The French Open is the second Grand Slam tournament on the calendar and the only one played on the ground. The tournament was built in 1891 and has been played at Roland Garros since 1928. Playing clay has different challenges than other sponsors and many great champions have often fought to win the French Open. American Pete Sampras has won 14 Grand Slam titles but never reached the final at Roland Garros. Roger Federer has won 17 Grand Slams but only once the French Open. This article lists the ten best male tennis players at the French Open. Only professional players and tennis openers were considered for this list after 1968. The list included the number of matches wins at Roland Garros as well as the number of title wins.
10. Knee Codes – Champion in 1970 and 1971
John Codes is the first of the great players at the French Open. John Codes was a Czechoslovakian player who won two French Open titles in 19 1970 and 1919 1971. The Codes won only one other Grand Slam event, the 1973 Wimbledon title, and a total of eight singles titles. Rhodes played at the French Open in 1968-181 and won a total of 39 matches at Roland Garros in eleventh place. In 1990, Codes was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
9. Andre Agassi – 1999 Champion
8. Jim Courier – Champion in 1991 and 1992
Jim Courier has won four Grand Slam singles titles, two of which were French Open titles. Courier won the French Open in 1991 and 1999, respectively, and lost in 1993 final. At the age of 22 years and 11 years, the courier is the youngest person to reach the final of four Grand Slam singles tournaments. Months. Courier Roland Garros has won a total of 40 matches, finishing eighth with Yannick Noah and Jimmy Connors. Courier retired from tennis in 2000 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.
7. Guillermo Luxury – 1977 Champion
Guillermo was one of the best tennis players in luxury. The left-handed Argentine is the first tennis player to reach the 900-win plateau. He holds the record for winning 53 consecutive matches (breaking Rafael Nadal). Villas won 5 matches at Roland Garros, a record broken in 2013 by two players on the list. He played in four French Open finals and won one in 1977. 1916 was a historic year for Villas as he won 116 titles and 134 matches. South American tennis player to win a Grand Slam event at the 1977 French open Willis was the second.
6. Gustavo Curten – Champion in 1997, 2000 and 2001
Gustavo Courtenay of Brazil is another multiple winners of the French Open to make this list. Kurt won the French Open three times in 1997, 1997, 2000, and 2001. Of all the players on the list, Kurtan is the only one to have won another Grand Slam. Apart from his three French Open victories, Courtenay has not won any more Grand Slams and has not reached the quarter-finals of any tournament. In 2000 and 2001, Kurten led ATP to the prize money and in 2000 was named the last player of the year. Courtenay is one of five players to have won the French Open at least three times and 36 matches at Roland Garros. Always bound for the 13th.
5. Mats Wallander – Champion in 1982, 1985 and 1988
Mats Wilder is another player who has won three French Open titles. Willander won the Roland Garros title in 1982, 1985, and 1986. Willander Roland Garros made a total of five final appearances and won a total of 447 matches, the seventh of all time. Willander is one of only two players to have won at least two Grand Slam titles on each of the three tennis surfaces. Willander never won Wimbledon but won two Australian Open titles while playing the tournament on the grass.
4. Evan Lendel – Champion in 1984, 1986 and 1987
Over the past few years, Evan Lendl has gained attention as the coach of British number one Andy Murray. Lendell was coach during Mardel’s most successful tenure and helped Scott win an Olympic gold medal and two Grand Slam titles. Although Landel has enjoyed success as a coach, Murray will have to go much further to match his use as a player. Landel has won more than 1,000 matches in his career, including eight Grand Slam titles. Landel is one of five players to have won more than 50 matches at Roland Garros. Lendl was able to win 53 matches at the French Open, including three French Open titles. Landel played five finals at the Roland Garros and won in 1986, 1986, and 1987.
3. Roger Federer – 2009 Champion
2. Bijan Berg – Champion 1974, 1975 and 1978-1981
1. Rafael Nadal – Champion 2005-2008 and 2010-2013
Rafael Nadal is the best male tennis player on earth as they are open. He holds the record for most wins on the ground with 81 runs and his record at Roland Garros is astonishing. Nadal has won 59 matches at the French Open, the most by any player. Nadal has won the French Open for four consecutive years in two separate events. He has won the French Open a record eight times and lost only once to Rollin Garros, in 2009 to Robin Soderling. Although Roger Federer has a record of 17 Grand Slam titles, he could have had more if he had not played in the same era as Nadal. Nadal has beaten Federer in five French Open, including four finals in 2008, 2008, 2008, and 2011, and a semi-final in 2005.