2019 French Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
2019 French Open
Champion Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal
Runner-up Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem
Final score6–3, 5–7, 6–1, 6–1
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Doubles men women mixed boys girls
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WC Singles men women
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  2018  · French Open ·  2020  

Eleven-time defending champion Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in a rematch of the 2018 final, 6–3, 5–7, 6–1, 6–1 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2019 French Open. It was Nadal's record-extending twelfth French Open men's singles title. [1] By winning the title, Nadal broke the all-time record for the most singles titles won by a player at the same Grand Slam tournament – a record he previously co-held with Margaret Court, who won the Australian Open eleven times. [2]

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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were both attempting to achieve the first double Career Grand Slam in men's singles in the Open Era, with Djokovic also in contention to hold all four of the Grand Slam titles at the same time, but in the semifinals, Djokovic lost to Thiem and Federer lost to Nadal. This was Federer's first time playing the French Open in four years. Nadal and Federer both reached the fourth round for the fourteenth time. Federer's third round match marked his 400th match in a Grand Slam tournament, an all-time record. [3] Federer also became the oldest male singles player to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros since Nicola Pietrangeli in 1972, [4] as well as the oldest semifinalist since the 40 year-old Pancho Gonzales in 1968. [5]

The first round match between Ivo Karlović (40 years and three months) and Feliciano López (37 years and 8 months) was the oldest French Open men's singles match in terms of combined ages in the Open Era. Karlović is the oldest male singles player to compete in the tournament since István Gulyás in 1973. [6] Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to reach the round of 16 at Roland Garros since Lazaros Stalios in 1936. [7]

For only the third time in the Open Era and the first time since the 1970 Australian Open, all of the top 10 seeds reached the round of 16 at a Grand Slam men's singles tournament. [8] It is also the first time since the 2013 Australian Open that all top four seeds reached the semifinals (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, and Thiem). It was the first time since the 2012 French Open that the Big Three all reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament.

Seeds

All seedings per ATP rankings. [9]

0 1.   Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
0 2.   Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal (Champion)
0 3.   Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer (Semifinals)
0 4.   Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem (Final)
0 5.   Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev (Quarterfinals)
0 6.   Flag of Greece.svg Stefanos Tsitsipas (Fourth round)
0 7.   Flag of Japan.svg Kei Nishikori (Quarterfinals)
0 8.   Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro (Fourth round)
0 9.   Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini (Fourth round)
10.   Flag of Russia.svg Karen Khachanov (Quarterfinals)
11.   Flag of Croatia.svg Marin Čilić (Second round)
12.   Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev (First round)
13.   Flag of Croatia.svg Borna Ćorić (Third round)
14.   Flag of France.svg Gaël Monfils (Fourth round)
15.   Flag of Georgia.svg Nikoloz Basilashvili (First round)
16.   Flag of Italy.svg Marco Cecchinato (First round)
17.   Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman (Second round)
18.   Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Bautista Agut (Third round)
19.   Flag of Argentina.svg Guido Pella (Second round)
20.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denis Shapovalov (First round)
21.   Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alex de Minaur (Second round)
22.   Flag of France.svg Lucas Pouille (Second round)
23.   Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Verdasco (Second round)
24.   Flag of Switzerland.svg Stan Wawrinka (Quarterfinals)
25.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Félix Auger-Aliassime (Withdrew)
26.   Flag of France.svg Gilles Simon (Second round)
27.   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg David Goffin (Third round)
28.   Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kyle Edmund (Second round, retired)
29.   Flag of Italy.svg Matteo Berrettini (Second round)
30.   Flag of Serbia.svg Dušan Lajović (Third round)
31.   Flag of Serbia.svg Laslo Đere (Third round)
32.   Flag of the United States.svg Frances Tiafoe (First round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 766
5 Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev 5 2 2
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 2 65 75
4 Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 63 75 7
4 Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 666
10 Flag of Russia.svg Karen Khachanov 2 4 2
4 Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 3 71 1
2 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 65 66
24 Flag of Switzerland.svg Stan Wawrinka 646654
3 Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer 774 776
3 Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer 3 4 2
2 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 666
7 Flag of Japan.svg Kei Nishikori 1 1 3
2 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 666

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 666
  Flag of Poland.svg H Hurkacz 4 2 2 1 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 666
LL Flag of Switzerland.svg H Laaksonen 6677LL Flag of Switzerland.svg H Laaksonen 1 4 3
Q Flag of Spain.svg P Martínez 1 0 641 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 666
  Flag of Spain.svg J Munar 5 63 3 Q Flag of Italy.svg S Caruso 3 3 2
Q Flag of Italy.svg S Caruso 74 66Q Flag of Italy.svg S Caruso 666
LL Flag of Ukraine.svg S Stakhovsky 3 3 4 26 Flag of France.svg G Simon 1 2 4
26 Flag of France.svg G Simon 6661 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 666
20 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg D Shapovalov 613 4   Flag of Germany.svg J-L Struff 3 2 2
  Flag of Germany.svg J-L Struff 7766  Flag of Germany.svg J-L Struff 7777646
  Flag of Moldova.svg R Albot 77773 6  Flag of Moldova.svg R Albot 6263772
Q Flag of the United States.svg T Sandgren 636161   Flag of Germany.svg J-L Struff 4 64 7711
  Flag of South Africa.svg L Harris 64 2 6613 Flag of Croatia.svg B Ćorić 61 6619
LL Flag of the Czech Republic.svg L Rosol 1 661 2   Flag of South Africa.svg L Harris 2 3 62
  Flag of Slovenia.svg A Bedene 1 774 4 13 Flag of Croatia.svg B Ćorić 6677
13 Flag of Croatia.svg B Ćorić 66466

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 663 6
  Flag of Italy.svg A Seppi 3 0 63 9 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 63 66
Q Flag of Spain.svg G García López 1 63 2 Flag of Argentina.svg F Delbonis 4 63 3
  Flag of Argentina.svg F Delbonis 63 669 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 7764 6
  Flag of the United States.svg T Fritz 66618 Flag of Spain.svg R Bautista Agut 654 61
  Flag of Australia (converted).svg B Tomic 1 4 1   Flag of the United States.svg T Fritz 2 3 2
  Flag of the United States.svg S Johnson 3 4 2 18 Flag of Spain.svg R Bautista Agut 666
18 Flag of Spain.svg R Bautista Agut 6669 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 62 2 65
30 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 6665 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 3 6677
Q Flag of Brazil.svg T Monteiro 3 4 4 30 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 666
  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg C Norrie 3 0 2 Q Flag of France.svg E Benchetrit 3 3 4
Q Flag of France.svg E Benchetrit 66630 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 4 2 662
Q Flag of Sweden.svg M Ymer 66775 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 664 1 6
Q Flag of Slovenia.svg B Rola 0 3 65Q Flag of Sweden.svg M Ymer 1 3 63
  Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Millman 643 6773 5 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 6677
5 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 7762 656

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 64 776
WC Flag of the United States.svg T Paul 4 6652 4 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 66667
Q Flag of Germany.svg R Molleker 5 771 62  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg A Bublik 3 783 5
  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg A Bublik 7646774 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 64 67
WC Flag of France.svg M Janvier 4 4 2   Flag of Uruguay.svg P Cuevas 3 62 5
  Flag of Uruguay.svg P Cuevas 666  Flag of Uruguay.svg P Cuevas 7762
  Flag of France.svg J Chardy 6174 65 28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg K Edmund 633 1r
28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg K Edmund 775 64 74 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 666
23 Flag of Spain.svg F Verdasco 6646614 Flag of France.svg G Monfils 4 4 2
  Flag of the United Kingdom.svg D Evans 3 773 2 23 Flag of Spain.svg F Verdasco 4 6655
WC Flag of France.svg A Hoang 60 776WC Flag of France.svg A Hoang 63 777
  Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg D Džumhur 4 6653 WC Flag of France.svg A Hoang 3 2 3
Q Flag of Italy.svg S Travaglia 773 62 2 14 Flag of France.svg G Monfils 666
  Flag of France.svg A Mannarino 6563 66  Flag of France.svg A Mannarino 3 4 4
  Flag of Japan.svg T Daniel 0 4 1 14 Flag of France.svg G Monfils 666
14 Flag of France.svg G Monfils 666

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Flag of Russia.svg K Khachanov 666
PR Flag of Germany.svg C-M Stebe 1 1 4 10 Flag of Russia.svg K Khachanov 6780 7
WC Flag of France.svg G Barrère 65 76WC Flag of France.svg G Barrère 3 6665
  Flag of Australia (converted).svg M Ebden 3 75 1 10 Flag of Russia.svg K Khachanov 666
  Flag of Slovakia.svg M Kližan 3 5 666 Flag of Slovakia.svg M Kližan 1 4 3
  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg M Kukushkin 674 2 3   Flag of Slovakia.svg M Kližan 772 63 9
Q Flag of Italy.svg S Bolelli 3 4 5 22 Flag of France.svg L Pouille 6463 67
22 Flag of France.svg L Pouille 66710 Flag of Russia.svg K Khachanov 763 6
LL Flag of Spain.svg A Davidovich Fokina 3 2 638 Flag of Argentina.svg JM del Potro 5 3 63
  Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Thompson 6677  Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Thompson 66626
  Flag of Croatia.svg I Karlović 777677  Flag of Croatia.svg I Karlović 3 4 773
  Flag of Spain.svg F López 645 795   Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Thompson 4 4 0
  Flag of Japan.svg Y Nishioka 6764 668 Flag of Argentina.svg JM del Potro 666
  Flag of the United States.svg M McDonald 790 62 3   Flag of Japan.svg Y Nishioka 74 2 772
  Flag of Chile.svg N Jarry 62 1 4 8 Flag of Argentina.svg JM del Potro 5 66656
8 Flag of Argentina.svg JM del Potro 3 666

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 6677
  Flag of Germany.svg M Marterer 2 2 646 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 4 667
  Flag of India.svg P Gunneswaran 1 3 1   Flag of Bolivia.svg H Dellien 60 3 5
  Flag of Bolivia.svg H Dellien 6666 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 766578
  Flag of Spain.svg R Carballés Baena 666  Flag of Serbia.svg F Krajinović 5 3 7766
Q Flag of France.svg A Müller 4 4 2   Flag of Spain.svg R Carballés Baena 4 4 7766
  Flag of Serbia.svg F Krajinović 64 63 6  Flag of Serbia.svg F Krajinović 66613 8
32 Flag of the United States.svg F Tiafoe 2 63 60 6 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 6674 66
24 Flag of Switzerland.svg S Wawrinka 6636624 Flag of Switzerland.svg S Wawrinka 785 63 8
PR Flag of Slovakia.svg J Kovalík 1 772 3 24 Flag of Switzerland.svg S Wawrinka 666
  Flag of the United States.svg R Opelka 605 67  Flag of Chile.svg C Garín 1 4 0
  Flag of Chile.svg C Garín 7777924 Flag of Switzerland.svg S Wawrinka 7777710
PR Flag of Serbia.svg J Tipsarević 3 0 6774   Flag of Bulgaria.svg G Dimitrov 656468
  Flag of Bulgaria.svg G Dimitrov 663 646  Flag of Bulgaria.svg G Dimitrov 6364 776
  Flag of Italy.svg T Fabbiano 3 5 1 11 Flag of Croatia.svg M Čilić 774 6623
11 Flag of Croatia.svg M Čilić 676

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Flag of Italy.svg M Cecchinato 6784 2 4
WC Flag of France.svg N Mahut 2 66666WC Flag of France.svg N Mahut 666
  Flag of the Netherlands.svg R Haase 4 4 771 Flag of Germany.svg P Kohlschreiber 3 3 3
  Flag of Germany.svg P Kohlschreiber 66656WC Flag of France.svg N Mahut 6634 63
  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg J Veselý 633 0   Flag of Argentina.svg L Mayer 3 77677
  Flag of Argentina.svg L Mayer 7766  Flag of Argentina.svg L Mayer 4 667
  Flag of Hungary.svg M Fucsovics 3 66762 17 Flag of Argentina.svg D Schwartzman 63 4 5
17 Flag of Argentina.svg D Schwartzman 63 792 6  Flag of Argentina.svg L Mayer 2 3 3
29 Flag of Italy.svg M Berrettini 636663 Flag of Switzerland.svg R Federer 666
  Flag of Spain.svg P Andújar 774 4 2 29 Flag of Italy.svg M Berrettini 4 5 3
  Flag of Norway.svg C Ruud 6776  Flag of Norway.svg C Ruud 676
  Flag of Latvia.svg E Gulbis 2 620   Flag of Norway.svg C Ruud 3 1 68
  Flag of Tunisia.svg M Jaziri 3 1 60 3 Flag of Switzerland.svg R Federer 66710
LL Flag of Germany.svg O Otte 664 6LL Flag of Germany.svg O Otte 4 3 4
  Flag of Italy.svg L Sonego 2 4 4 3 Flag of Switzerland.svg R Federer 666
3 Flag of Switzerland.svg R Federer 666

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Flag of Japan.svg K Nishikori 666
WC Flag of France.svg Q Halys 2 3 4 7 Flag of Japan.svg K Nishikori 4 666
PR Flag of France.svg J-W Tsonga 7764 6PR Flag of France.svg J-W Tsonga 64 4 4
  Flag of Germany.svg P Gojowczyk 641 63 7 Flag of Japan.svg K Nishikori 66664 8
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Popyrin 3 6712631 Flag of Serbia.svg L Đere 4 783 66
  Flag of France.svg U Humbert 63 6103 WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Popyrin 4 644
  Flag of Spain.svg A Ramos Viñolas 3 2 6231 Flag of Serbia.svg L Đere 6776
31 Flag of Serbia.svg L Đere 66777 Flag of Japan.svg K Nishikori 6686687
21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A de Minaur 666  Flag of France.svg B Paire 2 7102 7105
  Flag of the United States.svg B Klahn 1 4 4 21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A de Minaur 3 1 1
  Flag of Spain.svg P Carreño Busta 666  Flag of Spain.svg P Carreño Busta 666
  Flag of Portugal.svg J Sousa 3 1 2   Flag of Spain.svg P Carreño Busta 2 6610r
  Flag of France.svg B Paire 66566  Flag of France.svg B Paire 64 770
  Flag of Romania.svg M Copil 4 770 1   Flag of France.svg B Paire 665 6611
  Flag of France.svg P-H Herbert 4 4 667  Flag of France.svg P-H Herbert 2 2 7789
12 Flag of Russia.svg D Medvedev 663 2 5

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Flag of Georgia.svg N Basilashvili 4 1 3
  Flag of Argentina.svg JI Londero 666  Flag of Argentina.svg JI Londero 63 66
  Flag of Germany.svg M Zverev 3 4 3 Flag of France.svg R Gasquet 2 63 4
  Flag of France.svg R Gasquet 666  Flag of Argentina.svg JI Londero 2 665 6
Q Flag of Russia.svg A Vatutin 4 664 WC Flag of France.svg C Moutet 63 4 74
WC Flag of France.svg C Moutet 6786WC Flag of France.svg C Moutet 662 7
  Flag of Argentina.svg G Andreozzi 624 61 19 Flag of Argentina.svg G Pella 3 1 65
19 Flag of Argentina.svg G Pella 7761 6  Flag of Argentina.svg JI Londero 2 3 3
27 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg D Goffin 6662 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 666
  Flag of Lithuania.svg R Berankis 0 2 2 27 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg D Goffin 666
  Flag of Serbia.svg M Kecmanović 6675 66  Flag of Serbia.svg M Kecmanović 2 4 3
  Flag of the United States.svg D Kudla 0 7973 4 27 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg D Goffin 1 3 63
Q Flag of Germany.svg Y Maden 77762 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 664 6
Q Flag of Belgium (civil).svg K Coppejans 605 3 Q Flag of Germany.svg Y Maden 1 2 4
Q Flag of Germany.svg Y Hanfmann 2 1 3 2 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 666
2 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 666

Championship match ratings

1.785 million on NBC, in the USA [10]

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Preceded by
2019 Australian Open – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
2019 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles