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What is French Open?

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What is French Open?

The French Open, also known as Roland-Garros, is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Ift is for both men and women. The tournament is held over two weeks in late May every year at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. The stadium is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. The French Open is the premier clay court tennis championship tournament. It is also the second Grand Slam of the annual four slams.
The French Open is currently the only clay court Grand Slam tournament and it is also the conclusion of the spring clay court season. It was the only non-grass tournament until 1975. The event is considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.
The Open began in 1891 in France and was only open to French club members. It was called the Championnat de France or French Championships in English. The first winner was H Briggs who was a British residing in Paris. In 1925, the tournament became open to international players and it was designated as a major championship.

Prize Money

The Prize money purse for the 2018 edition was increased to €39,197,000 which is equal to Rs 3,40,80,69,436.42 at current value. Players get the points and money according to the rounds they make. Men and women receive different points according to the rules of their respective tournaments.

Rafael Nadal

Spanish player Rafael Nadal is the most successful player in the French Open tournament. Nadal is considered as the King of Clay courts. He has won a record thirteen French titles. He won four consecutive titles from 2005-2008 and then recorded 5 titles from 2010-2014. In the last French Open held in 2020, Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic to win his thirteenth title. 

Latest Updates on French Open

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz opens Wimbledon with straight-set win

Alcaraz, who won his third major championship at the French Open three weeks ago, defeated Novak Djokovic in last year's final on the grass at Wimbledon

Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 12:14 PM IST
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French Open 2024: Alcaraz defeats Zverev to win his third Grand Slam title

Sunday's victory in which he trailed two sets to one, allowed Alcaraz to add the clay-court championship at Roland Garros to his triumphs at the US Open in 2022 and Wimbledon in 2023

Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 12:01 AM IST
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French Open men's final: Alcaraz seeks a third Grand Slam, Zverev a first

Zverev, who is from Germany, is trying to claim his first Grand Slam title. He was the runner-up to Dominic Thiem at the 2020 US Open after blowing a two-set lead and losing in five

Updated On : 08 Jun 2024 | 9:24 PM IST
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French Open 2024: Iga Swiatek wins third consecutive women's singles title

The 23-year-old from Poland is the first woman with three trophies in a row in Paris since Justine Henin from 2005 to 2007

Updated On : 08 Jun 2024 | 8:39 PM IST
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Knee surgery went well, wants to return to action soon: Novak Djokovic

I'm going to do my best to be healthy and fit to return to the court as soon as possible, he wrote. My love for this sport is strong and the desire to compete at highest level is what keeps me going

Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 7:03 PM IST
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French Open 2024: Sabalenka and Medvedev advance amid rain disruptions

The second-seeded Sabalenka beat Japanese qualifier Moyuka Uchijima 6-2 6-2 on Court Philippe Chatrier as showers again affected play at Roland Garros.

Updated On : 31 May 2024 | 9:35 AM IST
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French Open introduces head-cams for chair umpires to improve TV experience

The head-cam footage is part of the international broadcast feed, available to official tournament broadcasters

Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 1:09 PM IST
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Iga Swiatek saves match point, comes back to beat Osaka at French Open

For Swiatek, this extended her Roland Garros winning streak to 16 matches as she pursues a third consecutive trophy at the clay-court major

Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 1:10 PM IST
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Alcaraz qualifies to French Open's third round despite troubled forehand

Heavy rain from early in the day caused the postponement of 23 singles matches, so Alcaraz was lucky to get the chance to compete, and advance, under the retractable roof at Court Philippe Chatrier

Updated On : 30 May 2024 | 1:06 PM IST
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French Open 2024: Djokovic begins 25th Grand Slam bid with first-round win

I don't want to get too excited, Djokovic said. I thought it was a good performance for me. Solid. Of course, I could have done better

Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 2:07 PM IST
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French Open: Sabalenka marches into next round, defeats Erika Andreeva

Although Sabalenka is currently 20-5 all-time in Grand Slam opening rounds, she is almost impervious to an opening upset now

Updated On : 29 May 2024 | 11:50 AM IST
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French Open 2024: Sumit Nagal breaks Khaachanov, but eventually crashes out

It was a Grand Slam debut for the 26-year-old Nagal who became the first Indian after Prajnesh Gunneswaran in 2019 to play in the French Open Men's Singles

Updated On : 27 May 2024 | 10:22 PM IST
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French Open: Nadal knocked out in 1st round; Zverev win in straight sets

Nadal admits this would be his last dance at the Roland Garros. 37-year-old Nadal might end his superb outing at French Open with a defeat in the first round, hoping to return during Paris Olympics

Updated On : 27 May 2024 | 10:11 PM IST
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Full list of Nadal's Grand Slam titles; records achievements at French Open

Nadal has appeared in 14 finals at the French Open and won each one of them, thereby having a 100 per cent record at the Roland Garros

Updated On : 27 May 2024 | 10:32 PM IST
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French Open 2024: 39-year-old Stan Wawrinka beats 37-year-old Andy Murray

Theirs was by far the most eagerly anticipated match of Day 1 at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament, featuring a pair of guys who each own a trio of major trophies

Updated On : 27 May 2024 | 1:55 PM IST
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French Open 2024: Unseeded Nadal gets to 4th seed Zverev in first round

The Nadal-Zverev winner could be on a path toward a potential semifinal meeting against No. 1 seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic

Updated On : 24 May 2024 | 8:41 AM IST
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Nadal's last French Open? It should be similar to Serena's last US Open

Nadal missed nearly all of 2023 after hurting his hip during a loss at the Australian Open that January

Updated On : 23 May 2024 | 9:50 AM IST
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French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem loses in qualifying final match

Thiem, who reached the final at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, announced earlier this month that he will retire at the end of the year

Updated On : 23 May 2024 | 9:44 AM IST
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Nadal shows he's not ready for retirement in comeback win at Italian Open

Nadal was playing only his 10th match this year after missing nearly all of 2023 with a hip injury that required surgery

Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 12:46 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Monte Carlo Masters, delays prep for French Open

The 37-year-old Nadal had hip surgery last summer and has played only three competitive matches in Brisbane before skipping the Australian Open this year

Updated On : 05 Apr 2024 | 5:00 PM IST
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