The 2011 Roland Garros Championships in Paris, France also known as the French Open, is the 2nd Grand Slam tournament of 2011. Roland Garros is the 8th Major Tournament for the men’s professional tennis tour each year.
The men’s event begins on May 17 with the qualifying singles draw and the Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday 5 June. Roland Garros is the 4th and final prestigious clay court tournament of each year.
In this post how the ATP Tour ranking points, prize money are allocated and what the schedule of play is for the men’s singles draw will be covered. The total financial commitment by this tournament is 16,807,400 Euros (€) with the total prize money for the men’s singles event being € 6,032,000. The winner of the Men’s Singles Final at Roland Garros takes home € 1.2 million.
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Pictured above is World No.1 Rafael NADAL setting the ball in place during his service action. The 24-year-old Nadal is the defending champion at Roland Garros and won the Men’s Singles title there for four years in a row from 2005 to 2008. The 1.88m left-hander joined fellow left-hander Rod Laver, as the only other man to win three consecutive Grand Slam single titles in the Open-era by completing his career Grand Slam set at the 2010 US Open.
The 9-time Grand Slam champion can equal Bjorn Borg’s record of winning 6 Roland Garros titles at Roland Garros in 2011. Borg won his 6 titles from 1974-1981 over 8 years. If Nadal defends his Roland Garros title he’ll make it 6 in 7 years.
The ATP ranking points and prize money is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 2,000 points + € 1,200,000;
- The runner-up earns 1,200 points + € 600,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 720 points + € 300,000;
- The four quarter finalists earn 360 points + € 150,000;
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 180 points + € 75,000;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 90 points + € 42,ooo;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 45 points + € 25,000;
- The *players who lose in the 1st round earn 10 points + € 15,000.
The players who lose in the 1st round of the qualifying event earn € 2,500 but do NOT receive any ranking points. The players who lose in the 2nd round of qualifying earn € 4,000 and 8 points. The players who lose in the 3rd round of qualifying earn € 8,000 and 14 points.
*The players who qualify for the main draw and then lose the 1st round earn 35 points, whereas players, who start in the 1st round and lose their 1st match, only earn 10 points.
The matches each day are played in a day session starting at 11am unless stated otherwise below. There are no night sessions. The first four days of the tournament feature the qualifying event. Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day, in which case we will update them here straight away.
The 2011 schedule of play for the men’s singles event at Roland Garros is:
- Tuesday 17 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
- Wednesday 18 May: Qualifying 1st round from 11am;
- Thursday 19 May: Qualifying 2nd round from 11am;
- Friday 20 May: Qualifying 3rd round from 11am;
- Sunday 22 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Monday 23 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Tuesday 24 May: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Wednesday 25 May: 2nd round from 11am;
- Thursday 26 May: 2nd round from 11am;
- Friday 27 May: 3rd round from 11am;
- Saturday 28 May: 3rd round from 11am;
- Sunday 29 May: 4th round from 11am;
- Monday 30 May: 4th round from 12 noon;
- Tuesday 31 May: Quarter Finals from 11am;
- Wednesday 1 June: Quarter Finals from 2pm;
- Friday 3 June: Semi Finals from 2pm; and
- Sunday 5 June: The Men’s Singles Final at 3:00pm.
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