Tennis Quiz: What do you know about the French Open?

The French Open is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Test yourself in our trivia about this tournament before it starts.

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#1. When was the French Open played for the first time?

The first French Open was played in 1891 as “Championnat de France”. In 1925 the tournament was designated by the International Lawn Federation as a major championship.

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#2. What is the name of the venue where French Open is played?

Clay courts are located at the Roland Garros tennis courts and the French Open is often referred to as the Roland Garros tournament.

Roland Garros was a French fighter pilot living from 1888 until 1918.

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#3. At what surface is French Open played?

French Open is the only Grand Slam played on clay.

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#4. Who has the most French Open men singles titles?

Rafael Nadal, the Spanish clay king, won the French Open 14! times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022). He holds also the record for the most consecutive wins at the French Open (5: 2010 – 2014) and also holds the second position in that ranking (with Bjorn Borg) with four consecutive wins (2005 – 2008 & 2017 – 2020). Nadal won all his French Open final appearances.

Bjorn Borg won six French Open titles (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981), and Mats Wilander holds three French Open trophies (1982, 1985, 1988).

By the way, the second most successful player at Roland Garros courts is Max Decugis, who won the French Open eight times (1903, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1912, 1913, 1914).

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#5. Who has the most French Open ladies singles titles?

Chris Evert won seven French Open singles titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986) which is the most of all-time.

Suzanne Lenglen and Steffi Graf have six singles titles (Lenglen: 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926; Graf: 1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999).

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#6. How many French Open titles did Roger Federer win?

Roger Federer is not a clay master, but he was able to clinch one French Open title in 2009. He defeated Robin Soderling in the finals (6:1 7:6 6:4).

Soderling beat Rafael Nadal in the 4th round in the one of most surprising wins in French Open history (6:2 6:7 6:4 7:6).

Read more about Grand Slam titles here.

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#7. How many men played the finals at least twice and won at all of their French Open finals appearances?

There are four players that reached the finals multiple times and won all their finals.

Rafael Nadal played in 14 French open finals and won all 14.
Bjorn Borg played in 6 French open finals and won all 6.
Gustavo Kuerten played in 3 French open finals and won all 3.
Jan Kodes played in 2 French open finals and won all 2.

On the other side, there are three players who lost all of their multiple French Open finals: Alex Corretja, Robin Soderling and Dominic Thiem lost twice in finals.

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#8. How many ladies played the finals at least twice and won at all of their French Open finals appearances?

Justine Henin, Margaret Court and Iga Swiatek played the final twice or more and won every time they reach the finals stage.

Henin won all four final appearances in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Court won all three final appearances in 1969, 1970, and 1973. Iga Swiatek won two finals so far in 2020 and 2022 (but can add more).

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#9. How long was the shortest completed match at the French Open?

French Open Ladies singles finals between Steffi Graff and Natasha Zvereva in 1988 did not take too long. Steffi Graf beat Zvereva 6:0 6:0 in 32 minutes. It was the only match in finals history when the winner did not lose a single game and also the shortest Grand Slam final ever.

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#10. Who won the most French Open singles titles of these players?

Ivan Lendl played five times in the French Open finals and won three times (1984, 1986, 1987). Andre Agassi won just one out of the three French Open finals he played (1999). Jim Courier won two out of three French Open finals he played (1991, 1992).

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