1997 French Open – Men's Singles

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1997 French Open
Champion   Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Runner-up   Spain Sergi Bruguera
Final score   6–3, 6–4, 6–2
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
 < 1996 1998 > 

Yevgeny Kafelnikov was the defending champion, but he was defeated by Brazilian No. 66 Gustavo Kuerten in the quarterfinals.

Kuerten went on to win the tournament, defeating Sergi Bruguera in the final. At the time, Kuerten was the second-lowest ranked player to win a Grand Slam and the first Brazilian.

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Pete Sampras (Third Round)
  2. United States Michael Chang (Fourth Round)
  3. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Quarterfinals)
  4. Croatia Goran Ivanišević (First Round)
  5. Austria Thomas Muster (Third Round)
  6. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Third Round)
  7. Chile Marcelo Ríos (Fourth Round)
  8. Spain Àlex Corretja (Fourth Round)
  9. Spain Carlos Moyá (Second Round)
  10. Spain Félix Mantilla (Second Round)
  11. Spain Albert Costa (Third Round)
  12. Spain Alberto Berasategui (First round)
  13. South Africa Wayne Ferreira (Third Round)
  14. United Kingdom Tim Henman (First Round)
  15. Switzerland Marc Rosset (Fourth Round)
  16. Spain Sergi Bruguera (Final)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   Sweden Magnus Norman 2 77 4 3    
Q  Belgium Filip Dewulf 6 62 6 6    
  Q  Belgium Filip Dewulf 1 6 1 64    
   Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6 3 6 77    
3  Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2 7 6 0 4
   Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6 5 2 6 6  
     Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6 6 6    
  16  Spain Sergi Bruguera 3 4 2    
   Australia Patrick Rafter 6 77 6      
 Spain Galo Blanco 3 63 3      
 Australia Patrick Rafter 78 1 5 61  
  16  Spain Sergi Bruguera 66 6 7 77    
 Morocco Hicham Arazi 6 3 2 2  
  16  Spain Sergi Bruguera 4 6 6 6    

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States P Sampras 6 7 6
France F Santoro 3 5 1 1 United States P Sampras 6 6 6
LL Argentina M Charpentier 6 4 77 1 3 Spain F Clavet 1 2 2
Spain F Clavet 3 6 62 6 6 1 United States P Sampras 2 4 6 4
United Kingdom G Rusedski 3 2 6 6 7 Sweden M Norman 6 6 2 6
Sweden M Norman 6 6 3 4 9 Sweden M Norman 6 6 3 6
India L Paes 6 3 6 6 India L Paes 3 2 6 3
South Africa G Stafford 4 6 3 2 Sweden M Norman 4 6 77 6
Q Russia A Merinov 0 2 610 15 Switzerland M Rosset 6 3 63 3
France L Roux 6 6 712 France L Roux 7 6 6
Canada S Lareau 2 6 6 4 8 Canada S Lareau 5 2 4
Argentina H Gumy 6 4 4 6 6 France L Roux 3 7 2 3
Australia J Stoltenberg 6 6 4 6 15 Switzerland M Rosset 6 5 6 6
Germany A Rădulescu 0 4 6 4 Australia J Stoltenberg 2 3 4
Slovakia D Hrbatý 5 6 62 4 15 Switzerland M Rosset 6 6 6
15 Switzerland M Rosset 7 3 77 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 Spain C Moyá 6 6 5 6 6
Q Spain A Martín 3 7 7 3 3 9 Spain C Moyá 4 6 5 3
WC France G Solvès 5 1 3 Q Spain A Portas 6 4 7 6
Q Spain A Portas 7 6 6 Q Spain A Portas 3 65 6 78 6
Q Italy C Caratti 3 3 1 Q Belgium F Dewulf 6 77 4 66 8
Q Belgium F Dewulf 6 6 6 Q Belgium F Dewulf 6 6 3 1 6
Brazil F Meligeni 6 63 6 7 Brazil F Meligeni 4 2 6 6 3
Argentina J Frana 4 77 4 5 Q Belgium F Dewulf 5 6 6 7
WC France S Huet 7 6 5 3 4 8 Spain À Corretja 7 1 4 5
WC France T Champion 5 4 7 6 6 WC France T Champion 6 6 6
Q Paraguay R Delgado 2 77 7 6 Q Paraguay R Delgado 2 3 3
Netherlands S Schalken 6 62 5 4 WC France T Champion 1 0 r
Germany D Prinosil 4 4 6 6 4 8 Spain À Corretja 6 3
Q Germany J Knippschild 6 6 3 4 6 Q Germany J Knippschild 6 1 1 68
Morocco K Alami 3 4 1 8 Spain À Corretja 4 6 6 710
8 Spain À Corretja 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Czech Republic M Damm 2 4 4 3 Russia Y Kafelnikov 7 6 6
France G Raoux 6 6 6 France G Raoux 5 3 4
United States V Spadea 2 0 1 3 Russia Y Kafelnikov 7 6 63 1 6
Q Austria W Schranz 4 2 3 France C Pioline 5 4 77 6 4
Q Argentina G Etlis 6 6 6 Q Argentina G Etlis 6 3 3 63
Germany O Gross 4 4 6 5 France C Pioline 2 6 6 77
France C Pioline 6 6 3 7 3 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 7
Q Spain S Navarro 1 6 6 62 6 Australia M Philippoussis 2 3 5
Spain M A Gorriz 6 4 2 77 1 Q Spain S Navarro 1 77 1 2
WC France S Grosjean 3 6 4 4 Netherlands J Siemerink 6 61 6 6
Netherlands J Siemerink 6 4 6 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 4 4 2
Sweden N Kulti 2 6 6 4 4 Australia M Philippoussis 6 6 6
Australia M Philippoussis 6 4 3 6 6 Australia M Philippoussis 6 3 6 6
WC France O Delaître 6 2 1 6 6 WC France O Delaître 4 6 1 4
14 United Kingdom T Henman 2 6 6 2 4

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Spain A Berasategui 4 6 6 2 1r
Ukraine A Medvedev 6 4 2 6 2 Ukraine A Medvedev 6 6 6
Norway C Ruud 7 4 1 1 r Spain J A Viloca 4 3 4
Spain J A Viloca 5 6 6 4 Ukraine A Medvedev 77 6 6
United States J Stark 6 77 77 WC France N Escudé 62 4 3
Argentina M Zabaleta 4 62 65 United States J Stark 4 2 2
Sweden T Johansson 3 6 5 63 WC France N Escudé 6 6 6
WC France N Escudé 6 2 7 77 Ukraine A Medvedev 7 1 2 6 5
Brazil G Kuerten 6 7 6 Brazil G Kuerten 5 6 6 1 7
Czech Republic S Doseděl 0 5 1 Brazil G Kuerten 6 6 4 7
Sweden J Björkman 6 6 1 6 Sweden J Björkman 4 2 6 5
United States R Reneberg 2 1 6 2 Brazil G Kuerten 63 6 6 3 6
Uruguay M Filippini 6 2 7 67 4 5 Austria T Muster 77 1 3 6 4
United States J Tarango 4 6 5 79 6 United States J Tarango 5 6 2 1
Germany M-M Goellner 6 64 2 77 4 5 Austria T Muster 7 1 6 6
5 Austria T Muster 4 77 6 62 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Netherlands R Krajicek 77 6 6
Australia S Draper 63 2 1 6 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 3 6 6
Czech Republic B Ulihrach 6 6 6 Czech Republic B Ulihrach 2 6 2 3
Germany N Kiefer 3 3 3 6 Netherlands R Krajicek 3 6 4 2
Sweden P Fredriksson 3 78 0 6 2 Australia P Rafter 6 4 6 6
WC France F Fontang 6 66 6 4 6 WC France F Fontang 3 4 3
Italy A Gaudenzi 6 63 3 4 Australia P Rafter 6 6 6
Australia P Rafter 3 77 6 6 Australia P Rafter 6 5 6 6
Australia M Woodforde 5 78 610 6 8 Australia M Woodforde 2 7 1 2
Spain J Sánchez 7 66 712 4 6 Australia M Woodforde 77 6 7
Canada D Nestor 1 1 6 2 Russia AV Volkov 65 3 5
Russia AV Volkov 6 6 3 6 Australia M Woodforde 6 77 6
Romania A Pavel 6 7 6 11 Spain A Costa 4 62 3
United States A O'Brien 4 5 0 Romania A Pavel 1 6 6 3 4
Romania A Voinea 4 5 4 11 Spain A Costa 6 4 0 6 6
11 Spain A Costa 6 7 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 South Africa W Ferreira 61 77 61 6 6
Sweden M Tillström 77 63 77 3 1 13 South Africa W Ferreira 77 4 6 2 6
Spain E Benfele Álvarez 7 63 3 5 Spain R Carretero 64 6 1 6 4
Spain R Carretero 5 77 6 7 13 South Africa W Ferreira w/o
United States D Flach 4 0 1 Czech Republic P Korda
Spain C Costa 6 6 6 Spain C Costa 3 5 4
Q Spain J Burillo 4 0 64 Czech Republic P Korda 6 7 6
Czech Republic P Korda 6 6 77 Czech Republic P Korda 6 1 5 4
Czech Republic D Vacek 4 2 3 Spain G Blanco 1 6 7 6
United States C Woodruff 6 6 6 United States C Woodruff 6 5 3 6 6
LL Denmark F Fetterlein 4 1 2 Q Ecuador N Lapentti 4 7 6 4 1
Q Ecuador N Lapentti 6 6 6 United States C Woodruff 66 3 62
South Africa N Godwin 3 2 6 5 Spain G Blanco 78 6 77
Spain G Blanco 6 6 1 7 Spain G Blanco 6 4 6 77
Sweden M Gustafsson 4 6 77 6 Sweden M Gustafsson 4 6 4 61
4 Croatia G Ivanišević 6 3 63 3

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Chile M Ríos 6 5 4 6 6
Q Zimbabwe W Black 4 7 6 2 1 7 Chile M Ríos 63 60 6 77 6
Argentina F Squillari 6 3 3 3 Zimbabwe B Black 77 77 4 64 0
Zimbabwe B Black 1 6 6 6 7 Chile M Ríos 78 6 6
France A Boetsch 6 6 6 France A Boetsch 66 3 4
Slovakia K Kučera 1 1 4 France A Boetsch 6 6 6
South Africa M Ondruska 77 6 6 South Africa M Ondruska 3 2 1
Q Argentina M Pastura 63 2 1 7 Chile M Ríos 2 1 7 64
Denmark K Carlsen 66 6 4 0 Morocco H Arazi 6 6 5 77
Australia T Woodbridge 78 4 6 6 Australia T Woodbridge 4 5 2
Germany H Dreekmann 3 4 2 Morocco H Arazi 6 7 6
Morocco H Arazi 6 6 6 Morocco H Arazi 6 6 7
United States J Courier 1 2 6 6 4 Sweden M Larsson 2 3 5
Sweden M Larsson 6 6 4 1 6 Sweden M Larsson 6 6 3 6
Australia R Fromberg 3 2 2 10 Spain F Mantilla 2 4 6 3
10 Spain F Mantilla 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Spain S Bruguera 6 0 6 6
Belgium J Van Herck 3 6 2 0 16 Spain S Bruguera 6 6 6
Netherlands P Haarhuis 2 4 7 4 Netherlands D van Scheppingen 2 3 3
Netherlands D van Scheppingen 6 6 5 6 16 Spain S Bruguera 6 6 6
Armenia S Sargsian 2 5 3 Q Belgium D Norman 3 1 3
Q Belgium D Norman 6 7 6 Q Belgium D Norman 5 6 77 6
Australia S Stolle 7 6 4 6 Australia S Stolle 7 4 62 3
Italy R Furlan 5 1 6 3 16 Spain S Bruguera 3 6 6 6
LL Hungary J Krocskó 7 6 4 77 2 United States M Chang 6 4 3 4
Slovakia J Krošlák 5 3 6 65 LL Hungary J Krocskó 3 3 63
Austria G Schaller 6 4 6 4 2 France S Simian 6 6 77
France S Simian 2 6 4 6 6 France S Simian 1 2 r
WC France A Clément 1 2 3 2 United States M Chang 6 5
France J Golmard 6 6 6 France J Golmard 2 3 6 2
Q France R Gilbert 2 3 2 2 United States M Chang 6 6 3 6
2 United States M Chang 6 6 6

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