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1996 French Open – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1996 French Open
Champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Runner-up Michael Stich
Final score 7-6(7–4), 7-5, 7-6(7–4)

Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated Michael Stich 7-6(7–4), 7-5, 7-6(7–4) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1996 French Open.

Pete Sampras reached the semi-final, his best ever showing at Roland Garros. Future champion and world number 1 Gustavo Kuerten made his first appearance in the main draw of a grand slam.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Yevgeny Kafelnikov is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Pete Sampras (Semifinalist)
  2. Thomas Muster (Fourth round)
  3. Andre Agassi (Second round)
  4. Michael Chang (Third round)
  5. Goran Ivanišević (Fourth round)
  6. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Champion)
  7. Jim Courier (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Thomas Enqvist (First round)
  1. Marcelo Ríos (Fourth round)
  2. Wayne Ferreira (Fourth round)
  3. Arnaud Boetsch (Second round)
  4. Albert Costa (Second round)
  5. Richard Krajicek (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Marc Rosset (Semifinalist)
  7. Michael Stich (Finalist)
  8. MaliVai Washington (First round)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1   Pete Sampras 64 4 6 6 6  
7   Jim Courier 77 6 4 4 4  
  1   Pete Sampras 64 0 2      
  6   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 6 6      
13   Richard Krajicek 3 4 77 2  
  6   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 6 64 6    
    6   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 77 7 77    
  15   Michael Stich 64 5 64    
    Bernd Karbacher 6 6 3 5 0  
14   Marc Rosset 4 4 6 7 6  
14   Marc Rosset 3 4 2    
  15   Michael Stich 6 6 6      
  Cédric Pioline 4 6 3 2  
  15   Michael Stich 6 4 6 6    

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sampras 6 7 77
Gustafsson 1 5 65 1 Sampras 6 6 62 2 6
Sánchez 1 5 4 Bruguera 3 4 77 6 3
Bruguera 6 7 6 1 Sampras 3 6 7 4 6
Fleurian 5 4 1 Martin 6 4 5 6 2
Wilander 7 6 6 Wilander 4 65 2
Carlsen 1 1 77 2 Martin 6 77 6
Martin 6 6 65 6 1 Sampras 6 7 6
Black 5 3 0 Draper 4 5 2
Draper 7 6 6 Draper 2 6 6 6
Schaller 6 6 7 Schaller 6 3 2 4
WC Simian 3 4 5 Draper 6 6 6
Tarango 4 6 4 6 6 Tarango 1 2 3
Damm 6 2 6 3 4 Tarango 6 6 6
Q Squillari 77 6 3 Q Squillari 4 4 1
16 Washington 64 4 0 r

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Ferreira 6 7 77
Q Kuerten 4 5 64 10 Ferreira 4 79 6 77
Q Etlis 3 2 63 Doseděl 6 67 1 64
Doseděl 6 6 77 10 Ferreira 65 7 6 7
Steven 6 6 77 Furlan 77 5 1 5
WC Carraz 2 2 63 Steven 0 2 4
Golmard 4 6 6 5 4 Furlan 6 6 6
Furlan 6 3 1 7 6 10 Ferreira 6 1 3 3
WC Carretero 6 68 6 2 2 7 Courier 4 6 6 6
Kučera 3 710 4 6 6 Kučera 77 6 65 4 6
Hadad 6 3 2 0 LL Norman 65 4 77 6 2
LL Norman 4 6 6 6 Kučera 77 5 4 4 r
Matsuoka 62 5 77 1 7 Courier 62 7 6 5
Rikl 77 7 64 6 Rikl 3 2 2
Q Olhovskiy 1 6 64 4 7 Courier 6 6 6
7 Courier 6 3 77 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Agassi 6 67 6 6
Q Díaz 1 79 4 4 3 Agassi 6 4 79 3 2
Woodruff 6 6 3 77 Woodruff 4 6 67 6 6
Spadea 2 2 6 64 Woodruff 65 6 6 5 4
WC Champion 2 6 77 4 7 Björkman 77 2 4 7 6
Stolle 6 4 63 6 5 WC Champion 7 1 4 0
Dewulf 4 4 3 Björkman 5 6 6 6
Björkman 6 6 6 Björkman 3 2 4
LL Kulti 6 2 6 4 1 13 Krajicek 6 6 6
Woodbridge 0 6 2 6 6 Woodbridge 3 6 77 77
Philippoussis 6 6 6 Philippoussis 6 4 61 62
Volkov 3 2 2 Woodbridge 5 2 2
Carbonell 4 6 6 77 13 Krajicek 7 6 6
Q El Sawy 6 4 4 65 Carbonell 2 6 62 2
Noszály 6 62 1 4 13 Krajicek 6 4 77 6
13 Krajicek 4 77 6 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 A. Costa 3 6 6 77
Meligeni 6 4 3 62 12 A. Costa 4 3 6 66
Van Herck 6 5 62 3 Clavet 6 6 4 78
Clavet 4 7 77 6 Clavet 6 7 6
Henman 4 4 5 Forget 3 5 3
Goossens 6 6 7 Goossens 4 4 6 6 3
Chesnokov 65 64 6 6 4 Forget 6 6 3 3 6
Forget 77 77 2 3 6 Clavet 4 3 3
Q Dier 4 2 7 4 6 Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Mantilla 6 6 5 6 Mantilla 77 6 6
Woodforde 3 4 6 4 Corretja 62 2 4
Corretja 6 6 0 6 Mantilla 4 2 2
WC Leconte 1 1 4 6 Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Johansson 6 6 6 Johansson 2 5 3
Q Blanco 1 3 3 6 Kafelnikov 6 7 6
6 Kafelnikov 6 6 6

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Ivanišević 6 6 6
Arrese 4 4 1 5 Ivanišević 7 6 6
Wheaton 63 6 6 6 Wheaton 5 2 4
Raoux 77 0 4 4 5 Ivanišević 6 6 6
Ulihrach 6 6 6 Ulihrach 4 2 2
Q Montana 2 4 2 Ulihrach 6 610 6 6
Lapentti 2 2 3 Medvedev 3 712 1 4
Medvedev 6 6 6 5 Ivanišević 3 1 2
Gaudenzi 6 6 6 Karbacher 6 6 6
Q Tiilikainen 3 1 1 Gaudenzi 3 4 4
Karbacher 6 6 6 Karbacher 6 6 6
Pérez-Roldán 2 4 4 Karbacher 4 6 6 6
El Aynaoui 5 66 0 r Haarhuis 6 4 2 3
Haarhuis 7 78 3 Haarhuis 7 2 6 6
Q Palmer 3 4 3 11 Boetsch 5 6 2 4
11 Boetsch 6 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Rosset 6 6 6
Steeb 4 4 0 14 Rosset 6 6 6
Novák 2 4 6 6 6 Jiří Novák 2 4 3
Pereira 6 6 2 1 1 14 Rosset 6 6 6
Hlasek 6 6 4 6 Hlasek 4 4 1
Larsson 1 4 6 3 Hlasek 6 1 6 77
Siemerink 77 6 6 Siemerink 2 6 3 63
Gumy 64 3 1 14 Rosset 77 6 6
Alami 4 2 4 Edberg 64 3 3
Edberg 6 6 6 Edberg 6 6 6
Moyá 6 77 6 Moyá 2 2 1
Rafter 4 61 2 Edberg 4 7 6 77
Fromberg 6 6 6 4 Chang 6 5 0 61
WC Delaître 3 1 3 Fromberg 4 6 65 4
Prinosil 1 1 2 4 Chang 6 3 77 6
4 Chang 6 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Enqvist 2 6 6 4 4
Reneberg 6 3 3 6 6 Reneberg 5 2 3
Pioline 6 6 6 Pioline 7 6 6
Frana 1 3 2 Pioline 4 6 6 6
Berasategui 6 6 3 6 Berasategui 6 1 4 0
Tebbutt 4 4 6 3 Berasategui 6 6 6
Dreekmann 6 6 6 Dreekmann 2 2 3
Ruud 4 3 0 Pioline 6 6 6
Q Fontang 6 4 0 1 9 Ríos 4 1 2
WC Roux 3 6 6 6 WC Roux 5 4 4
Pescosolido 6 4 6 2 4 Korda 7 6 6
Korda 4 6 2 6 6 Korda 3 3 2
Q Krošlák 1 2 1 9 Ríos 6 6 6
Stoltenberg 6 6 6 Stoltenberg 4 3 3
Joyce 64 1 4 9 Ríos 6 6 6
9 Ríos 77 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Stich 6 7 6
Q Fredriksson 4 5 4 15 Stich 6 7 6
Q Doyle 2 6 5 6 5 Rusedski 3 5 3
Rusedski 6 1 7 2 7 15 Stich 4 6 6 77
Q Norman 7 3 6 3 4 Tillström 6 0 4 63
Knowles 5 6 4 6 6 Knowles 7 3 6 4 3
Tillström 4 2 6 7 6 Tillström 5 6 1 6 6
C. Costa 6 6 1 5 1 15 Stich 4 6 6 77
Voinea 3 6 77 5 6 2 Muster 6 4 1 61
Goellner 6 3 65 7 2 Voinea 5 6 6 6
Schalken 6 6 1 6 Schalken 7 3 4 2
Vacek 3 3 6 3 Voinea 2 2 r
Ondruska 3 4 6 77 7 2 Muster 6 5
WC Solvès 6 6 3 64 9 WC Solvès 1 3 0
Fetterlein 4 2 4 2 Muster 6 6 6
2 Muster 6 6 6

External links

  • 1996 French Open Men's Singles draw – Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)


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