Open main menu

1996 French Open – Men's Singles

Thomas Muster was the defending champion but lost in the fourth round to Michael Stich.

Men's Singles
1996 French Open
ChampionRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Runner-upGermany Michael Stich
Final score7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
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
← 1995 · French Open · 1997 →

Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated Stich 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1996 French Open.

Pete Sampras reaching the semi-finals, made his best ever showing at Roland Garros. Future champion and world number 1 Gustavo Kuerten made his first appearance in the main draw of a grand slam, losing to Wayne Ferreira in the first round. Three-time champion Mats Wilander made his final grand slam appearance, losing to Todd Martin in the second round.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Pete Sampras (Semifinals)
  2.   Thomas Muster (Fourth round)
  3.   Andre Agassi (Second round)
  4.   Michael Chang (Third round)
  5.   Goran Ivanišević (Fourth round)
  6.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Champion)
  7.   Jim Courier (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Thomas Enqvist (First round)
  9.   Marcelo Ríos (Fourth round)
  10.   Wayne Ferreira (Fourth round)
  11.   Arnaud Boetsch (Second round)
  12.   Albert Costa (Second round)
  13.   Richard Krajicek (Quarterfinals)
  14.   Marc Rosset (Semifinals)
  15.   Michael Stich (Finalist)
  16.   MaliVai Washington (First round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Pete Sampras 644 6 6 6
7   Jim Courier 77 6 4 4 4
1   Pete Sampras 640 2
6   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 6 6
13   Richard Krajicek 3 4 77 2
6   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 6 646
6   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 7 77
15   Michael Stich 645 64
  Bernd Karbacher 6 6 3 5 0
14   Marc Rosset 4 4 6 7 6
14   Marc Rosset 3 4 2
15   Michael Stich 6 6 6
  Cédric Pioline 4 6 3 2
15   Michael Stich 6 4 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Sampras 6 7 77
  Gustafsson 1 5 65 1   Sampras 6 6 622 6
  Sánchez 1 5 4   Bruguera 3 4 77 6 3
  Bruguera 6 7 6 1   Sampras 3 6 7 4 6
  Fleurian 5 4 1   Martin 6 4 5 6 2
  Wilander 7 6 6   Wilander 4 652
  Carlsen 1 1 77 2   Martin 6 77 6
  Martin 6 6 656 1   Sampras 6 7 6
  Black 5 3 0   Draper 4 5 2
  Draper 7 6 6   Draper 2 6 6 6
  Schaller 6 6 7   Schaller 6 3 2 4
WC   Simian 3 4 5   Draper 6 6 6
  Tarango 4 6 4 6 6   Tarango 1 2 3
  Damm 6 2 6 3 4   Tarango 6 6 6
Q   Squillari 77 6 3 Q   Squillari 4 4 1
16   Washington 644 0 r

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   Ferreira 6 7 77
Q   Kuerten 4 5 64 10   Ferreira 4 79 6 77
Q   Etlis 3 2 63   Doseděl 6 671 64
  Doseděl 6 6 77 10   Ferreira 657 6 7
  Steven 6 6 77   Furlan 77 5 1 5
WC   Carraz 2 2 63   Steven 0 2 4
  Golmard 4 6 6 5 4   Furlan 6 6 6
  Furlan 6 3 1 7 6 10   Ferreira 6 1 3 3
WC   Carretero 6 686 2 2 7   Courier 4 6 6 6
  Kučera 3 710 4 6 6   Kučera 77 6 654 6
  Hadad 6 3 2 0 LL   Norman 654 77 6 2
LL   Norman 4 6 6 6   Kučera 77 5 4 4 r
  Matsuoka 625 77 1 7   Courier 627 6 5
  Rikl 77 7 646   Rikl 3 2 2
Q   Olhovskiy 1 6 644 7   Courier 6 6 6
7   Courier 6 3 77 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   Agassi 6 676 6
Q   Díaz 1 79 4 4 3   Agassi 6 4 79 3 2
  Woodruff 6 6 3 77   Woodruff 4 6 676 6
  Spadea 2 2 6 64   Woodruff 656 6 5 4
WC   Champion 2 6 77 4 7   Björkman 77 2 4 7 6
  Stolle 6 4 636 5 WC   Champion 7 1 4 0
  Dewulf 4 4 3   Björkman 5 6 6 6
  Björkman 6 6 6   Björkman 3 2 4
LL   Kulti 6 2 6 4 1 13   Krajicek 6 6 6
  Woodbridge 0 6 2 6 6   Woodbridge 3 6 77 77
  Philippoussis 6 6 6   Philippoussis 6 4 6162
  Volkov 3 2 2   Woodbridge 5 2 2
  Carbonell 4 6 6 77 13   Krajicek 7 6 6
Q   El Sawy 6 4 4 65   Carbonell 2 6 622
  Noszály 6 621 4 13   Krajicek 6 4 77 6
13   Krajicek 4 77 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   A. Costa 3 6 6 77
  Meligeni 6 4 3 62 12   A. Costa 4 3 6 66
  Van Herck 6 5 623   Clavet 6 6 4 78
  Clavet 4 7 77 6   Clavet 6 7 6
  Henman 4 4 5   Forget 3 5 3
  Goossens 6 6 7   Goossens 4 4 6 6 3
  Chesnokov 65646 6 4   Forget 6 6 3 3 6
  Forget 77 77 2 3 6   Clavet 4 3 3
Q   Dier 4 2 7 4 6   Kafelnikov 6 6 6
  Mantilla 6 6 5 6   Mantilla 77 6 6
  Woodforde 3 4 6 4   Corretja 622 4
  Corretja 6 6 0 6   Mantilla 4 2 2
WC   Leconte 1 1 4 6   Kafelnikov 6 6 6
  Johansson 6 6 6   Johansson 2 5 3
Q   Blanco 1 3 3 6   Kafelnikov 6 7 6
6   Kafelnikov 6 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   Ivanišević 6 6 6
  Arrese 4 4 1 5   Ivanišević 7 6 6
  Wheaton 636 6 6   Wheaton 5 2 4
  Raoux 77 0 4 4 5   Ivanišević 6 6 6
  Ulihrach 6 6 6   Ulihrach 4 2 2
Q   Montana 2 4 2   Ulihrach 6 6106 6
  Lapentti 2 2 3   Medvedev 3 712 1 4
  Medvedev 6 6 6 5   Ivanišević 3 1 2
  Gaudenzi 6 6 6   Karbacher 6 6 6
Q   Tiilikainen 3 1 1   Gaudenzi 3 4 4
  Karbacher 6 6 6   Karbacher 6 6 6
  Pérez Roldán 2 4 4   Karbacher 4 6 6 6
  El Aynaoui 5 660 r   Haarhuis 6 4 2 3
  Haarhuis 7 78 3   Haarhuis 7 2 6 6
Q   Palmer 3 4 3 11   Boetsch 5 6 2 4
11   Boetsch 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   Rosset 6 6 6
  Steeb 4 4 0 14   Rosset 6 6 6
  Novák 2 4 6 6 6   Jiří Novák 2 4 3
  Pereira 6 6 2 1 1 14   Rosset 6 6 6
  Hlasek 6 6 4 6   Hlasek 4 4 1
  Larsson 1 4 6 3   Hlasek 6 1 6 77
  Siemerink 77 6 6   Siemerink 2 6 3 63
  Gumy 643 1 14   Rosset 77 6 6
  Alami 4 2 4   Edberg 643 3
  Edberg 6 6 6   Edberg 6 6 6
  Moyá 6 77 6   Moyá 2 2 1
  Rafter 4 612   Edberg 4 7 6 77
  Fromberg 6 6 6 4   Chang 6 5 0 61
WC   Delaître 3 1 3   Fromberg 4 6 654
  Prinosil 1 1 2 4   Chang 6 3 77 6
4   Chang 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   Enqvist 2 6 6 4 4
  Reneberg 6 3 3 6 6   Reneberg 5 2 3
  Pioline 6 6 6   Pioline 7 6 6
  Frana 1 3 2   Pioline 4 6 6 6
  Berasategui 6 6 3 6   Berasategui 6 1 4 0
  Tebbutt 4 4 6 3   Berasategui 6 6 6
  Dreekmann 6 6 6   Dreekmann 2 2 3
  Ruud 4 3 0   Pioline 6 6 6
Q   Fontang 6 4 0 1 9   Ríos 4 1 2
WC   Roux 3 6 6 6 WC   Roux 5 4 4
  Pescosolido 6 4 6 2 4   Korda 7 6 6
  Korda 4 6 2 6 6   Korda 3 3 2
Q   Krošlák 1 2 1 9   Ríos 6 6 6
  Stoltenberg 6 6 6   Stoltenberg 4 3 3
  Joyce 641 4 9   Ríos 6 6 6
9   Ríos 77 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   Stich 6 7 6
Q   Fredriksson 4 5 4 15   Stich 6 7 6
Q   Doyle 2 6 5 6 5   Rusedski 3 5 3
  Rusedski 6 1 7 2 7 15   Stich 4 6 6 77
Q   Norman 7 3 6 3 4   Tillström 6 0 4 63
  Knowles 5 6 4 6 6   Knowles 7 3 6 4 3
  Tillström 4 2 6 7 6   Tillström 5 6 1 6 6
  C. Costa 6 6 1 5 1 15   Stich 4 6 6 77
  Voinea 3 6 77 5 6 2   Muster 6 4 1 61
  Goellner 6 3 657 2   Voinea 5 6 6 6
  Schalken 6 6 1 6   Schalken 7 3 4 2
  Vacek 3 3 6 3   Voinea 2 2 r
  Ondruska 3 4 6 77 7 2   Muster 6 5
WC   Solvès 6 6 3 649 WC   Solvès 1 3 0
  Fetterlein 4 2 4 2   Muster 6 6 6
2   Muster 6 6 6

External linksEdit