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Roland Garros: numbers to remember

Latest update : 2008-05-27

From Björn Borg’s six victories to the 60,000 yellow balls used during one fortnight, and including Yannick Noah's last French victory in 1983. Here is our selection.

3
In billions, the total number of TV viewers watching the 2008 tournament.


4
Like the four Musketeers of French tennis, René Lacoste, Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotra and Henri Cochet lent their names to the central court’s four bleachers.


6
The record number of victories held by Swede Björn Borg. Spaniard Rafael Nadal follows in the footsteps of the tennis legend, running on three consecutive victories. In women’s tennis, Chris Evert holds the record with seven trophies.


11
Spain, Australia and the US have each won 11 titles since the start of the tournament.


16
By winning the 1990 women’s title at the age of 16, Monica Seles became the youngest winner ever of the French Open. Michael Chang holds the men’s title since he won the 1989 trophy at 17 years.


21
The number of consecutive matches won by Rafael Nadal, who remains invincible at the French Open since his first appearance in 2005.


28
The number of players who can try their hand with the best in the qualifying rounds.


36
The number of French players on the two tables.


40
Forty years ago, in 1968,  the tournament first opened its doors to professional players.


66
The 1997 classification for Gustavo Kuerten, the player most poorly classified player by the ATP (Association of Tennis Players) to have won the tournament.


80
The French Open stadium celebrates its 80th anniversary. Numerous celebrations are scheduled during the fortnight.


250
The number of ballboys selected to fine-comb the field and to approach their favorite players throughout the tournament.


829
The total number of matches to be played this year in all categories from the qualifiers to the mixed doubles as well as the juniors.


1983
The last French victory at the French Open: Yannick Noah on June 5, 1983.


3,000
More than 3,000 media personnel, including 1,520 journalists.


60,000
The number of yellow balls utilized on the courts during the tournament.


421,231
The record number of spectators who attended the tournament - in 2007. There were only 50,000 in 1970.


1,000,000
The winners of the single men and women tournaments each receive 1 million euros.

 
15,575,960
In euros, the total amount of euros which will be distributed in prize money, according to the results of each player.

 
223,922,079
The number of pages seen on the official Web site of the 2007 tournament.


 

Date created : 2008-05-27