Highlights of the tournament

Rafael Nadal is insatiable! The Majorcan marvel once again swept aside everyone in his path during the 2014 French Open, thus clinching his ninth title on the Parisian red clay. In the final, Rafa overcame his great rival Novak Djokovic in four sets. This triumph brought Nadal’s Grand Slam title tally up to an impressive fourteen.

In the women’s draw, while various favorites suffered an early exit, Maria Sharapova was determined not to let this chance pass her by. Two years after her first title at Roland Garros, the Russian champion lifted the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen for a second time after a particularly close-fought match against one of the tournament’s revelations, Romania’s Simona Halep. This was the first three-set women’s singles final since 2001. 

Thirty years after Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte, French pairing Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin flew the flag for their home country and proudly etched their names in French Open history by winning the men’s doubles at the Porte d’Auteuil.

The finals