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1981 French Open – Men's Singles

First-seeded and three-time defending champion Björn Borg successfully defended his title, defeating Ivan Lendl 6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1981 French Open.

Men's Singles
1981 French Open
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 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
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Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Björn Borg (Champion)
  2.   Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinals)
  3.   John McEnroe (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Gene Mayer (Third round)
  5.   Ivan Lendl (Final)
  6.   Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  7.   José Luis Clerc (Semifinals)
  8.   Harold Solomon (First round)
  9.   Vitas Gerulaitis (First round)
  10.   Eliot Teltscher (First round)
  11.   Yannick Noah (Quarterfinals)
  12.   Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  13.   Peter McNamara (Fourth round)
  14.   Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  15.   Balázs Taróczy (Quarterfinals)
  16.   Eddie Dibbs (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
15   Balázs Taróczy 3 3 2
1   Björn Borg 6 6 7
  Víctor Pecci, Sr. 4 4 5
  Víctor Pecci, Sr. 3 6 6 6
11   Yannick Noah 6 4 4 4
1   Björn Borg 6 4 6 3 6
5   Ivan Lendl 1 6 2 6 1
5   Ivan Lendl 6 6 7
3   John McEnroe 4 4 5
5   Ivan Lendl 3 6 4 7 6
7   José Luis Clerc 6 4 6 6 2
7   José Luis Clerc 4 6 4 7 6
2   Jimmy Connors 6 2 6 5 0

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Borg 6 6 6
  López-Maeso 2 2 2 1 Borg 6 7 6
  Popp 3 6 3 6 Motta 1 5 0
  Motta 6 3 6 7 1 Borg 6 6 6
  Martinez 4 5 2 Torre 2 1 2
  Giménez 6 7 6 Giménez 3 4 3
  McNamee 1 7 6 0 5 Torre 6 6 6
  Torre 6 6 3 6 7 1 Borg 6 6 6
  Moor 6 6 6 Moor 0 0 1
  Järryd 2 4 2 Moor 6 7 6
  Damiani 6 Damiani 3 6 1
  Gehring 2 r Moor 6 6 6
  Kronk 1 3 1 Năstase 3 2 1
  Proisy 6 6 6 Proisy 1 2 0
  Năstase 6 6 7 Năstase 6 6 6
10   Teltscher 2 4 5

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   Taróczy 6 6 6
  Pfister 3 0 1 15 Taróczy 7 7 7
  Šmid 6 7 6 Šmid 6 5 6
  Franulović 1 6 2 15 Taróczy 6 5
  Hocevar 2 6 6 6 Testerman 1 2 r
  Restrepo 6 4 2 3 Hocevar 4 3 6 6 2
  Hutka 4 1 6 4 Testerman 6 6 3 0 6
  Testerman 6 6 4 6 15 Taróczy 7 6 5 6
  Taygan 1 6 4 1 Tulasne 5 3 7 3
  Giammalva 6 3 6 6 Giammalva 6 7 6
  Zugarelli 3 1 0 Vizcaíno 4 5 4
  Vizcaíno 6 6 6 Giammalva 4 0 3
  Higueras 3 0 3 Tulasne 6 6 6
  Tulasne 6 6 6 Tulasne 6 4 6 6
  Panatta 6 7 6 Panatta 4 6 3 0
8   Solomon 3 5 2

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Mayer 6 6 6
  Bedel 1 4 3 4 Mayer 6 6 6
  Moore 7 3 4 6 9 Moore 4 2 1
  Dominguez 5 6 6 3 7 4 Mayer 4 1 r
  Glickstein 7 6 6 Pecci, Sr. 6 2
  Meyer 5 3 0 Glickstein 6 3 5 5
  Pecci, Sr. 6 7 6 Pecci, Sr. 4 6 7 7
  Magnelli 2 5 1 Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
  Ismail 4 6 6 6 14 Fibak 2 3 3
  González 6 3 2 2 Ismail 2 6 5 6 6
  Maynetto 2 6 4 Deblicker 6 3 7 2 4
  Deblicker 6 7 6 Ismail 6 2 3 2
  Sanders 2 6 2 4 14 Fibak 4 6 6 6
  Luna 6 4 6 6 Luna 6 0 6
  Nichols 2 2 4 14 Fibak 7 6 7
14   Fibak 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   Noah 6 6 6
  Krishnan 1 1 4 11 Noah 7 1 6 6
  Gildemeister 6 2 6 6 12 Gildemeister 6 6 4 3
  Freyss 7 6 3 0 10 11 Noah 6 3 6 6
  Eberhard 1 4 7 3 Norbäck 0 6 1 4
  Norbäck 6 6 5 6 Norbäck 7 2 6 6
  Guerrero 6 2 3 4 Frawley 6 6 4 3
  Frawley 4 6 6 6 11 Noah 6 6 5 6
  Fagel 3 0 0 6 Vilas 2 3 7 4
  Waltke 6 6 6 Waltke 4 4 7 2
  Carter 6 3 4 2 Cano 6 6 6 6
  Cano 3 6 6 6 Cano 1 1 0
  Case 3 1 2 6 Vilas 6 6 6
  Portes 6 6 6 Portes 2 3 0
  Bertolucci 2 5 2 6 Vilas 6 6 6
6   Vilas 6 7 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   Lendl 7 7 6
  Fitzgerald 5 6 4 5 Lendl 6 3 2 7 6
  Edwards 6 2 3 6 3 Gómez 2 6 6 6 4
  Gómez 4 6 6 1 6 5 Lendl 6 6 4 6
  Bengoechea 6 6 3 6 Bengoechea 2 1 6 3
  Leconte 4 1 6 4 Bengoechea 6 6 6
  Wittus 7 3 5 3 Mayotte 4 0 4
  Mayotte 6 6 7 6 5 Lendl 6 4 7 7
  Feigl 7 5 2 3 13 McNamara 2 6 6 6
  Fromm 6 7 6 6 Fromm 6 2 0 5
  Martin 4 7 7 6 Martin 3 6 6 7
  Mir 6 6 6 3 Martin 0 2 1
  Naegelen 3 6 0 13 McNamara 6 6 6
  Moretton 6 7 6 Moretton 3 3 3
  Goven 3 1 7 1 13 McNamara 6 6 6
13   McNamara 6 6 5 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   Gerulaitis 6 2 5 5
  Ycaza 4 6 7 7 Ycaza 5 6 1 6 6
  Gattiker 4 6 6 Arias 7 3 6 1 4
  Arias 6 7 7 Ycaza 6 0 7 6
  Johnstone 6 7 6 Hjertquist 4 6 6 2
  Stefanki 1 5 0 Johnstone 4 5 6
  Parun 4 4 4 Hjertquist 6 7 7
  Hjertquist 6 6 6 Ycaza 3 4 4
  Pérez 6 6 6 3 McEnroe 6 6 6
  Kodeš 2 1 4 Pérez 7 6 2 6
  Van't Hof 4 6 0 1 Hřebec 6 4 6 2
  Hřebec 6 3 6 6 Pérez 1 6 0 4
  Fillol, Sr. 3 6 5 7 6 3 McEnroe 6 2 6 6
  Barazzutti 6 3 7 5 4 Fillol, Sr. 3 0 2
  Van Patten 2 0 4 3 McEnroe 6 6 6
3   McEnroe 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Clerc 7 7 6
  Günthardt 5 5 1 7 Clerc 6 6 6
  Fillol 6 6 3 6 Fillol 4 1 0
  Dalla-Fontana 1 3 6 4 7 Clerc 6 6 6
  Nyström 6 6 3 6 Ganzábal 4 2 1
  Krulevitz 2 7 6 7 Krulevitz 3 7 1 3
  Orantes 6 4 2 Ganzábal 6 6 6 6
  Ganzábal 7 6 6 7 Clerc 6 3 7 7
  Ramírez 3 6 2 Kirmayr 4 6 5 5
  Kirmayr 6 7 6 Kirmayr 6 6 6
  Složil 6 3 6 6 Složil 4 4 4
  Rinaldini 2 6 2 3 Kirmayr 6 6 6
  Potier 1 7 4 2 12 Gottfried 2 4 2
  Simonsson 6 5 6 6 Simonsson 2 3 6
  Aubone 7 3 0 4 12 Gottfried 6 6 7
12   Gottfried 6 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   Dibbs 6 6 6
  Manson 0 1 1 16 Dibbs 6 6 4 6
  Lewis 6 6 4 2 6 Lewis 3 2 6 4
  Edmondson 4 2 6 6 4 16 Dibbs 6 6 4 2 3
  Haillet 6 5 4 6 Purcell 3 2 6 6 6
  Bahrami 4 7 6 7 Bahrami 1 1 6 3
  Purcell 3 4 6 6 6 Purcell 6 6 3 6
  Maurer 6 6 1 3 1 Purcell 2 4 6
  Mckown 3 3 3 2 Connors 6 6 7
  Caujolle 6 6 6 Caujolle 3 3 7 7 6
  Schneider 4 6 4 2 Kuchna 6 6 6 5 3
  Kuchna 6 3 6 6 Caujolle 0 2 0
  Urpí 7 4 6 6 2 Connors 6 6 6
  Casa 5 6 4 0 Urpí 3 6 4
  Roger-Vasselin 1 5 6 3 2 Connors 6 7 6
2   Connors 6 7 3 6

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