French Open Men’s Singles Champions (Open Era)

Below is a list of the French Open Champions from 1968 to 2021 in Men’s Singles at Roland Garros.

Since 1968, there have been a total of 54 French Opens played at Roland Garros in Paris with 27 different players being named the Men’s Singles winner in the open era.

French Open Men’s Singles Champions (Open Era)

French Open Winners in Men’s Singles (Open Era)

The current defending French Open Men’s champion is Rafael Nadal who beat Casper Ruud in three sets (6-3, 6-3, 6-0) in the 2022 French Open men’s singles final.

Other notable French Open winners in the open era, include Novak Djokovic (2016 and 2021), Roger Federer (2009), and Bjorn Borg (1974, 1975,1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981).

YearWinnerRunner UpScore in Final
2022Rafael NadalCasper Ruud6-3,6-3, 6-0
2021Novak DjokovicStefanos Tsitsipas6–7, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
2020Rafael NadalNovak Djokovic6–0, 6–2, 7–5
2019Rafael NadalDominic Thiem6–3, 5–7, 6–1, 6–1
2018Rafael NadalDominic Thiem6–4, 6–3, 6–2
2017Rafael NadalStan Wawrinka6–2, 6–3, 6–1
2016Novak DjokovicAndy Murray3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
2015Stan WawrinkaNovak Djokovic4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
2014Rafael NadalNovak Djokovic3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4
2013Rafael NadalDavid Ferrer6–3, 6–2, 6–3
2012Rafael NadalNovak Djokovic6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
2011Rafael NadalRoger Federer7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–1
2010Rafael NadalRobin Söderling6–4, 6–2, 6–4
2009Roger FedererRobin Söderling6–1, 7–6, 6–4
2008Rafael NadalRoger Federer6–1, 6–3, 6–0
2007Rafael NadalRoger Federer6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2006Rafael NadalRoger Federer1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6
2005Rafael NadalMariano Puerta6–7, 6–3, 6–1, 7–5
2004Gastón GaudioGuillermo Coria0–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1, 8–6
2003Juan Carlos FerreroMartin Verkerk6–1, 6–3, 6–2
2002Albert CostaJuan Carlos Ferrero6–1, 6–0, 4–6, 6–3
2001Gustavo KuertenAlex Corretja6–7, 7–5, 6–2, 6–0
2000Gustavo KuertenMagnus Norman6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6
1999Andre AgassiAndrei Medvedev1–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1998Carlos MoyáÀlex Corretja6–3, 7–5, 6–3
1997Gustavo KuertenSergi Bruguera6–3, 6–4, 6–2
1996Yevgeny KafelnikovMichael Stich7–6, 7–5, 7–6
1995Thomas MusterMichael Chang7–5, 6–2, 6–4
1994Sergi BrugueraAlberto Berasategui6–3, 7–5, 2–6, 6–1
1993Sergi BrugueraJim Courier6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1992Jim CourierPetr Korda7–5, 6–2, 6–1
1991Jim CourierAndre Agassi3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
1990Andrés GómezAndre Agassi6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1989Michael ChangStefan Edberg6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1988Mats WilanderHenri Leconte7–5, 6–2, 6–1
1987Ivan LendlMats Wilander7–5, 6–2, 3–6, 7–6
1986Ivan LendlMikael Pernfors6–3, 6–2, 6–4
1985Mats WilanderIvan Lendl3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1984Ivan LendlJohn McEnroe3–6, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 7–5
1983Yannick NoahMats Wilander6–2, 7–5, 7–6
1982Mats WilanderGuillermo Vilas1–6, 7–6, 6–0, 6–4
1981Bjorn BorgIvan Lendl6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
1980Bjorn BorgVitas Gerulaitis6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1979Bjorn BorgVíctor Pecci6–3, 6–1, 6–7, 6–4
1978Bjorn BorgGuillermo Vilas6–1, 6–1, 6–3
1977Guillermo VilasBrian Gottfried6–0, 6–3, 6–0
1976Adriano PanattaHarold Solomon6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6
1975Bjorn BorgGuillermo Vilas6–2, 6–3, 6–4
1974Bjorn BorgManuel Orantes2–6, 6–7, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
1973Ilie NastaseNikola Pilic6–3, 6–3, 6–0
1972Andrés GimenoPatrick Proisy4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
1971Jan KodesIlie Năstase8–6, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
1970Jan KodesZeljko Franulovic6–2, 6–4, 6–0
1969Rod LaverKen Rosewall6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1968Ken RosewallRod Laver6–3, 6–1, 2–6, 6–2

Most French Open Men’s Singles Titles (Open Era)

Rafael Nadal currently holds the record for most French Open Men’s Singles titles in the open era with 14 singles titles to his name.

Other French Open winners who have won the singles title more than once include Bjorn Borg (6), Ivan Lendl (3), and Mats Wilander (3).

Tennis PlayerNumber of Open Era Titles
Rafael Nadal14
Bjorn Borg6
Gustavo Kuerten3
Ivan Lendl3
Mats Wilander3
Jan Kodes2
Jim Courier2
Novak Djokovic2
Sergi Bruguera2
Adriano Panatta1
Albert Costa1
Andre Agassi1
Andrés Gimeno1
Andrés Gómez1
Carlos Moyá1
Gastón Gaudio1
Guillermo Vilas1
Ilie Năstase1
Juan Carlos Ferrero1
Ken Rosewall1
Michael Chang1
Rod Laver1
Roger Federer1
Stan Wawrinka1
Thomas Muster1
Yannick Noah1
Yevgeny Kafelnikov1

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