1972 French Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1972 French Open
Champion Spain Andrés Gimeno
Runner-up France Patrick Proisy
Final score 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women

Jan Kodes was the two-time defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Patrick Proisy.

Andrés Gimeno defeated Patrick Proisy 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1972 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodes, (Quarterfinals)
  2. Romania Ilie Năstase, (Second round)
  3. United States Stan Smith, (Quarterfinals)
  4. Spain Manuel Orantes, (Semifinals)
  5. South Africa Bob Hewitt, (Second round)
  6. Spain Andrés Gimeno, (Champion)
  7. France Pierre Barthes, (Fourth round)
  8. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zeljko Franulovic, (Second Round)
  9. France Patrick Proisy, (Final)
  10. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli, (Semifinals)
  11. United States Clark Graebner, (Fourth round)
  12. United States Jimmy Connors, (Third round)
  13. Chile Jaime Fillol Sr., (Third round)
  14. Czechoslovakia František Pala, (Fourth round)
  15. -
  16. Australia Barry Phillips-Moore, (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   Italy Adriano Panatta 6 9 3 3    
10  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 8 7 6 6    
  10  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6 3 1 6 3  
  6  Spain Andrés Gimeno 4 6 6 2 6  
3  United States Stan Smith 1 9 0 6  
  6  Spain Andrés Gimeno 6 7 6 7    
    6  Spain Andrés Gimeno 4 6 6 6  
  9  France Patrick Proisy 6 3 1 1  
   United States Harold Solomon 4 7 3 2    
4  Spain Manuel Orantes 6 5 6 6    
4  Spain Manuel Orantes 3 5 2    
  9  France Patrick Proisy 6 7 6      
9  France Patrick Proisy 6 6 2 6 6
  1  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3 8 6 2 1  


Section 1[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
    2  Romania I Năstase 6 7 4 3    
     Italy A Panatta 1 9 6 6    
       Italy A Panatta 6 2 7 6    
Q  Chile P Rodriguez 7 5 2 1          Soviet Union V Korotkov 1 6 5 3    
 Soviet Union V Korotkov 5 7 6 6        Soviet Union V Korotkov 10 0 6 5 6
     Australia C Dibley 8 6 2 7 3  
       Italy A Panatta 6 7 6 6  
       South Africa R Moore 0 9 3 2  
     Pakistan H Rahim 6 3 8 4 3  
     South Africa R Moore 2 6 6 6 6  
       South Africa R Moore          
Q  France P Beust 5 1 3            Rhodesia A Pattison w/o          
 Chile P Cornejo 7 6 6          Chile P Cornejo 3 4 6 1  
     Rhodesia A Pattison 6 6 4 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
    7  France P Barthes            
     Australia L Hoad w/o          
      7  France P Barthes 6 6 6      
Q  Hungary G Varga 7 5 2 1          Australia G Masters 3 3 4      
 Australia G Masters 5 7 6 6        Australia G Masters 6 6 6    
     Poland T Nowicki 1 1 2      
      7  France P Barthes 6 2 12 3  
      10  Soviet Union A Metreveli 8 6 10 6  
    10  Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 2 6 6    
     West Germany H Elschenbroich 3 6 4 3    
      10  Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 7 7  
Q  Argentina R Cano 6 3 3 6 2        Poland W Gasiorek 0 4 9 5    
 Poland W Gasiorek 3 6 6 3 6      Poland W Gasiorek 5 6 6 6  
     South Africa P Cramer 7 4 4 3    
 

Section 3[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
    3  United States S Smith 6 6 6      
     France JL Rouyer 4 2 4      
      3  United States S Smith 6 7 7 6    
Q  Soviet Union T Kakoulia 6 7 6            Belgium B Mignot 3 5 9 3    
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear 4 5 3         Q  Soviet Union T Kakoulia 0 1 5    
     Belgium B Mignot 6 6 7      
      3  United States S Smith 6 6 6    
      14  Czechoslovakia F Pala 4 0 3    
    14  Czechoslovakia F Pala 6 7 6      
     United States A Olmedo 2 5 2      
      14  Czechoslovakia F Pala 10 10 9 8  
 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6            United States B Gottfried 8 8 11 6    
Q  France JP Meyer 2 4 3          United States B Gottfried 6 6 6    
     France P Dominguez 2 3 1      
 

Section 4[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
    6  Spain A Gimeno 6 6 6      
     Chile J Pinto-Bravo 2 2 1      
      6  Spain A Gimeno 6 6 6      
Q  Italy P Toci 4 0 6 0          Belgium P Hombergen 1 3 1      
 France D Contet 6 6 0 6        France D Contet 0 2 0    
     Belgium P Hombergen 6 6 6      
      6  Spain A Gimeno 3 6 5 6 6
      11  United States C Graebner 6 3 7 2 1
    11  United States C Graebner 6 6 6      
     Brazil T Koch 2 0 2      
      11  United States C Graebner 6 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 6 6 6            Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 1 0 4      
 Hungary A Korpas 1 3 2          Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 1 6 6 1 6
     Hungary I Gulyás 6 2 2 6 3  
 

Section 5[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
     United States H Solomon 6          
     Australia M Mulligan 1 r.        
       United States H Solomon 6 7 6      
 Spain A Muñoz 6 6 6           12  United States J Connors 4 5 1      
 Czechoslovakia J Kukal 2 3 4          Spain A Muñoz 3 5 6    
    12  United States J Connors 6 7 8      
       United States H Solomon 3 8 6 6 6
       Argentina G Vilas 6 10 2 4 4
     Hungary S Baranyi 6 9 6      
     Romania I Ţiriac 2 7 3      
       Hungary S Baranyi 6 2 7 6 3
 Australia K Warwick 3 0 0            Argentina G Vilas 3 6 5 8 6  
 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 6          Argentina G Vilas 0 8 8 2 6
    5  South Africa B Hewitt 6 6 6 6 2  
 

Section 6[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
     Australia D Crealy 2 6 9 4    
     Italy N Pietrangeli 6 3 11 6    
       Italy N Pietrangeli 6 6 4 6    
 India J Mukerjea 3 5 2           13  Chile J Fillol Sr. 3 2 6 4    
Q  United Kingdom J De Mendoza 6 7 6         Q  United Kingdom J De Mendoza 6 6 4 2  
    13  Chile J Fillol Sr. 2 8 6 6    
       Italy N Pietrangeli 2 1 3    
      4  Spain M Orantes 6 6 6    
     France G Goven w/o          
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović            
       Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović 0 1 0    
 Italy E Di Matteo 6 6 11           4  Spain M Orantes 6 6 6      
Q  France M Leclercq 2 2 9          Italy E Di Matteo 6 1 7 1  
    4  Spain M Orantes 4 6 9 6    
 

Section 7[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
     Spain J Gisbert Sr 6 6 8      
     Czechoslovakia V Zednik 4 3 6      
       Spain J Gisbert Sr 4 3 6 6    
Q  Italy A Zugarelli 6 2 14 2         9  FranceP Proisy 6 6 2 8    
 Brazil J Mandarino 4 6 16 6        Brazil J Mandarino 2 6 3    
    9  France P Proisy 6 8 6      
      9  France P Proisy 6 1 6 6  
       Australia I Fletcher 4 6 2 3  
     Italy P Bertolucci 0 4 1      
     France F Jauffret 6 6 6      
       France F Jauffret 8 3 2 4  
Q  United Kingdom J Paish 4 3 1            Australia I Fletcher 6 6 6 6    
 Australia I Fletcher 6 6 6          Australia I Fletcher 6 6 6    
    8  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 4 4 1      
 

Section 8[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
 
     New Zealand O Parun 6 6 8      
     United States T Gorman 3 3 6      
       New Zealand O Parun 2 4 2      
 Greece N Kalogeropoulos 3 6 6 4 2       16  Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6      
 West Germany J Fassbender 6 3 3 6 6      West Germany J Fassbender 1 4 1    
    16  Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6      
      16  Australia B Phillips-Moore 4 2 4    
      1  Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 6    
     Hungary P Szőke 5 6 4 3    
     South Africa F McMillan 7 2 6 6    
       South Africa F McMillan 3 0 3    
 France JC Barclay 6 3 6 7         1  Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 6      
Q  Australia A McDonald 1 6 0 5        France JC Barclay 5 7 6 2  
    1  Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 7 9 2 6    
 

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