ATP Clay Court Tournament Winners Leading Up to French Open 2016

Here’s a review of the winners of the ATP clay court tournaments leading up to the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros.

Find out who is in form and who are the potential challengers to reigning champion Wawrinka and nine times champion Nadal.

Centre Court at the Barcelona Open

Centre Court at the Barcelona Open

It’s been an interesting lead up to this year’s French Open, which runs from 22 May to 5 June.

World number one Novak Djokovic already has one 2016 grand slam title from the Australian Open and Masters 1000 wins at Indian Wells, Miami and Madrid.

World number two Andy Murray defeated Djokovic to win Rome.

Nine time Roland Garros champion Nadal, currently ranked five in the world is the fourth seed at Roland Garros. In 2016 Nadal has won titles at Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Unfortunately both Roger Federer and Gael Monfils have withdrawn from the tournament.

View the men’s Roland Garros draw here.

Read on for the full list of men’s clay court tournament winners so far this year.

Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco

4-10 April

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – €520,070

Federico Delbonis d Borna Coric 6-2, 6-4

Fayez Sarofim & Co US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Houston, USA

4-10 April

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – $577,860

Juan Monaco d Jack Sock 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

 

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

11-17 April

ATP 1000

Total Prize Money – €4,094,505

Rafael Nadal d Gael Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0

Other notable results:

Second round Jiri Vesely d Novak Djokovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Semi-final Nadal d Andy Murray 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

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Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain

18-24 April

ATP 500

Total Prize Money – €2,428,355

Rafael Nadal d Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5

I was lucky enough to attend the Quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open. View photos of Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori, and read my wrap up of the tournament here (it was fabulous!)

BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania

18-24 April

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – €520,070

Fernando Verdasco d Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-2

BMW Open by FWU AG, Munich, Germany

25 April – 1 May

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – €520,070

Philipp Kohlschreiber d Dominic Thiem 7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(4)

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Kohlschreiber (taken in Barcelona)

Millennium Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal

25 April – 1 May

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – €520,070

Nicolas Almagro d Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(6), 7-6(5), 6-3

Pablo Carreno Busta

Photo courtesy of tennis-buzz.com

TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open

25 April – 1 May

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – €483,080

Diego Schwartzman d Grigor Dimitrov 6-7(5), 7-6(4). 6-0

Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain

30 April – 8 May

ATP 1000

Total Prize Money – €5,719,660

Novak Djokovic d Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Other notable results:

Semi-final Murray d Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-4

Second round Nick Kyrgios d Stan Wawrinka 7-6(7), 7-6(2)

Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome, Italy

9-15 May

ATP 1000

Total Prize Money – €4,300,755

Andy Murray d Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3

Other notable results:

Quarterfinal Djokovic d Rafael Nadal 7-5, 7-6(4)

Third round Juan Monaco d Stan Wawrinka 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4

Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland

15-21 May

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – €556,195

Stan Wawrinka d Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6(11)

Open de Nice Cote d’Azur, Nice, France

14-21 May

ATP 250

Total Prize Money – €520,070

Dominic Thiem d Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-0

 

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Wish I could be live at Roland Garros, but I will be watching on TV as much as possible. See you on Twitter (@grandslamgal)

Until next time

Grand Slam Gal

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