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1973 French Open – Men's Singles

Second-seeded Ilie Năstase defeated Nikola Pilić 6–3, 6–3, 6–0 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1973 French Open. The tournament was also the first Grand Slam that Björn Borg competed in. Andres Gimeno was the defending champion, but lost in the second round to future champion Guillermo Vilas.

Men's Singles
1973 French Open
ChampionRomania Ilie Năstase
Runner-upSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
Final score6–3, 6–3, 6–0
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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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Stan Smith (Fourth round)
  2.   Ilie Năstase (Champion)
  3. n/a
  4.   Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  5.   Manuel Orantes (Second round)
  6.   John Newcombe (First round)
  7.   Andrés Gimeno (Second round)
  8.   Adriano Panatta (Semifinals)
  9.   Cliff Richey (First round)
  10.   Roger Taylor (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Patrick Proisy (First round)
  12.   Jimmy Connors (First round)
  13.   Mark Cox (Second round)
  14.   Jan Kodeš (Quarterfinals)
  15.   François Jauffret (Fourth round)
  16.   Tom Okker (Quarterfinals)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
2   Ilie Năstase 6 6 7
10   Roger Taylor 0 2 6
2   Ilie Năstase 6 6 6
    Tom Gorman 3 4 1
14   Jan Kodeš 4 6 6 1
    Tom Gorman 6 7 4 6
2   Ilie Năstase 6 6 6
    Nikola Pilić 3 3 0
    Nikola Pilić 6 6 3 6
    Paolo Bertolucci 3 4 6 4
    Nikola Pilić 6 6 6
8   Adriano Panatta 4 3 2
8   Adriano Panatta 6 5 6 6
16   Tom Okker 3 7 3 4

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
2   Năstase 6 6
  Pinto-Bravo 1 4 2 Năstase 6 6
  Sakai 2 3 Hřebec 2 4
  Hřebec 6 6 2 Năstase 6 6 6
  Fassbender 6 1 6 Fassbender 2 1 3
  Naegelen 2 6 1 Fassbender 6 7
  Lara 7 6 Lara 3 6
  Joly 6 1 2 Năstase 6 6 6
15   Jauffret 7 6 15 Jauffret 4 2 4
  El Shafei 6 3 15 Jauffret 6 7
  Zugarelli 7 3 3 Franulović 4 6
  Franulović 5 6 6 15 Jauffret 6 2 6 3 6
  Meiler 4 2 Dominguez 1 6 1 6 0
  Battrick 6 6 Battrick 6 4
  Dibbs 5 5 Dominguez 7 6
  Dominguez 7 7

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Gimeno 6 6 6
  Di Matteo 7 4 3 7 Gimeno 2 7 6
  Korpas 4 0 Vilas 6 5 8
  Vilas 6 6 Vilas 1 6 1
  Deblicker 4 2 Gerken 6 7 6
  Gerken 6 6 Gerken 6 6
  Siegel 2 6 Ulrich 2 3
  Ulrich 6 7 Gerken 4 4 6 7 4
10   Taylor 6 3 6 10 Taylor 6 6 3 6 6
  Warwick 1 6 3 10 Taylor 6 6
  Johansson 5 4 Metreveli 4 4
  Metreveli 7 6 10 Taylor 6 4 3 6 7
  Stewart 4 0 Pasarell 2 6 6 3 5
  Pasarell 6 6 Pasarell 6 6
  Elschenbroich 7 6 Elschenbroich 0 3
  Szőke 6 2

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Jovanović 5 7 6
  Kuki 7 5 3 Jovanović 6 4 9
  Pala 6 6 Pala 1 6 7
  Likhachev 4 3 Jovanović 6 6 7
  Montaño 7 4 0 Barazzutti 2 1 5
  Barazzutti 6 6 6 Barazzutti 6 6
  Kamiwazumi 6 6 Kamiwazumi 2 1
  Chavez 3 4 Jovanović 6 3 6 0 5
14   Kodeš 4 6 6 14 Kodeš 4 6 4 6 7
  Fairlie 6 2 1 14 Kodeš 6 6
  Cramer 3 7 6 Cramer 1 0
  Crealy 6 6 2 14 Kodeš 6 6 1 6
  Dibley 6 6 Dibley 3 4 6 1
  Contet 0 1 Dibley 6 6
  Cornejo 6 4 2 Nowicki 4 4
  Nowicki 3 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   Newcombe 5 1
  Holeček 7 6 Holeček 7 6
  Molina 5 6 1 Paish 6 4
  Paish 7 1 6 Holeček 6 3 6 4 8
  Pohmann 6 6 Pohmann 4 6 0 6 6
  Amritraj 4 2 Pohmann 6 6
  Borowiak 6 6 Haillet 2 4
  Haillet 7 7 Holeček 3 3 4
11   Proisy 7 3 1 Gorman 6 6 6
  Gorman 6 6 6 Gorman 6 6
  Stone 6 6 6 T Vázquez 3 3
  T Vázquez 7 4 8 Gorman 6 6 6
  Kakoulia 4 3 Parun 4 3 3
  Parun 6 6 Parun 6 7
  Zednik W/O Mulligan 4 5
  Mulligan

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Velasco, Sr. 4 4
  J. Lloyd 6 6 J. Lloyd 1 7 0
  Varga 4 4 Pilić 6 6 6
  Pilić 6 6 Pilić 3 7 7 6
  Dent 6 6 Dent 6 5 6 3
  Faulk 2 4 Dent 6 6
  Ramírez 6 7 Ramírez 2 1
12   Connors 4 6 Pilić 6 6 6
  Ţiriac 7 6 Froehling 2 2 3
  Hombergen 5 1 Ţiriac 6 6
  Pietrangeli 0 1 Froehling 7 7
  Froehling 6 6 Froehling 6 6 6
  N'Godrella N'Godrella 4 3 4
  Edlefsen W/O N'Godrella 6 7
  B. Lloyd 3 4 5 Orantes 0 6
5   Orantes 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Rouyer 7 1 6
  Kalogeropoulos 6 6 3 Rouyer 5 4
  Pattison 6 6 Pattison 7 6
  Stilwell 2 3 Pattison 6 4 7 4 4
  Loyo-Mayo 4 1 Bertolucci 3 6 6 6 6
  Bertolucci 6 6 Bertolucci 7 6
  Fletcher 4 1 13 Cox 5 2
13   Cox 6 6 Bertolucci 7 6 6
  Solomon 3 6 6 4 Ashe 6 3 4
  McMillan 6 2 3 Solomon 6 6
  Kukal 6 4 2 Gottfried 4 2
  Gottfried 2 6 6 Solomon 6 2 7 4
  Špear 6 4 5 4 Ashe 7 6 6 6
  Masters 1 6 7 Masters 5 2
  Gulyás 4 4 4 Ashe 7 6
4   Ashe 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Chanfreau 6 5 7
  Kary 4 7 5 Chanfreau 4 4
  Muñoz 0 2 Stockton 6 6
  Stockton 6 6 Stockton 7 5 2 6
  Alexander 3 4 Borg 6 7 6 7
  Barthes 6 6 Barthes 6 1 6
  Borg 6 6 Borg 3 6 8
9   Richey 2 3 Borg 6 6 5 6
  Estep 6 6 8 Panatta 7 2 7 7
  Rybarczyk 3 3 Estep 3 6
  Kelaidis 2 2 Fillol Sr. 6 7
  Fillol Sr. 6 6 Fillol Sr. 4 4 1
  Case 1 3 8 Panatta 6 6 6
  Mignot 6 6 Mignot 1 6 6
  Carmichael 2 4 8 Panatta 6 1 8
8   Panatta 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Kronk 3 4
  Phillips-Moore 6 6 Phillips-Moore 7 6
  Baranyi 6 3 6 Baranyi 6 2
  Moore 4 6 3 Phillips-Moore 2 1 2
  Ovici 6 2 1 16 Okker 6 6 6
  Machán 3 6 6 Machán 5 3
  Golden 1 1 16 Okker 7 6
16   Okker 6 6 16 Okker 6 3 7 3 6
  D. Lloyd 4 2 1 Smith 3 6 6 6 4
  Van Dillen 6 6 Van Dillen 6 3 6
  Drysdale 6 4 6 Drysdale 1 6 4
  Toci 3 6 1 Van Dillen 2 4 7 6 1
  Barclay 4 6 1 Smith 6 6 6 4 6
  McManus 6 7 McManus 5 5
  Goven 6 1 3 1 Smith 7 7
1   Smith 2 6 6

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