1961 French Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1961 French Championships
Champion Spain Manuel Santana
Runner-up Italy Nicola Pietrangeli
Final score 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women

Manuel Santana defeated Nicola Pietrangeli 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1961 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (Final)
  2. Australia Rod Laver (Semifinals)
  3. Australia Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
  4. Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist (Semifinals)
  5. France Pierre Darmon (Third round)
  6. Spain Manuel Santana (Champion)
  7. United States Ron Holmberg (Quarterfinals)
  8. United Kingdom Robert Wilson (Fourth round)
  1. Australia Robert Mark (Second round)
  2. Belgium Jacques Brichant (Fourth round)
  3. Sweden Ulf Schmidt (First round)
  4. Australia Bob Hewitt (Fourth round)
  5. Mexico Mario Llamas (Fourth round)
  6. Italy Orlando Sirola (Third round)
  7. Brazil Ronald Barnes (Fourth round)
  8. New Zealand Lew Gerrard (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 6 6    
 France Gerard Pilet 4 8 3 1    
  1  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 6      
  4  Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist 4 4 4      
4  Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist 6 6 6    
   Brazil Carlos Fernandes 4 4 3      
    1  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 6 1 6 0 2
  6  Spain Manuel Santana 4 6 3 6 6
  6  Spain Manuel Santana 9 6 6      
3  Australia Roy Emerson 7 2 2      
6  Spain Manuel Santana 3 6 4 6 6
  2  Australia Rod Laver 6 2 6 4 0  
7  United States Ron Holmberg 4 0 6 3  
  2  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 3 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6      
     France Contet 2 3 4      
      1  Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6      
       Australia Newcombe 2 2 4      
     Denmark Ulrich          
     Australia Newcombe            
      1  Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6 8  
       Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 4 8 3 6  
    16  New Zealand Gerrard 3 6 4 2    
     Tunisia Belkhodja 6 4 6 6    
       Tunisia Belkhodja 4 6 1 2  
       Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 1 6 6    
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 4 4 6 6
     Australia Gibson 2 6 6 3 1  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6      
     Argentina Morea 4 2 2      
      8  United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6      
       France Jauffret 2 3 3      
     Brazil Mandarino 7 3 4 6  
     France Jauffret 5 6 6 8    
      8  United Kingdom Wilson 6 5 1    
       France Pilet 8 7 6    
    9  Australia Mark 3 6 6 2    
     Poland Skonecki 6 3 8 6    
       Poland Skonecki 2 2 6    
       France Pilet 6 6 8      
     United States Henry 6 4 6 3  
     France Pilet 1 6 8 6    
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  Sweden Lundquist            
     France Grandet            
      4  Sweden Lundquist 6 6 6      
       United Kingdom Barrett 3 1 3      
     South Africa Gaertner 6 4 4 4  
     United Kingdom Barrett 2 6 6 6    
      4  Sweden Lundquist 6 3 8 6  
      13  Mexico Llamas 4 6 6 3  
    13  Mexico Llamas 6 6 6      
     Poland Licis 4 2 3      
      13  Mexico Llamas 6 6 6    
       West Germany Buding 3 3 3      
     West Germany Buding 6 6 4 6  
     France Boutboul 3 3 6 1    
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 France Darmon 6 6 6
Canada Godbout 2 2 2 5 France Darmon 6 6 6
United Kingdom Pickard 6 6 5 1 6 United Kingdom Pickard 1 3 2
West Germany Ecklebe 3 1 7 6 3 5 France Darmon 3 3 2
Brazil Fernandes 6 6 6 Brazil Fernandes 6 6 6
France Bresson 4 4 2 Brazil Fernandes 7 6 6
Chile Rodríguez 6 3 6 2 2 Australia Howe 5 3 2
Australia Howe 4 6 4 6 6 Brazil Fernandes 9 2 6 6
12 Australia Hewitt 3 6 6 6 12 Australia Hewitt 7 6 2 2
West Germany Kuhnke 6 2 4 3 12 Australia Hewitt 3 3 6 7 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Plecevic 1 5 0 South Africa Mayers 6 6 2 5 3
South Africa Mayers 6 7 6 12 Australia Hewitt 6 3 6 6
New Zealand Otway 4 6 6 6 Australia Mulligan 3 6 1 2
India Mukerjea 6 0 3 2 New Zealand Otway 5 4 5
Australia Mulligan 0 4 6 7 6 Australia Mulligan 7 6 7
Poland Gasiorek 6 6 4 5 4

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 6 2 6 6 6
West Germany Bungert 8 6 0 4 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 2 9 2
Australia Stolle 4 5 2 Australia Stolle 6 11 6
France Molinari 6 7 5 r Australia Stolle 1 3 3
India Lall 4 10 3 United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 6
United Kingdom Sangster 6 12 6 United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 0 6
Venezuela Pimentel 6 6 6 Venezuela Pimentel 3 4 6 4
11 Sweden Schmidt 3 1 0 United Kingdom Sangster 3 4 3
South Africa Sanders 4 3 4 6 Spain Santana 6 6 6
Colombia Alvarez 6 6 6 Colombia Alvarez 7 6 6 6
Italy Tacchini 6 2 5 6 6 Italy Tacchini 5 8 1 4
France Renavand 4 6 7 4 0 Colombia Alvarez 4 1 3
Cuba Garrido 6 Spain Santana 6 6 6
Hungary Gulyás Hungary Gulyás 3 1 3
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bey 2 6 1 3 6 Spain Santana 6 6 6
6 Spain Santana 6 1 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Canada Swann 1 0 7      
 Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 9          Australia Phillips-Moore 6 7 7      
     France Duxin 4 5 5      
       Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 6      
      14  Italy Sirola 3 3 0      
     Denmark Ulrich          
    14  Italy Sirola            
       Australia Phillips-Moore 2 6 3 2  
      3  Australia Emerson 6 4 6 6  
     United Kingdom Coni 3 3 2      
     France Barclay 6 6 6      
       France Barclay 5 1 0    
      3  Australia Emerson 7 6 6      
     United Kingdom Hann 4 4 2    
    3  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     South Africa Segal 6 6 6      
     Italy Gaudenzi 2 3 3      
       South Africa Segal 3 1 3      
      10  Belgium Brichant 6 6 6      
     France Jalabert 3 1 6 2  
    10  Belgium Brichant 6 6 0 6    
      10  Belgium Brichant 6 6 4 3  
      7  United States Holmberg 2 8 6 6  
     Morocco Lahcen Chaldi 6 6 2 9    
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Presecki 3 2 6 7    
       Morocco Lahcen Chaldi 6 1 0 3  
      7  United States Holmberg 3 6 6 6    
     France Jauffret 3 8 4    
    7  United States Holmberg 6 10 6      
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Australia Fletcher 6 6 6      
     France Grinda 3 2 4      
       Australia Fletcher 3 2 5      
      15  Brazil Barnes 6 6 7      
     Czechoslovakia Javorský 4 1 0    
    15  Brazil Barnes 6 6 6      
      15  Brazil Barnes 3 6 2 3  
      2  Australia Laver 6 4 6 6  
     United Kingdom Mills 2 3 4      
     Argentina Soriano 6 6 6      
       Argentina Soriano 2 3 8    
      2  Australia Laver 6 6 10      
     India Ali 2 2 2    
    2  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
 

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