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1997 French Open – Men's Singles

66th ranked Gustavo Kuerten defeated Sergi Bruguera 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1997 French Open. At the time, Kuerten was the first unseeded player since Mats Wilander in 1982, the second-lowest ranked player to win a Grand Slam tournament and the first Brazilian. As a result, Kuerten moved up to number 15 in the rankings following his win. Yevgeny Kafelnikov was the defending champion, but he was defeated by Kuerten in the quarterfinals.

Men's Singles
1997 French Open
ChampionBrazil Gustavo Kuerten
Runner-upSpain Sergi Bruguera
Final score6–3, 6–4, 6–2
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
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Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Pete Sampras (Third round)
  2.   Michael Chang (Fourth round)
  3.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Goran Ivanišević (First round)
  5.   Thomas Muster (Third round)
  6.   Richard Krajicek (Third round)
  7.   Marcelo Ríos (Fourth round)
  8.   Àlex Corretja (Fourth round)
  9.   Carlos Moyá (Second round)
  10.   Félix Mantilla (Second round)
  11.   Albert Costa (Third round)
  12.   Alberto Berasategui (First round)
  13.   Wayne Ferreira (Third round)
  14.   Tim Henman (First round)
  15.   Marc Rosset (Fourth round)
  16.   Sergi Bruguera (Final)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
    Magnus Norman 2 77 4 3
Q   Filip Dewulf 6 626 6
Q   Filip Dewulf 1 6 1 64
    Gustavo Kuerten 6 3 6 77
3   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2 7 6 0 4
    Gustavo Kuerten 6 5 2 6 6
    Gustavo Kuerten 6 6 6
16   Sergi Bruguera 3 4 2
    Patrick Rafter 6 77 6
    Galo Blanco 3 633
    Patrick Rafter 78 1 5 61
16   Sergi Bruguera 666 7 77
    Hicham Arazi 6 3 2 2
16   Sergi Bruguera 4 6 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   P Sampras 6 7 6
  F Santoro 3 5 1 1   P Sampras 6 6 6
LL   M Charpentier 6 4 77 1 3   F Clavet 1 2 2
  F Clavet 3 6 626 6 1   P Sampras 2 4 6 4
  G Rusedski 3 2 6 6 7   M Norman 6 6 2 6
  M Norman 6 6 3 4 9   M Norman 6 6 3 6
  L Paes 6 3 6 6   L Paes 3 2 6 3
  G Stafford 4 6 3 2   M Norman 4 6 77 6
Q   A Merinov 0 2 610 15   M Rosset 6 3 633
  L Roux 6 6 712   L Roux 7 6 6
  S Lareau 2 6 6 4 8   S Lareau 5 2 4
  H Gumy 6 4 4 6 6   L Roux 3 7 2 3
  J Stoltenberg 6 6 4 6 15   M Rosset 6 5 6 6
  A Rădulescu 0 4 6 4   J Stoltenberg 2 3 4
  D Hrbatý 5 6 624 15   M Rosset 6 6 6
15   M Rosset 7 3 77 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   C Moyá 6 6 5 6 6
Q   A Martín 3 7 7 3 3 9   C Moyá 4 6 5 3
WC   G Solvès 5 1 3 Q   A Portas 6 4 7 6
Q   A Portas 7 6 6 Q   A Portas 3 656 78 6
Q   C Caratti 3 3 1 Q   F Dewulf 6 77 4 668
Q   F Dewulf 6 6 6 Q   F Dewulf 6 6 3 1 6
  F Meligeni 6 636 7   F Meligeni 4 2 6 6 3
  J Frana 4 77 4 5 Q   F Dewulf 5 6 6 7
WC   S Huet 7 6 5 3 4 8   À Corretja 7 1 4 5
WC   T Champion 5 4 7 6 6 WC   T Champion 6 6 6
Q   R Delgado 2 77 7 6 Q   R Delgado 2 3 3
  S Schalken 6 625 4 WC   T Champion 1 0 r
  D Prinosil 4 4 6 6 4 8   À Corretja 6 3
Q   J Knippschild 6 6 3 4 6 Q   J Knippschild 6 1 1 68
  K Alami 3 4 1 8   À Corretja 4 6 6 710
8   À Corretja 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   Y Kafelnikov 6 6 6
  M Damm 2 4 4 3   Y Kafelnikov 7 6 6
  G Raoux 6 6 6   G Raoux 5 3 4
  V Spadea 2 0 1 3   Y Kafelnikov 7 6 631 6
Q   W Schranz 4 2 3   C Pioline 5 4 77 6 4
Q   G Etlis 6 6 6 Q   G Etlis 6 3 3 63
  O Gross 4 4 6 5   C Pioline 2 6 6 77
  C Pioline 6 6 3 7 3   Y Kafelnikov 6 6 7
Q   S Navarro 1 6 6 626   M Philippoussis 2 3 5
  M A Gorriz 6 4 2 77 1 Q   S Navarro 1 77 1 2
WC   S Grosjean 3 6 4 4   J Siemerink 6 616 6
  J Siemerink 6 4 6 6   J Siemerink 4 4 2
  N Kulti 2 6 6 4 4   M Philippoussis 6 6 6
  M Philippoussis 6 4 3 6 6   M Philippoussis 6 3 6 6
WC   O Delaître 6 2 1 6 6 WC   O Delaître 4 6 1 4
14   T Henman 2 6 6 2 4

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   A Berasategui 4 6 6 2 1r
  A Medvedev 6 4 2 6 2   A Medvedev 6 6 6
  C Ruud 7 4 1 1 r   J A Viloca 4 3 4
  J A Viloca 5 6 6 4   A Medvedev 77 6 6
  J Stark 6 77 77 WC   N Escudé 624 3
  M Zabaleta 4 6265   J Stark 4 2 2
  T Johansson 3 6 5 63 WC   N Escudé 6 6 6
WC   N Escudé 6 2 7 77   A Medvedev 7 1 2 6 5
  G Kuerten 6 7 6   G Kuerten 5 6 6 1 7
  S Doseděl 0 5 1   G Kuerten 6 6 4 7
  J Björkman 6 6 1 6   J Björkman 4 2 6 5
  R Reneberg 2 1 6 2   G Kuerten 636 6 3 6
  M Filippini 6 2 7 674 5   T Muster 77 1 3 6 4
  J Tarango 4 6 5 79 6   J Tarango 5 6 2 1
  M-K Goellner 6 642 77 4 5   T Muster 7 1 6 6
5   T Muster 4 77 6 626

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   R Krajicek 77 6 6
  S Draper 632 1 6   R Krajicek 6 3 6 6
  B Ulihrach 6 6 6   B Ulihrach 2 6 2 3
  N Kiefer 3 3 3 6   R Krajicek 3 6 4 2
  P Fredriksson 3 78 0 6 2   P Rafter 6 4 6 6
WC   F Fontang 6 666 4 6 WC   F Fontang 3 4 3
  A Gaudenzi 6 633 4   P Rafter 6 6 6
  P Rafter 3 77 6 6   P Rafter 6 5 6 6
  M Woodforde 5 78 6106 8   M Woodforde 2 7 1 2
  J Sánchez 7 66712 4 6   M Woodforde 77 6 7
  D Nestor 1 1 6 2   AV Volkov 653 5
  AV Volkov 6 6 3 6   M Woodforde 6 77 6
  A Pavel 6 7 6 11   A Costa 4 623
  A O'Brien 4 5 0   A Pavel 1 6 6 3 4
  A Voinea 4 5 4 11   A Costa 6 4 0 6 6
11   A Costa 6 7 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   W Ferreira 6177 616 6
  M Tillström 77 6377 3 1 13   W Ferreira 77 4 6 2 6
  E Benfele Álvarez 7 633 5   R Carretero 646 1 6 4
  R Carretero 5 77 6 7 13   W Ferreira w/o
  D Flach 4 0 1   P Korda
  C Costa 6 6 6   C Costa 3 5 4
Q   J Burillo 4 0 64   P Korda 6 7 6
  P Korda 6 6 77   P Korda 6 1 5 4
  D Vacek 4 2 3   G Blanco 1 6 7 6
  C Woodruff 6 6 6   C Woodruff 6 5 3 6 6
LL   F Fetterlein 4 1 2 Q   N Lapentti 4 7 6 4 1
Q   N Lapentti 6 6 6   C Woodruff 663 62
  N Godwin 3 2 6 5   G Blanco 78 6 77
  G Blanco 6 6 1 7   G Blanco 6 4 6 77
  M Gustafsson 4 6 77 6   M Gustafsson 4 6 4 61
4   G Ivanišević 6 3 633

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   M Ríos 6 5 4 6 6
Q   W Black 4 7 6 2 1 7   M Ríos 63606 77 6
  F Squillari 6 3 3 3   B Black 77 77 4 640
  B Black 1 6 6 6 7   M Ríos 78 6 6
  A Boetsch 6 6 6   A Boetsch 663 4
  K Kučera 1 1 4   A Boetsch 6 6 6
  M Ondruska 77 6 6   M Ondruska 3 2 1
Q   M Pastura 632 1 7   M Ríos 2 1 7 64
  K Carlsen 666 4 0   H Arazi 6 6 5 77
  T Woodbridge 78 4 6 6   T Woodbridge 4 5 2
  H Dreekmann 3 4 2   H Arazi 6 7 6
  H Arazi 6 6 6   H Arazi 6 6 7
  J Courier 1 2 6 6 4   M Larsson 2 3 5
  M Larsson 6 6 4 1 6   M Larsson 6 6 3 6
  R Fromberg 3 2 2 10   F Mantilla 2 4 6 3
10   F Mantilla 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   S Bruguera 6 0 6 6
  J Van Herck 3 6 2 0 16   S Bruguera 6 6 6
  P Haarhuis 2 4 7 4   D van Scheppingen 2 3 3
  D van Scheppingen 6 6 5 6 16   S Bruguera 6 6 6
  S Sargsian 2 5 3 Q   D Norman 3 1 3
Q   D Norman 6 7 6 Q   D Norman 5 6 77 6
  S Stolle 7 6 4 6   S Stolle 7 4 623
  R Furlan 5 1 6 3 16   S Bruguera 3 6 6 6
LL   J Krocskó 7 6 4 77 2   M Chang 6 4 3 4
  J Krošlák 5 3 6 65 LL   J Krocskó 3 3 63
  G Schaller 6 4 6 4 2   S Simian 6 6 77
  S Simian 2 6 4 6 6   S Simian 1 2 r
WC   A Clément 1 2 3 2   M Chang 6 5
  J Golmard 6 6 6   J Golmard 2 3 6 2
Q   R Gilbert 2 3 2 2   M Chang 6 6 3 6
2   M Chang 6 6 6

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