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French Open stats: A look at all the important men’s statistics of Roland Garros

The only Grand Slam event currently played on clay courts is the French Open, which is also the world’s top championship on this surface. It is the second of the four Grand Slam events each year, taking place chronologically after the Australian Open and before Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open was the only major competition not held on grass until 1975. The French Open is regarded as the world’s most physically taxing tennis event due to the seven rounds necessary for a championship, the clay surface’s characteristics (slower pace, higher bounce).

The French Championships, also known as the Championnat de France in English, were first held in 1891. Tennis players who belonged to French clubs were the only ones who could participate. H. Briggs, a resident of Paris and a member of the Club Stade Français, was the first prizewinner. He defeated P. Baigneres in the championship match in straight sets. Four women entered the first women’s singles competition, which took place in 1897. Women’s doubles and mixed doubles competitions were added in 1902 and 1907, respectively.

Most successful men’s players

There have been a number of tennis players over the century plus old tournament who have earned its crown and all of them have gone down as legends of the sport. The most successful player in the history of the competition is a man who hones his craft even today and is widely known as the King of Clay. Of course, we are talking about the Spaniard Rafael Nadal. With 14 titles and three winning streaks, Nadal reached heights no one thought was possible on clay. He is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the multiple champions and he will be looking to add a 15th Roland Garros trophy in his overflowing cabinet. Here is a list of the top five most successful players who have at the French Open.

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Player (* – currently active)Titles
Rafael Nadal*2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017-2020, 2022 (14 titles)
Max Decugis1903, 1904, 1907-1909, 1912-1914 (8 titles)
Bjorn Borg1974, 1975, 1978-1981 (6 titles)
Henri Cochet1922, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932 (5 titles)
Andre Vacherot1894-1896, 1901 (4 titles)
Source – Wikipedia

Most successful men’s doubles players

When it comes to doubles, it is difficult to pick out a pair and claim them to be the most successful in Roland Garros and tennis players’ partners was never that much of a constant affair, especially in the 20th century. Here, we have taken a list of the five most successful men’s players in the doubles category. The line is lead by a familiar face in Roy Emerson, followed by the likes of Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon and others.

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Player (* – currently active)Titles
Roy Emerson1960-1965 (6 titles)
Jean Borotra1925, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1936 (5 titles)
Jacques Brugnon1927, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934 (5 titles)
Max Mirnyi2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 (4 titles)
Daniel Nestor 2007, 2010-2012 (4 titles)
Source: Wikipedia

Other statistics

Most aces

Player (* – currently active)Aces
John Isner*742
Roger Federer669
Ivo Karlovic534
Stanislas Wawrinka*515
Novak Djokovic*506
Source: Ultimate Tennis Statistics

Double Faults

Player (* – currently active)Double Faults
Gael Monfils*243
Lleyton Hewitt227
Fernando Verdasco*217
David Ferrer210
Novak Djokovic*208
Source: Ultimate Tennis Statistics

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First serve win percentage

Player (* – currently active)First serve win %
Richard Krajicek80.97%
Ivo Karlovic80.89%
Marzio Martelli80.50%
Goran Ivanisevic80.38%
Mark Knowles78.92%
Source: Ultimate Tennis Statistics

Second serve win percentage

Player (* – currently active)First serve win %
Rafael Nadal*58.98%
Eduardo Schwank58.79%
Julien Varlet58.16%
Aleksandr Nedovyesov*, Aslan Karatsev*58.06%
Chris Pridham57.93%
Source: Ultimate Tennis Statistics

Total points won

Player (* – currently active)Points
Rafael Nadal*11777
Novak Djokovic*11160
Roger Federer10171
Stanislas Wawrinka*7372
David Ferrer6664
Source: Ultimate Tennis Statistics