1973 French Open - Men's Singles
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1973 French Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1973 French Open
ChampionRomania Ilie N?stase
Runner-upSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pili?
Final score6-3, 6-3, 6-0
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
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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Second-seeded Ilie N?stase defeated Nikola Pili? 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1973 French Open. The tournament was also the first Grand Slam that Björn Borg competed in. Andres Gimeno was the defending champion, but lost in the second round to future champion Guillermo Vilas.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Ilie N?stase is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Stan Smith (Fourth round)
  2. Romania Ilie N?stase (Champion)
  3. n/a
  4. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes (Second round)
  6. Australia John Newcombe (First round)
  7. Spain Andrés Gimeno (Second round)
  8. Italy Adriano Panatta (Semifinals)
  9. United States Cliff Richey (First round)
  10. United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Quarterfinals)
  11. France Patrick Proisy (First round)
  12. United States Jimmy Connors (First round)
  13. United Kingdom Mark Cox (Second round)
  14. Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? (Quarterfinals)
  15. France François Jauffret (Fourth round)
  16. Netherlands Tom Okker (Quarterfinals)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
2 Romania Ilie N?stase 6 6 7
10 United Kingdom Roger Taylor 0 2 6
2 Romania Ilie N?stase 6 6 6
  United States Tom Gorman 3 4 1
14 Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? 4 6 6 1
  United States Tom Gorman 6 7 4 6
2 Romania Ilie N?stase 6 6 6
  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pili? 3 3 0
  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pili? 6 6 3 6
  Italy Paolo Bertolucci 3 4 6 4
  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pili? 6 6 6
8 Italy Adriano Panatta 4 3 2
8 Italy Adriano Panatta 6 5 6 6
16 Netherlands Tom Okker 3 7 3 4

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
2 Romania I N?stase 6 6
Chile J Pinto-Bravo 1 4 2 Romania I N?stase 6 6
Japan T Sakai 2 3 Czechoslovakia J H?ebec 2 4
Czechoslovakia J H?ebec 6 6 2 Romania I N?stase 6 6 6
West Germany J Fassbender 6 1 6 West Germany J Fassbender 2 1 3
Q France D Naegelen 2 6 1 West Germany J Fassbender 6 7
Mexico M Lara 7 6 Mexico M Lara 3 6
Q France P Joly 6 1 2 Romania I N?stase 6 6 6
15 France Jauffret 7 6 15 France F Jauffret 4 2 4
Egypt I El Shafei 6 3 15 France F Jauffret 6 7
Italy A Zugarelli 7 3 3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulovi? 4 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulovi? 5 6 6 15 France F Jauffret 6 2 6 3 6
West Germany K Meiler 4 2 France P Dominguez 1 6 1 6 0
United Kingdom G Battrick 6 6 United Kingdom G Battrick 6 4
United States E Dibbs 5 5 France P Dominguez 7 6
France P Dominguez 7 7

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Spain A Gimeno 6 6 6
Italy E Di Matteo 7 4 3 7 Spain A Gimeno 2 7 6
LL West Germany A Korpás 4 0 Argentina G Vilas 6 5 8
Argentina G Vilas 6 6 Argentina G Vilas 1 6 1
Q France E Deblicker 4 2 United States P Gerken 6 7 6
United States P Gerken 6 6 United States P Gerken 6 6
Q United States S Siegel 2 6 Denmark T Ulrich 2 3
Denmark T Ulrich 6 7 United States P Gerken 4 4 6 7 4
10 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 3 6 10 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6 3 6 6
Q Australia K Warwick 1 6 3 10 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6
Sweden K Johansson 5 4 Soviet Union A Metreveli 4 4
Soviet Union A Metreveli 7 6 10 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 4 3 6 7
LL United States S Stewart 4 0 United States C Pasarell 2 6 6 3 5
United States C Pasarell 6 6 United States C Pasarell 6 6
West Germany H Elschenbroich 7 6 West Germany H Elschenbroich 0 3
Hungary P Sz?ke 6 2

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanovi? 5 7 6
Q Japan Kuki 7 5 3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanovi? 6 4 9
Czechoslovakia Pala 6 6 Czechoslovakia Pala 1 6 7
Q Soviet Union Likhachev 4 3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanovi? 6 6 7
Q Mexico Montaño 7 4 0 Italy Barazzutti 2 1 5
Italy Barazzutti 6 6 6 Italy Barazzutti 6 6
Japan Kamiwazumi 6 6 Japan Kamiwazumi 2 1
Q Mexico Chávez 3 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanovi? 6 3 6 0 5
14 Czechoslovakia Kode? 4 6 6 14 Czechoslovakia Kode? 4 6 4 6 7
New Zealand Fairlie 6 2 1 14 Czechoslovakia Kode? 6 6
South Africa Cramer 3 7 6 South Africa Cramer 1 0
Australia Crealy 6 6 2 14 Czechoslovakia Kode? 6 6 1 6
Australia Dibley 6 6 Australia Dibley 3 4 6 1
France Contet 0 1 Australia Dibley 6 6
Chile Cornejo 6 4 2 Poland Nowicki 4 4
Poland Nowicki 3 6 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Australia Newcombe 5 1
Czechoslovakia Hole?ek 7 6 Czechoslovakia Hole?ek 7 6
Colombia Molina 5 6 1 United Kingdom Paish 6 4
United Kingdom Paish 7 1 6 Czechoslovakia Hole?ek 6 3 6 4 8
West Germany Pohmann 6 6 West Germany Pohmann 4 6 0 6 6
India Amritraj 4 2 West Germany Pohmann 6 6
United States Borowiak 6 6 LL France Haillet 2 4
LL France Haillet 7 7 Czechoslovakia Hole?ek 3 3 4
11 France Proisy 7 3 1 United States Gorman 6 6 6
United States Gorman 6 6 6 United States Gorman 6 6
Australia Stone 6 6 6 Q Argentina T Vázquez 3 3
Q Argentina T Vázquez 7 4 8 United States Gorman 6 6 6
Soviet Union Kakoulia 4 3 New Zealand Parun 4 3 3
New Zealand Parun 6 6 New Zealand Parun 6 7
Czechoslovakia Zednik w/o Australia Mulligan 4 5
Australia Mulligan

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 4 4
Q United Kingdom J. Lloyd 6 6 Q United Kingdom J. Lloyd 1 7 0
Q Hungary Varga 4 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pili? 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pili? 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pili? 3 7 7 6
Australia Dent 6 6 Australia Dent 6 5 6 3
United States Faulk 2 4 Australia Dent 6 6
Mexico Ramírez 6 7 Mexico Ramírez 2 1
12 United States Connors 4 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pili? 6 6 6
Romania ?iriac 7 6 United States Froehling 2 2 3
Belgium Hombergen 5 1 Romania ?iriac 6 6
Italy Pietrangeli 0 1 United States Froehling 7 7
United States Froehling 6 6 United States Froehling 6 6 6
France N'Godrella France N'Godrella 4 3 4
United States Edlefsen w/o France N'Godrella 6 7
Q Australia B. Lloyd 3 4 5 Spain Orantes 0 6
5 Spain Orantes 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
France Rouyer 7 1 6
Greece Kalogeropoulos 6 6 3 France Rouyer 5 4
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 Rhodesia Pattison 7 6
United Kingdom Stilwell 2 3 Rhodesia Pattison 6 4 7 4 4
Mexico Loyo-Mayo 4 1 Italy Bertolucci 3 6 6 6 6
Italy Bertolucci 6 6 Italy Bertolucci 7 6
Australia Fletcher 4 1 13 United Kingdom Cox 5 2
13 United Kingdom Cox 6 6 Italy Bertolucci 7 6 6
United States Solomon 3 6 6 4 United States Ashe 6 3 4
South Africa McMillan 6 2 3 United States Solomon 6 6
Czechoslovakia Kukal 6 4 2 United States Gottfried 4 2
United States Gottfried 2 6 6 United States Solomon 6 2 7 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ?pear 6 4 5 4 United States Ashe 7 6 6 6
Australia Masters 1 6 7 Australia Masters 5 2
Hungary Gulyás 4 4 4 United States Ashe 7 6
4 United States Ashe 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
France Chanfreau 6 5 7
Austria Kary 4 7 5 France Chanfreau 4 4
Spain Muñoz 0 2 United States Stockton 6 6
United States Stockton 6 6 United States Stockton 7 5 2 6
Australia Alexander 3 4 Sweden Borg 6 7 6 7
France Barthes 6 6 France Barthes 6 1 6
Sweden Borg 6 6 Sweden Borg 3 6 8
9 United States Richey 2 3 Sweden Borg 6 6 5 6
United States Estep 6 6 8 Italy Panatta 7 2 7 7
Poland Rybarczyk 3 3 United States Estep 3 6
Greece Kelaidis 2 2 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 7
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 Chile Fillol Sr. 4 4 1
Australia Case 1 3 8 Italy Panatta 6 6 6
Belgium Mignot 6 6 Belgium Mignot 1 6 6
Australia Carmichael 2 4 8 Italy Panatta 6 1 8
8 Italy Panatta 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Q Australia Kronk 3 4
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 Australia Phillips-Moore 7 6
Hungary Baranyi 6 3 6 Hungary Baranyi 6 2
South Africa Moore 4 6 3 Australia Phillips-Moore 2 1 2
Q Romania Ovici 6 2 1 16 Netherlands Okker 6 6 6
Hungary Machán 3 6 6 Hungary Machán 5 3
United States Golden 1 1 16 Netherlands Okker 7 6
16 Netherlands Okker 6 6 16 Netherlands Okker 6 3 7 3 6
United Kingdom D. Lloyd 4 2 1 United States Smith 3 6 6 6 4
United States Van Dillen 6 6 United States Van Dillen 6 3 6
South Africa Drysdale 6 4 6 South Africa Drysdale 1 6 4
Q Italy Toci 3 6 1 United States Van Dillen 2 4 7 6 1
France Barclay 4 6 1 United States Smith 6 6 6 4 6
United States McManus 6 7 United States McManus 5 5
France Goven 6 1 3 1 United States Smith 7 7
1 United States Smith 2 6 6

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