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 what the 2014 prize money for every round is, the starting time plus what the schedule of play is for every single day of the tournament. The prize money for the men’s events – singles, double and qualifying went up by € 1,448,000 from the 2013 prize money to 11,552,000, which is an increase of %14.33.
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 semi final classic.
Nadal became the first player in men’s tennis history to win eight of the same Grand Slam championship titles. Rafa’s championship match win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3 6-2 6-3 gave him a 59-1 event record from 2005 to 2013.
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 receive prize money like this:
- The winner receives € 1,650,000;
- The runner-up receives € 825,000;
- The two semi finalists receive € 412,500;
- The four quarter finalists receive € 220,000;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 receive € 125,000;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round receive € 72,000;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round receive € 42,000;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round receive € 24,000.
The players who lose in the 1st round of the qualifying event receive € 2,750. The players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying receive € 5,500 and those who lose in the 3rd round of qualifying receive € 11,000.
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.
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