1962 French Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1962 French Championships
Champion Australia Rod Laver
Runner-up Australia Roy Emerson
Final score 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 9–7, 6–2
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women

Rod Laver defeated Roy Emerson 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 9–7, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1962 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Champion)
  2. Australia Roy Emerson (Final)
  3. Spain Manuel Santana (Semifinals)
  4. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (Quarterfinals)
  5. Australia Neale Fraser (Semifinals)
  6. United States Whitney Reed (Third round)
  7. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boro Jovanović (Fourth round)
  8. Australia Warren Jacques (Second round)
  1. Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist (Third round)
  2. India Ramanathan Krishnan (Quarterfinals)
  3. France Pierre Darmon (Quarterfinals)
  4. United Kingdom Michael Sangster (Second round)
  5. West Germany Ingo Buding (Second round)
  6. United Kingdom Billy Knight (Fourth round)
  7. West Germany Wilhelm Bungert (Fourth round)
  8. South Africa Gordon Forbes (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 3 2 10 6  
 Australia Martin Mulligan 4 6 6 8 2  
  1  Australia Rod Laver 3 6 6 3 7  
  5  Australia Neale Fraser 6 3 2 6 5  
4  Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 6 3 9 1  
  5  Australia Neale Fraser 4 6 11 6    
    1  Australia Rod Laver 3 2 6 9 6
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 3 7 2
  11  France Pierre Darmon 4 2 3      
3  Spain Manuel Santana 6 6 6      
3  Spain Manuel Santana 4 6 1 6 3
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 6 3 6 2 6  
10  India Ramanathan Krishnan 6 1 6 2 0
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 4 6 3 6 6  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
     Italy Pirro 4 0 2      
      1  Australia Laver 6 9 4 6    
       United Kingdom Pickard 2 7 6 1    
     Poland Gasiorek 6 6 4 2 2
     United Kingdom Pickard 2 2 6 6 6  
      1  Australia Laver 4 6 7 6  
       Italy Jacobini 6 3 5 1  
    16  South Africa Forbes 6 3 3 6 5  
     Brazil Koch 4 6 6 4 7  
       Brazil Koch 4 3 6 6 1
       Italy Jacobini 6 6 4 4 6  
     Austria Legenstein          
 Australia Hillebrand                Italy Jacobini            
 Italy Jacobini            

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Spain Couder
8 Australia Jacques 8 Australia Jacques 9 7 6 3 0
Hungary Katona United Kingdom Mills 7 9 3 6 3
United Kingdom Mills United Kingdom Mills 1 0 4
West Germany Elschenbroich 3 1 2 Australia Mulligan 6 6 6
France Renavand 6 6 6 France Renavand 1 7 5
France Duxin 1 4 0 Australia Mulligan 6 9 7
Australia Mulligan 6 6 6 Australia Mulligan 6 6 6
9 Sweden Lundquist 8 6 6 Australia Stolle 3 2 3
New Zealand Crookenden 6 3 3 9 Sweden Lundquist 6 6 6
France Viron 6 3 6 2 1 Brazil Fernandes 2 4 1
Brazil Fernandes 2 6 4 6 6 9 Sweden Lundquist 6 4 0 11
South Africa Sanders 5 1 2 Australia Stolle 2 6 6 13
Australia Stolle 7 6 6 Australia Stolle 6 6 6
France Bresson 2 1 1 United States Douglas 2 4 2
United States Douglas 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Italy Pietrangeli 6 7 8
United States Fox 1 5 6 4 Italy Pietrangeli 7 6 4 6
Australia Clayton 2 4 0 France Boutboul 5 0 6 1
France Boutboul 6 6 6 4 Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6
Australia Woodcock 1 3 6 6 2 South Africa Segal 3 3 4
South Africa Segal 6 6 3 4 6 South Africa Segal 4 6 6 7
Italy Tacchini 1 6 3 6 3 Ecuador Zuleta 6 3 4 5
Ecuador Zuleta 6 2 6 1 6 4 Italy Pietrangeli 6 0 6 6
13 West Germany Buding 6 7 3 7 Australia Hughes 2 6 0 3
Australia Geraghty 3 5 6 5 13 West Germany Buding 3 2 1
South Africa Drysdale 6 3 3 1 Australia Hughes 6 6 6
Australia Hughes 3 6 6 6 Australia Hughes 8 6 6
France Barclay 6 7 1 3 1 Australia Newcombe 6 3 3
Romania Ţiriac 2 5 6 6 6 Romania Ţiriac 7 5 6 3
India Ali 3 6 2 2 Australia Newcombe 5 7 8 6
Australia Newcombe 6 3 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Australia Fraser 6 6 6
Italy Guercilena 3 1 1 5 Australia Fraser 6 6 6 2 7
United Kingdom Cox 6 1 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 8 4 4 6 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 8 6 6 5 Australia Fraser 7 3 6 8
United Kingdom Taylor 0 1 1 France Pilet 5 6 3 6
France Pilet 6 6 6 France Pilet 6 6 3 6
India Mukerjea 4 3 6 2 Australia Pares 4 1 6 2
Australia Pares 6 6 2 6 5 Australia Fraser 6 3 6 6
12 United Kingdom Sangster Australia Phillips-Moore 3 6 1 2
Hungary Szikszay 12 United Kingdom Sangster 6 4 2 3
United States Frost West Germany Kuhnke 2 6 6 6
West Germany Kuhnke West Germany Kuhnke 4 1 3
Romania Năstase 1 3 1 Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 6
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 6
Venezuela Pimentel 6 3 r Belgium Brichant 1 2 2
Belgium Brichant 4 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Colombia Alvarez 1 1 7
Australia Fraser 6 6 9 Australia Fraser 2 6 6 6
Belgium Drossart 7 4 6 4 5 Tunisia Belkhodja 6 4 1 1
Tunisia Belkhodja 5 6 3 6 7 Australia Fraser 3 2 1
United States Nelly 3 6 1 0 11 France Darmon 6 6 6
United Kingdom Hann 6 4 6 6 United Kingdom Hann 6 0 1 2
France Pellizza 3 4 0 11 France Darmon 4 6 6 6
11 France Darmon 6 6 6 11 France Darmon 6 6 6
South Africa Diepraam 3 3 1 Italy Merlo 3 3 4
Italy Merlo 6 6 6 Italy Merlo 6 8 3 6
Argentina Soriano 2 6 6 2 3 Australia Hewitt 4 6 6 4
Australia Hewitt 6 2 4 6 6 Italy Merlo 6 6 6
New Zealand Hawkes 1 4 2 6 United States Reed 4 4 4
Chile Rodríguez 6 6 6 Chile Rodríguez 6 2 6 4
France Jauffret 3 8 4 4 6 United States Reed 4 6 8 6
6 United States Reed 6 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Belgium De Gronckel
Czechoslovakia Javorský Czechoslovakia Javorský 1 6 6 4 6
India Lall 6 4 6 6 Australia Lane 6 4 2 6 1
Australia Lane 8 6 3 8 Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 0 2 0
Spain Gisbert 14 United Kingdom Knight 4 6 6 6
Brazil Barnes Brazil Barnes 3 7 4 6 2
Hungary Zentai 14 United Kingdom Knight 6 5 6 4 6
14 United Kingdom Knight 14 United Kingdom Knight 5 0 3
France Barthes 7 4 6 4 3 Spain Santana 7 6 6
United States Froehling 9 6 3 6 United States Froehling 3 8 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikolic 2 4 2 Ecuador Olvera 6 10 8
Ecuador Olvera 6 6 6 Ecuador Olvera 3 1 1
France Mey 4 6 1 0 r 3 Spain Santana 6 6 6
France Jauffret 6 4 6 3 France Jauffret 1 2 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jaksic 2 1 0 3 Spain Santana 6 6 6
3 Spain Santana 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Czechoslovakia Drobný
France Jalabert France Jalabert 4 6 8 3 3
Poland Licis 6 3 1 United States Rubinoff 6 2 6 6 6
United States Rubinoff 8 6 6 United States Rubinoff 3 4 1
Australia Fletcher 4 6 5 7 2 10 India Krishnan 6 6 6
West Germany Ecklebe 6 1 7 5 6 West Germany Ecklebe 5 3 2
Chile Apey 0 2 0 10 India Krishnan 7 6 6
10 India Krishnan 6 6 6 10 India Krishnan 6 6 6
Switzerland Lemann 3 2 2 7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 4 2 2
France Grinda 6 6 6 France Grinda 6 7 9
Belgium Despiegelaere 0 1 1 Australia Davidson 1 5 7
Australia Davidson 6 6 6 France Grinda 6 6 3 0 4
Australia Howe 7 6 2 8 4 7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 0 3 6 6 6
Spain Arilla 9 1 6 6 6 Spain Arilla 1 4 6 6 1
Australia Holland 0 4 4 7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 6 6 3 4 6
7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Matthews 3 4 2      
 Chile Aguirre 6 6 6          Chile Aguirre 4 4 6 2    
     Hungary Gulyás 6 6 4 6    
       Hungary Gulyás 6 6 3 5 5  
      15  West Germany Bungert 3 0 6 7 7  
     Brazil Mandarino 6 6 6 1 5
    15  West Germany Bungert 8 4 4 6 7  
      15  West Germany Bungert 8 4 6 0 2
      2  Australia Emerson 6 6 4 6 6
     United Kingdom Barrett 6 2 4 3    
     Mexico Llamas 4 6 6 6    
       Mexico Llamas 5 3 3    
      2  Australia Emerson 7 6 6      
     Sweden Hallberg 3 1 0    
    2  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 

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