2012 French Open - Men's Singles
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2012 French Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
2012 French Open
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upSerbia Novak Djokovic
Final score6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
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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Two-time defending champion Rafael Nadal successfully defended his title, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2012 French Open.[1] It marked Nadal's record-breaking seventh French Open title and eleventh Grand Slam title overall, surpassing Björn Borg's record of six French Open titles and equaling Pete Sampras' Wimbledon record for the most men's singles titles at one major and Chris Evert's record for the most French Open singles titles.[2][3]

Djokovic had the chance to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at once, having won the previous year's Wimbledon and US Open titles as well as that year's Australian Open (all won over Nadal). It was Djokovic's fourth consecutive loss to Nadal at Roland Garros, but the first time that Djokovic took a set from Nadal at the tournament.

Roger Federer was attempting to become the first man in the Open Era and the third man ever to achieve a double career Grand Slam, but he lost to Djokovic in the semifinals.

Due to rain, the final was postponed to Monday, 11 June 2012 at 1:00 local time, after the score on Sunday was 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 with Djokovic serving, after 3 hours of play of the 3:49 total length.[4]

This was also the last Grand Slam tournament for 2001 Australian Open finalist and former world No. 10 Arnaud Clement, and the last French Open appearance for 2003 champion and former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero and former world No. 1 Andy Roddick.

Seeds

01.   Serbia Novak Djokovic (Final)
02.   Spain Rafael Nadal (Champion)
03.   Switzerland Roger Federer (Semifinals)
04.   United Kingdom Andy Murray (Quarterfinals)
05.   France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Quarterfinals)
06.   Spain David Ferrer (Semifinals)
07.   Czech Republic Tomá? Berdych (Fourth round)
08.   Serbia Janko Tipsarevi? (Fourth round)
09.   Argentina Juan Martín del Potro (Quarterfinals)
10.   United States John Isner (Second round)
11.   France Gilles Simon (Third round)
12.   Spain Nicolás Almagro (Quarterfinals)
13.   Argentina Juan Mónaco (Fourth round)
14.   Spain Fernando Verdasco (Third round)
15.   Spain Feliciano López (First round, retired because of a left oblique injury)
16.   Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov (First round)
17.   France Richard Gasquet (Fourth round)
18.   Switzerland Stan Wawrinka (Fourth round)
19.   Canada Milos Raonic (Third round)
20.   Spain Marcel Granollers (Fourth round)
21.   Croatia Marin ?ili? (Third round)
22.   Italy Andreas Seppi (Fourth round)
23.   Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek (First round)
24.   Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber (Second round)
25.   Australia Bernard Tomic (Second round)
26.   United States Andy Roddick (First round)
27.   Russia Mikhail Youzhny (Third round)
28.   Serbia Viktor Troicki (Second round)
29.   France Julien Benneteau (Third round)
30.   Austria Jürgen Melzer (First round)
31.   South Africa Kevin Anderson (Third round)
32.   Germany Florian Mayer (Second round)

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

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 5 5 78 6
5 France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1 7 7 66 1
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 7 6
3 Switzerland Roger Federer 4 5 3
3 Switzerland Roger Federer 3 64 6 6 6
9 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6 77 2 0 3
1 Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 3 6 5
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6 2 7
6 Spain David Ferrer 6 63 6 6
4 United Kingdom Andy Murray 4 77 3 2
6 Spain David Ferrer 2 2 1
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6 6
12 Spain Nicolás Almagro 64 2 3
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 77 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Serbia N Djokovic 77 6 6
Italy P Starace 63 3 1 1 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6
Slovenia B Kav?i? 77 6 64 6 Slovenia B Kav?i? 0 4 4
WC Australia L Hewitt 62 3 77 3 1 6 6 6
Q Serbia F Krajinovi? 2 2 0 Q 1 2 2
Q France N Devilder 6 6 6 Q France N Devilder 77 6 6
Q Germany M Berrer 65 4 6 6 6 Q Germany M Berrer 65 4 2
30 Austria J Melzer 77 6 2 2 3 1 4 65 6 7 6
22 Italy A Seppi 6 77 7 22 Italy A Seppi 6 77 3 5 3
3 65 5 22 Italy A Seppi 65 6 2 6 6
6 77 5 2 6 77 2 6 1 2
Latvia E Gulbis 4 64 7 6 4 22 Italy A Seppi 7 3 6 4 6
Q Netherlands I Sijsling 6 5 6 4 6 14 5 6 3 6 2
Luxembourg G Müller 2 7 3 6 8 Luxembourg G Müller 77 3 2 2
Belgium S Darcis 3 2 64 14 Spain F Verdasco 65 6 6 6
14 Spain F Verdasco 6 6 77

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 France G Simon 3 7 6 6
United States R Harrison 6 5 4 1 11 France G Simon 6 6 64 1 6
Belgium X Malisse 3 61 65 WC United States B Baker 4 1 77 6 0
WC United States B Baker 6 77 77 11 France G Simon 5 77 77 3 2
Spain P Andújar 6 2 1 6 6 18 7 65 63 6 6
Romania V H?nescu 1 6 6 3 1 Spain P Andújar 63 77 2 1
Italy F Cipolla 3 3 6 6 2 18 77 64 6 6
18 6 6 4 3 6 18 4 66 6 6 4
28 Serbia V Troicki 4 6 5 6 6 5 6 78 3 3 6
Brazil T Bellucci 6 3 7 3 2 28 Serbia V Troicki 2 6 6 3 6
Italy F Fognini 6 7 6 Italy F Fognini 6 3 4 6 8
WC 0 5 1 Italy F Fognini 5 4 4
Germany C-M Stebe 6 2 5 7 6 6
Brazil J Souza 3 0r Germany C-M Stebe 2 6 2 1
Q 6 3 2 4 5 6 4 6 6
5 1 6 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Switzerland R Federer 6 7 6
Germany T Kamke 2 5 3 3 6 6 66 6
Romania A Ungur 6 5 6 7 Romania A Ungur 3 2 78 3
3 7 4 5 3 6 4 6 7
Canada F Dancevic 0r France N Mahut 3 6 2 5
Slovakia M Kli?an 4 Slovakia M Kli?an 6 4 65 3
France N Mahut 6 6 4 6 France N Mahut 4 6 77 6
26 United States A Roddick 3 3 6 2 3 5 7 6 6
23 Czech Republic R ?t?pánek 2 6 6 4 2 LL Belgium D Goffin 7 5 2 4
LL Belgium D Goffin 6 4 2 6 6 LL Belgium D Goffin 3 77 0 6 6
WC France A Clément 6 3 4 77 5 WC 6 62 6 2 1
2 6 6 62 4r LL Belgium D Goffin 77 7 6
Slovakia K Beck 5 2 5 Poland ? Kubot 64 5 1
Poland ? Kubot 7 6 7 Poland ? Kubot 77 6 77
Q France F Serra 5 Q France F Serra 60 2 64
15 Spain F López 0r

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Argentina JM del Potro 6 65 6 6
Spain A Montañés 2 77 2 1 9 Argentina JM del Potro 65 77 6 6
France É Roger-Vasselin 3 6 6 6 77 63 4 4
Canada V Pospisil 6 3 2 2 9 6 79 6
Spain JC Ferrero 6 6 6 21 Croatia M ?ili? 3 67 1
WC 1 4 3 Spain JC Ferrero 64 2 3
Q Spain D Muñoz de la Nava 4 4 5 21 Croatia M ?ili? 77 6 6
21 Croatia M ?ili? 6 6 7 9 78 1 6 7
31 South Africa K Anderson 77 66 4 6 11 7 66 6 3 5
Portugal R Machado 62 78 6 1 9 31 South Africa K Anderson 6 3 6 6
WC France É Prodon 710 3 3 2 Q Argentina H Zeballos 3 6 3 0
Q Argentina H Zeballos 68 6 6 6 31 South Africa K Anderson 4 6 77 4 4
France M Llodra 77 6 3 6 7 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 3 64 6 6
Spain G García López 65 2 6 3 France M Llodra 2 3 3
Israel D Sela 3 4 1 7 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 6 6
7 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 6 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6
Slovakia L Lacko 3 4 1 6 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6
France B Paire 77 6 65 6 France B Paire 3 3 2
Spain A Ramos 63 4 77 3 6 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6
Croatia I Dodig 2 2 1 27 Russia M Youzhny 0 2 2
Netherlands R Haase 6 6 6 Netherlands R Haase 3 65 4
United States J Blake 2 1 2 27 Russia M Youzhny 6 77 6
27 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 6 6 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6
20 Spain M Granollers 6 3 6 6 20 3 2 0
Q Portugal J Sousa 2 6 3 4 20 77 3 6 3 7
Tunisia M Jaziri 6 7 79 Tunisia M Jaziri 61 6 1 6 5
Germany P Petzschner 3 5 67 20 6 6 1 4 6
WC France P-H Mathieu 2 4 6 6 6 WC 4 4 6 6 1
Germany B Phau 6 6 4 3 0 WC 62 6 6 3 18
Q 3 4 4 10 United States J Isner 77 4 4 6 16
10 United States J Isner 6 6 6

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Ukraine A Dolgopolov 77 4 64 6 3
Ukraine S Stakhovsky 64 6 77 3 6 2 3 2
Italy F Volandri 3 6 4 4 Q Germany T Haas 6 6 6
Q Germany T Haas 6 0 6 6 Q Germany T Haas 77 3 0 0
United States D Young 63 1 1 17 63 6 6 6
Bulgaria G Dimitrov 77 6 6 Bulgaria G Dimitrov 7 5 2 3
Q Estonia J Zopp 3 4 64 17 France R Gasquet 5 7 6 6
17 France R Gasquet 6 6 77 17 6 4 1 2
25 Australia B Tomic 77 6 6 4 United Kingdom A Murray 1 6 6 6
Q 65 3 3 25 Australia B Tomic 4 1 3
Colombia S Giraldo 5 6 6 77 Colombia S Giraldo 6 6 6
Colombia A Falla 7 2 4 64 Colombia S Giraldo 3 4 4
Finland J Nieminen 3 6 2 4 United Kingdom A Murray 6 6 6
Russia I Andreev 6 2 1r Finland J Nieminen 6 4 1 2
Japan T Ito 1 5 0 4 United Kingdom A Murray 1 6 6 6
4 United Kingdom A Murray 6 7 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Serbia J Tipsarevi? 2 6 77 6
United States S Querrey 6 4 63 3 8 Serbia J Tipsarevi? 77 6 7
France J Chardy 6 6 63 3 11 France J Chardy 64 1 5
Chinese Taipei Y-h Lu 4 1 77 6 9 8 6 7 6
Russia D Tursunov 6 6 6 29 France J Benneteau 3 5 4
Japan G Soeda 1 4 4 Russia D Tursunov 4 4 4
Q Germany M Zverev 2 77 4 4 29 France J Benneteau 6 6 6
29 France J Benneteau 6 63 6 6 8 4 4 4
24 6 6 77 12 Spain N Almagro 6 6 6
Australia M Ebden 4 4 64 24 65 64 5
Belgium O Rochus 3 4 6 4 Argentina L Mayer 77 77 7
Argentina L Mayer 6 6 2 6 Argentina L Mayer 4 1 2
Argentina JI Chela 3 3 1 12 Spain N Almagro 6 6 6
Cyprus M Baghdatis 6 6 6 Cyprus M Baghdatis 4 3 5
Italy P Lorenzi 3 5 4 12 Spain N Almagro 6 6 7
12 Spain N Almagro 6 7 6

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Argentina J Mónaco 6 2 6 77
WC France G Rufin 2 6 2 63 13 Argentina J Mónaco 77 6 77
Czech Republic L Rosol 6 7 66 6 Czech Republic L Rosol 64 0 65
Argentina C Berlocq 4 5 78 2 13 Argentina J Mónaco 65 6 65 6 6
Q United States J Levine 7 6 6 19 Canada M Raonic 77 3 77 3 4
PR Germany B Becker 5 2 4 Q United States J Levine 4 5 2
4 2 2 19 Canada M Raonic 6 7 6
19 Canada M Raonic 6 6 6 13 2 0 0
32 Germany F Mayer 6 6 6 2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6
Spain D Gimeno Traver 4 2 3 32 Germany F Mayer 6 3 4 64
Q Argentina E Schwank 6 6 6 Q 2 6 6 77
Croatia I Karlovi? 4 0 3 Q 1 3 4
Russia I Kunitsyn 2 1 2 2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6
Uzbekistan D Istomin 6 6 6 Uzbekistan D Istomin 2 2 0
Italy S Bolelli 2 2 1 2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6
2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6

References

  1. ^ "Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal - French Open final live (part deux) as it happened". The Guardian. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Rafael Nadal claims 7th French title". ESPN. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Nadal Wins Seventh French Open Title". New York Times. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "French Open: Nadal & Djokovic final suspended because of rain". bbc.co.uk. 2012-06-10.

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