1961 French Championships – Men's Singles

Sixth-seeded Manuel Santana defeated Nicola Pietrangeli 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1961 French Championships.

Men's Singles
1961 French Championships
ChampionSpain Manuel Santana
Runner-upItaly Nicola Pietrangeli
Final score4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
Details
Draw81
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Nicola Pietrangeli (Final)
  2.   Rod Laver (Semifinals)
  3.   Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Jan-Erik Lundqvist (Semifinals)
  5.   Pierre Darmon (Third round)
  6.   Manuel Santana (Champion)
  7.   Ron Holmberg (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Robert Wilson (Fourth round)
  9.   Robert Mark (Second round)
  10.   Jacques Brichant (Fourth round)
  11.   Ulf Schmidt (First round)
  12.   Bob Hewitt (Fourth round)
  13.   Mario Llamas (Fourth round)
  14.   Orlando Sirola (Third round)
  15.   Ronald Barnes (Fourth round)
  16.   Lew Gerrard (Second round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 6 6
  Gerard Pilet 4 8 3 1
1   Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 6
4   Jan-Erik Lundqvist 4 4 4
4   Jan-Erik Lundqvist 6 6 6
  Carlos Fernandes 4 4 3
1   Nicola Pietrangeli 6 1 6 0 2
6   Manuel Santana 4 6 3 6 6
6   Manuel Santana 9 6 6
3   Roy Emerson 7 2 2
6   Manuel Santana 3 6 4 6 6
2   Rod Laver 6 2 6 4 0
7   Ron Holmberg 4 0 6 3
2   Rod Laver 6 6 3 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Pietrangeli 6 6 6
  Contet 2 3 4
1   Pietrangeli 6 6 6
  Newcombe 2 2 4
  Ulrich
  Newcombe
1   Pietrangeli 6 6 6 8
  Pilić 4 8 3 6
16   Gerrard 3 6 4 2
  Belkhodja 6 4 6 6
  Belkhodja 4 6 1 2
  Pilić 6 1 6 6
  Pilić 6 4 4 6 6
  Gibson 2 6 6 3 1

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Wilson 6 6 6
  Morea 4 2 2
8   Wilson 6 6 6
  Jauffret 2 3 3
  Mandarino 7 3 4 6
  Jauffret 5 6 6 8
8   Wilson 6 5 1
  Pilet 8 7 6
9   Mark 3 6 6 2
  Skonecki 6 3 8 6
  Skonecki 2 2 6
  Pilet 6 6 8
  Henry 6 4 6 3
  Pilet 1 6 8 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Lundqvist
  Grandet
4   Lundqvist 6 6 6
  Barrett 3 1 3
  Gaertner 6 4 4 4
  Barrett 2 6 6 6
4   Lundqvist 6 3 8 6
13   Llamas 4 6 6 3
13   Llamas 6 6 6
  Licis 4 2 3
13   Llamas 6 6 6
  Buding 3 3 3
  Buding 6 6 4 6
  Boutboul 3 3 6 1

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Darmon 6 6 6
  Godbout 2 2 2 5   Darmon 6 6 6
  Pickard 6 6 5 1 6   Pickard 1 3 2
  Ecklebe 3 1 7 6 3 5   Darmon 3 3 2
  Fernandes 6 6 6   Fernandes 6 6 6
  Bresson 4 4 2   Fernandes 7 6 6
  Rodríguez 6 3 6 2 2   Howe 5 3 2
  Howe 4 6 4 6 6   Fernandes 9 2 6 6
12   Hewitt 3 6 6 6 12   Hewitt 7 6 2 2
  Kuhnke 6 2 4 3 12   Hewitt 3 3 6 7 6
  Plecevic 1 5 0   Mayers 6 6 2 5 3
  Mayers 6 7 6 12   Hewitt 6 3 6 6
  Otway 4 6 6 6   Mulligan 3 6 1 2
  Mukerjea 6 0 3 2   Otway 5 4 5
  Mulligan 0 4 6 7 6   Mulligan 7 6 7
  Gasiorek 6 6 4 5 4

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Jovanović 6 2 6 6 6
  Bungert 8 6 0 4 4   Jovanović 2 9 2
  Stolle 4 5 2   Stolle 6 11 6
  Molinari 6 7 5 r   Stolle 1 3 3
  Lall 4 10 3   Sangster 6 6 6
  Sangster 6 12 6   Sangster 6 6 0 6
  Pimentel 6 6 6   Pimentel 3 4 6 4
11   Schmidt 3 1 0   Sangster 3 4 3
  Sanders 4 3 4 6   Santana 6 6 6
  Alvarez 6 6 6   Alvarez 7 6 6 6
  Tacchini 6 2 5 6 6   Tacchini 5 8 1 4
  Renavand 4 6 7 4 0   Alvarez 4 1 3
  Garrido 6   Santana 6 6 6
  Gulyás   Gulyás 3 1 3
  Bey 2 6 1 3 6   Santana 6 6 6
6   Santana 6 1 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Swann 1 0 7
  Phillips-Moore 6 6 9   Phillips-Moore 6 7 7
  Duxin 4 5 5
  Phillips-Moore 6 6 6
14   Sirola 3 3 0
  Ulrich
14   Sirola
  Phillips-Moore 2 6 3 2
3   Emerson 6 4 6 6
  Coni 3 3 2
  Barclay 6 6 6
  Barclay 5 1 0
3   Emerson 7 6 6
  Hann 4 4 2
3   Emerson 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Segal 6 6 6
  Gaudenzi 2 3 3
  Segal 3 1 3
10   Brichant 6 6 6
  Jalabert 3 1 6 2
10   Brichant 6 6 0 6
10   Brichant 6 6 4 3
7   Holmberg 2 8 6 6
  Lahcen Chaldi 6 6 2 9
  Presecki 3 2 6 7
  Lahcen Chaldi 6 1 0 3
7   Holmberg 3 6 6 6
  Jauffret 3 8 4
7   Holmberg 6 10 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Fletcher 6 6 6
  Grinda 3 2 4
  Fletcher 3 2 5
15   Barnes 6 6 7
  Javorský 4 1 0
15   Barnes 6 6 6
15   Barnes 3 6 2 3
2   Laver 6 4 6 6
  Mills 2 3 4
  Soriano 6 6 6
  Soriano 2 3 8
2   Laver 6 6 10
  Ali 2 2 2
2   Laver 6 6 6

External linksEdit

  • "Official 1961 Men's Draw" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-29. (109 KiB) on the French Open website
Preceded by
1961 Australian Championships – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1961 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles