2021 French Open – Men's Singles

Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final, 6–7(6–8), 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 to win the men's singles tennis title at the 2021 French Open.[1] It was his second French Open title and 19th major title overall. With the win, he became the first man to achieve the double Career Grand Slam in the Open Era,[2] and the first player in the Open Era to win a major after coming back from two sets to love down in two matches during the same major.[3] Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to reach a major final.[4] It also marked the second consecutive year a man trailed by two sets in a major final yet rallied to win, following Dominic Thiem's victory at the 2020 US Open.

Men's Singles
2021 French Open
ChampionSerbia Novak Djokovic
Runner-upGreece Stefanos Tsitsipas
Final score6–7(6–8), 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends −45 45+ women
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Rafael Nadal was the four-time defending champion, but he lost to Djokovic in a 4 hour and 10 minute semifinal epic.[5][6] Nadal's loss marked only the third time in 108 matches that he has lost at the French Open, and it was his first loss in 14 semifinal appearances at the tournament.[7] It also marked the first time that Nadal lost a match at the French Open after taking the opening set.[8]

Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev were in contention for the world No. 1 ranking; Djokovic retained the ranking after Medvedev lost in the quarterfinals.[9]

Nadal and Roger Federer were attempting to win a record 21st major title and become the outright leader in the men's singles major tally.[10] Federer, like Djokovic, was attempting to become the first man in the Open Era to achieve the double Career Grand Slam. This was the first time in major history that Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal, the three most successful men's singles Grand Slam champions of all time, were in the same half of the main draw.[11][12] After both making the semifinals, Djokovic and Nadal met for a record-extending 58th time in the Open Era, with Djokovic emerging victorious in four sets.[13]

For the first time in the Open Era, all French players were eliminated prior to the third round.[14] Thiem's first-round defeat guaranteed a new French Open finalist from the bottom half of the draw; Tsitsipas emerged to be that player. Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest player since Djokovic in 2005 to win a match at the French Open, and was also the youngest player to reach the third round at the tournament since Andrei Medvedev in 1992.[15] This was the first time since 2004 that a French Open men's singles final went to five sets; on that occasion, Gastón Gaudio also came from two sets down to win the title.[16]

SeedsEdit

01.     Novak Djokovic (Champion)
02.     Daniil Medvedev (Quarterfinals)
03.     Rafael Nadal (Semifinals)
04.     Dominic Thiem (First round)
05.     Stefanos Tsitsipas (Final)
06.     Alexander Zverev (Semifinals)
07.     Andrey Rublev (First round)
08.     Roger Federer (Fourth round, withdrew)
09.     Matteo Berrettini (Quarterfinals)
10.     Diego Schwartzman (Quarterfinals)
11.     Roberto Bautista Agut (Second round)
12.     Pablo Carreño Busta (Fourth round)
13.     David Goffin (First round)
14.     Gaël Monfils (Second round)
15.     Casper Ruud (Third round)
16.     Grigor Dimitrov (First round, retired)
17.     Milos Raonic (Withdrew)
18.     Jannik Sinner (Fourth round)
19.     Hubert Hurkacz (First round)
20.     Félix Auger-Aliassime (First round)
21.     Alex de Minaur (Second round)
22.     Cristian Garín (Fourth round)
23.     Karen Khachanov (Second round)
24.     Aslan Karatsev (Second round)
25.     Dan Evans (First round)
26.     Lorenzo Sonego (First round)
27.     Fabio Fognini (Third round)
28.     Nikoloz Basilashvili (Second round)
29.     Ugo Humbert (First round)
30.     Taylor Fritz (Second round)
31.     John Isner (Third round)
32.     Reilly Opelka (Third round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Novak Djokovic 6 6 657
9   Matteo Berrettini 3 2 77 5
1   Novak Djokovic 3 6 77 6
3   Rafael Nadal 6 3 642
3   Rafael Nadal 6 4 6 6
10   Diego Schwartzman 3 6 4 0
1   Novak Djokovic 662 6 6 6
5   Stefanos Tsitsipas 78 6 3 2 4
6   Alexander Zverev 6 6 6
    Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 4 1 1
6   Alexander Zverev 3 3 6 6 3
5   Stefanos Tsitsipas 6 6 4 4 6
5   Stefanos Tsitsipas 6 77 7
2   Daniil Medvedev 3 635

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  T Sandgren 2 4 2 1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  L Pouille 3 1 3   P Cuevas 3 2 4
  P Cuevas 6 6 6 1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  S Caruso 4 6 642   R Berankis 1 4 1
  J Duckworth 6 3 77 6   J Duckworth 5 6 640
  R Berankis 6 6 2 6   R Berankis 7 2 77 6
29   U Humbert 4 4 6 4 1   N Djokovic 67626 6 4
21   A de Minaur 6 6 77   L Musetti 79 77 1 0 0r
  S Travaglia 2 4 64 21   A de Minaur 4 1 6 1
  Y Uchiyama 6 1 2 4   M Cecchinato 6 6 3 6
  M Cecchinato 3 6 6 6   M Cecchinato 6 4 3 6 3
  J-W Tsonga 4 2 6 65   L Musetti 3 6 6 3 6
  Y Nishioka 6 6 3 77   Y Nishioka 5 3 2
  L Musetti 6 7 77   L Musetti 7 6 6
13   D Goffin 0 5 63

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   M Berrettini 6 6 4 6
Q   T Daniel 0 4 6 4 9   M Berrettini 6 6 6
  F Coria 6 77 6   F Coria 3 3 2
  F López 3 642 9   M Berrettini 78 6 6
  K Anderson 5 4 6 64   S-w Kwon 663 4
  S-w Kwon 7 6 2 77   S-w Kwon 6 7 7
  A Seppi 6 710 4 6   A Seppi 4 5 5
20   F Auger-Aliassime 3 686 4 9   M Berrettini
30   T Fritz 6 6 6 8   R Federer w/o
  J Sousa 4 2 4 30   T Fritz 3 2 6 4
WC   M Bourgue 3 3 4   D Koepfer 6 6 3 6
  D Koepfer 6 6 6   D Koepfer 6577 645
  M Čilić 78 6 6 8   R Federer 77 6377 7
WC   A Rinderknech 661 2   M Čilić 2 6 642
Q   D Istomin 2 4 3 8   R Federer 6 2 77 6
8   R Federer 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   R Nadal 6 6 77
  A Popyrin 3 2 63 3   R Nadal 6 7 6
WC   H Gaston 1 4 2   R Gasquet 0 5 2
  R Gasquet 6 6 6 3   R Nadal 6 6 6
  C Norrie 7 77 6   C Norrie 3 3 3
Q   B Fratangelo 5 652   C Norrie 4 6 6 6
  L Harris 7 6 6   L Harris 6 3 3 2
26   L Sonego 5 4 4 3   R Nadal 7 6 6
18   J Sinner 6 4 647 6 18   J Sinner 5 3 0
  P-H Herbert 1 6 77 5 4 18   J Sinner 6 7 3 6
  G Mager 6 3 6 7   G Mager 1 5 6 3
LL   P Gojowczyk 2 6 4 5 18   J Sinner 6 7 6
  M Ymer 6 0 4 6 6   M Ymer 1 5 3
  R Carballés Baena 4 6 6 2 2   M Ymer 6 2 6 6
  A Ramos Viñolas 6 664 4 14   G Monfils 0 6 4 3
14   G Monfils 1 78 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   D Schwartzman 6 6 6
PR   Y-h Lu 2 2 3 10   D Schwartzman 6 6 6
  A Mannarino 5 6 5 2   A Bedene 4 2 4
  A Bedene 7 3 7 6 10   D Schwartzman 6 6 6
PR   P Kohlschreiber 77 6 2 6 PR   P Kohlschreiber 4 2 1
  F Verdasco 632 6 4 PR   P Kohlschreiber 6 77 4 6
Q   J Brooksby 3 4 4 24   A Karatsev 3 646 1
24   A Karatsev 6 6 6 10   D Schwartzman 711 6 7
28   N Basilashvili 6 6 0 6   J-L Struff 694 5
  D Lajović 4 3 6 2 28   N Basilashvili 4 2 4
Q   C Alcaraz 6 2 6 77 Q   C Alcaraz 6 6 6
Q   B Zapata Miralles 3 6 1 64 Q   C Alcaraz 4 632
  F Bagnis 7 6 6   J-L Struff 6 77 6
WC   B Bonzi 5 3 4   F Bagnis 5 614
  J-L Struff 6 78 4 3 6   J-L Struff 7 77 6
7   A Rublev 3 666 6 4

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   A Zverev 3 3 6 6 6
Q   O Otte 6 6 2 2 0 6   A Zverev 77 6 77
Q   R Safiullin 77 1 6 6 Q   R Safiullin 643 61
Q   C Taberner 646 0 2 6   A Zverev 6 7 6
  C Moutet 3 712 625   L Đere 2 5 2
  L Đere 6 61077 7   L Đere 4 4 6 6 6
  M Kecmanović 1 6 6 6   M Kecmanović 6 6 3 2 3
25   D Evans 6 3 3 4 6   A Zverev 6 6 6
23   K Khachanov 6 6 6   K Nishikori 4 1 1
  J Veselý 1 2 3 23   K Khachanov 6 2 6 4 4
  K Nishikori 6 646 4 6   K Nishikori 4 6 2 6 6
Q   A Giannessi 4 77 3 6 4   K Nishikori 7 0
  Y Hanfmann 1 3 6 2 Q   H Laaksonen 5 0r
Q   H Laaksonen 6 6 4 6 Q   H Laaksonen 6 2 6 6
Q   M Vilella Martínez 4 4 2 11   R Bautista Agut 3 6 3 2
11   R Bautista Agut 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   C Ruud 5 6 6 77
  B Paire 7 2 1 64 15   C Ruud 6 6 6
PR   K Majchrzak 6 2 6 6 PR   K Majchrzak 3 2 4
WC   A Cazaux 4 6 4 4 15   C Ruud 636 666 5
  A Davidovich Fokina 6 6 6   A Davidovich Fokina 77 2 78 0 7
  M Kukushkin 4 4 3   A Davidovich Fokina 6 6 5 2 6
Q   B van de Zandschulp 65646 6 6 Q   B van de Zandschulp 4 4 7 6 4
19   H Hurkacz 77 77 2 2 4   A Davidovich Fokina 6 6 4 6
27   F Fognini 6 6 6   F Delbonis 4 4 6 4
WC   G Barrère 4 1 4 27   F Fognini 78 6 6
  M Fucsovics 6 6 77   M Fucsovics 661 2
  G Simon 4 1 65 27   F Fognini 4 1 3
  R Albot 1 6 0 1   F Delbonis 6 6 6
  F Delbonis 6 2 6 6   F Delbonis 4 6 3 6 6
  P Andújar 4 5 6 6 6   P Andújar 6 1 6 3 2
4   D Thiem 6 7 3 4 4

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   S Tsitsipas 78 6 6
  J Chardy 663 1 5   S Tsitsipas 6 6 6
  S Korda 4 2 2   P Martínez 3 4 3
  P Martínez 6 6 6 5   S Tsitsipas 5 6 77 6
Q   M Marterer 4 1 63 31   J Isner 7 3 631
  F Krajinović 6 6 77   F Krajinović 661 65
  S Querrey 623 4 31   J Isner 78 6 77
31   J Isner 77 6 6 5   S Tsitsipas 6 6 7
LL   F Cerúndolo 3 4 3 12   P Carreño Busta 3 2 5
  T Monteiro 6 6 6   T Monteiro 3 77 626 3
  S Johnson 653 6 6 6   S Johnson 6 6277 3 6
  F Tiafoe 77 6 4 2 1   S Johnson 4 4 2
  E Gerasimov 634 3 12   P Carreño Busta 6 6 6
WC   E Couacaud 77 6 6 WC   E Couacaud 6 3 4 4
  N Gombos 3 4 3 12   P Carreño Busta 2 6 6 6
12   P Carreño Busta 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   G Dimitrov 6 6 5 0r
  M Giron 2 4 7 3   M Giron 77 6 636
  G Pella 6 77 7   G Pella 621 77 4
Q   DE Galán 3 645   M Giron 1 7 2 2
  E Ruusuvuori 6 3 643 22   C Garín 6 5 6 6
Q   M McDonald 4 6 77 6 Q   M McDonald 6 6 673 6
  JI Londero 6 4 662 22   C Garín 4 4 79 6 8
22   C Garín 3 6 78 6 22   C Garín 2 1 5
32   R Opelka 6 6 6 2   D Medvedev 6 6 7
  A Martin 3 2 4 32   R Opelka 6 6 3 7
  J Munar 666 77 6   J Munar 3 2 6 5
  J Thompson 78 1 654 32   R Opelka 4 2 4
  T Paul 6 6 4 4 10 2   D Medvedev 6 6 6
WC   C O'Connell 2 4 6 6 8   T Paul 6 1 4 3
  A Bublik 3 3 5 2   D Medvedev 3 6 6 6
2   D Medvedev 6 6 7

Seeded playersEdit

The following are the seeded players. Seedings are based on ATP rankings as of 24 May 2021. Rankings and points before are as of 31 May 2021. Because the tournament was moved a week, points of the week of 10 June 2019 include results from Stuttgart and 's-Hertogenbosch.

As announced by the ATP in March 2021, 2020 event points due to COVID ranking adjustments will count 50% of their 2020 points, whichever is greater.[17] Accordingly, the higher of each player's 2019 or 2020 points will be replaced by his 2021 points at the end of the tournament. Note that this is a different ranking adjustment system than the one being used by the WTA for the women's event.

Seed Rank Player Points before 2019 points defending 2020 points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Novak Djokovic 11,313 720 1,200 2,000 12,113 Champion, defeated   Stefanos Tsitsipas [5]
2 2   Daniil Medvedev 9,793 10+10 10 360 10,143 Quarterfinal lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [5]
3 3   Rafael Nadal 9,630 2,000 2,000 720 8,630 Semifinal lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
4 4   Dominic Thiem 8,445 1,200 360 10 7,425 First round lost to   Pablo Andújar
5 5   Stefanos Tsitsipas 7,500 180+10 720 1,200 7,980 Runner-up, lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
6 6   Alexander Zverev 6,990 360 180 720 7,350 Semifinals lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [5]
7 7   Andrey Rublev 6,090 0 360 10 5,910 First round lost to   Jan-Lennard Struff
8 8   Roger Federer 5,605 720 0 180 5,065 Fourth round withdrew due to physical condition concerns
9 9   Matteo Berrettini 3,958 45+250 90 360 4,103 Quarterfinal lost to   Novak Djokovic [1]
10 10   Diego Schwartzman 3,465 45 720 360 3,105 Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [3]
11 11   Roberto Bautista Agut 3,215 90 90 45 3,170 Second round lost to   Henri Laaksonen [Q]
12 12   Pablo Carreño Busta 3,085 90 360 180 2,905 Fourth round lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [5]
13 13   David Goffin 2,875 90+45 10 10 2,830 First round lost to   Lorenzo Musetti
14 15   Gaël Monfils 2,713 180+20 10 45 2,568 Second round lost to   Mikael Ymer
15 16   Casper Ruud 2,690 90 90 90 2,690 Third round lost to   Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
16 17   Grigor Dimitrov 2,521 90 180 10 2,431 First round retired against   Marcos Giron
17 18   Milos Raonic 2,518 0+90 0 0 2,473 Withdrew for personal reasons
18 19   Jannik Sinner 2,500 (48) 360 180 2,320 Fourth round lost to   Rafael Nadal [3]
19 20   Hubert Hurkacz 2,498 10 10 10 2,533 First round lost to   Botic van de Zandschulp [Q]
20 21   Félix Auger-Aliassime 2,423 0+150 10 10 2,423 First round lost to   Andreas Seppi
21 22   Alex de Minaur 2,350 45+45 10 45 2,350 Second round lost to   Marco Cecchinato
22 23   Cristian Garín 2,350 45+45 90 180 2,440 Fourth round lost to   Daniil Medvedev [2]
23 25   Karen Khachanov 2,280 360+10 180 45 2,010 Second round lost to   Kei Nishikori
24 26   Aslan Karatsev 2,245 (18) 16 45 2,274 Second round lost to   Philipp Kohlschreiber [PR]
25 27   Dan Evans 2,195 10+125 10 10 2,106 First round lost to   Miomir Kecmanović
26 28   Lorenzo Sonego 2,132 10 180 10 2,042 First round lost to   Lloyd Harris
27 29   Fabio Fognini 1,933 180 10 90 1,843 Third round lost to   Federico Delbonis
28 31   Nikoloz Basilashvili 1,785 10+10 10 45 1,820 Second round lost to   Carlos Alcaraz [Q]
29 32   Ugo Humbert 1,780 10 10 10 1,815 First round lost to   Ričardas Berankis
30 33   Taylor Fritz 1,760 45 90 45 1,715 Second round lost to   Dominik Koepfer
31 34   John Isner 1,730 0 45 90 1,775 Third round lost to   Stefanos Tsitsipas [5]
32 35   Reilly Opelka 1,726 10 10 90 1,806 Third round lost to   Daniil Medvedev [2]

† The player did not qualify for the tournament in 2019. Therefore, this represents his points from the 2019 ATP Challenger Tour.

Withdrawn playersEdit

The following players would have been seeded, but withdrew before the tournament began.

Rank Player Points before 2019 points defending 2020 points defending Points lost Points after Withdrawal reason
14   Denis Shapovalov 2,780 10 45 0 2,780 Shoulder injury
24   Stan Wawrinka 2,281 360 90 315 1,966 Foot injury
30   Borna Ćorić 1,870 90+90 10 112 1,758 Shoulder surgery

Other entry informationEdit

Wild cardsEdit

The following players were awarded wild cards into the main draw.[18]

Protected rankingEdit

QualifiersEdit

Lucky losersEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Before the tournament
During the tournament

RetirementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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