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 6 3 6 6 Pérez 1 6 0 4
Chile Fillol, Sr. 3 6 5 7 6 3 McEnroe 6 2 6 6
Italy Barazzutti 6 3 7 5 4 Fillol, Sr. 3 0 2
United States Van Patten 2 0 4 3 McEnroe 6 6 6
3 United States McEnroe 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Argentina Clerc 7 7 6
Switzerland Günthardt 5 5 1 7 Clerc 6 6 6
Chile Fillol 6 6 3 6 Fillol 4 1 0
Argentina Dalla-Fontana 1 3 6 4 7 Clerc 6 6 6
Sweden Nyström 6 6 3 6 Ganzábal 4 2 1
United States Krulevitz 2 7 6 7 Krulevitz 3 7 1 3
Spain Orantes 6 4 2 Ganzábal 6 6 6 6
Argentina Ganzábal 7 6 6 7 Clerc 6 3 7 7
Mexico Ramírez 3 6 2 Kirmayr 4 6 5 5
Brazil Kirmayr 6 7 6 Kirmayr 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Složil 6 3 6 6 Složil 4 4 4
Italy Rinaldini 2 6 2 3 Kirmayr 6 6 6
France Potier 1 7 4 2 12 Gottfried 2 4 2
Sweden Simonsson 6 5 6 6 Simonsson 2 3 6
Argentina Aubone 7 3 0 4 12 Gottfried 6 6 7
12 United States Gottfried 6 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 United States Dibbs 6 6 6
United States Manson 0 1 1 16 Dibbs 6 6 4 6
New Zealand Lewis 6 6 4 2 6 Lewis 3 2 6 4
Australia Edmondson 4 2 6 6 4 16 Dibbs 6 6 4 2 3
France Haillet 6 5 4 6 Purcell 3 2 6 6 6
Iran Bahrami 4 7 6 7 Bahrami 1 1 6 3
United States Purcell 3 4 6 6 6 Purcell 6 6 3 6
West Germany Maurer 6 6 1 3 1 Purcell 2 4 6
United States Mckown 3 3 3 2 Connors 6 6 7
France Caujolle 6 6 6 Caujolle 3 3 7 7 6
South Africa Schneider 4 6 4 2 Kuchna 6 6 6 5 3
France Kuchna 6 3 6 6 Caujolle 0 2 0
Spain Urpi 7 4 6 6 2 Connors 6 6 6
France Casa 5 6 4 0 Urpi 3 6 4
France Roger-Vasselin 1 5 6 3 2 Connors 6 7 6
2 United States Connors 6 7 3 6

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