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Roland Garros 2021

30 May 2021 - 13 Jun 2021

Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, is a Major tennis event held in late May each year at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. It is the only claycourt Grand Slam tournament, and the second of the four annual Major events on the calendar.


The tournament features men’s and women’s singles, men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, as well as junior championships, wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.


Roland Garros history


Also known as Championnats Internationaux de France de tennis and Tournoi de Roland-Garros in French (English for the "French International Championships of Tennis" or "Roland Garros Tournament" in short), the tournament began in 1891. It was then known as Championnat de France (French Championships), and was only open to tennis players who were members of French clubs.


The first winner was H. Briggs, who was natively a Briton but lived in Paris. In 1897, the first women's singles tournament was held, with only four entries. The mixed doubles event was added in 1902 and the women's doubles in 1907. 


The French Championships became open to all amateurs internationally in 1925, and was soon recognized worldwide as a major tennis championship. It was held at the Stade Français in Saint-Cloud in 1925 and 1927, on clay courts. In 1926, the event was hosted in Paris by the Racing Club de France, which was the site of the previous French club members-only tournament, also on clay.


The new Stade de Roland Garros, which was later renamed Court Philippe Chatrier in 1988, hosted the Davis Cup Challenge in 1927. In 1928, the French Internationals were moved there, and the event has been held there ever since.


During World War II, the tournament was held from 1941 through 1945 on the same grounds. In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon, making it the third Grand Slam event of the year.


In 1968, the French Championships became the first Grand Slam tournament to go open, allowing both amateurs and professionals to compete. 


Roland Garros 2021 dates and venue


The 2021 French Open is scheduled from 30 May to 13 June, at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. This will be the 125th edition of the tournament. The French Open is the third Grand Slam event of 2021. 


It is also the only Grand Slam to retain the advantage set in the final sets, as the Australian Open and Wimbledon have switched to tiebreaks.


Roland Garros 2021 prize money


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
Singles€1,600,000€800,000€425,250€283,500
Doubles€319,652€188,030€110,606€65,062


Roland Garros 2021 points distribution


EventWinnerFinalsSemi-FinalsQuarter-Finals
Men's Singles20001200720360
Men's Doubles20001200720360
Women's Singles20001300780430
Women's Doubles20001300780430


Roland Garros 2020 seeds


Men’s Singles


1Novak Djokovic
2Rafael Nadal
3Dominic Thiem
4Daniil Medvedev
5Stefanos Tsitsipas
6Alexander Zverev
7Matteo Berrettini
8Gaël Monfils
9Denis Shapovalov
10Roberto Bautista Agut
11David Goffin
12Diego Schwartzman
13Andrey Rublev
14Fabio Fognini
15Karen Khachanov
16Stan Wawrinka
17Pablo Carreño Busta
18Grigor Dimitrov
19Milos Raonic
20Félix Auger-Aliassime
21Cristian Garín
22John Isner
23Dušan Lajović
24Benoît Paire
25Borna Ćorić
26Alex de Minaur
27Filip Krajinović
28Taylor Fritz
29Casper Ruud
30Hubert Hurkacz
31Jan-Lennard Struff
32Nikoloz Basilashvili


Women’s Singles


SeedPlayer
1Simona Halep
2Karolína Plíšková
3Elina Svitolina
4Sofia Kenin
5Kiki Bertens
6Serena Williams
7Belinda Bencic
8Petra Kvitová
9Aryna Sabalenka
10Johanna Konta
11Victoria Azarenka
12Garbiñe Muguruza
13Madison Keys
14Petra Martić
15Elena Rybakina
16Markéta Vondroušová
17Elise Mertens
18Anett Kontaveit
19Angelique Kerber
20Alison Riske
21Maria Sakkari
22Jennifer Brady
23Karolína Muchová
24Yulia Putintseva
25Dayana Yastremska
26Amanda Anisimova
27Donna Vekić
28Ekaterina Alexandrova
29Svetlana Kuznetsova
30Sloane Stephens
31Ons Jabeur
32Magda Linette


Favorites


In men’s singles, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be the top two favorites. Nadal has 13 French Open titles, and will aim for a record-extending 14th in 2021. And Djokovic, having won the Australian Open at the start of the year, will be looking to win a 19th Slam and get closer to the all-time record.


Young guns like Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev will also be strong contenders. 


On the women's side, defending champion Iga Swiatek, World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka will be the top contenders, with 2018 champion Simona Halep and 23-time Slam winner Serena Williams not far behind. 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza is also in the mix, while 2020 US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka and Canada's Bianca Andreescu will be looking to get back in the winner's circle too. 


Check out:

French Open 2020 Schedule

French Open 2020 Results

French Open Winners

Videos
"If Rafael Nadal hadn't existed, Roger Federer would have had at least 5 or 6 titles at Roland Garros" - Guy Forget

"If Rafael Nadal hadn't existed, Roger Federer would have had at least 5 or 6 titles at Roland Garros" - Guy Forget

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Rafael Nadal reveals COVID-19 made him question if he should "keep playing", says Laureus award was "emotional" & "unexpected"

Rafael Nadal reveals COVID-19 made him question if he should "keep playing", says Laureus award was "emotional" & "unexpected"

Did Rafael Nadal really deserve to win the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the Year award?

Did Rafael Nadal really deserve to win the 2021 Laureus Sportsman of the Year award?

Novak Djokovic says he hopes the energy from his visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina helps him do well at Roland Garros

Novak Djokovic says he hopes the energy from his visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina helps him do well at Roland Garros

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Dominic Thiem is the biggest question mark, but he's the only one who can threaten Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic at RG: Gunter Bresnik

Dominic Thiem is the biggest question mark, but he's the only one who can threaten Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic at RG: Gunter Bresnik

Roger Federer's Slam accessories to be put up for auction, proceeds to go towards his foundation

Roger Federer's Slam accessories to be put up for auction, proceeds to go towards his foundation

I don't think Roger Federer is going to Roland Garros thinking he could win the tournament: Patrick McEnroe

I don't think Roger Federer is going to Roland Garros thinking he could win the tournament: Patrick McEnroe

"Roger Federer is probably still the 3rd or 4th best player on clay, so why not?" - Jimmy Arias & Paul Annacone on Federer's chances at RG

"Roger Federer is probably still the 3rd or 4th best player on clay, so why not?" - Jimmy Arias & Paul Annacone on Federer's chances at RG

I remember Novak Djokovic screaming in pain at every serve in 2016, but he still managed to win RG: Marko Djokovic

I remember Novak Djokovic screaming in pain at every serve in 2016, but he still managed to win RG: Marko Djokovic

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Roger Federer plays the "finest violin in the world", Rafael Nadal is like a "bull terrier": Mads Mikkelsen

Roger Federer plays the "finest violin in the world", Rafael Nadal is like a "bull terrier": Mads Mikkelsen

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Roger Federer confirms participation at Geneva Open and Roland Garros, will skip Madrid Open

Roger Federer confirms participation at Geneva Open and Roland Garros, will skip Madrid Open

Dominic Thiem feels Rafael Nadal is "above everyone else" at Roland Garros, but claims "6-7 players" have a shot at the other Slams

Dominic Thiem feels Rafael Nadal is "above everyone else" at Roland Garros, but claims "6-7 players" have a shot at the other Slams

"I don't see why Roger Federer would not play at Roland Garros" - Marc Rosset

"I don't see why Roger Federer would not play at Roland Garros" - Marc Rosset

"We'll rather favor men's matches" - Tournament director Guy Forget on Roland Garros night session controversy

"We'll rather favor men's matches" - Tournament director Guy Forget on Roland Garros night session controversy

Dominic Thiem claims it took him a while to set new goals after USO win, jokes that he's at "10%" in terms of form & fitness

Dominic Thiem claims it took him a while to set new goals after USO win, jokes that he's at "10%" in terms of form & fitness

Organizers confirm Roland Garros 2021 has been postponed by a week, main-draw action to start on 30 May

Organizers confirm Roland Garros 2021 has been postponed by a week, main-draw action to start on 30 May

Roland Garros 2021 to have night matches, but only for men and not for women - Reports

Roland Garros 2021 to have night matches, but only for men and not for women - Reports

"Rafael Nadal is the most awe-inspiring to photograph, he is the pure embodiment of strength" - Roland Garros photographer

"Rafael Nadal is the most awe-inspiring to photograph, he is the pure embodiment of strength" - Roland Garros photographer

Rafael Nadal claims he was "lucky" to have had certain people by his side, pays special tribute to uncle Toni and his parents

Rafael Nadal claims he was "lucky" to have had certain people by his side, pays special tribute to uncle Toni and his parents

"In discussion" with French Tennis Federation over possible postponement of Roland Garros 2021: France's Sports Minister

"In discussion" with French Tennis Federation over possible postponement of Roland Garros 2021: France's Sports Minister

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