French Open: Winners By Year – Men’s Singles

The French Open is one of the biggest and most watched events in the tennis season, and it has been like that for decades. It’s 1 of 4 Grand Slam tournaments, and the only one played on clay.

While Rafael Nadal have dominated the French Open the last couple of years, there have been a wide range of different winners since the start in the late 1800s.

Below is a breakdown of all the French Open men’s singles champions, from the start in 1891 to the most recent event.

Before going through each year, here are the players with the most French Open titles.

Here are all the French Open winners, from the start in 1891 to the most recent tournament.

YearWinnerRunner-UpFinal Score
2021Novak DjokovicStefanos Tsitsipas6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
2020Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic 6–0, 6–2, 7–5
2019Rafael Nadal Dominic Thiem 6–3, 5–7, 6–1, 6–1
2018Rafael Nadal Dominic Thiem 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
2017Rafael Nadal Stan Wawrinka6–2, 6–3, 6–1
2016Novak Djokovic Andy Murray3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
2015Stan Wawrinka Novak Djokovic 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
2014Rafael NadalNovak Djokovic 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4
2013Rafael Nadal David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
2012Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
2011Rafael Nadal Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1
2010Rafael Nadal Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
2009Roger Federer Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6, 6-4
2008Rafael Nadal Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0
2007Rafael Nadal Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2006Rafael Nadal Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4)
2005Rafael Nadal Mariano Puerta6-7(6), 6-3, 6-1, 7-5
2004Gaston GaudioGuillermo Coria0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6
2003Juan Carlos FerreroMartin Verkerk6-1, 6-3, 6-2
2002Albert CostaJuan Carlos Ferrero6-1, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
2001Gustavo KuertenÁlex Corretja6-7(3), 7-5, 6-2,6-0
2000Gustavo KuertenMagnus Norman6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6)
1999Andre AgassiAndrei Medvedev1-6, 2-6, 6-4 ,6-3 ,6-4
1998Carlos MoyaÁlex Corretja6-3, 7-5, 6-3
1997Gustavo KuertenSergi Bruguera6-3, 6-4, 6-2
1996Yevgeny KafelnikovMichael Stich7-6, 7-5, 7-6
1995Thomas MusterMichael Chang7-5, 6-2, 6-4
1994Sergi BrugueraAlberto Berasategui6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
1993Sergi BrugueraJim Courier6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
1992Jim CourierPeter Korda7-5, 6-2, 6-1
1991Jim CourierAndre Agassi3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
1990 Andres GomezAndre Agassi6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
1989Michael ChangStefan Edberg6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
1988Mats WilanderHenri Leconte7-5, 6-2, 6-1
1987Ivan LendlMats Wilander7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
1986Ivan LendlMikael Pernfors6-3, 6-2, 6-4
1985Mats WilanderIvan Lendl3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
1984Ivan LendlJohn McEnroe3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5
1983Yannick NoahMats Wilander6-2, 7-5, 7-6
1982Mats WilanderGuilermo Vilas1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4
1981Bjorn BorgIvan Lendl6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
1980Bjorn BorgVitas Gerulaitis6-4, 6-1, 6-2
1979Bjorn BorgVictor Pecci6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4
1978Bjorn BorgGuilermo Vilas6-1, 6-1, 6-3
1977Guillermo VilasBrian Gottfried6-0, 6-3, 6-0
1976Adriano PanattaHarold Solomon6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6
1975Bjorn BorgGuilermo Vilas6-2, 6-3, 6-4
1974Bjorn BorgManuel Orantes2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1
1973Ilie NastaseNikola Pilic6-3, 6-3, 6-0
1972Andres GimenoPatrick Proisy4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1
1971Jan KodesIlie Nastase8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
1970 Jan KodesZeljko Franulovic6-2, 6-4, 6-0
1969Rod LaverKen Rosewall6-4, 6-3, 6-4
1968Ken RosewallRod Laver6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
1967Roy EmersonTony Roche6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
1966Tony RocheIstvan Gulyas6-1, 6-4, 7-5
1965Fred StolleTony Roche3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3
1964Manuel SantanaNicola Pietrangeli6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
1963Roy EmersonPierre Darmon3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
1962Rod LaverRoy Emerson3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2
1961Manuel SantanaNicola Pietrangeli4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
1960Nicola PietrangeliLuis Ayala3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
1959Nicola PietrangeliIan Vermaak3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1
1958Mervyn RoseLuis Ayala6-3, 6-4, 6-4
1957Sven DavidsonHerbert Flam6-3, 6-4, 6-4
1956Lew HoadSven Davidson6-4, 8-6, 6-3
1955Tony TrabertSven Davidson2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
1954Tony TrabertArthur Larsen6-4, 7-5, 6-1
1953Ken RosewallVic Seixas6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
1952Jaroslav DrobnyFrank Sedgman6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
1951Jaroslav DrobnyEric Sturgess6-3, 6-3, 6-3
1950 Budge PattyJaroslav Drobny6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5
1949Frank ParkerBudge Patty6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
1948Frank ParkerJaroslav Drobny6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6
1947Joseph AsbothEric Sturgess8-6 7-5 6-4
1946Marcel BernardJaroslav Drobny3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
1940-45Cancelled (Due to World War II)
1939Don McNeillBobby Riggs7-5, 6-0, 6-3
1938Don BudgeRoderich Menzel6-3, 6-2, 6-4
1937Henner HenkelHenry Austin6-1, 6-4, 6-3
1936Gottfried von CrammFred Perry6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
1935Fred PerryGottfried von Cramm6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
1934Gottfried von CrammJack Crawford6-4, 7-9, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
1933Jack CrawfordHenri Cochet8-6, 6-1, 6-3
1932Henri CochetGiorgio de Stefani6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
1931Jean BorotraChristian Boussus2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
1930Henri CochetBill Tilden3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1
1929Rene LacosteJean Borotra6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6
1928Henri CochetRene Lacoste5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
1927Rene LacosteBill Tilden6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9
1926Henri CochetRene Lacoste6-2, 6-4, 6-3
1925Rene LacosteJean Borotra7-5, 6-1, 6-4

For the women’s singles champions, check out this post.

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