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2012 French Open – Men's Singles

Rafael Nadal was the two-time defending champion and successfully defended his title defeating Novak Djokovic 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5 in the final.[1] The win was Nadal's seventh French Open title, surpassing Björn Borg's record of six French Open titles and tying Pete Sampras' Wimbledon record for most title wins at one major and Chris Evert's for most French Open titles achieved by a man or woman.[2][3]

Men's Singles
2012 French Open
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upSerbia Novak Djokovic
Final score6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
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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Novak Djokovic had the chance to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once, having won the previous year's Wimbledon and US Open titles as well as that year's Australian Open (all wins against Nadal), but lost the final to Rafael Nadal. It was Djokovic's 4th consecutive loss to Nadal at Roland Garros, but it was the first time that Djokovic would take a set from Nadal at the Parisian grand slam. Djokovic would achieve this feat 4 years later at the 2015 French Open.

Due to rain, the final was postponed to Monday, June 11, 2012 at 1:00 local time, after the score on Sunday was 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 1–2 and Djokovic with the serve, and after 3 hours of play of the 3:49 total length.[4]

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Novak Djokovic (Final)
02.     Rafael Nadal (Champion)
03.     Roger Federer (Semifinals)
04.     Andy Murray (Quarterfinals)
05.     Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Quarterfinals)
06.     David Ferrer (Semifinals)
07.     Tomáš Berdych (Fourth round)
08.     Janko Tipsarević (Fourth round)
09.     Juan Martín del Potro (Quarterfinals)
10.     John Isner (Second round)
11.     Gilles Simon (Third round)
12.     Nicolás Almagro (Quarterfinals)
13.     Juan Mónaco (Fourth round)
14.     Fernando Verdasco (Third round)
15.     Feliciano López (First round, retired because of a left oblique injury)
16.     Alexandr Dolgopolov (First round)
17.     Richard Gasquet (Fourth round)
18.     Stan Wawrinka (Fourth round)
19.     Milos Raonic (Third round)
20.     Marcel Granollers (Fourth round)
21.     Marin Čilić (Third round)
22.     Andreas Seppi (Fourth round)
23.     Radek Štěpánek (First round)
24.     Philipp Kohlschreiber (Second round)
25.     Bernard Tomic (Second round)
26.     Andy Roddick (First round)
27.     Mikhail Youzhny (Third round)
28.     Viktor Troicki (Second round)
29.     Julien Benneteau (Third round)
30.     Jürgen Melzer (First round)
31.     Kevin Anderson (Third round)
32.     Florian Mayer (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Novak Djokovic 6 5 5 78 6
5   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1 7 7 661
1   Novak Djokovic 6 7 6
3   Roger Federer 4 5 3
3   Roger Federer 3 646 6 6
9   Juan Martín del Potro 6 77 2 0 3
1   Novak Djokovic 4 3 6 5
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 2 7
6   David Ferrer 6 636 6
4   Andy Murray 4 77 3 2
6   David Ferrer 2 2 1
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 6
12   Nicolás Almagro 642 3
2   Rafael Nadal 77 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   N Djokovic 77 6 6
  P Starace 633 1 1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  B Kavčič 77 6 646   B Kavčič 0 4 4
WC   L Hewitt 623 77 3 1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
Q   F Krajinović 2 2 0 Q   N Devilder 1 2 2
Q   N Devilder 6 6 6 Q   N Devilder 77 6 6
Q   M Berrer 654 6 6 6 Q   M Berrer 654 2
30   J Melzer 77 6 2 2 3 1   N Djokovic 4 656 7 6
22   A Seppi 6 77 7 22   A Seppi 6 77 3 5 3
  N Davydenko 3 655 22   A Seppi 656 2 6 6
  M Kukushkin 6 77 5 2 6   M Kukushkin 77 2 6 1 2
  E Gulbis 4 647 6 4 22   A Seppi 7 3 6 4 6
Q   I Sijsling 6 5 6 4 6 14   F Verdasco 5 6 3 6 2
  G Müller 2 7 3 6 8   G Müller 77 3 2 2
  S Darcis 3 2 64 14   F Verdasco 656 6 6
14   F Verdasco 6 6 77

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   G Simon 3 7 6 6
  R Harrison 6 5 4 1 11   G Simon 6 6 641 6
  X Malisse 3 6165 WC   B Baker 4 1 77 6 0
WC   B Baker 6 77 77 11   G Simon 5 77 77 3 2
  P Andújar 6 2 1 6 6 18   S Wawrinka 7 65636 6
  V Hănescu 1 6 6 3 1   P Andújar 6377 2 1
  F Cipolla 3 3 6 6 2 18   S Wawrinka 77 646 6
18   S Wawrinka 6 6 4 3 6 18   S Wawrinka 4 666 6 4
28   V Troicki 4 6 5 6 6 5   J-W Tsonga 6 78 3 3 6
  T Bellucci 6 3 7 3 2 28   V Troicki 2 6 6 3 6
  F Fognini 6 7 6   F Fognini 6 3 4 6 8
WC   A Mannarino 0 5 1   F Fognini 5 4 4
  C-M Stebe 6 2 5   J-W Tsonga 7 6 6
  J Souza 3 0r   C-M Stebe 2 6 2 1
Q   A Kuznetsov 6 3 2 4 5   J-W Tsonga 6 4 6 6
5   J-W Tsonga 1 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   R Federer 6 7 6
  T Kamke 2 5 3 3   R Federer 6 6 666
  A Ungur 6 5 6 7   A Ungur 3 2 78 3
  D Nalbandian 3 7 4 5 3   R Federer 6 4 6 7
  F Dancevic 0r   N Mahut 3 6 2 5
  M Kližan 4   M Kližan 6 4 653
  N Mahut 6 6 4 6   N Mahut 4 6 77 6
26   A Roddick 3 3 6 2 3   R Federer 5 7 6 6
23   R Štěpánek 2 6 6 4 2 LL   D Goffin 7 5 2 4
LL   D Goffin 6 4 2 6 6 LL   D Goffin 3 77 0 6 6
WC   A Clément 6 3 4 77 5 WC   A Clément 6 626 2 1
  A Bogomolov 2 6 6 624rLL   D Goffin 77 7 6
  K Beck 5 2 5   Ł Kubot 645 1
  Ł Kubot 7 6 7   Ł Kubot 77 6 77
Q   F Serra 5 Q   F Serra 602 64
15   F López 0r

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   JM del Potro 6 656 6
  A Montañés 2 77 2 1 9   JM del Potro 6577 6 6
  É Roger-Vasselin 3 6 6 6   É Roger-Vasselin 77 634 4
  V Pospisil 6 3 2 2 9   JM del Potro 6 79 6
  JC Ferrero 6 6 6 21   M Čilić 3 671
WC   J Dasnières de Veigy 1 4 3   JC Ferrero 642 3
Q   D Muñoz de la Nava 4 4 5 21   M Čilić 77 6 6
21   M Čilić 6 6 7 9   JM del Potro 78 1 6 7
31   K Anderson 77 664 6 11 7   T Berdych 666 3 5
  R Machado 6278 6 1 9 31   K Anderson 6 3 6 6
WC   É Prodon 710 3 3 2 Q   H Zeballos 3 6 3 0
Q   H Zeballos 686 6 6 31   K Anderson 4 6 77 4 4
  M Llodra 77 6 3 6 7   T Berdych 6 3 646 6
  G García López 652 6 3   M Llodra 2 3 3
  D Sela 3 4 1 7   T Berdych 6 6 6
7   T Berdych 6 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   D Ferrer 6 6 6
  L Lacko 3 4 1 6   D Ferrer 6 6 6
  B Paire 77 6 656   B Paire 3 3 2
  A Ramos 634 77 3 6   D Ferrer 6 6 6
  I Dodig 2 2 1 27   M Youzhny 0 2 2
  R Haase 6 6 6   R Haase 3 654
  J Blake 2 1 2 27   M Youzhny 6 77 6
27   M Youzhny 6 6 6 6   D Ferrer 6 6 6
20   M Granollers 6 3 6 6 20   M Granollers 3 2 0
Q   J Sousa 2 6 3 4 20   M Granollers 77 3 6 3 7
  M Jaziri 6 7 79   M Jaziri 616 1 6 5
  P Petzschner 3 5 67 20   M Granollers 6 6 1 4 6
WC   P-H Mathieu 2 4 6 6 6 WC   P-H Mathieu 4 4 6 6 1
  B Phau 6 6 4 3 0 WC   P-H Mathieu 626 6 3 18
Q   R Dutra Silva 3 4 4 10   J Isner 77 4 4 6 16
10   J Isner 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   A Dolgopolov 77 4 646 3
  S Stakhovsky 646 77 3 6   S Stakhovsky 2 3 2
  F Volandri 3 6 4 4 Q   T Haas 6 6 6
Q   T Haas 6 0 6 6 Q   T Haas 77 3 0 0
  D Young 631 1 17   R Gasquet 636 6 6
  G Dimitrov 77 6 6   G Dimitrov 7 5 2 3
Q   J Zopp 3 4 64 17   R Gasquet 5 7 6 6
17   R Gasquet 6 6 77 17   R Gasquet 6 4 1 2
25   B Tomic 77 6 6 4   A Murray 1 6 6 6
Q   A Haider-Maurer 653 3 25   B Tomic 4 1 3
  S Giraldo 5 6 6 77   S Giraldo 6 6 6
  A Falla 7 2 4 64   S Giraldo 3 4 4
  J Nieminen 3 6 2 4   A Murray 6 6 6
  I Andreev 6 2 1r   J Nieminen 6 4 1 2
  T Ito 1 5 0 4   A Murray 1 6 6 6
4   A Murray 6 7 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   J Tipsarević 2 6 77 6
  S Querrey 6 4 633 8   J Tipsarević 77 6 7
  J Chardy 6 6 633 11   J Chardy 641 5
  Y-h Lu 4 1 77 6 9 8   J Tipsarević 6 7 6
  D Tursunov 6 6 6 29   J Benneteau 3 5 4
  G Soeda 1 4 4   D Tursunov 4 4 4
Q   M Zverev 2 77 4 4 29   J Benneteau 6 6 6
29   J Benneteau 6 636 6 8   J Tipsarević 4 4 4
24   P Kohlschreiber 6 6 77 12   N Almagro 6 6 6
  M Ebden 4 4 64 24   P Kohlschreiber 65645
  O Rochus 3 4 6 4   L Mayer 77 77 7
  L Mayer 6 6 2 6   L Mayer 4 1 2
  JI Chela 3 3 1 12   N Almagro 6 6 6
  M Baghdatis 6 6 6   M Baghdatis 4 3 5
  P Lorenzi 3 5 4 12   N Almagro 6 6 7
12   N Almagro 6 7 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   J Mónaco 6 2 6 77
WC   G Rufin 2 6 2 63 13   J Mónaco 77 6 77
  L Rosol 6 7 666   L Rosol 640 65
  C Berlocq 4 5 78 2 13   J Mónaco 656 656 6
Q   J Levine 7 6 6 19   M Raonic 77 3 77 3 4
PR   B Becker 5 2 4 Q   J Levine 4 5 2
  R Ramírez Hidalgo 4 2 2 19   M Raonic 6 7 6
19   M Raonic 6 6 6 13   J Mónaco 2 0 0
32   F Mayer 6 6 6 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
  D Gimeno Traver 4 2 3 32   F Mayer 6 3 4 64
Q   E Schwank 6 6 6 Q   E Schwank 2 6 6 77
  I Karlović 4 0 3 Q   E Schwank 1 3 4
  I Kunitsyn 2 1 2 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
  D Istomin 6 6 6   D Istomin 2 2 0
  S Bolelli 2 2 1 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
2   R Nadal 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal – French Open final live (part deux) as it happened". The Guardian. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Rafael Nadal claims 7th French title". ESPN. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Nadal Wins Seventh French Open Title". New York Times. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  4. ^ "French Open: Nadal & Djokovic final suspended because of rain". bbc.co.uk. 2012-06-10.

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