In 1968, the first Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era was held at Roland Garros. This year’s event is the 50th French Open and the 197th Grand Slam tournament of the Open Era.

2017 Roland Garros is the 116th edition of the French championships, which began in 1891 as a closed championship reserved for national players or players enrolled in French clubs, and the 87th tournament since the event became international in 1925. This is the 84th time that the tournament has been held at Roland Garros, which was built for the 1928 France v USA Davis Cup Final.

Points and Prize Money … Total prize money for this year’s men’s singles event is €13,548,000, a 12.6% increase on 2016. The individual prize money and ATP Ranking points for the men’s singles at 2016 Roland Garros is:

  Prize Money


Champion 2,100,000 2000
Finalist 1,060,000 1200
Semifinalist 530,000 720
Quarterfinalist 340,000 360
Round of 16 200,000 180
Third Round 118,000 90
Second Round 70,000 45
First Round 35,000 10


Equal prize money for men and women was introduced in 2007. There was equal prize money for the champions only in 2006, with disparity in all other rounds.

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