The 2014 Roland Garros tennis championships will be the 117th edition of the men’s singles event, which was first played in 1891. Roland Garros is also known as the French Open and is held at Stade Roland Garros in the 16th Arrondissement in Paris, France.
OnCourt Advantage lists exactly how the ATP ranking points are allocated for each round, what the 2013 prize money for every round is, the starting time plus what the schedule of play is for every single day of the tournament. Once the official announcement of the 2014 prize money is made the figures below will be updated.
Pictured above from today’s semi final is 27-year-old Rafael Nadal preparing for his favourite stroke, his forehand, which was truly amazing in the fifth set today. The 1.88m left-hander hit 22 winners to 13 in the final set to win 9-7 after fighting back from 2-4 to emerge victorious with inspiring aggressive tennis forced from Rafa by a valiant Novak Djokovic in their 4 hour and 37 minute classic.
To watch the tennis in Singapore add 6 hours to the Paris local times listed below to work out the equivalent Singapore time.
The singles players earn ATP ranking points and receive prize money like this:
- The winner earns 2,000 points + € 1,500,000;
- The runner-up earns 1,200 points + € 750,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 720 points + € 375,000;
- The four quarter finalists earn 360 points + € 190,000;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 180 points + € 100,000;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 90 points + € 60,000;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 points + € 35,000;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points + € 21,000.
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The 2014 Roland Garros men’s singles event schedule of play is:
- Tuesday 20 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
- Wednesday 21 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
- Thursday 22 May: Qualifying 2nd round from 11am;
- Friday 23 May: Qualifying 3rd round from 11am;
- Sunday 25 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Monday 26 May: 1st round from 11am;
- Tuesday 27 May: 1st round from 11am;
- Wednesday 28 May: 2nd round from 11am;
- Thursday 29 May: 2nd round from 11am;
- Friday 30 May: 3rd round from 11am;
- Saturday 31 May: 3rd round from 11am;
- Sunday 1 June: Round of 16 from 11am;
- Monday 2 June: Round of 16 from 11am;
- Tuesday 3 June: Quarter Finals from 2pm;
- Wednesday 4 June: Quarter Finals from 2pm;
- Thursday 5 June: No men’s singles matches;
- Friday 6 June: Semi Finals from 1pm;
- Saturday 7 June: No men’s singles matches; and
- Sunday 8 June: The Men’s Singles Final at 3:00pm.
*How players make their way into the main draw singles event alters the number of points they are awarded when they lose in the 1st round.
The players who lose in the 1st round of the qualifying event receive £2,500 but do NOT receive any ranking points.
The players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying earn £4,500 and 8 ATP ranking points. The players who who lose in the 3rd round of qualifying earn £9,000 and 16 ATP ranking points.
The 16 player’s that qualify for the singles main draw by progressing through all three rounds of the qualifying tournament earn 35 ATP ranking points, 25 points for qualifying plus the 10 main draw 1st round points.
© photo courtesy of Babolat follow @Babolat on Twitter. Originally published on June 7, 2013