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1974 French Open – Men's Singles

Ilie Nastase was the defending champion but lost in the quarterfinals to Harold Solomon.

Men's Singles
1974 French Open
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upSpain Manuel Orantes
Final score2–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
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
← 1973 · French Open · 1975 →

Third-seeded Björn Borg defeated Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–7(4–7), 6–0, 6–1, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1974 French Open. The format was slightly unusual for a Men's Grand Slam event: the first two rounds were played best-of-three sets, while the last five rounds were played as best-of-five sets.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinals)
  2.   Jan Kodeš (Fourth round)
  3.   Björn Borg (Champion)
  4.   Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  5.   Tom Gorman (Second round)
  6.   Stan Smith (First round)
  7.   Adriano Panatta (Second round)
  8.   Alex Metreveli (Second round)
  9.   Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinals)
  10.   François Jauffret (Semifinals)
  11.   Paolo Bertolucci (First round)
  12.   Eddie Dibbs (Fourth round)
  13.   Marty Riessen (Fourth round)
  14.   Manuel Orantes (Final)
  15.   Brian Gottfried (Second round)
  16.   Jaime Fillol Sr. (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
10   François Jauffret 7 6 6
  H-J Pohmann 6 3 2
10   François Jauffret 2 4 4
14   Manuel Orantes 6 6 6
14   Manuel Orantes 6 6 6
  Patricio Cornejo 3 3 1
14   Manuel Orantes 6 7 0 1 1
3   Björn Borg 2 6 6 6 6
9   Raúl Ramírez 2 7 6 2 3
3   Björn Borg 6 5 4 6 6
3   Björn Borg 6 2 6 6
  Harold Solomon 4 6 2 1
  Harold Solomon 6 6 0 3 6
1   Ilie Năstase 4 4 6 6 4

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
2   Kodeš 6 6
  Kreiss 2 2 2 Kodeš 7 6
  Chanfreau 6 6 Chanfreau 5 3
  Elschenbroich 3 4 2 Kodeš 6 6 6
  Amritraj 5 7 6 Amritraj 2 2 2
  Prajoux 7 5 3 Amritraj 7 3 6
  Hombergen 7 2 3 McNair 5 6 3
  McNair 6 6 6 2 Kodeš 6 5 5
10   Jauffret 3 6 7 10 Jauffret 7 7 7
  Nowicki 6 4 5 10 Jauffret 6 6
  Rodríguez 3 1 Ganzábal 2 2
  Ganzábal 6 6 10 Jauffret 6 6 6
  Simpson 4 4 Taróczy 2 1 4
  Taróczy 6 6 Taróczy 6 6
  Andrew 6 4 4 T Vázquez 3 2
  T Vázquez 2 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Panatta 6 2
  Jovanović 4 1 r. 7 Panatta 7 3 0
  Hancock 5 5 Pohmann 5 6 6
  Pohmann 7 7 Pohmann 6 4 6 7
  Marcu 3 2 Yuill 2 6 4 6
  Yuill 6 6 Yuill 6 2 6
  Dell 2 2 Lovera 2 6 4
  Lovera 6 6 Pohmann 6 6 4 6
12   Dibbs 6 6 12 Dibbs 3 3 6 3
  Dominguez 3 2 12 Dibbs 6 6
  Mignot 4 4 Plötz 2 3
  Plötz 6 6 12 Dibbs 6 6 7
  Barazzutti 6 7 6 Barazzutti 0 1 6
  Pala 7 5 2 Barazzutti 6 6
  Kronk 6 6 Kronk 3 4
  Leclercq 3 0

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Ashe 7 3 6
  Molina 5 6 3 4 Ashe 6 6
  Stewart 2 3 Kuki 2 1
  Kuki 6 6 4 Ashe 4 6 6 6
  Pinner 4 2 Muñoz 6 1 3 4
  Dibley 6 6 Dibley 6 4
  Muñoz 6 6 Muñoz 7 6
  Baranyi 3 4 4 Ashe 1 2 2
14   Orantes 6 6 14 Orantes 6 6 6
  Pinto-Bravo 2 0 14 Orantes 6 6
  Amritraj 1 4 Zugarelli 4 1
  Zugarelli 6 6 14 Orantes 3 3 7 6 6
  Holeček 1 3 Vilas 6 6 6 3 2
  Vilas 6 6 Vilas 6 6
  Faulk 1 5 Crealy 4 4
  Crealy 6 7

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   Smith 6 4 6
  Kamiwazumi 3 6 8 Kamiwazumi 2 6
  Fassbender 6 6 Fassbender 6 7
  Iqbal 2 1 Fassbender 1 2 4
  Feaver 7 1 2 Cornejo 6 6 6
  Cornejo 6 6 6 Cornejo 6 6
  Bernasconi 4 6 3 Johansson 3 1
  Johansson 6 4 6 Cornejo 6 7 4 5 6
16   Fillol Sr. 5 6 6 16 Fillol Sr. 2 6 6 7 4
  Gauvain 7 4 1 16 Fillol Sr. 6 6
  Pasarell 7 7 Pasarell 1 1
  Volkov 6 6 16 Fillol Sr. 6 7 6
  Dowdeswell 3 6 Korpas 1 6 1
  Deblicker 6 7 Deblicker 2 5
  Korpas 6 6 Korpas 6 7
  Szőke 4 2

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Lutz 5 2
  El Shafei 7 6 El Shafei 4 0
  Lloyd 2 5 Proisy 6 6
  Proisy 6 7 Proisy 4 4 6 3
  Kanderal 3 6 9 9 Ramírez 6 6 4 6
  Cramer 6 2 7 Kanderal 3 2
  Franchitti 0 0 9 Ramírez 6 6
9   Ramírez 6 6 9 Ramírez 6 6 4 7
  Thomson 4 1 Koch 3 1 6 5
  Zednik 6 6 Zednik 4 3
  Benavides 3 6 0 Sakai 6 6
  Sakai 6 3 6 Sakai 1 7 6 4 4
  Koch 6 6 Koch 6 6 4 6 6
  N'Godrella 4 2 Koch 6 4 6
  Velasco, Sr. 3 6 5 Gorman 2 6 4
5   Gorman 6 7

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Contet 4 4
  Písecký 6 6 Písecký 6 6
  Toci 2 2 Van Dillen 7 7
  Van Dillen 6 6 Van Dillen 3 6 6 6
  Phillips-Moore 6 6 Phillips-Moore 6 2 0 4
  Lara 1 0 Phillips-Moore 6 4 6
  Brown 6 5 6 Brown 1 6 1
11   Bertolucci 4 7 2 Van Dillen 6 3 3 7 3
  Joly 3 4 3 Borg 0 6 6 5 6
  Rouyer 6 6 Rouyer 2 6 6
  Hagelauer 3 5 Kakoulia 6 2 1
  Kakoulia 6 7 Rouyer 4 2 0
  Ovici 6 6 3 Borg 6 6 6
  Álvarez 2 3 Ovici 1 1
  Caujolle 6 0 4 3 Borg 6 6
3   Borg 4 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Higueras 6 6
  Mandarino 4 4 Higueras 6 3 6
  McManus 0 0 r. Barclay 1 6 3
  Barclay 6 2 Higueras 1 3 5
  Krulevitz 3 2 13 Riessen 6 6 7
  Borowiak 6 6 Borowiak 4 0
  Kary 6 4 3 13 Riessen 6 6
13   Riessen 1 6 6 13 Riessen 2 1 1
  Solomon 1 6 6 Solomon 6 6 6
  Machán 6 4 2 Solomon 6 6
  Pecci Sr. 6 4 Gerken 2 2
  Gerken 7 6 Solomon 5 7 4 6 6
  Laimina 6 5 5 Franulović 7 6 6 3 2
  Franulović 4 7 7 Franulović 6 2 6
  Gisbert Sr 3 6 8 Metreveli 4 6 1
8   Metreveli 6 7

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Barthes 6 6
  Ryan 2 1 Barthes 6 6
  Hřebec 6 6 Hřebec 2 1
  Meiler 4 1 Barthes 6 6 1 2 4
  Di Matteo 2 6 4 Parun 2 3 6 6 6
  Parun 6 1 6 Parun 1 7 6
15   Gottfried 4 6 6 15 Gottfried 6 6 4
  Svensson 6 1 2 Parun 4 2 6
  Goven 7 4 9 1 Năstase 6 6 7
  Tanner 5 6 7 Goven 6 6
  Russell 6 5 6 Russell 3 3
  Paish 4 7 4 Goven 4 2 6
  Keldie w/o 1 Năstase 6 6 7
  Johansson Johansson 0 1
  Claitte 0 2 1 Năstase 6 6
1   Năstase 6 6

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