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1972 French Open – Men's Singles

Sixth-seeded Andrés Gimeno defeated Patrick Proisy 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1972 French Open. This was his first and only grand slam title and, at the age of 34, he became the oldest first-time grand slam champion in the open era. Jan Kodes was the two-time defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Patrick Proisy.

Men's Singles
1972 French Open
ChampionSpain Andrés Gimeno
Runner-upFrance Patrick Proisy
Final score4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
Details
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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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Jan Kodeš (Quarterfinals)
  2.   Ilie Năstase (Second round)
  3.   Stan Smith (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Manuel Orantes (Semifinals)
  5.   Bob Hewitt (Second round)
  6.   Andrés Gimeno (Champion)
  7.   Pierre Barthes (Fourth round)
  8.   Zeljko Franulovic (Second Round)
  9.   Patrick Proisy (Final)
  10.   Alex Metreveli (Semifinals)
  11.   Clark Graebner (Fourth round)
  12.   Jimmy Connors (Third round)
  13.   Jaime Fillol Sr. (Third round)
  14.   František Pala (Fourth round)
  15. -
  16.   Barry Phillips-Moore (Fourth round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
  Adriano Panatta 6 9 3 3
10   Alex Metreveli 8 7 6 6
10   Alex Metreveli 6 3 1 6 3
6   Andrés Gimeno 4 6 6 2 6
3   Stan Smith 1 9 0 6
6   Andrés Gimeno 6 7 6 7
6   Andrés Gimeno 4 6 6 6
9   Patrick Proisy 6 3 1 1
  Harold Solomon 4 7 3 2
4   Manuel Orantes 6 5 6 6
4   Manuel Orantes 3 5 2
9   Patrick Proisy 6 7 6
9   Patrick Proisy 6 6 2 6 6
1   Jan Kodeš 3 8 6 2 1

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
2   I Năstase 6 7 4 3
  A Panatta 1 9 6 6
  A Panatta 6 2 7 6
Q   P Rodriguez 7 5 2 1   V Korotkov 1 6 5 3
  V Korotkov 5 7 6 6   V Korotkov 10 0 6 5 6
  C Dibley 8 6 2 7 3
  A Panatta 6 7 6 6
  R Moore 0 9 3 2
  H Rahim 6 3 8 4 3
  R Moore 2 6 6 6 6
  R Moore w/o
Q   P Beust 5 1 3   A Pattison
  P Cornejo 7 6 6   P Cornejo 3 4 6 1
  A Pattison 6 6 4 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   P Barthes w/o
  L Hoad
7   P Barthes 6 6 6
Q   G Varga 7 5 2 1   G Masters 3 3 4
  G Masters 5 7 6 6   G Masters 6 6 6
  T Nowicki 1 1 2
7   P Barthes 6 2 12 3
10   A Metreveli 8 6 10 6
10   A Metreveli 6 2 6 6
  H Elschenbroich 3 6 4 3
10   A Metreveli 6 6 7 7
Q   R Cano 6 3 3 6 2   W Gasiorek 0 4 9 5
  W Gasiorek 3 6 6 3 6   W Gasiorek 5 6 6 6
  P Cramer 7 4 4 3

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   S Smith 6 6 6
  JL Rouyer 4 2 4
3   S Smith 6 7 7 6
Q   T Kakoulia 6 7 6   B Mignot 3 5 9 3
  N Špear 4 5 3 Q   T Kakoulia 0 1 5
  B Mignot 6 6 7
3   S Smith 6 6 6
14   F Pala 4 0 3
14   F Pala 6 7 6
  A Olmedo 2 5 2
14   F Pala 10 10 9 8
  B Gottfried 6 6 6   B Gottfried 8 8 11 6
Q   JP Meyer 2 4 3   B Gottfried 6 6 6
  P Dominguez 2 3 1

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   A Gimeno 6 6 6
  J Pinto-Bravo 2 2 1
6   A Gimeno 6 6 6
Q   P Toci 4 0 6 0   P Hombergen 1 3 1
  D Contet 6 6 0 6   D Contet 0 2 0
  P Hombergen 6 6 6
6   A Gimeno 3 6 5 6 6
11   C Graebner 6 3 7 2 1
11   C Graebner 6 6 6
  T Koch 2 0 2
11   C Graebner 6 6 6
  J Hřebec 6 6 6   J Hřebec 1 0 4
  A Korpas 1 3 2   J Hřebec 1 6 6 1 6
  I Gulyás 6 2 2 6 3

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  H Solomon 6
  M Mulligan 1 r.
  H Solomon 6 7 6
  A Muñoz 6 6 6 12   J Connors 4 5 1
  J Kukal 2 3 4   A Muñoz 3 5 6
12   J Connors 6 7 8
  H Solomon 3 8 6 6 6
  G Vilas 6 10 2 4 4
  S Baranyi 6 9 6
  I Ţiriac 2 7 3
  S Baranyi 6 2 7 6 3
  K Warwick 3 0 0   G Vilas 3 6 5 8 6
  G Vilas 6 6 6   G Vilas 0 8 8 2 6
5   B Hewitt 6 6 6 6 2

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  D Crealy 2 6 9 4
  N Pietrangeli 6 3 11 6
  N Pietrangeli 6 6 4 6
  J Mukerjea 3 5 2 13   J Fillol Sr. 3 2 6 4
Q   J De Mendoza 6 7 6 Q   J De Mendoza 6 6 4 2
13   J Fillol Sr. 2 8 6 6
  N Pietrangeli 2 1 3
4   M Orantes 6 6 6
  G Goven
  B Jovanović w/o
  B Jovanović 0 1 0
  E Di Matteo 6 6 11 4   M Orantes 6 6 6
Q   M Leclercq 2 2 9   E Di Matteo 6 1 7 1
4   M Orantes 4 6 9 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  J Gisbert Sr 6 6 8
  V Zednik 4 3 6
  J Gisbert Sr 4 3 6 6
Q   A Zugarelli 6 2 14 2 9  P Proisy 6 6 2 8
  J Mandarino 4 6 16 6   J Mandarino 2 6 3
9   P Proisy 6 8 6
9   P Proisy 6 1 6 6
  I Fletcher 4 6 2 3
  P Bertolucci 0 4 1
  F Jauffret 6 6 6
  F Jauffret 8 3 2 4
Q   J Paish 4 3 1   I Fletcher 6 6 6 6
  I Fletcher 6 6 6   I Fletcher 6 6 6
8   Z Franulović 4 4 1

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  O Parun 6 6 8
  T Gorman 3 3 6
  O Parun 2 4 2
  N Kalogeropoulos 3 6 6 4 2 16   B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6
  J Fassbender 6 3 3 6 6   J Fassbender 1 4 1
16   B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6
16   B Phillips-Moore 4 2 4
1   J Kodeš 6 6 6
  P Szőke 5 6 4 3
  F McMillan 7 2 6 6
  F McMillan 3 0 3
  JC Barclay 6 3 6 7 1   J Kodeš 6 6 6
Q   A McDonald 1 6 0 5   JC Barclay 5 7 6 2
1   J Kodeš 7 9 2 6

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