French Open 2022: Dates, kind information, most titles, historical past, prize cash, when and the place to look at

Published:Mar 10, 202422:11
French Open 2022: Dates, kind information, most titles, historical past, prize cash, when and the place to look at

The 126th version of the French Open, second of the 4 annual tennis Majors, is scheduled to be held from Might 22 to June 5 in Paris, France.

The match, formally often called Roland Garros, is performed on outside clay courts.

Roland Garros encompasses a 128-player singles draw, 64-team doubles draw and 32-team blended doubles draw.

Historical past


FILE PHOTO: Basic view of the sundown over Court docket Philippe-Chatrier at Roland Garros in Paris, France.   -  GETTY IMAGES


The French males's singles championships had been first held in 1891 and the ladies's occasion was added six years later. The French Tennis Federation opened the occasion to international gamers in 1925.

The Roland Garros stadium staged the match for the primary time in 1928. In 1927, 4 Musketeers of French tennis — Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste — had shocked the US in its personal yard to win the Davis Cup. The rematch, arrange in 1928, was to be held in Paris and a brand new stadium was constructed for it. The stadium was named within the honour of certainly one of Stade Français' most famous former members, Roland-Garros, who had died a couple of decade earlier. Roland-Garros was a pilot, who on September 23, 1913, had grow to be the primary man to fly a aircraft over the Mediterranean.

In 1968, French Open turned the primary Main to hitch the Open Period, permitting each amateurs and professionals to take part on the occasion.

How final yr's version went

The one hundred and twenty fifth version of the match was held between Might 30 and June 13 in 2021, after the unique schedule was postponed by every week as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. For the primary time, French Open had formal evening classes, however the matches after 9pm native time had been held behind closed doorways as spectators had been prohibited after 9pm because of a nationwide curfew. From June 9 onwards, the curfew was moved to 11pm and the variety of spectators allowed was elevated from 1,000 to five,000 on the primary courts.

After a one-year absence, the blended doubles occasion additionally returned to the occasion.

On the boys's facet, Serbia's Novak Djokovic got here from two units right down to beat Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 within the remaining to win his second French Open title and nineteenth Main general. Djokovic had defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal in an epic four-set thriller within the semifinal throughout which the then French Prime Minister Jean Castex had referred to as the organisers to make an exemption and let the spectators keep contained in the stadium submit the nightly curfew until the match was accomplished.  

The victory additionally made Djokovic the primary man within the Open Period to win all 4 Grand Slams a minimum of twice.

In ladies's singles, Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, who had by no means reached the quarterfinals of a Main earlier than, went on to win the title by beating one other first-time Main finalist in Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Krejcikova turned the primary Czech lady to win the singles title at Roland Garros since Hana Mandlikova in 1981.  

The following day, Krejcikova additionally received the ladies's doubles title with compatriot Katerina Siniakova, the feat final achieved on the match in 2000 by French participant Mary Pierce.

Storylines for this yr


World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland would be the undisputed favorite to elevate the trophy. Swiatek heads into French Open on the again of 5 consecutive titles and a 28-match unbeaten streak. The 20-year-old had received the title at Roland Garros in 2019 when she was ranked 54 on this planet.


Girls's Preview of 2022 Roland Garros   -  GRAPHIC NEWS


It is going to be attention-grabbing to see whether or not Krejcikova steps on court docket to defend her title in any respect. The Czech participant has been out of motion since Doha because of an arm harm.

In final 15 years, French Open has seen 9 first-time Main winners, which embrace Swiatek and Krejcikova, which suggests gamers like Tunisia's Ons Jabeur (has received 11 of her final 12 clay-court matches), Greece's Maria Sakkari and Spain's Paula Badosa also can fancy their possibilities.


World No. 1 Djokovic will look to equal Nadal's file of 21 Main titles by defending his French Open crown. Djokovic was not allowed to take part on the 2022 Australian Open since he had not taken the vaccine towards COVID-19. Nadal, who had been tied with Djokovic and Switzerland's Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slams, moved forward after beating Russia's Daniil Medvedev within the remaining in Melbourne. Djokovic enters this yr's match after profitable the title in Rome, his first in 2022.

13-time champion Nadal, who turns 36 on June 3, may grow to be the oldest French open winner, a file presently held by his compatriot Andres Gimeno who lifted the trophy in 1972 on the age of 34 years.


Males's Preview of 2022 Roland Garros.   -  GRAPHIC NEWS


All eyes may even be on the Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz, who needed to make it to the primary attract 2021 by means of qualifying rounds. This yr, World No. 6 Alcaraz enters as one of many favourites after his title runs in Barcelona and Madrid, the latter together with wins over Nadal and Djokovic.

Whereas one native favorite Gael Monfils is not going to be taking part at this yr as he goes beneath the knife to repair an issue along with his proper heel, one other in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is about to retire from the game after this French Open.

Prize cash

Each, the boys's and girls's singles champions, will stroll away with a prize cash of €2,200,000 (roughly $23,03,455).


Based on the official web site, the 5 trophies awarded at Roland Garros have all been designed by La Maison Mellerio, the well-known Parisian jewelers for the reason that seventeenth century.

FILE PHOTO: Spain's Rafael Nadal poses with the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy after his victory towards Serbia's Novak Djokovic within the French Open remaining at Roland Garros on June 11, 2012 in Paris, France.   -  GETTY IMAGES


The boys's singles winner receives the Musketeers' Cup, named within the honour of 4 Musketeers of French tennis: Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste. Awarded to the winners since 1981, the trophy, a silver bowl bordered with vine leaves across the prime and embellished with two swan-shaped handles, is mounted on a marble base which has the names of all of the champions since 1891.


FILE PHOTO: Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, winner of the 2021 womens's singles at French Open, with the Susanne-Lenglen Cup.   -  GETTY IMAGES


The ladies's singles champion receives the Suzanne-Lenglen Cup, named after the six-time French Open champion. Awarded to the winners since 1979, the trophy is sort of the precise reproduction of the cup provided on the time by the Metropolis of Good to Lenglen, and is housed within the Nationwide Sports activities Museum.


FILE PHOTO: Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France rejoice with the Jacques-Brugnon Cup after profitable the Males's Double's Ultimate of the 2021 French Open.   -  GETTY IMAGES


The boys's doubles winners obtain the Jacques-Brugnon Cup, named after one of many 4 Musketeers of French tennis, a doubles specialist. The trophy, created in 1989, is designed with appliques and its base is embellished with repetitive ornaments in aid, in any other case often called fluting.


FILE PHOTO: Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic pose with the Simonne-Mathieu cup after profitable their Girls's Doubles Ultimate on the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros.   -  GETTY IMAGES


The ladies's doubles champions obtain the Simonne-Mathieu Cup, named after clay specialist Simonne Mathieu who received the singles title twice, in 1938 and 1939, and in addition received eight titles in ladies’s doubles and blended doubles. The trophy, created in 1990, is adorned with two small handles within the type of swans and embellished with leaf moldings.


FILE PHOTO: Desirae Krawczyk of america and Joe Salisbury of Nice Britain pose with the Marcel Bernard cup after profitable their Blended Doubles Ultimate match on the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros.   -  GETTY IMAGES


The blended doubles winners obtain the Marcel Bernard Cup, named after the 1946 French Open champion who additionally served because the President of the French tennis federation from 1968 to 1973. Offered to the champions for the primary time in 1990, the trophy is oval and options turned and inserted mouldings, a carved frieze and two handles, whereas the bottom options two turned mouldings.

Most profitable gamers at French Open (Open Period)


  • Chris Evert (USA): 7 titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)
  • Steffi Graf (Germany): 6 titles (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999)
  • Justine Henin (Belgium): 4 titles (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Margaret Court docket (Australia): 3 titles (1969, 1970, 1973)
  • Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (Spain): 3 titles (1989, 1994, 1998)
  • Monica Seles (Yugoslavia): 3 instances (1990, 1991, 1992)
  • Serena Williams (USA): 3 instances (2002, 2013, 2015)



  • Rafael Nadal (Spain): 13 titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Bjorn Borg (Sweden): 6 titles (1974, 1975,1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
  • Mats Wilander (Sweden): 3 titles (1982, 1985, 1988)
  • Ivan Lendl (Czech Republic): 3 titles (1984, 1986, 1987)
  • Gustavo Kuerten (Brazil): 3 titles (1997, 2000, 2001)


Notable absentees

  • Girls - Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elina Svitolina, Sofia Kenin
  • Males - Roger Federer, Gael Monfils, Matteo Berrettini, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori


Title contenders

Girls - Iga Swiatek, Maria Sakkari, Ons Jabeur, Simona Halep

Males - Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz


The place to look at:

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