French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall

The era of 1969-1960 in French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning the title. However out of these names, one of the greatest tennis players was Roy Emerson who showed his fantastic capability to play on clay court and won many French Open Championships. Roy Emerson won 2 single French Open titles and 6 doubles French Open titles in his tennis career. His overall Grand Slams titles are 12 which shows his exquisite tennis skills. Rod Laver, Australia’s greatest tennis player, won 11 Grand Slams out of which 2 were French Open titles. Ken Rosewall with 12 grand slams in his career, won two French Open titles in the 60’s.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1969: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1969: Ken Rosewall

Year 1968

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1968: Ken Rosewall
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1968: Rod Laver

Year 1967

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1967: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1967: Tony Roche

Year 1966

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1966: Tony Roche
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1966: Istvan Gulyas

Year 1965

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1965: Fred Stolle
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1965: Tony Roche

Year 1964

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1964: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1964: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1963

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1963: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1963: Pierre Darmon

Year 1962

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1962: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1962: Roy Emerson

Year 1961

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1961: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1961: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1960

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1960: Nicola Pietrangeli
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1960: Luis Ayala

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1979-1970

 Bjorn Borg, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1979-1970

The era of 1979-1970 in French Open tennis tournaments has been a mix of different famous tennis players. Out of them, one of the greatest tennis players, Bjorn Borg won many French Open Championships. It was this era when Bjorn Borg showed tremendous grip on the clay surface and owned 4 tennis championship titles in the French Open. The other two came in the 80’s era, completing the 6 titles for Bjorn. Bjorn won the French Open titles for four consecutive years while winning the Wimbledon championship along as well. In addition to Bjorn, the other players that won the French Open championship are given below:

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1979: Male

  • Bjorn Borg- Winner
  • Victor Pecci- Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1978: Male

  • Bjorn Borg: Winner
  • Guillermo Vilas: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1977: Male

  • Guillermo Vilas: Winner
  • Brian Gottfried: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1976: Male

  • Adriano Panatta: Winner
  • Harold Soloman: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1975: Male

  • Bjon Borg: Winner
  • Guillermo Vilas: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1974: Male

  • Bjorn Borg: Winner
  • Manuel Orantes: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1973: Male

  • Ilie Nastase: Winner
  • Nikola Pilic: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1972: Male

  • Andres Gimeno: Winner
  • Patrick Proisy: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1971: Male

  • Jan Kodes: Winner
  • Ilie Nastase: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1970: Male

  • Jan Kodes: Winner
  • Ilie Nastase: Runner-up

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1999-1990

Jim Courier, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1999-1990

The era of 1999-1990 in men’s French Open tennis tournaments hasn’t been dominated by one player but many best tennis players claimed the French Open trophy. Playing at clay hasn’t been very easy for every player which definitely highlights Sampras who failed at winning a single title in his glorious tennis career. The era of 90’s couldn’t produce any king of clay like Bjorn Borg who bagged 6 French Open titles and held on to this record till Nadal took over the clay court and equalled 6 French Open Grand Slam record. 

The tennis legend, Jim Courier won the French Open championship twice during this period. The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Andre Agassi
  • Runner-up: Andre Medvedev

Year 1998-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Carlos Moya
  • Runner-up: Alex Corretja

Year 1997-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Gustavo Kuerten
  • Runner-up: Sergi Bruguera

Year 1996-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  • Runner-up:1996: Michael Stich

Year 1995-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Thomas Muster
  • Runner-up: Michael Chang

Year 1994-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Sergi Bruguera
  • Runner-up: Alberto Berasategui

Year 1993-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Sergi Bruguera
  • Runner-up: Jim Courier

Year 1992-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Jim Courier
  • Runner-up: Petr Korda

Year 1991-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Jim Courier
  • Runner-up: Andre Agassi

Year 1990-French Open Tennis

  • Winner: Andres Gomez
  • Runner-up: Andre Agassi
American Andre Agassi somehow managed to make it to at least the runner-up. Hard court and grass court provide a reasonable pace and speed to the players however clay court slows down the pace which is why many hard court and grass court champions were left clueless on the clay, leading to single or no French Open titles.

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 2010-2000

Rafael Nadal, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 2010-2000

The era of 2000-2010 in French Open tennis tournament has been much about Rafael Nadal, giving him a tag of Rafa-The Clay King. Along with him, some of the best male tennis players made their way as winners and runner ups of French Open during this time. The list of male tennis players who were the winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championships from 2010-2000 is as follows:

Year 2010-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

Rafael Nadal won the 2010 French Open title after defeating Robin Soderling.

Year 2009-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

Roger Federer won his 15th Grand Slam by winning the French Open title 2009 after defeating Robin Soderling again.

Year 2008-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

The great rivals Federer and Nadal played against each other where Nadal won the title of 2008 French Open.

Year 2007-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

The rivalry continued for Federer and Nadal and Nadal being the clay King owned another French Open title.

Year 2006-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

The rivalry started from here between Nadal and Federer and continued for several years till now. Nadal won the year 2006 French Open after defeating Roger Federer.

Year 2005-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

Rafael Nadal defeated Mariano Puerta in 2005 French Open final to win the title.

Year 2004-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

Gaston Gaudio defeated Guillermo Coria to win the 2004 French Open.

Year 2003-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

 Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Martin Verkerk to win the 2003 French Open title.

Year 2002-French Open Tennis winner and runner up

Albert Costa defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero to claim the French Open 2002 title.

Year 2001-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

Gustavo Kuerten again defeated Alex Corretja in the finals of French Open 2001.

Year 2000-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

Gustavo Kuerten defeated Magnus Norman.