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Roland Garros 2020

27 Sep 2020 - 11 Oct 2020

The Roland Garros also known as the French Open, is a major tennis event held annually over the fortnight, starting in late May each year at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. It is the premier and only clay court tennis Grand Slam tournament in the world and the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The tournament features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s and mixed doubles and junior’s championships including wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.


Roland Garros History


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), 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 was a Paris resident. 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 recognized worldwide as a major tennis championship. It was then held at the Stade Français in Saint-Cloud in 1925 and 1927, on clay courts, while 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 of 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 2020 Dates and Venue


The French Open 2020 is scheduled from 21 September to 11 October, at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris and it is the 124th edition of the Roland Garros Grand Slam. Roland Garros is the last Grand Slam event of 2020. 


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 2020 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 2020 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


Favourites


In men’s singles, it’s true that Nadal and Djokovic will be the absolute favorites. Rafael Nadal with 12 French Open titles, and being currently trophyless on clay, will aim for the record 13th title but he’s never won one without capturing at least one clay court tournament in advance. And Djokovic after a saddening US Open incident, will definitely look to bounce back, keeping the past behind and be on guard while on cout. Young guns like Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev will also be strong contenders and not far behind. 


With defending champion Ashleigh Barty’s absence and US Open winner Naomi Osaka out with an injury, first seeded Simona Halep is the favourite with Serena Williams following closely. Marketa Vondrousova enjoyed a good run to the Italian Open semis and will hope to continue it at Roland Garros.Last year’s semi-finalist Briton Johanna Konta would need a favourable draw to go deeper after being beaten in Rome by Garbine Muguruza at the Italian Open. While US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka along with the likes of Karolina Pliskova and Kiki Bertens will also be strong contenders for the title. 


Check out:

French Open 2020 Schedule

French Open 2020 Results

French Open Winners

Videos
If Rafael Nadal is having a bad day he'll win against you, if he's having a good day he'll kill you: Daniel Altmaier's coach

If Rafael Nadal is having a bad day he'll win against you, if he's having a good day he'll kill you: Daniel Altmaier's coach

"Everything Rafael Nadal does is crazy" - Diego Schwartzman

"Everything Rafael Nadal does is crazy" - Diego Schwartzman

Rafael Nadal doesn't need high bounce or warm weather, he just needs a tennis court to win a Slam: Mats Wilander

Rafael Nadal doesn't need high bounce or warm weather, he just needs a tennis court to win a Slam: Mats Wilander

"When Rafa wins, we all win" - Alex Corretja on what Rafael Nadal means to all Spaniards

"When Rafa wins, we all win" - Alex Corretja on what Rafael Nadal means to all Spaniards

"Novak Djokovic is still young compared to Roger Federer" - Coach Vajda backs the Serb to break all records

"Novak Djokovic is still young compared to Roger Federer" - Coach Vajda backs the Serb to break all records

If Rafael Nadal had trained with the French federation, they would've changed everything about his game: Gilles Simon

If Rafael Nadal had trained with the French federation, they would've changed everything about his game: Gilles Simon

5 life lessons Rafael Nadal has taught us

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"I want, I can, I do" - Kuerten explains the mindset of 'genius' Rafael Nadal, says he can win 15 French Open titles

"I want, I can, I do" - Kuerten explains the mindset of 'genius' Rafael Nadal, says he can win 15 French Open titles

"The most difficult for me to play against would be Rafael Nadal" - Ivan Lendl on facing the Big 3

"The most difficult for me to play against would be Rafael Nadal" - Ivan Lendl on facing the Big 3

Why Rafael Nadal is a serious GOAT contender despite his clay-heavy record

Why Rafael Nadal is a serious GOAT contender despite his clay-heavy record

'I just love Rafael Nadal’s game style, his dedication and the way he behaves as a sportsman' - Iga Swiatek

'I just love Rafael Nadal’s game style, his dedication and the way he behaves as a sportsman' - Iga Swiatek

Rafael Nadal's latest French Open trophy to be displayed at the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience

Rafael Nadal's latest French Open trophy to be displayed at the Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience

Hugo Gaston, Diego Schwartzman, Jannik Sinner: The inspiring stories from Roland Garros 2020

Hugo Gaston, Diego Schwartzman, Jannik Sinner: The inspiring stories from Roland Garros 2020

Some way to go, but I believe I can beat Rafael Nadal's Roland Garros record: World No. 2 junior Holger Rune

Some way to go, but I believe I can beat Rafael Nadal's Roland Garros record: World No. 2 junior Holger Rune

The goal was to return to the Rafael Nadal of old & that has been achieved: Coach Carlos Moya

The goal was to return to the Rafael Nadal of old & that has been achieved: Coach Carlos Moya

Rafael Nadal awarded the 'Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit', Spain's highest sporting distinction

Rafael Nadal awarded the 'Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit', Spain's highest sporting distinction

"There is no limit to Rafael Nadal. He will win his 21st Slam at Paris in 2021" - Nicolas Kiefer

"There is no limit to Rafael Nadal. He will win his 21st Slam at Paris in 2021" - Nicolas Kiefer

"It surprises me that a great champion like him falls into such negative gestures" - Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni on Goran Ivanisevic

"It surprises me that a great champion like him falls into such negative gestures" - Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni on Goran Ivanisevic

"My body didn't respond well to lockdown" - Rafael Nadal on his struggles leading up to Slam No. 20

"My body didn't respond well to lockdown" - Rafael Nadal on his struggles leading up to Slam No. 20

Roland Garros 2020: A look at the top 5 men's singles matches at the French Open

Roland Garros 2020: A look at the top 5 men's singles matches at the French Open

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