1996 French Open - Men's Singles
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1996 French Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1996 French Open
ChampionRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Runner-upGermany Michael Stich
Final score7-6(7-4), 7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Details
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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Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated Michael Stich 7-6(7-4), 7-5, 7-6(7-4) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1996 French Open. Thomas Muster was the defending champion but lost in the fourth round to Michael Stich. Kafelnikov is the latest player to have won singles and doubles titles in the same Grand Slam tournament.

Pete Sampras reaching the semi-finals, made his best ever showing at Roland Garros. Future champion and world No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten made his first appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam event, losing to Wayne Ferreira in the first round. Three-time champion Mats Wilander made his final Grand Slam tournament appearance, losing to Todd Martin in the second round.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Yevgeny Kafelnikov is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. United States Pete Sampras (Semifinals)
  2. Austria Thomas Muster (Fourth round)
  3. United States Andre Agassi (Second round)
  4. United States Michael Chang (Third round)
  5. Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? (Fourth round)
  6. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Champion)
  7. United States Jim Courier (Quarterfinals)
  8. Sweden Thomas Enqvist (First round)
  9. Chile Marcelo Ríos (Fourth round)
  10. South Africa Wayne Ferreira (Fourth round)
  11. France Arnaud Boetsch (Second round)
  12. Spain Albert Costa (Second round)
  13. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Quarterfinals)
  14. Switzerland Marc Rosset (Semifinals)
  15. Germany Michael Stich (Finalist)
  16. United States MaliVai Washington (First round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 United States Pete Sampras 64 4 6 6 6
7 United States Jim Courier 77 6 4 4 4
1 United States Pete Sampras 64 0 2
6 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 6 6
13 Netherlands Richard Krajicek 3 4 77 2
6 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 6 64 6
6 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 7 77
15 Germany Michael Stich 64 5 64
Germany Bernd Karbacher 6 6 3 5 0
14 Switzerland Marc Rosset 4 4 6 7 6
14 Switzerland Marc Rosset 3 4 2
15 Germany Michael Stich 6 6 6
France Cédric Pioline 4 6 3 2
15 Germany Michael Stich 6 4 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States P Sampras 6 7 77
Sweden M Gustafsson 1 5 65 1 United States P Sampras 6 6 62 2 6
Spain J Sánchez 1 5 4 Spain S Bruguera 3 4 77 6 3
Spain S Bruguera 6 7 6 1 United States P Sampras 3 6 7 4 6
France J-P Fleurian 5 4 1 United States T Martin 6 4 5 6 2
Sweden M Wilander 7 6 6 Sweden M Wilander 4 65 2
Denmark K Carlsen 1 1 77 2 United States T Martin 6 77 6
United States T Martin 6 6 65 6 1 United States P Sampras 6 7 6
Zimbabwe B Black 5 3 0 Australia S Draper 4 5 2
Australia S Draper 7 6 6 Australia S Draper 2 6 6 6
Austria G Schaller 6 6 7 Austria G Schaller 6 3 2 4
WC France S Simian 3 4 5 Australia S Draper 6 6 6
United States J Tarango 4 6 4 6 6 United States J Tarango 1 2 3
Czech Republic M Damm 6 2 6 3 4 United States J Tarango 6 6 6
Q Argentina F Squillari 77 6 3 Q Argentina F Squillari 4 4 1
16 United States M Washington 64 4 0r

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 South Africa W Ferreira 6 7 77
Q Brazil G Kuerten 4 5 64 10 South Africa W Ferreira 4 79 6 77
Q Argentina G Etlis 3 2 63 Czech Republic S Dosed?l 6 67 1 64
Czech Republic S Dosed?l 6 6 77 10 South Africa W Ferreira 65 7 6 7
New Zealand B Steven 6 6 77 Italy R Furlan 77 5 1 5
WC France G Carraz 2 2 63 New Zealand B Steven 0 2 4
France J Golmard 4 6 6 5 4 Italy R Furlan 6 6 6
Italy R Furlan 6 3 1 7 6 10 South Africa W Ferreira 6 1 3 3
WC Spain R Carretero 6 68 6 2 2 7 United States J Courier 4 6 6 6
Slovakia K Ku?era 3 710 4 6 6 Slovakia K Ku?era 77 6 65 4 6
Colombia M Hadad 6 3 2 0 LL Sweden M Norman 65 4 77 6 2
LL Sweden M Norman 4 6 6 6 Slovakia K Ku?era 77 5 4 4r
Japan S Matsuoka 62 5 77 1 7 United States J Courier 62 7 6 5
Czech Republic D Rikl 77 7 64 6 Czech Republic D Rikl 3 2 2
Q Russia A Olhovskiy 1 6 64 4 7 United States J Courier 6 6 6
7 United States J Courier 6 3 77 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 United States A Agassi 6 67 6 6
Q Spain J Díaz 1 79 4 4 3 United States A Agassi 6 4 79 3 2
United States C Woodruff 6 6 3 77 United States C Woodruff 4 6 67 6 6
United States V Spadea 2 2 6 64 United States C Woodruff 65 6 6 5 4
WC France T Champion 2 6 77 4 7 Sweden J Björkman 77 2 4 7 6
Australia S Stolle 6 4 63 6 5 WC France T Champion 7 1 4 0
Belgium F Dewulf 4 4 3 Sweden J Björkman 5 6 6 6
Sweden J Björkman 6 6 6 Sweden J Björkman 3 2 4
LL Sweden N Kulti 6 2 6 4 1 13 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 6 6
Australia T Woodbridge 0 6 2 6 6 Australia T Woodbridge 3 6 77 77
Australia M Philippoussis 6 6 6 Australia M Philippoussis 6 4 61 62
Russia A Volkov 3 2 2 Australia T Woodbridge 5 2 2
Spain T Carbonell 4 6 6 77 13 Netherlands R Krajicek 7 6 6
Q Egypt T El Sawy 6 4 4 65 Spain T Carbonell 2 6 62 2
Hungary S Noszály 6 62 1 4 13 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 4 77 6
13 Netherlands R Krajicek 4 77 6 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Spain A Costa 3 6 6 77
Brazil F Meligeni 6 4 3 62 12 Spain A Costa 4 3 6 66
Belgium J Van Herck 6 5 62 3 Spain F Clavet 6 6 4 78
Spain F Clavet 4 7 77 6 Spain F Clavet 6 7 6
United Kingdom T Henman 4 4 5 France G Forget 3 5 3
Belgium K Goossens 6 6 7 Belgium K Goossens 4 4 6 6 3
Russia A Chesnokov 65 64 6 6 4 France G Forget 6 6 3 3 6
France G Forget 77 77 2 3 6 Spain F Clavet 4 3 3
Q Germany D Dier 4 2 7 4 6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Spain F Mantilla 6 6 5 6 Spain F Mantilla 77 6 6
Australia M Woodforde 3 4 6 4 Spain À Corretja 62 2 4
Spain À Corretja 6 6 0 6 Spain F Mantilla 4 2 2
WC France H Leconte 1 1 4 6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Sweden T Johansson 6 6 6 Sweden T Johansson 2 5 3
Q Spain G Blanco 1 3 3 6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 7 6
6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 6 6 6
Spain J Arrese 4 4 1 5 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 7 6 6
United States D Wheaton 63 6 6 6 United States D Wheaton 5 2 4
France G Raoux 77 0 4 4 5 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 6 6 6
Czech Republic B Ulihrach 6 6 6 Czech Republic B Ulihrach 4 2 2
Q United States F Montana 2 4 2 Czech Republic B Ulihrach 6 610 6 6
Ecuador N Lapentti 2 2 3 Ukraine A Medvedev 3 712 1 4
Ukraine A Medvedev 6 6 6 5 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 3 1 2
Italy A Gaudenzi 6 6 6 Germany B Karbacher 6 6 6
Q Finland K Tiilikainen 3 1 1 Italy A Gaudenzi 3 4 4
Germany B Karbacher 6 6 6 Germany B Karbacher 6 6 6
Argentina G Pérez Roldán 2 4 4 Germany B Karbacher 4 6 6 6
Morocco Y El Aynaoui 5 66 0r Netherlands P Haarhuis 6 4 2 3
Netherlands P Haarhuis 7 78 3 Netherlands P Haarhuis 7 2 6 6
Q United States J Palmer 3 4 3 11 France A Boetsch 5 6 2 4
11 France A Boetsch 6 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Switzerland M Rosset 6 6 6
Germany C-U Steeb 4 4 0 14 Switzerland M Rosset 6 6 6
Czech Republic J Novák 2 4 6 6 6 Czech Republic J Novák 2 4 3
Venezuela N Pereira 6 6 2 1 1 14 Switzerland M Rosset 6 6 6
Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 4 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 4 4 1
Sweden M Larsson 1 4 6 3 Switzerland J Hlasek 6 1 6 77
Netherlands J Siemerink 77 6 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 2 6 3 63
Argentina H Gumy 64 3 1 14 Switzerland M Rosset 77 6 6
Morocco K Alami 4 2 4 Sweden S Edberg 64 3 3
Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6 Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6
Spain C Moyá 6 77 6 Spain C Moyá 2 2 1
Australia P Rafter 4 61 2 Sweden S Edberg 4 7 6 77
Australia R Fromberg 6 6 6 4 United States M Chang 6 5 0 61
WC France O Delaître 3 1 3 Australia R Fromberg 4 6 65 4
Germany D Prinosil 1 1 2 4 United States M Chang 6 3 77 6
4 United States M Chang 6 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Sweden T Enqvist 2 6 6 4 4
United States R Reneberg 6 3 3 6 6 United States R Reneberg 5 2 3
France C Pioline 6 6 6 France C Pioline 7 6 6
Argentina J Frana 1 3 2 France C Pioline 4 6 6 6
Spain A Berasategui 6 6 3 6 Spain A Berasategui 6 1 4 0
Australia M Tebbutt 4 4 6 3 Spain A Berasategui 6 6 6
Germany H Dreekmann 6 6 6 Germany H Dreekmann 2 2 3
Norway C Ruud 4 3 0 France C Pioline 6 6 6
Q France F Fontang 6 4 0 1 9 Chile M Ríos 4 1 2
WC France L Roux 3 6 6 6 WC France L Roux 5 4 4
Italy S Pescosolido 6 4 6 2 4 Czech Republic P Korda 7 6 6
Czech Republic P Korda 4 6 2 6 6 Czech Republic P Korda 3 3 2
Q Slovakia J Kro?lák 1 2 1 9 Chile M Ríos 6 6 6
Australia J Stoltenberg 6 6 6 Australia J Stoltenberg 4 3 3
United States M Joyce 64 1 4 9 Chile M Ríos 6 6 6
9 Chile M Ríos 77 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Germany M Stich 6 7 6
Q Sweden P Fredriksson 4 5 4 15 Germany M Stich 6 7 6
Q Australia G Doyle 2 6 5 6 5 United Kingdom G Rusedski 3 5 3
United Kingdom G Rusedski 6 1 7 2 7 15 Germany M Stich 4 6 6 77
Q Belgium D Norman 7 3 6 3 4 Sweden M Tillström 6 0 4 63
The Bahamas M Knowles 5 6 4 6 6 The Bahamas M Knowles 7 3 6 4 3
Sweden M Tillström 4 2 6 7 6 Sweden M Tillström 5 6 1 6 6
Spain C Costa 6 6 1 5 1 15 Germany M Stich 4 6 6 77
Romania A Voinea 3 6 77 5 6 2 Austria T Muster 6 4 1 61
Germany M-K Goellner 6 3 65 7 2 Romania A Voinea 5 6 6 6
Netherlands S Schalken 6 6 1 6 Netherlands S Schalken 7 3 4 2
Czech Republic D Vacek 3 3 6 3 Romania A Voinea 2 2r
South Africa M Ondruska 3 4 6 77 7 2 Austria T Muster 6 5
WC France G Solvès 6 6 3 64 9 WC France G Solvès 1 3 0
Denmark F Fetterlein 4 2 4 2 Austria T Muster 6 6 6
2 Austria T Muster 6 6 6

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