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
Draw64 (16 Q )
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends −45 45+ women
← 1971 · French Open · 1973 →

The French Lawn Tennis Federation halved the size of the draw from 128 to 64 players in an attempt to attract the top players on tour to the tournament; this change was reverted the following year as results were mixed.[1]

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
  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 5
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 Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third round
2   I Năstase 6 7 4 3
    A Panatta 1 9 6 6
    A Panatta 6 2 7 6
    JB Chanfreau 4 0 3     V Korotkov 1 6 5 3
Q   P Rodríguez 6 6 6 Q   P Rodríguez 7 5 2 1
    D Lloyd 6 5 2 0     V Korotkov 5 7 6 6
    V Korotkov 1 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
LL   M di Domenico 5 5 7 6 5     A Pattison
Q   P Beust 7 7 5 2 7 Q   P Beust 5 1 3
    P Cornejo 6 11 6     P Cornejo 7 6 6
    S Likhachev 3 9 3     P Cornejo 3 4 6 1
    A Pattison 6 6 4 6

Section 2Edit

First Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third round
7   P Barthes w/o
    L Hoad
7   P Barthes 6 6 6
    T Lejus 1 2 6 1     G Masters 3 3 4
Q   G Varga 6 6 4 6 Q   G Varga 7 5 2 1
    T Sakai 4 6 6 2 2     G Masters 5 7 6 6
    G Masters 6 1 2 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
    O Bengtson 2 10 4     W Gąsiorek 0 4 9 5
Q   R Cano 6 12 6 Q   R Cano 6 3 3 6 2
    W Gąsiorek 6 6 3 3 7     W Gąsiorek 3 6 6 3 6
    R Case 1 1 6 6 5     W Gąsiorek 5 6 6 6
    P Cramer 7 4 4 3

Section 3Edit

First Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third round
3   S Smith 6 6 6
    JL Rouyer 4 2 4
3   S Smith 6 7 7 6
    P Marmureanu 6 5 6     B Mignot 3 5 9 3
Q   T Kakulia 8 7 8 Q   T Kakoulia 6 7 6
    J Guerrero 6 3 4 6     N Špear 4 5 3
    N Špear 4 6 6 8 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 3 6 6 9     B Gottfried 8 8 11 6
Q   B Montrenaud 6 4 0 7     B Gottfried 6 6 6
    JP Meyer 8 7 6     JP Meyer 2 4 3
    J Osborne 6 5 4     B Gottfried 6 6 6
    P Dominguez 2 3 1

Section 4Edit

First Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third round
6   A Gimeno 6 6 6
    J Pinto-Bravo 2 2 1
6   A Gimeno 6 6 6
    J Velasco 7 2 3     P Hombergen 1 3 1
Q   P Toci 9 6 6 Q   P Toci 4 0 6 0
    T Ulrich 6 6 2 1 1     D Contet 6 6 0 6
    D Contet 3 4 6 6 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 7 6     J Hřebec 1 0 4
Q   F Pierson 4 5 4     J Hřebec 6 6 6
    A Korpás 6 6 6     A Korpás 1 3 2
    J Kamiwazumi 4 3 2     J Hřebec 1 6 6 1 6
    I Gulyás 6 2 2 6 3

Section 5Edit

First Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third 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 Cooper 2 0 2     A Muñoz 6 6 6
Q   S Stewart 5 6 2 7     J Kukal 2 3 4
    J Kukal 7 4 6 9     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 5 6 9 6     G Vilas 3 6 5 8 6
    H Kary 7 3 7 4     K Warwick 3 0 0
Q   S Faulk 5 3 4     G Vilas 6 6 6
    G Vilas 7 6 6     G Vilas 0 8 8 2 6
5   B Hewitt 6 6 6 6 2

Section 6Edit

First Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third round
    D Crealy 2 6 9 4
    N Pietrangeli 6 3 11 6
    N Pietrangeli 6 6 4 6
    J Mukerjea 6 6 6 13   J Fillol Sr. 3 2 6 4
    W N'Godrella 3 2 3     J Mukerjea 3 5 2
Q   J De Mendoza 6 6 1 6 Q   J De Mendoza 6 7 6
    E Castigliano 2 1 6 4 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
    M Holeček 7 6 2 1 2 4   M Orantes 6 6 6
    E Di Matteo 5 3 6 6 6     E Di Matteo 6 6 11
Q   Z Ivančić 6 2 6 3 2     M Leclercq 2 2 9
    M Leclercq 3 6 0 6 6     E Di Matteo 6 1 7 1
4   M Orantes 4 6 9 6

Section 7Edit

First Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third round
    J Gisbert Sr 6 6 8
    V Zednik 4 3 6
    J Gisbert Sr 4 3 6 6
    J McManus 4 6 3 8 3 9  P Proisy 6 6 2 8
    A Zugarelli 6 3 6 6 6     A Zugarelli 6 2 14 2
Q   R Seegers 6 0 6 1 7     J Mandarino 4 6 16 6
    J Mandarino 1 6 3 6 9     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
    W Bungert 1 3 3     I Fletcher 6 6 6 6
    J Paish 6 6 6     J Paish 4 3 1
Q   S Turner 6 0 2 3     I Fletcher 6 6 6
    I Fletcher 4 6 6 6     I Fletcher 6 6 6
8   Z Franulović 4 4 1

Section 8Edit

First Preliminary Round Second Preliminary Round First round Second round Third round
    O Parun 6 6 8
    T Gorman 3 3 6
    O Parun 2 4 2
    I Molina 6 6 3 7 5 16   B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6
    N Kalogeropoulos 4 3 6 9 7     N Kalogeropoulos 3 6 6 4 2
Q   B Rheinberger 3 5 6 6 3     J Fassbender 6 3 3 6 6
    J Fassbender 6 7 3 4 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
    C Barazzutti 6 1 3 4 1   J Kodeš 6 6 6
    JC Barclay 2 6 6 6     JC Barclay 6 3 6 7
Q   A McDonald 4 6 6 6 Q   A McDonald 1 6 0 5
    T Ryan 6 1 3 3     JC Barclay 5 7 6 2
1   J Kodeš 7 9 2 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1972". Roland Garros. Fédération Française de Tennis. Retrieved 11 March 2021.

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