The 1996 French Open was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor clay courts at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. The tournament was held from 27 May until 9 June. It was the 95th staging of the French Open, and the second Grand Slam tennis event of 1996.

Seeds

Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated.

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final [2]
1 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6 6
9 Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
4 1
1 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
3 6 4
5 Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
6 4 6
Javier Frana
Rick Leach
2 2
5 Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
6 6
5 Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
2 3
7 Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Daniel Vacek
6 6
11 Libor Pimek
Byron Talbot
3 6 1
Jared Palmer
Jonathan Stark
6 3 6
Jared Palmer
Jonathan Stark
4 6 4
7 Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Daniel Vacek
6 7
7 Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Daniel Vacek
6 7
Donald Johnson
Francisco Montana
2 6 8

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
6 7
M Ondruska
K Ullyett
3 6 1 1 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
6 6
L Manta
P Vízner
6 7 L Manta
P Vízner
1 2
J Ireland
D Nargiso
4 5 1 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
6 7
D Adams
W Arthurs
6 3 8 15 M Philippoussis
P Rafter
4 6 9
T Kempers
T Nijssen
3 6 6 D Adams
W Arthurs
6 4 6 9
15 M Philippoussis
P Rafter
6 7 15 M Philippoussis
P Rafter
7 7
B MacPhie
M Tebbutt
4 6 4 1 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
6 6
9 J Björkman
N Kulti
6 6 9 J Björkman
N Kulti
4 1
L Barthez
G Bastie
2 3 9 J Björkman
N Kulti
6 6
B Haygarth
C van Rensburg
6 7 B Haygarth
C van Rensburg
2 4
P Kilderry
P Tramacchi
2 6 2 9 J Björkman
N Kulti
6 4 6
R Krajicek
M Oosting
3 7 6 8 S Lareau
A O'Brien
3 6 3
R Bergh
S Cannon
6 6 2 4 R Krajicek
M Oosting
5 3
8 S Lareau
A O'Brien
4 6 6 8 S Lareau
A O'Brien
7 6
N Lapentti
N Pereira
6 1 3

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 P Galbraith
A Olhovskiy
1 7 6
J Eagle
A Florent
6 6 5 4 4 P Galbraith
A Olhovskiy
6 3 4
J Frana
R Leach
6 5 7 J Frana
R Leach
7 6
P Albano
J-A Conde
3 7 5 J Frana
R Leach
7 6
S Davis
T Henman
6 6 S Davis
T Henman
5 3
M Barnard
G Van Emburgh
3 2 S Davis
T Henman
6 7
13 HJ Davids
C Suk
7 7 13 HJ Davids
C Suk
3 6 4
D Ekerot
L Markovits
6 3 6 5 J Frana
R Leach
2 2
P Kühnen
G Muller
7 7 5 G Forget
J Hlasek
6 6
12 T Carbonell
F Roig
5 6 6 P Kühnen
G Muller
7 3 3
J Grabb
R Reneberg
6 6 J Grabb
R Reneberg
6 4 6 6
M-K Goellner
D Prinosil
3 4 J Grabb
R Reneberg
1 4
K Nováček
V Spadea
6 6 5 G Forget
J Hlasek
6 6
J-F Bachelot
G Carraz
2 3 K Nováček
V Spadea
6 3 2
5 G Forget
J Hlasek
3 6 6 5 G Forget
J Hlasek
4 6 6
W Black
J Waite
6 3 3

Bottom Half

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
T Kronemann
D Macpherson
6 8 7 7
6 E Ferreira
J Siemerink
7 6 6 5 T Kronemann
D Macpherson
6 4 6
P Haarhuis
S Schalken
4 7 6 P Haarhuis
S Schalken
3 6 1
K Kinnear
D Randall
6 6 4 4 T Kronemann
D Macpherson
4 6 3
J Arrese
S Pescosolido
6 6 11 L Pimek
B Talbot
6 7
L Jensen
M Jensen
4 4 J Arrese
S Pescosolido
4 3
11 L Pimek
B Talbot
6 6 11 L Pimek
B Talbot
6 6
J-L de Jager
M Larsson
4 4 11 L Pimek
B Talbot
3 6 1
14 S Edberg
P Korda
6 6 J Palmer
J Stark
6 3 6
B Steven
K Thorne
3 4 14 S Edberg
P Korda
6 7
J-P Fleurian
G Raoux
6 6 J-P Fleurian
G Raoux
3 5
R Gilbert
S Simian
3 4 14 S Edberg
P Korda
4 6 5
J Palmer
J Stark
6 7 J Palmer
J Stark
6 4 7
B Behrens
M Lucena
3 6 8 J Palmer
J Stark
7 7
3 B Black
G Connell
6 6 3 B Black
G Connell
6 5 5
G Köves
A Richardson
1 4

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 Y Kafelnikov
D Vacek
6 6
J Golmard
L Roux
0 3 7 Y Kafelnikov
D Vacek
6 6
K Jones
C Woodruff
3 0 K Jones
C Woodruff
3 4
M Keil
P Nyborg
0 0R 7 Y Kafelnikov
D Vacek
7 7
O Delaître
J Tarango
7 4 6 10 L Lobo
J Sánchez
6 8 5
H Leconte
Y Noah
6 4 6 2 O Delaître
J Tarango
2 6 3
10 L Lobo
J Sánchez
6 6 10 L Lobo
J Sánchez
6 3 6
S Grosjean
O Mutis
3 4 7 Y Kafelnikov
D Vacek
6 7
S Stolle
J Stoltenberg
6 6 D Johnson
F Montana
2 6 8
16 J Novák
D Rikl
1 4 S Stolle
J Stoltenberg
3 6 6
L Bale
S Noteboom
7 6 L Bale
S Noteboom
6 7
K Flach
D Wheaton
6 4 4 L Bale
S Noteboom
4 6 5
D Johnson
F Montana
6 1 6 D Johnson
F Montana
6 7
A Boetsch
M Rosset
2 6 3 D Johnson
F Montana
3 7 6
2 M Knowles
D Nestor
2 7 6 2 M Knowles
D Nestor
6 5 3
N Broad
P Norval
6 6 2 2