1996 French Open – Men's Singles

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1996 French Open
Champion   Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Runner-up   Germany Michael Stich
Final score   7-6(7–4), 7-5, 7-6(7–4)
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
 < 1995 1997 > 

Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated Michael Stich 7-6(7–4), 7-5, 7-6(7–4) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1996 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Pete Sampras (Semifinalist)
  2. Austria Thomas Muster (Fourth round)
  3. United States Andre Agassi (Second round)
  4. United States Michael Chang (Third round)
  5. Croatia Goran Ivanišević (Fourth round)
  6. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Champion)
  7. United States Jim Courier (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Sweden Thomas Enqvist (First round)
  1. Chile Marcelo Ríos (Fourth round)
  2. South Africa Wayne Ferreira (Fourth round)
  3. France Arnaud Boetsch (Second round)
  4. Spain Albert Costa (Second round)
  5. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Switzerland Marc Rosset (Semifinalist)
  7. Germany Michael Stich (Finalist)
  8. United States MaliVai Washington (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Pete Sampras 64 4 6 6 6  
7  United States Jim Courier 77 6 4 4 4  
  1  United States Pete Sampras 64 0 2      
  6  Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 6 6      
13  Netherlands Richard Krajicek 3 4 77 2  
  6  Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 6 64 6    
    6  Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 7 77    
  15  Germany Michael Stich 64 5 64    
   Germany Bernd Karbacher 6 6 3 5 0  
14  Switzerland Marc Rosset 4 4 6 7 6  
14  Switzerland Marc Rosset 3 4 2    
  15  Germany Michael Stich 6 6 6      
 France Cédric Pioline 4 6 3 2  
  15  Germany Michael Stich 6 4 6 6    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States Sampras 6 7 77
Sweden Gustafsson 1 5 65 1 United States Sampras 6 6 62 2 6
Spain Sánchez 1 5 4 Spain Bruguera 3 4 77 6 3
Spain Bruguera 6 7 6 1 United States Sampras 3 6 7 4 6
France Fleurian 5 4 1 United States Martin 6 4 5 6 2
Sweden Wilander 7 6 6 Sweden Wilander 4 65 2
Denmark Carlsen 1 1 77 2 United States Martin 6 77 6
United States Martin 6 6 65 6 1 United States Sampras 6 7 6
Zimbabwe Black 5 3 0 Australia Draper 4 5 2
Australia Draper 7 6 6 Australia Draper 2 6 6 6
Austria Schaller 6 6 7 Austria Schaller 6 3 2 4
WC France Simian 3 4 5 Australia Draper 6 6 6
United States Tarango 4 6 4 6 6 United States Tarango 1 2 3
Czech Republic Damm 6 2 6 3 4 United States Tarango 6 6 6
Q Argentina Squillari 77 6 3 Q Argentina Squillari 4 4 1
16 United States Washington 64 4 0 r

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 South Africa Ferreira 6 7 77
Q Brazil Kuerten 4 5 64 10 South Africa Ferreira 4 79 6 77
Q Argentina Etlis 3 2 63 Czech Republic Doseděl 6 67 1 64
Czech Republic Doseděl 6 6 77 10 South Africa Ferreira 65 7 6 7
New Zealand Steven 6 6 77 Italy Furlan 77 5 1 5
WC France Carraz 2 2 63 New Zealand Steven 0 2 4
France Golmard 4 6 6 5 4 Italy Furlan 6 6 6
Italy Furlan 6 3 1 7 6 10 South Africa Ferreira 6 1 3 3
WC Spain Carretero 6 68 6 2 2 7 United States Courier 4 6 6 6
Slovakia Kučera 3 710 4 6 6 Slovakia Kučera 77 6 65 4 6
Colombia Hadad 6 3 2 0 LL Sweden Norman 65 4 77 6 2
LL Sweden Norman 4 6 6 6 Slovakia Kučera 77 5 4 4 r
Japan Matsuoka 62 5 77 1 7 United States Courier 62 7 6 5
Czech Republic Rikl 77 7 64 6 Czech Republic Rikl 3 2 2
Q Russia Olhovskiy 1 6 64 4 7 United States Courier 6 6 6
7 United States Courier 6 3 77 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 United States Agassi 6 67 6 6
Q Spain Díaz 1 79 4 4 3 United States Agassi 6 4 79 3 2
United States Woodruff 6 6 3 77 United States Woodruff 4 6 67 6 6
United States Spadea 2 2 6 64 United States Woodruff 65 6 6 5 4
WC France Champion 2 6 77 4 7 Sweden Björkman 77 2 4 7 6
Australia Stolle 6 4 63 6 5 WC France Champion 7 1 4 0
Belgium Dewulf 4 4 3 Sweden Björkman 5 6 6 6
Sweden Björkman 6 6 6 Sweden Björkman 3 2 4
LL Sweden Kulti 6 2 6 4 1 13 Netherlands Krajicek 6 6 6
Australia Woodbridge 0 6 2 6 6 United States Woodbridge 3 6 77 77
Australia Philippoussis 6 6 6 Australia Philippoussis 6 4 61 62
Russia Volkov 3 2 2 United States Woodbridge 5 2 2
Spain Carbonell 4 6 6 77 13 Netherlands Krajicek 7 6 6
Q Egypt El Sawy 6 4 4 65 Spain Carbonell 2 6 62 2
Hungary Noszály 6 62 1 4 13 Netherlands Krajicek 6 4 77 6
13 Netherlands Krajicek 4 77 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Spain A. Costa 3 6 6 77
Brazil Meligeni 6 4 3 62 12 Spain A. Costa 4 3 6 66
Belgium Van Herck 6 5 62 3 Spain Clavet 6 6 4 78
Spain Clavet 4 7 77 6 Spain Clavet 6 7 6
United Kingdom Henman 4 4 5 France Forget 3 5 3
Belgium Goossens 6 6 7 Belgium Goossens 4 4 6 6 3
Russia Chesnokov 65 64 6 6 4 France Forget 6 6 3 3 6
France Forget 77 77 2 3 6 Spain Clavet 4 3 3
Q Germany Dier 4 2 7 4 6 Russia Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Spain Mantilla 6 6 5 6 Spain Mantilla 77 6 6
Australia Woodforde 3 4 6 4 Spain Corretja 62 2 4
Spain Corretja 6 6 0 6 Spain Mantilla 4 2 2
WC France Leconte 1 1 4 6 Russia Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Sweden Johansson 6 6 6 Sweden Johansson 2 5 3
Q Spain Blanco 1 3 3 6 Russia Kafelnikov 6 7 6
6 Russia Kafelnikov 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Croatia Ivanišević 6 6 6
Spain Arrese 4 4 1 5 Croatia Ivanišević 7 6 6
United States Wheaton 63 6 6 6 United States Wheaton 5 2 4
France Raoux 77 0 4 4 5 Croatia Ivanišević 6 6 6
Czech Republic Ulihrach 6 6 6 Czech Republic Ulihrach 4 2 2
Q United States Montana 2 4 2 Czech Republic Ulihrach 6 610 6 6
Ecuador Lapentti 2 2 3 Ukraine Medvedev 3 712 1 4
Ukraine Medvedev 6 6 6 5 Croatia Ivanišević 3 1 2
Italy Gaudenzi 6 6 6 Germany Karbacher 6 6 6
Q Finland Tiilikainen 3 1 1 Italy Gaudenzi 3 4 4
Germany Karbacher 6 6 6 Germany Karbacher 6 6 6
Argentina Pérez-Roldán 2 4 4 Germany Karbacher 4 6 6 6
Morocco El Aynaoui 5 66 0 r Netherlands Haarhuis 6 4 2 3
Netherlands Haarhuis 7 78 3 Netherlands Haarhuis 7 2 6 6
Q United States Palmer 3 4 3 11 France Boetsch 5 6 2 4
11 France Boetsch 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Switzerland Rosset 6 6 6
Germany Steeb 4 4 0 14 Switzerland Rosset 6 6 6
Czech Republic Novák 2 4 6 6 6 Czech Republic Jiří Novák 2 4 3
Venezuela Pereira 6 6 2 1 1 14 Switzerland Rosset 6 6 6
Switzerland Hlasek 6 6 4 6 Switzerland Hlasek 4 4 1
Sweden Larsson 1 4 6 3 Switzerland Hlasek 6 1 6 77
Netherlands Siemerink 77 6 6 Netherlands Siemerink 2 6 3 63
Argentina Gumy 64 3 1 14 Switzerland Rosset 77 6 6
Morocco Alami 4 2 4 Sweden Edberg 64 3 3
Sweden Edberg 6 6 6 Sweden Edberg 6 6 6
Spain Moyá 6 77 6 Spain Moyá 2 2 1
Australia Rafter 4 61 2 Sweden Edberg 4 7 6 77
Australia Fromberg 6 6 6 4 United States Chang 6 5 0 61
WC France Delaître 3 1 3 Australia Fromberg 4 6 65 4
Germany Prinosil 1 1 2 4 United States Chang 6 3 77 6
4 United States Chang 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Sweden Enqvist 2 6 6 4 4
United States Reneberg 6 3 3 6 6 United States Reneberg 5 2 3
France Pioline 6 6 6 France Pioline 7 6 6
Argentina Frana 1 3 2 France Pioline 4 6 6 6
Spain Berasategui 6 6 3 6 Spain Berasategui 6 1 4 0
Australia Tebbutt 4 4 6 3 Spain Berasategui 6 6 6
Germany Dreekmann 6 6 6 Germany Dreekmann 2 2 3
Norway Ruud 4 3 0 France Pioline 6 6 6
Q France Fontang 6 4 0 1 9 Chile Ríos 4 1 2
WC France Roux 3 6 6 6 WC France Roux 5 4 4
Italy Pescosolido 6 4 6 2 4 Czech Republic Korda 7 6 6
Czech Republic Korda 4 6 2 6 6 Czech Republic Korda 3 3 2
Q Slovakia Krošlák 1 2 1 9 Chile Ríos 6 6 6
Australia Stoltenberg 6 6 6 Australia Stoltenberg 4 3 3
United States Joyce 64 1 4 9 Chile Ríos 6 6 6
9 Chile Ríos 77 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Germany Stich 6 7 6
Q Sweden Fredriksson 4 5 4 15 Germany Stich 6 7 6
Q Australia Doyle 2 6 5 6 5 United Kingdom Rusedski 3 5 3
United Kingdom Rusedski 6 1 7 2 7 15 Germany Stich 4 6 6 77
Q Belgium Norman 7 3 6 3 4 Sweden Tillström 6 0 4 63
The Bahamas Knowles 5 6 4 6 6 The Bahamas Knowles 7 3 6 4 3
Sweden Tillström 4 2 6 7 6 Sweden Tillström 5 6 1 6 6
Spain C. Costa 6 6 1 5 1 15 Germany Stich 4 6 6 77
Romania Voinea 3 6 77 5 6 2 Austria Muster 6 4 1 61
Germany Goellner 6 3 65 7 2 Romania Voinea 5 6 6 6
Netherlands Schalken 6 6 1 6 Netherlands Schalken 7 3 4 2
Czech Republic Vacek 3 3 6 3 Romania Voinea 2 2 r
South Africa Ondruska 3 4 6 77 7 2 Austria Muster 6 5
WC France Solvès 6 6 3 64 9 WC France Solvès 1 3 0
Denmark Fetterlein 4 2 4 2 Austria Muster 6 6 6
2 Austria Muster 6 6 6

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