The Top 10 French Open Matches in the Open Era

Gabriel TaylorAnalyst IMay 20, 2009

The Top 10 French Open Matches in the Open Era

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    PARIS - JUNE 08:  Rafael Nadal of Spain lifts the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland after the Men's Singles Final match on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2008 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty I

1974: Bjorn Borg Wins First Grand Slam Title

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    JUN 1980:  A PICTURE SHOWING BJORN BORG OF SWEDEN IN ACTION DURING THE FRENCH TENNIS OPEN Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/ALLSPORT

2002: Serena Williams Claims a French Open Title for the Williams Sisters

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    PARIS - JUNE 8: Serena Williams of the USA poses with the winner's cup after winning the French Open against her sister Venus on June 8, 2002 at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Serena deated Venus 7-5 6-3. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty I

1985: Evert Wins a Thriller vs. Navratilova

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    MAY 1985:  CHRIS EVERT OF THE UNITED STATES HOLDS THE FRENCH OPEN TROPHY AFTER WINNING THE LADIES SINGLES IN PARIS AT THE STADE ROLAND GARROS.

1981: Ivan Lendl Falls to the Greatest

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    MAY 1987:  IVAN LENDL OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA LOOKING SURPRISED DURING A MATCH AT THE 1987 FRENCH OPEN AT ROLAND GARROS TENNIS CLUB IN PARIS.

1999: Andre Agassi Captures Career Grand Slam

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    6 Jun 1999:  Andre Agassi of the United States celebrates victory during the 1999 French Open Final match against Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine played at Roland Garros in Paris, France.  The match finished in an emotional victory for Andre Agassi. \ Mand

1984: Ivan Lendl Denies John McEnroe French Open Championship

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    Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl with the trophy after winning the men's singles final of the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (French Open), at the Stade Roland Garros, Paris, June 1984. Lendl beat John McEnroe of the USA to win the match 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.

2008: Rafael Nadal Continues His Mastery of Roger Federer

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    PARIS - JUNE 08:  Roger Federer (L) of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain with their trophies after the Men's Singles Final match on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2008 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

1989: Michael Chang Surprises the Field and Becomes the Youngest Winner Ever

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    American tennis player Michael Chang at the French Open in Paris, 1989. He won the tournament, becoming the youngest male winner of a Grand Slam singles event at the age of 17. (Photo by Bob Martin/Getty Images)

1982: The Underdog Bites Back As Unseeded Mats Wilander Wins French Open

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    JUN 1988:  MATS WILANDER OF SWEDEN PLAYS A FOREHAND SHOT DURING A MATCH AT THE 1988 FRENCH OPEN PLAYED AT ROLAND GARROS IN PARIS.

1992: Monica Seles Outlasts Steffi Graf

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    Jun 1990: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia celebrates during the French Open championships at Roland Garros, Paris.                                                 Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK

Honorable Mention: Yannick Noah Wins One for the Home Team in 1983

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    JUN 1983:  YANNICK NOAH OF FRANCE CELEBRATES AFTER WNNING THE MEN's SINGLES TITLE AT THE 1983 FRENCH OPEN GRAND SLAM.