The French Open tennis Tournament is the second Grand Slam event of the year, and it marks the beginning of the summer season for tennis. The event is played on the famous red clay on Roland Garros. The French Open has seen some amazing matches since going open in 1968. To relive some great moments in French Open history, we have compiled a list of top 12 Best French Open Matches featuring tennis’s all time greats.

Top 12 Best French Open Matches

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Top 12 Best French Open Matches

12. Bjorn Borg vs Manuel Orantes (1974)

Best French Open Matches

After struggling throughout the first two sets, Bjorn Borg controlled the final three sets to make an amazing comeback dispatching Spain’s Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–7, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1 and capturing his first title.

11. Serena Williams vs Venus Williams (2002)

Best French Open Matches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSlAPrLJik0

There has never been a better sibling rivalry than the William sisters. It was the 2002 final when the No.2 seeded Venus and the No.3 seeded Serena met for an amazing clash for the French Open title. Serena defeated Venus 7-5, 6-3.

10. Chris Evert vs Martina Navratilova (1985)

Best French Open Matches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB34iZXR40I

This rivalry was pretty popular back in the day with their match bringing out the best in one another. Evert would clench the win in an emphatic 6–3, 6–7 (4-7), 7–5 win and go on to win her 7th French open in 1986.

9. Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer (2005)

Best French Open Matches

The King of Clay’s first ever French Open title came at the expense of Mariano Puerta in 2005 but it was the semi-final clash between him and Roger Federer that caught everyone’s eye.

8. Monica Seles vs Steffi Graf (1992)

Best French Open Matches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzkUdnDKfXQ

Seles entered the 1992 French Open seeded No. 1 and Graf as the No. 2 seed. Both came in with a successful year behind them. Seles won the first set and Graf won the second making things even. In the final set which happened to be a 91 minute thriller Seles finally sealed the match after winning the set 10-8 for the final score of 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.

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