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Roland Garros records

Roland Garros records
By Eurosport

08/05/2006 at 14:34Updated

Who is the youngest ever winner of Roland Garros? The player with the most titles? How about the longest ever match? Or the country with the most winners? Take a look at eurosport.com's guide to all the records from the French Open.

MOST TITLES

Men's Singles titles:

6- Bjorn Borg

4 - Henri Cochet

3 - Renée Lacoste, Gustave Kuerten, Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl

Men's Combined titles:

9 - Henri Cochet - (4singles, 3 doubles, 2 mixed doubles)

Women's Singles titles:

7 - Chris Evert

6 - Steffi Graf

Women's Combined titles:

13 - Margaret Smith-Court (5 singles, 4 doubles, 4 mixed doubles)

YOUNGEST SINGLES WINNERS

Men

Michael Chang (1989): 17 years and 3 months

Mats Wilander (1982): 17 years and 9 months

Bjorn Borg (1974): 18 years

Michael Chang became the youngest ever winner of Roland Garros back in 1989 when the American teenager overcame Stefan Edberg in the final after a thrilling five-setter.

Women

Monica Seles (1990): 16 years and 6 months

Sanchez (1989): 17 years and 5 months

Steffi Graf (1987): 17 years and 11 months

NUMBER OF TITLES BY COUNTRY

Men

Australia, US: 11 titles

France, Sweden: 10 titles

Spain: 8 titles

Women

US: 27 titles

Germany 10 titles

LONGEST EVER MATCHES

Men

In games:

Before the tie-break was introduced at Paris, Sturgress beat McGregor (semi final 1955) in 76 games (10/8 7/9 8/6 5/7 9/7).

After the introduction of the tie-break in 1973, Agenor beat Prinosil (second round 1994) in 71 games (6/7 6/7 6/3 6/4 14/12).

Santoro beat Clément (first round 2004) in 71 games (6/4 6/3 6/7 3/6 16/14)

In time:

Santoro beat Clément (first round 2004) in 6h33mins (6/4 6/3 6/7 3/6 16/14)

Women

In games:

Before tie breaks, Melville beat Teeguarden (third round 1972) in 56 games (9/7 4/6 16/14).

With tie-breaks (1973), Jordan beat Minter (first round, 1984) in 46 games (7/5 4/6 13/11).

In time:

Buisson beat Van Lottum (first round 1995) in 4h07mins (6/7 7/5 6/2).

The longest ever game at Roland Garros came in 2004, when two Frenchman locked horns on the clay, spending an incredible 6 hours and 33 minutes there before Fabrice Santoro eventually came out on top 6/4 6/3 6/7 3/6 16/14. The match was played out over two days, leaving Santoro too tired to take his challenge at the tournament much further - he went out in straight sets to Olivier Mutis in the third round.

UNSEEDED WINNERS

Men

Bernard (1946), Wilander (1982), Kuerten (1997), Gaudio (2004).

Women

Scriven (1933).

The French Open title has been won by an unseeded player just four times in total, the most recent being Gaston Gaudio two years ago. The Argentine player's feat was all the more impressive when a glance down the list of his victims is taken - Guilhermo Canas, Jiry Novak, but also Leyton Hewitt (12th seed), David Nalbandian (8th seed) and Guilhermo Coria (5th seed) in the final.

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