French Open Live Streaming 2013
Watch French Open Live Streaming 2013
French open is one of the four major grand slam tournaments in tennis. French open was established in 1891 as an annual tennis tournament and it was limited for only members up to 1925. It is the only grand slam tournament played in clay courts. French open is held annually during may-June at Rolland Garros stadium in Paris, since 1928. Due to its slowness of the clay surface, the matches involve lot of long rallies and lasts up to five sets providing entertainment to the spectators. It is a challenging tournament for many top hard court and grass court specialists.
Max Decugis won 29 titles altogether in different events before the open era which started in 1925. Martina Navratilova is the most successful player at French open with 11 titles, though she won most of them in doubles and missed doubles events. Bjorn Borg has most singles match wins in men’s event and he has 6 titles in his name. Rafael Nadal is the most successful French open singles player in men’s section with 7 titles. Chris Evert is the most successful female singles champion with 7 titles. Steffi Graf, another women’s tennis legend has won 6 singles titles. Monica Seles is the youngest women’s champion, while Michael Chang is the youngest men’s champion.
Mats Wilander, Gustavo Kuerten, and Gaston Gaudio are the only unseeded players to clinch French open titles after the introduction of seeding system. Monica Seles and Justin Henin share the most consecutive titles record in women’s singles event with 3 wins each. Bjorn Borg and Rafael Nadal share the record of most consecutive titles record in men’s singles event with 4 victories each. Match between Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clement in 2004 holds the record the longest match in French open as it lasted 6 hours and 33 minutes. Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi hold the record for maximum number of men’s doubles titles by winning 4 titles each, twice as a team and twice with different partners.
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