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1969 French Open – Men's Singles

First-seeded Rod Laver defeated defending champion Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1969 French Open.

Men's Singles
1969 French Open
ChampionAustralia Rod Laver
Runner-upAustralia Ken Rosewall
Final score6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Rod Laver (Champion)
  2.   Tony Roche (Semifinals)
  3.   Ken Rosewall (Final)
  4.   John Newcombe (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Tom Okker (Semifinals)
  6.   Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  7.   Roy Emerson (Fourth round)
  8.   Andrés Gimeno (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Manuel Santana (Fourth round)
  10.   Željko Franulović (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Marty Riessen (Second round)
  12.   Ismail El Shafei (Third round)
  13.   Jan Kodeš (Fourth round)
  14.   Bob Hewitt (Third round)
  15.   Earl Butch Buchholz (Second round)
  16.   Stan Smith (Fourth round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
2   Tony Roche 4 7 6 4 6
10   Željko Franulović 6 5 0 6 1
2   Tony Roche 5 2 2
3   Ken Rosewall 7 6 6
3   Ken Rosewall 12 4 7 6
  Fred Stolle 10 6 5 2
3   Ken Rosewall 4 3 4
1   Rod Laver 6 6 6
5   Tom Okker 5 6 4 6 6
4   John Newcombe 7 2 6 2 2
5   Tom Okker 6 0 2 4
1   Rod Laver 4 6 6 6
8   Andrés Gimeno 6 3 4 3
1   Rod Laver 3 6 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
2   T Roche
  C Mukherjea w/o 2 T Roche 7 6 6
  HJ Pohmann 6 6 6 HJ Pohmann 5 2 1
  A Panatta 2 2 3 2 T Roche 6 6 6
  K Wooldridge 3 4 2 A Stone 3 4 4
  N Pilić 6 6 6 N Pilić 6 7 3 3 4
  MH Akbari 4 4 0 A Stone 4 5 6 6 6
  A Stone 6 6 6 2 T Roche 6 8 6
15   EB Buchholz 6 6 6 W Gąsiorek 4 6 2
  G Di Maso 1 0 2 15 EB Buchholz 1 0 4
  W Gąsiorek 4 6 1 6 6 W Gąsiorek 6 6 6
  D Contet 6 4 6 2 2 W Gąsiorek 6 6 6
  P Dent 0 7 3 6 7 S Koudelka 2 1 3
  T Akbari 6 5 6 3 5 P Dent 6 0 6 0
  S Koudelka 6 7 7 S Koudelka 1 6 8 6
  J Fassbender 4 5 5

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
7   R Emerson 3 6 5 6 6
  R Moore 6 2 7 0 3 7 R Emerson 6 6 6
  T Nowicki T Nowicki 3 2 2
  P Guzmán w/o 7 R Emerson 6 4 6 6
  E Castigliano 1 4 3 M Di Domenico 2 6 1 4
  M Di Domenico 6 6 6 M Di Domenico 5 6 6 6
  J Bartlett 6 1 6 5 6 J Bartlett 7 4 4 4
  I Molina 4 6 3 7 4 7 R Emerson 6 3 0 2
10   Z Franulović 6 6 6 10 Z Franulović 1 6 6 6
  B De Troye 1 3 2 10 Z Franulović 6 6 6
  H Nerell 6 6 3 6 H Nerell 0 2 0
  R Ruffels 0 1 6 4 10 Z Franulović 6 6 6
  P Proisy 6 1 7 5 2 D Ralston 2 0 1
  D Ralston 1 6 5 7 6 D Ralston 6 6 0 0 6
  T Leius 5 2 7 5 P Rodríguez 2 4 6 6 4
  P Rodríguez 7 6 5 7

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
3   K Rosewall 7 6 6
  M Leclercq 5 4 2 3 K Rosewall 6 6 6
  M Holeček M Holeček 0 3 1
  R Taylor w/o 3 K Rosewall 4 6 6 6
  T Edlefsen 6 6 4 2 M Mulligan 6 2 2 1
  F Jauffret 2 8 6 6 F Jauffret 0 7 6 2
  V Palman 3 4 4 M Mulligan 6 9 4 6
  M Mulligan 6 6 6 3 K Rosewall 6 6 6
14   B Hewitt 8 6 6 I Gulyás 1 2 1
  R Holmberg 6 2 4 14 B Hewitt 6 6 6
  G Masters 4 3 2 JC Barclay 4 4 2
  JC Barclay 6 6 6 14 B Hewitt 9 0 6 5
  P Toci 3 6 6 6 6 I Gulyás 11 6 0 7
  G Merlo 6 4 4 8 4 P Toci 4 6 3
  I Gulyás 6 5 6 8 I Gulyás 6 8 6
  T Gorman 3 7 1 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
6   A Ashe 6 6 6
  H Fauquier 2 0 3 6 A Ashe 6 2 4 6 6
  J Courcol 5 7 6 6 J Courcol 2 6 6 3 2
  E Di Matteo 7 5 1 0 6 A Ashe 6 6 6
  JL Rouyer 6 6 6 B Phillips-Moore 4 3 1
  A Segal 2 2 2 JL Rouyer 6 4 4 4
  F Pierson 1 2 2 B Phillips-Moore 3 6 6 6
  B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 6 A Ashe 2 0 4
11   M Riessen 6 6 6 F Stolle 6 6 6
  B Montrenaud 4 0 0 11 M Riessen 2 6 8 2 3
  F Stolle 6 6 6 F Stolle 6 4 6 6 6
  C De Gronckel 4 0 3 F Stolle 2 6 6 6
  P Pokorny 6 8 3 5 J Kukal 6 1 3 4
  S Palmieri 3 10 6 7 S Palmieri 2 2 1
  J Kukal 6 8 0 J Kukal 6 6 6
  R Haillet 1 6 15 r.

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
  D Lloyd 2 3 1
  C Richey 6 6 6 C Richey 6 6 8 9
  M Estep 2 3 1 L Ayala 4 3 10 7
  L Ayala 6 6 6 C Richey 6 7 6 6
  A Ivanov 0 3 4 12 I El Shafei 2 5 8 1
  V Zednik 6 6 6 V Zednik 0 1 2
  J Barrett 4 4 5 12 I El Shafei 6 6 6
12   I El Shafei 6 6 7 C Richey 7 3 3
  S Matthews 6 0 0 6 8 5 T Okker 9 6 6
  I Năstase 3 6 6 4 6 S Matthews 6 8 3 1
  M Belkin 6 7 0 r. G Goven 8 6 6 6
  G Goven 4 5 3 G Goven 2 2 5
  P Barthes 6 6 8 5 T Okker 6 6 7
  JL Arilla 4 4 6 P Barthes 3 0 4
  B Paul 3 2 0 5 T Okker 6 6 6
5   T Okker 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
  P Beust 6 6 6 6
  M Rybarczyk 2 0 8 1 P Beust 3 4 1
  Z Ivančić 2 0 0 R Maud 6 6 6
  R Maud 6 6 6 R Maud 2 6 9 3
  A Licis 7 3 3 13 J Kodeš 6 4 11 6
  R Howe 9 6 6 R Howe 0 2 6
  E Drossart 1 3 3 13 J Kodeš 6 6 8
13   J Kodeš 6 6 6 13 J Kodeš 1 4 6 10 9
  M Orantes 4 6 6 6 4 J Newcombe 6 6 0 8 11
  T Ulrich 6 2 3 3 M Orantes 6 6 6
  HJ Plötz 0 6 6 2 6 Z Guerry 1 3 3
  Z Guerry 6 2 1 6 8 M Orantes 4 3 6 3
  W Bowrey 6 8 6 4 J Newcombe 6 6 4 6
  V Crotta 4 6 1 W Bowrey 3 2 2
  C Pasarell 1 2 5 4 J Newcombe 6 6 6
4   J Newcombe 6 6 7

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
  A Olmedo 7 4 0
  B Carmichael 9 6 6 B Carmichael 6 6 6
  F McMillan 6 6 6 F McMillan 3 1 2
  O Parun 3 4 4 B Carmichael 2 2 1
  I Ţiriac 6 7 6 9 M Santana 6 6 6
  N Kalogeropoulos 2 5 0 I Ţiriac 3 5 3
  C Drysdale 7 4 2 0 9 M Santana 6 7 6
9   M Santana 5 6 6 6 9 M Santana 6 6 4 4 0
  W Alvarez 8 A Gimeno 4 2 6 6 1
  L Lumsden w/o W Alvarez 6 3 5 6
  P Marmureanu 6 6 6 P Marmureanu 3 6 7 8
  N Pietrangeli 3 3 2 P Marmureanu 4 1 0
  I Buding 6 6 6 8 A Gimeno 6 6 6
  A Gardiner 3 0 4 I Buding 1 3 6
  N Špear w/o 8 A Gimeno 6 6 8
8   A Gimeno

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
  S Dron 6 4 4 4
  P Lall 4 6 6 6 P Lall 6 6 6
  A Metreveli 6 4 7 4 4 T Ryan 1 2 3
  T Ryan 4 6 5 6 6 P Lall 6 3 1 6 0
  P Hombergen 6 8 4 4 8 16 S Smith 3 6 6 4 6
  J Alexander 2 6 6 6 6 P Hombergen 3 1 2
  B Jovanović 6 6 4 5 4 16 S Smith 6 6 6
16   S Smith 3 3 6 7 6 16 S Smith 4 2 4
  M Hickey 1 3 2 1 R Laver 6 6 6
  P Marzano 6 6 6 P Marzano 6 6 6
  D Stolcer 6 2 1 J Velasco, Sr. 3 4 4
  J Velasco, Sr. 8 6 6 P Marzano 1 0 6
  D Sturdza 4 6 5 2 1 R Laver 6 6 8
  D Crealy 6 4 7 6 D Crealy 6 9 2 2 4
  K Watanabe 1 1 1 1 R Laver 3 7 6 6 6
1   R Laver 6 6 6

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