Roland Garros also known as French Open is the 2nd yearly Grand Slam of Tennis. This major tennis event will be held over 2 weeks at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The Roland Garros begins in late May each year. The 2023 French Open started on 28 May and ended on 11th June.
The event will be held on an outdoor clay court surface. French Open consists of 128 singles draw and 64 doubles draw.
Roland Garros – French Open Grand Slam Tournament
The French Open is an annual clay court tennis tournament held in Paris, France. The tournament is based in Stade Roland Garros with the matches held at its many different courts.
It is part of both the WTA and ATP Tours and the 2nd of the 4 Grand Slams which are the biggest and highest level of tennis competition in the whole world. This year French Open will mark the 127th edition and the 55th edition of the Open Era. Apart from the singles and doubles disciplines, mixed doubles event is also conducted at the same time. The title sponsor for the event is the BNP Paribas. Emirates, Lacoste, Oppo, and Rolex are premium partners while Haier, and Wilson are Official Partners
|Venue||Stade Roland Garros|
|Tour category||Grand Slam|
|Draw||128 S, 64 D|
ATP Roland Garros French Open 2023 Results
In singles, Serbian Star Novak Djokovic won Record 23rd Grand Slam after defeating Casper Ruud in Roland Garros 2023 Final. Djokovic defeat Norwegian star in straight set (7-6, 6-3, 7-5). Casper Ruud lost back to back Final of French Open. (Nadal defeated Casper in 2022). Soderling (2009 and 2010) and Ruud (2022 and 2023) lose two straight Roland Garros finals (0-3) vs. Big Three.
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Djokovic equalize the record with Serena Williams by winning 23 Grand Slams while he is the only men player to win 23 title, following by Rafael Nadal 22 grand slams and Roger Federer 20 Grand slams. Djokovic won 3 Roland Garros titles, 7 Wimbledon Championships, 10 Australian Open and 3 US open.
In doubles championship, Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek charged to their maiden major title as a team in style at the French Open 2023 with a convincing 6-3, 6-1 victory against Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen. Dodig and Krajicek suffered a heartbreaking loss to Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer in the Roland Garros final last year. The American-Croatian duo won handsome prize money worth of €590,000.
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Roland Garros 2022 Champions
In 2022, Rafael Nadal wins Ralond Garros 14th time. Spanish star faced Norwegian star Casper Ruud in final. 36 years old Nadal wins battle in straight sets (6-3,6-3,6-0). Besides he won record 14 times Roland Garros, He is also more number of Grand slam titles (22). On other sides in doubles, Marcelo Arevalo of Israel and Jean Julien Rojer of Netherlands defeat Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Austin Krajicek of USA.
In 2021 Singles champion was Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Djokovic won final against Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas with 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, and 6-4. It was his 2nd French Open title. On the other side, In doubles championship of French Open 2021 won by French Pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. French pair defeated Kazakhstan’s pair Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev with 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. In mixed doubles, Desirae Krawczyk of USA and Joe Salisbury of GBR defeated Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev (2–6, 6–4, 10–5)
Roland Garros French Open History and Winners
Roland Garros was founded in 1891, it was 126th edition but at Grand slam level it has 91 events since 1925. This Tournament had different venue since established like Stade Roland Garros (since 1928) Societé de Sport de Île de Puteaux, at Puteaux (1891–1894); Tennis Club de Paris, at Auteuil (1895–1908); Société Athlétique de la Villa Primrose at Bordeaux (1909); Croix-Catelan de Racing Club de France at the Bois de Boulogne (1910–1924, 1926); Stade Français at Saint-Cloud (1925, 1927).
|Year||Singles Prize Money||Single’s champions||Doubles Champions|
|2023||€2,300,000||Novak Djokovic||Ivan Dodig / Austin Krajicek|
|2022||€2,200,000||Rafael Nadal (Esp)||Marcelo Arevalo / Jean Julien Rojer|
|2021||€1,400,000||Novak Djokovic (Ser)||Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Fra) / Nicolas Mahut (Fra)|
|2020||€1,600,000||Rafael Nadal (Esp)||Kvein Krawietz (Ger) / Andreas Mies (Ger)|
|2019||€2,300,000||Rafael Nadal (Esp)||Kvein Krawietz (Ger) / Andreas Mies (Ger)|
|2018||€2,200,000||Rafael Nadal (Esp)||Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Fra) Nicolas Mahut (Fra)|
|2017||€2,100,000||Rafael Nadal (Esp)||Ryan Harrison (USA) Michael Venus (AUS)|
French Open Facts
- French Open is the only grand slam that is played on clay court.
- Clay court has unique features like slow down the ball and producing a high bounce when it compared with grass court or hard courts.
- The winner gets 2000 points, finalists have 1200 points, semifinalists have 720 points then QF, round of 16, round of 32, round of 64, and round of 128 gets 360, 180, 90, 45, and 10 respectively.
- Rafael Nadal from Spain has a record of winning the French Open 13 times.
- Rafael Nadal won 4 consecutive titles on two separate occasions from 2005-2008 and2017-2020 And 5 consecutive titles from 2010 to 2014.
- Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia both have lost French open 4 times.
- Total 38 times, a champion was from France and 21 times from Spain.
- In doubles, Max Decugis from France won the French doubles championship 8 times.
ATP Roland Garros French Open 2023 Prize Money
In 2023, Roland Garros’ total prize money increase up to 11% which will be €49 million. The winner of singles will get a cheque of €2.3 mil while in doubles, the winning pair will receive €590,000 and €122,000 will go with Mixed doubles champions.
In 2022, combined men and women total Prize money of French Open was €43.6 million. As compared to 2021, it was 26.9% increased prize money. Winner of 2022 singles got €2,200,000 and runner-up took cheque for €1,100,000. On other side in doubles winner had €580,000 and finalist put €290,000 in their pockets.
Prize Money distribution for WTA French Open 2023 will be as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||Mixed Prize Money||WTA Points|
|Round of 16||€240,000||€43,000||€10,000||240|
|Round of 32||€142,000||€27,000||€5,000||130|
|Round of 64||€97,000||€17,000||——||70S,10D|
|Round of 128||€69,000||——||——||10|
WTA French Open 2023 Draws
The tournament will have 128 singles and 64 doubles draws that will be released as the event progresses. French Open officials have confirmed the 2023 draw will take place on Wednesday, May 24 (local time) with no time set in stone just yet. Entry is free but Tick is required for this event.
- Women’s singles: 128 competitors including 12 qualifiers and eight wildcards.
- Women’s doubles: 64 pairs, including up to seven wildcards.
- Mixed doubles: 32 pairs, including up to eight wildcards.
- Wheelchair singles: 8 competitors, including one wildcard.
- Quad wheelchair singles: 4 competitors, round-robin competition.
- Quad wheelchair doubles 2 teams.
French Open 2023 Dates, Schedule
There were complete 2 action-packed weeks of world-class tennis in Paris. In 2021 & 2022, the tournament introduced night sessions for the first time, which will continue in 2023. Take a look at the schedule below to assist with planning your ultimate French Open experience. Time is considered a local time.
The Event will be held across 2 weeks from 28 May to 11 June. The qualifying round will be conducted on the 5 days leading up to the main draw, from the 23th to the 27th of May.
The schedule for the Roland Garros 2023 is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|28 May||Round 1||——|
|29 May||Round 1||——-|
|30 May||Round 1||Round 1|
|31 May||Round 2||Round 1|
|1st June||Round 2||Round 1|
|2nd June||Round 2 – Round 3||Round 2|
|3rd June||Round 3||Round 2|
|4th June||Round 3||Round 3|
|5th June||Round 4||Round 3|
|6th June||Round 4||Quarter Finals|
|7th June||Quarter Finals||Quarter Finals|
|8th June||Quarter Finals||Semi-Finals|
|9th June||Semi Finals||——|
Keep in mind the schedule may be subject to change.
Roland Garros French Open 2023 ATP Entry List
This year’s cast of participating players is as star-studded as ever. Not only are 2 of the Big Three in attendance, 10-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, and 14-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, but almost the entire top 100 players list is set to play in Paris.
|1||Novak Djokovic (champion)||1|
|19||Alex de Minaur||19|
|21||Pablo Carreño Busta||21|
|23||Roberto Bautista Agut||23|
|30||Botic van de Zandschulp||30|
|Botic van de Zandschulp|
|Daniel Elahi Galan|
|Bernabe Zapata Miralles|
|Roberto Carballes Baena|
|Tomas Martin Etcheverry|
French Open 2023 Wild Cards
- Arthur Fils
- Hugo Gaston
- Patrick Kypson
Players that have received protected/special ranking are as follows:
- Jérémy Chardy
- Hugo Dellien
- Kyle Edmund
- Lloyd Harris
- Gaël Monfils
- Guido Pella
- Jiří Veselý
ATP Roland Garros 2023 Qualifying Entry List
|7||Juan Manuel Cerundolo||104|
French Open 2023 Doubles Seeds
|1||Wesley Koolhof / Neal Skupski|
|2||Rajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury|
|3||Marcelo Arevalo / Jean-Julien Rojer|
|4||Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic|
|5||Ivan Dodig / Austin Krajicek|
|6||Lloyd Glasspool / Harri Heliovaara|
|7||Thanasi Kokkinakis / Nick Kyrgios|
|8||Marcel Granollers / Horacio Zeballos|
|9||Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini|
|10||Rohan Bopanna / Matthew Ebden|
|11||Jamie Murray / Michael Venus|
|12||Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah|
|13||Rafael Matos / David Vega Hernandez|
|14||Santiago Gonzalez / Edouard Roger-Vasselin|
|15||Andreas Mies / John Peers|
|16||Nicolas Mahut / Tim Puetz|
ATP French Open 2023 Tickets
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