1959 French Championships – Men's Singles

Third-seeded Nicola Pietrangeli defeated Ian Vermaak 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1959 French Championships.

Men's Singles
1959 French Championships
ChampionItaly Nicola Pietrangeli
Runner-upSouth Africa Ian Vermaak
Final score3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–1
Details
Draw86
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Luis Ayala (Semifinals)
  2.   Neale Fraser (Semifinals)
  3.   Nicola Pietrangeli (Champion)
  4.   Ian Vermaak (Final)
  5.   Jacques Brichant (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Pierre Darmon (First round)
  7.   Jon Douglas (Third round)
  8.   Budge Patty (Third round)
  9.   Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
  10.   Jaroslav Drobný (Fourth round)
  11.   Billy Knight (Quarterfinals)
  12.   Orlando Sirola (Third round)
  13.   Rod Laver (Third round)
  14.   Martin Mulligan (Quarterfinals)
  15.   Lew Gerrard (Fourth round)
  16.   Giuseppe Merlo (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Luis Ayala 1 6 6 6
9   Roy Emerson 6 4 4 3
1   Luis Ayala 2 1 4
  Ian Vermaak 6 6 6
  Ian Vermaak 4 2 6 6 6
5   Jacques Brichant 6 6 4 3 4
  Ian Vermaak 6 3 4 1
3   Nicola Pietrangeli 3 6 6 6
11   Billy Knight 1 2 1
3   Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 6
3   Nicola Pietrangeli 7 6 7
2   Neale Fraser 5 3 5
  Martin Mulligan 4 6 1
2   Neale Fraser 6 8 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Ayala
  Hojberg
1   Ayala 6 6 6
  Otway 4 4 3
  Otway 5 7 6 7 6
  Lahcen Chaldi 7 9 2 5 1
1   Ayala 6 4 2 6 6
16   Merlo 2 6 6 2 3
16   Merlo 6 6 6
  Candy 1 2 2
16   Merlo 4 8 6 6
  Grinda 6 6 1 2
  Fletcher 10 5 4
  Grinda 12 7 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Patty 6 6 6
  Kumar 0 4 2
8   Patty 6 6 1 2
  Lundqvist 0 8 6 6
  Lundqvist 6 6 6
  Achondo 1 4 3
  Lundqvist 4 6 5 2
9   Emerson 6 4 7 6
9   Emerson 6 6 6
  Woolf 3 2 4
9   Emerson 6 4 4 6 6
  Molinari 4 6 6 3 4
  Kendall 3 3 4
  Molinari 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Haillet 6 6 6
  Matton 1 0 2
  Haillet 2 6 4 6 2
  Vermaak 6 1 6 3 6
  Vermaak 6 6 6
  Renavand 3 2 4
  Vermaak 6 6 6
  Legenstein 1 3 3
13   Laver 6 4 6 8
  Van Eysden 2 1 2   Weedon 2 6 1 6
  Weedon 6 6 6 13   Laver 4 6 2 5 4
  Frost 6 6 6   Legenstein 6 4 6 7 6
  Schonborn 3 2 4   Frost 5 6 3 2
  Viron 6 6 2 1   Legenstein 7 4 6 6
  Legenstein 8 4 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Brichant 6 6 6
  De Kermadec 1 2 3 5   Brichant 6 8 6
  Deniau 6 4 1 6 3   Ádám-Stolpa 3 6 2
  Ádám-Stolpa 1 6 6 4 6 5   Brichant 8 7 6
  Segal 7 6 2 6   Fernandes 6 5 3
  Mandelstam 5 1 6 3   Segal 7 4 6 3
  Fernandes 7 6 2 6   Fernandes 9 6 3 6
  Hewitt 5 1 6 3 5   Brichant 6 6 6
12   Sirola 6 6 6   Nielsen 0 1 4
  Pickard 1 4 4 12   Sirola 5 7 11 6
  Mandarino 6 6 2 3 6   Maris 7 5 9 4
  Maris 2 0 6 6 8 12   Sirola 2 3 4
  Johansson 6 6 2 1 2   Nielsen 6 6 6
  Ecklebe 0 3 6 6 6   Ecklebe 2 3 4
  Jacques 1 4 4   Nielsen 6 6 6
  Nielsen 6 6 6

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Mark 6 6 3 3 6
  Jalabert 1 2 6 6 1   Mark 3 6 2 1
  Contreras 6 8 6   Contreras 6 4 6 6
  Nikolic 4 6 3   Contreras 1 2 6 6 2
  Rodríguez 6 3 6 0 6 11   Knight 6 6 4 2 6
  Perreau-Saussine 3 6 4 6 4   Rodríguez 6 2 1
  Licis 11   Knight 8 6 6
11   Knight 11   Knight 6 7 3 6
  Panajotovic 6 7 7 5   Javorský 4 5 6 1
  Lasry 0 9 9 7   Lasry 6 2 4 3
  Bungert 7 6 10 6 2   Barnes 3 6 6 6
  Barnes 5 3 12 8 6   Barnes 0 6 9 5
  Aguirre 0 2 4   Javorský 6 3 11 7
  Jancso 6 6 6   Jancso 3 2 6 2
  Javorský 6 4 2 6 11   Javorský 6 6 4 6
6   Darmon 4 6 6 3 9

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Jovanović
  Alvarez   Alvarez 11 5 6 5 0
  Bresson 6 3 2 0 r   Ulrich 9 7 4 7 6
  Ulrich 1 6 6 2   Ulrich 3 8 6 6 6
  Woodcock 6 6 6   Forbes 6 10 2 1 1
  Vincent 2 1 2   Woodcock 6 6 6 6 3
  Forbes 8 3 0 8 6
  Ulrich 5 3 4
3   Pietrangeli 7 6 6
  Couder 2 6 8 6
  Fancutt 6 4 6 1
  Couder 3 2 2
3   Pietrangeli 6 6 6
  Llamas 3 6 5 2
3   Pietrangeli 6 3 7 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Schmidt 6 3 4
  Skonecki 8 6 6
  Skonecki 5 1 3
10   Drobný 7 6 6
  Grandet 0 3 6
10   Drobný 6 6 8
10   Drobný 4 6 4 3
  Mulligan 6 3 6 6
  Keretic 1 5 1
  Mulligan 6 7 6
  Mulligan 2 6 6 6
7   Douglas 6 3 3 1
  Salas
7   Douglas

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Pilet 6 2 2 6 6
  Palafox 2 6 6 3 0
  Pilet 6 6 6 3 4
15   Gerrard 1 4 4 6 6
  Nys 4 3 2
15   Gerrard 6 6 6
15   Gerrard 3 0 0
2   Fraser 6 6 6
  Gorman 3 4 6 4
  Mills 6 6 4 6
  Mills 4 6 8
2   Fraser 6 8 10
  Gulyás
2   Fraser

External linksEdit

  • "Official 1959 Men's Draw" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-16. (109 KiB) on the French Open website


Preceded by
1959 Australian Championships – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1959 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles