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2018 French Open – Men's Singles

Defending champion Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in the final, 6–4, 6–3, 6–2 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2018 French Open. Nadal equaled Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 Grand Slam singles titles won at one major and became the first player to achieve that feat in the Open Era.[1][2] He dropped only one set during the entire tournament (losing the first set of his quarterfinal match against Diego Schwartzman). Nadal also retained the ATP No. 1 singles ranking by defending the title. Nadal and Roger Federer (despite having withdrawn from the clay season) were in contention for the top ranking at the start of the tournament.[3]

Men's Singles
2018 French Open
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upAustria Dominic Thiem
Final score6–4, 6–3, 6–2
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds32
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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With Alexander Zverev as the second seed, this was the first time since the 2006 Australian Open—when Federer and Andy Roddick were the top 2 seeds—that a player outside of the Big Four was one of the top 2 seeds at a Grand Slam.

Novak Djokovic's loss in the quarterfinal ensured a first time Grand Slam finalist from the bottom half of the draw. Thiem became the first Austrian player to reach a Grand Slam singles final since Thomas Muster at the 1995 French Open.

Marco Cecchinato, ranked 72nd in the ATP rankings, after failing to win a main draw match in his four previous Grand Slam appearances, became the first unseeded men's singles semifinalist at the French Open since Gaël Monfils in 2008, the lowest-ranked male singles player to reach the French Open semifinals since Andriy Medvedev in 1999, and the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam singles semifinal since Corrado Barazzutti at the 1978 French Open.[4]

SeedsEdit

01.     Rafael Nadal (Champion)
02.     Alexander Zverev (Quarterfinals)
03.     Marin Čilić (Quarterfinals)
04.     Grigor Dimitrov (Third round)
05.     Juan Martín del Potro (Semifinals)
06.     Kevin Anderson (Fourth round)
07.     Dominic Thiem (Final)
08.     David Goffin (Fourth round)
09.     John Isner (Fourth round)
10.     Pablo Carreño Busta (Third round)
11.     Diego Schwartzman (Quarterfinals)
12.     Sam Querrey (Second round)
13.     Roberto Bautista Agut (Third round)
14.     Jack Sock (First round)
15.     Lucas Pouille (Third round)
16.     Kyle Edmund (Third round)
17.     Tomáš Berdych (First round)
18.     Fabio Fognini (Fourth round)
19.     Kei Nishikori (Fourth round)
20.     Novak Djokovic (Quarterfinals)
21.     Nick Kyrgios (Withdrew)
22.     Philipp Kohlschreiber (First round)
23.     Stan Wawrinka (First round)
24.     Denis Shapovalov (Second round)
25.     Adrian Mannarino (First round)
26.     Damir Džumhur (Third round)
27.     Richard Gasquet (Third round)
28.     Feliciano López (First round)
29.     Gilles Müller (First round)
30.     Fernando Verdasco (Fourth round)
31.     Albert Ramos Viñolas (Third round)
32.     Gaël Monfils (Third round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Rafael Nadal 4 6 6 6
11   Diego Schwartzman 6 3 2 2
1   Rafael Nadal 6 6 6
5   Juan Martín del Potro 4 1 2
3   Marin Čilić 657 3 5
5   Juan Martín del Potro 77 5 6 7
1   Rafael Nadal 6 6 6
7   Dominic Thiem 4 3 2
    Marco Cecchinato 6 77 1 713
20   Novak Djokovic 3 646 611
    Marco Cecchinato 5 6101
7   Dominic Thiem 7 712 6
7   Dominic Thiem 6 6 6
2   Alexander Zverev 4 2 1

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Nadal 6 6 711
LL   S Bolelli 4 3 69 1   R Nadal 6 6 6
    J Sousa 2 3 4   G Pella 2 1 1
    G Pella 6 6 6 1   R Nadal 6 6 6
    M Jaziri 2 6 6 3 6 27   R Gasquet 3 2 2
    M Youzhny 6 2 2 6 2     M Jaziri 2 6 3 0
    A Seppi 0 2 2 27   R Gasquet 6 3 6 6
27   R Gasquet 6 6 6 1   R Nadal 6 6 77
24   D Shapovalov 7 6 6     M Marterer 3 2 64
    J Millman 5 4 2 24   D Shapovalov 7 645 4
    R Harrison 1 3 5     M Marterer 5 77 7 6
    M Marterer 6 6 7     M Marterer 6 6 6
    Y Bhambri 4 4 1 LL   J Zopp 2 1 4
LL   R Bemelmans 6 6 6 LL   R Bemelmans 6 6 3 4 4
LL   J Zopp 646 4 77 6 LL   J Zopp 4 4 6 6 6
14   J Sock 77 2 6 653

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   D Schwartzman 6 6 6
WC   C Hemery 1 3 1 11   D Schwartzman 6 6 6
    M Bašić 77 5 2 2 Q   A Pavlásek 1 3 1
Q   A Pavlásek 647 6 6 11   D Schwartzman 7 6 6
    M Ebden 4 7 2 6 2     B Ćorić 5 3 3
    T Fabbiano 6 5 6 3 6     T Fabbiano 6 2 1 1
    B Ćorić 6 3 6 6     B Ćorić 4 6 6 6
22   P Kohlschreiber 3 6 3 4 11   D Schwartzman 1 2 7 77 6
28   F López 2 4 2 6   K Anderson 6 6 5 602
LL   S Stakhovsky 6 6 6 LL   S Stakhovsky 3 77 621
    M Zverev 6 6 77     M Zverev 6 6077 6
    F Mayer 2 1 63     M Zverev 1 77 3 64
    A Bedene 4 3 2 6   K Anderson 6 636 77
    P Cuevas 6 6 6     P Cuevas 3 6 654
    P Lorenzi 1 2 4 6   K Anderson 6 3 77 6
6   K Anderson 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   M Čilić 6 7 77
PR   J Duckworth 3 5 64 3   M Čilić 6 6 637
Q   H Hurkacz 6 6 3 6 Q   H Hurkacz 2 2 77 5
    T Sandgren 2 2 6 3 3   M Čilić 6 6 6
    E Donskoy 1 3 0     S Johnson 3 2 4
    J-L Struff 6 6 6     J-L Struff 6 652 2
    S Johnson 77 6 6     S Johnson 4 77 6 6
25   A Mannarino 612 2 3   M Čilić 6 6 3 646
18   F Fognini 6 6 6 18   F Fognini 4 1 6 77 3
PR   P Andújar 4 2 1 18   F Fognini 6 6 6
    D Sela 633 1 Q   E Ymer 4 1 2
Q   E Ymer 77 6 6 18   F Fognini 6 4 3 6 6
    V Pospisil 3 3 65 16   K Edmund 3 6 6 4 4
    M Fucsovics 6 6 77     M Fucsovics 0 6 2 3
WC   A de Minaur 2 4 3 16   K Edmund 6 1 6 6
16   K Edmund 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   J Isner 6 79 79
WC   N Rubin 3 6767 9   J Isner 6877 77 6
    H Zeballos 6 636 6   H Zeballos 710 64622
    Y Sugita 4 77 4 2 9   J Isner 77 6 77
LL   P Polansky 3 6 2 2     P-H Herbert 614 64
    P-H Herbert 6 4 6 6     P-H Herbert 2 6 6 3 9
    J Chardy 77 710 1 5 6     J Chardy 6 3 2 6 7
17   T Berdych 65686 7 2 9   J Isner 4 4 4
31   A Ramos Viñolas 77 6 6 5   JM del Potro 6 6 6
    M Kukushkin 604 1 31   A Ramos Viñolas 6 6 6
    J Thompson 1 4 6 6 3 Q   C Ruud 4 2 4
Q   C Ruud 6 6 2 4 6 31   A Ramos Viñolas 5 4 1
    L Mayer 6 642 3 5   JM del Potro 7 6 6
    J Benneteau 2 77 6 6     J Benneteau 4 3 2
WC   N Mahut 6 1 2 4 5   JM del Potro 6 6 6
5   JM del Potro 1 6 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   D Goffin 4 4 6 6 6
    R Haase 6 6 4 1 0 8   D Goffin 7 6 6
    I Karlović 672 65 WC   C Moutet 5 0 1
WC   C Moutet 79 6 77 8   D Goffin 666 4 7 6
Q   M Kližan 78 4 78 6 32   G Monfils 78 3 6 5 3
    L Đere 666 661 Q   M Kližan 2 4 4
WC   E Benchetrit 6 1 2 1 32   G Monfils 6 6 6
32   G Monfils 3 6 6 6 8   D Goffin 5 6 0 3
LL   M Trungelliti 6 5 6 6     M Cecchinato 7 4 6 6
Q   B Tomic 4 7 4 4 LL   M Trungelliti 1 611
    M Cecchinato 2 647 6 10     M Cecchinato 6 77 6
    M Copil 6 77 5 2 8     M Cecchinato 2 77 6 6
    F Delbonis 6 6 3 6 10   P Carreño Busta 6 653 1
Q   T Bellucci 1 3 6 1     F Delbonis 60626 4
Q   J Kovalík 6 1 5 65 10   P Carreño Busta 77 77 3 6
10   P Carreño Busta 4 6 7 77

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   R Bautista Agut 6 631 6 6
    D Istomin 2 77 6 4 4 13   R Bautista Agut 6 7 6
    M Baghdatis 6 4r Q   S Giraldo 4 5 3
Q   S Giraldo 3 3 13   R Bautista Agut 4 78 642
Q   J Munar 3 3 77 77 7 20   N Djokovic 6 6677 6
    D Ferrer 6 6 63645 Q   J Munar 614 4
Q   R Dutra Silva 3 4 4 20   N Djokovic 77 6 6
20   N Djokovic 6 6 6 20   N Djokovic 6 6 6
30   F Verdasco 646 6 637 30   F Verdasco 3 4 2
PR   Y Nishioka 77 4 3 77 5 30   F Verdasco 6 6 6
Q   G Andreozzi 646 3 6 6 Q   G Andreozzi 3 2 2
    T Fritz 77 3 6 2 3 30   F Verdasco 77 6 6
    N Jarry 3 6 6 3 4 4   G Dimitrov 642 4
    J Donaldson 6 4 3 6 6     J Donaldson 77 4 6 4 8
LL   M Safwat 1 4 61 4   G Dimitrov 626 4 6 10
4   G Dimitrov 6 6 77

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   D Thiem 6 6 6
Q   I Ivashka 2 4 1 7   D Thiem 6 2 6 6
    S Tsitsipas 7 656 6   S Tsitsipas 2 6 4 4
Q   C Taberner 5 77 4 3 7   D Thiem 6 656 6
LL   O Otte 6 5 2 1     M Berrettini 3 77 3 2
    M Berrettini 3 7 6 6     M Berrettini 6 3 6 6
Q   E Gulbis 2 6 6 6 Q   E Gulbis 2 6 4 3
29   G Müller 6 4 4 3 7   D Thiem 6 6 5 6
19   K Nishikori 77 6 6 19   K Nishikori 2 0 7 4
WC   M Janvier 604 3 19   K Nishikori 6 2 4 6 6
    B Paire 6 63711 6     B Paire 3 6 6 2 3
    R Carballés Baena 3 77 691 19   K Nishikori 6 6 6
    N Basilashvili 4 0 77 4     G Simon 3 1 3
    G Simon 6 6 646     G Simon 1 77 6 6
    F Tiafoe 1 2 66 12   S Querrey 6 634 1
12   S Querrey 6 6 78

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   L Pouille 6 6 6
    D Medvedev 2 3 4 15   L Pouille 6 6 5 77
    P Gojowczyk 1 0r   C Norrie 2 4 7 63
    C Norrie 6 2 15   L Pouille 3 5 3
  K Khachanov 77 6 6     K Khachanov 6 7 6
PR   A Haider-Maurer 603 3     K Khachanov 6 79 606
    G García López 6 3 4 77 6     G García López 2 6777 3
23   S Wawrinka 2 6 6 653     K Khachanov 6 646 3 3
26   D Džumhur 6 6 6 2   A Zverev 4 77 2 6 6
Q   D Kudla 4 2 2 26   D Džumhur 6 6 5 1 7
WC   G Barrère 6 6 5 1 2     R Albot 3 3 7 6 5
    R Albot 4 0 7 6 6 26   D Džumhur 2 6 6 635
    J Veselý 3 1 3 2   A Zverev 6 3 4 77 7
    D Lajović 6 6 6     D Lajović 6 5 6 1 2
  R Berankis 1 1 2 2   A Zverev 2 7 4 6 6
2   A Zverev 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in men's final – as it happened". Guardian. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ "French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 11th title". BBC Sport. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open title with three-set victory over Thiem". Guardian. 10 June 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Cecchinato Stuns Djokovic In Roland Garros Thriller". ATP World Tour. 5 June 2018.