2020 French Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
2020 French Open
Champion Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal
Runner-up Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic
Final score6–0, 6–2, 7–5
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Draw128 (16 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds32
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Twelve-time champion Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the final, 6–0, 6–2, 7–5 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2020 French Open. [1] For the fourth time in his career, Nadal did not drop a set throughout the entire tournament and for the first time in French Open history, neither the men's nor women's singles champions lost a set. [2] Nadal equalled Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles and extended his own record to 13 titles at the same major tournament. Nadal also became the first player, male or female, to win 100 matches at the French Open and only the second male player, after Federer at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, to win 100 matches at a single Grand Slam tournament. [2] Djokovic was attempting to become the first man in the Open Era to win each major title at least twice. [3] [4]

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Lorenzo Giustino defeated Corentin Moutet 0–6, 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 18–16 in the first round. The match was the second-longest in French Open history, lasting 6 hours and 5 minutes. [5] The match was also the fourth-longest in the history of Grand Slam tournaments. [6]

Taylor Fritz and Lorenzo Sonego played the longest tie-break in French Open history. Sonego won the third set tie-break 19–17 to win the third-round match 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 7–6(19–17). [7]

Jannik Sinner became the first male player to reach the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in his first appearance since Nadal in 2005 and the youngest quarterfinalist since Djokovic in 2006. [8]

Hugo Gaston became the lowest-ranked man to reach the fourth round of Roland Garros since Arnaud Di Pasquale in 2002. [9]

Seeds

All seedings per ATP rankings. [10]

0 1.   Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic (Final)
0 2.   Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal (Champion)
0 3.   Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem (Quarterfinals)
0 4.   Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev (First round)
0 5.   Flag of Greece.svg Stefanos Tsitsipas (Semifinals)
0 6.   Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev (Fourth round)
0 7.   Flag of Italy.svg Matteo Berrettini (Third round)
0 8.   Flag of France.svg Gaël Monfils (First round)
0 9.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denis Shapovalov (Second round)
10.   Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Bautista Agut (Third round)
11.   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg David Goffin (First round)
12.   Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman (Semifinals)
13.   Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev (Quarterfinals)
14.   Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini (First round)
15.   Flag of Russia.svg Karen Khachanov (Fourth round)
16.   Flag of Switzerland.svg Stan Wawrinka (Third round)
17.   Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Carreño Busta (Quarterfinals)
18.   Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dimitrov (Fourth round)
19.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Félix Auger-Aliassime (First round)
20.   Flag of Chile.svg Cristian Garín (Third round)
21.   Flag of the United States.svg John Isner (Second round)
22.   Flag of Serbia.svg Dušan Lajović (Second round)
23.   Flag of France.svg Benoît Paire (Second round)
24.   Flag of Croatia.svg Borna Ćorić (First round)
25.   Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alex de Minaur (First round)
26.   Flag of Serbia.svg Filip Krajinović (First round)
27.   Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Fritz (Third round)
28.   Flag of Norway.svg Casper Ruud (Third round)
29.   Flag of Poland.svg Hubert Hurkacz (First round)
30.   Flag of Germany.svg Jan-Lennard Struff (Second round)
31.   Flag of Georgia.svg Nikoloz Basilashvili (First round)
32.   Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Evans (First round)

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Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 4 666
17 Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Carreño Busta 62 3 4
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 665 4 6
5 Flag of Greece.svg Stefanos Tsitsipas 3 2 761
13 Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev 5 2 3
5 Flag of Greece.svg Stefanos Tsitsipas 766
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 0 2 5
2 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 667
12 Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman 775 66776
3 Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 61778652
12 Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman 3 3 60
2 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 6677
  Flag of Italy.svg Jannik Sinner 644 1
2 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 7766


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Section 1

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Section 2

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Section 3

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Flag of Brazil.svg T Monteiro 766 Flag of Brazil.svg T Monteiro 7766
31 Flag of Georgia.svg N Basilashvili 5 4 2 Flag of Hungary.svg M Fucsovics 775 4 63
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Flag of Italy.svg G Mager 4 6461 22 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 2 4 663
Flag of Serbia.svg L Đere 2 3 4 PR Flag of South Africa.svg K Anderson 664 3 6
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WC Flag of France.svg H Mayot 653 5 13 Flag of Russia.svg A Rublev 666
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Flag of the United States.svg S Querrey 77775 4 3 13 Flag of Russia.svg A Rublev 763 6
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Section 4

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Flag of Uruguay.svg P Cuevas 62 66 Flag of Uruguay.svg P Cuevas 1 4 2
Flag of Spain.svg J Munar 661 4 4 5 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 666
5 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 4 2 666

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First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Flag of France.svg G Monfils 4 5 63
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg A Bublik 673 6 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg A Bublik 681 5
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Preceded by
2020 US Open – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
2021 Australian Open – Men's Singles