Open main menu

This is a list of the tournaments played in the 2005 season of Men's tennis (calendar year), including ATP events and ITF events (This does not include the ITF Men's Circuit, only the ATP circuit).

2005 ATP Tour
Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2005.jpg
Roger Federer won eleven titles, including two Grand Slam tournaments and held the world no. 1 ranking for all 52 weeks of the year
Details
Duration3 January – 2 December
Edition36th
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
ATP Masters Series (9)
ATP International Series Gold (9)
ATP International Series (44)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesSwitzerland Roger Federer (11)
Spain Rafael Nadal (11)
Most tournament finalsSwitzerland Roger Federer (12)
Spain Rafael Nadal (12)
Prize money leaderSwitzerland Roger Federer ($6,137,018)
Points leaderSwitzerland Roger Federer (6,725)
Awards
Player of the yearSwitzerland Roger Federer
Doubles Team of the yearUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
Most improved
player of the year
Spain Rafael Nadal
Newcomer of the yearFrance Gaël Monfils
Comeback
player of the year
United States James Blake
2004
2006

Contents

ChangesEdit

The 3rd set of doubles matches was no longer played as a traditional set. Instead it was played as a match tie break first to 10 and clear by 2, to decide the winner.[1]

CalendarEdit

Key
Grand Slam tournaments
ATP Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Tennis Masters Series
ATP International Series Gold
ATP International Series
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 January Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  Slovakia
3–0
  Argentina
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Germany
  Italy
  Russia
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Netherlands
  Australia
  United States
Next Generation Adelaide International
Adelaide, Australia
International Series
$419,000
Hard
  Joachim Johansson
7–5, 6–3
  Taylor Dent   Juan Ignacio Chela
  Olivier Rochus
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Jürgen Melzer
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Thomas Enqvist
  Xavier Malisse
  Olivier Rochus

7–6(7–5), 6–4
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
Chennai Open
Chennai, India
International Series
$380,000
Hard
  Carlos Moyà
3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
  Paradorn Srichaphan   Guillermo García-López
  Tomáš Zíb
  Paul-Henri Mathieu
  Michal Tabara
  Justin Gimelstob
  Kristof Vliegen
  Rainer Schüttler
  Yen-Hsun Lu

7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Jonas Björkman
Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
International Series
$1,000,000
Hard
  Roger Federer
6–3, 6–1
  Ivan Ljubičić   Nikolay Davydenko
  Albert Costa
  Feliciano López
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Rafael Nadal
  Fabrice Santoro
  Albert Costa
  Rafael Nadal

6–3, 4–6, 6–3
  Andrei Pavel
  Mikhail Youzhny
10 January Heineken Open
Auckland, New Zealand
International Series
$426,000
Hard
  Fernando González
6–4, 6–2
  Olivier Rochus   Jan Hernych
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Guillermo Coria
  José Acasuso
  Robby Ginepri
  Potito Starace
  Yves Allegro
  Michael Kohlmann

6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
Medibank International
Sydney, Australia
International Series
$419,000
Hard
  Lleyton Hewitt
7–5, 6–0
  Ivo Minář   Max Mirnyi
  Radek Štěpánek
  Thomas Johansson
  Taylor Dent
  Andrei Pavel
  Feliciano López
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mahesh Bhupathi

6–3, 6–3
  Arnaud Clément
  Michaël Llodra
17 January
24 January
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$6,743,444
Hard
  Marat Safin
1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
  Lleyton Hewitt   Roger Federer
  Andy Roddick
  Andre Agassi
  Dominik Hrbatý
  David Nalbandian
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett

6–4, 6–4
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Samantha Stosur
  Scott Draper

6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
  Liezel Huber
  Kevin Ullyett
31 January Milan Indoor
Milan, Italy
International Series
$380,000
Carpet [i]
  Robin Söderling
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5)
  Radek Štěpánek   Max Mirnyi
  Ivan Ljubičić
  Tomas Behrend
  Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Rainer Schüttler
  Karol Beck
  Giorgio Galimberti
  Daniele Bracciali

6–7(8–10), 7–6(8–6), 6–4
  Jean-François Bachelot
  Arnaud Clément
Movistar Open
Viña del Mar, Chile
International Series
$380,000
Clay
  Gastón Gaudio
6–3, 6–4
  Fernando González   David Ferrer
  Filippo Volandri
  José Acasuso
  Agustín Calleri
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Mariano Zabaleta
  David Ferrer
  Santiago Ventura

6–3, 6–4
  Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
Delray Beach, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard
  Xavier Malisse
7–6(8–6), 6–2
  Jiří Novák   Vincent Spadea
  Wesley Moodie
  Kevin Kim
  Ramón Delgado
  Peter Wessels
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry

6–3, 6–3
  Jordan Kerr
  Jim Thomas

FebruaryEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 February SAP Open
San Jose, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard (i)
  Andy Roddick
6–0, 6–4
  Cyril Saulnier   Tommy Haas
  Jürgen Melzer
  Thomas Enqvist
  Max Mirnyi
  Vincent Spadea
  Andre Agassi
  Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley

7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Yves Allegro
  Michael Kohlmann
Open 13
Marseille, France
International Series
$600,000
Hard (i)
  Joachim Johansson
7–5, 6–4
  Ivan Ljubičić   Mario Ančić
  Feliciano López
  Sébastien de Chaunac
  Sjeng Schalken
  Karol Beck
  Taylor Dent
  Martin Damm
  Radek Štěpánek

7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
ATP Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Series
$380,000
Clay
  Gastón Gaudio
6–4, 6–4
  Mariano Puerta   José Acasuso
  Alberto Martín
  Carlos Moyà
  Nicolás Almagro
  Félix Mantilla Botella
  Rafael Nadal
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

6–2, 7–5
  José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto
14 February Regions Morgan Keegan Championships
Memphis, USA
International Series Gold
$690,000
Hard (i)
  Kenneth Carlsen
7–5, 7–5
  Max Mirnyi   Andy Roddick
  Tommy Haas
  Robby Ginepri
  Jan-Michael Gambill
  Antony Dupuis
  Xavier Malisse
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry

6–4, 6–4
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament
Rotterdam, Netherlands
International Series Gold
$925,000
Hard (i)
  Roger Federer
5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
  Ivan Ljubičić   Mario Ančić
  Thomas Johansson
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Tim Henman
  Radek Štěpánek
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram

6–4, 4–6, 6–3
  Cyril Suk
  Pavel Vízner
Brasil Open
Bahia, Brazil
International Series
$380,000
Clay
  Rafael Nadal
6–0, 6–7(2–7), 6–1
  Alberto Martín   Ricardo Mello
  Peter Luczak
  Santiago Ventura Bertomeu
  Agustín Calleri
  Mariano Zabaleta
  Edgardo Massa
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

6–4, 6–4
  José Acasuso
  Ignacio González King
21 February Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
International Series Gold
$1,000,000
Hard
  Roger Federer
6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
  Ivan Ljubičić   Andre Agassi
  Tommy Robredo
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Tim Henman
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Martin Damm
  Radek Štěpánek

6–2, 6–4
  Jonas Björkman
  Fabrice Santoro
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
International Series Gold
$643,000
Clay
  Rafael Nadal
6–1, 6–0
  Albert Montañés   Mariano Puerta
  Agustín Calleri
  Félix Mantilla
  Guillermo Cañas
  Jiří Novák
  Filippo Volandri
  David Ferrer
  Santiago Ventura Bertomeu

4–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Jiří Vaněk
  Tomáš Zíb
Tennis Channel Open
Scottsdale, USA
International Series
$380,000
Hard
  Wayne Arthurs
7–5, 6–3
  Mario Ančić   Christophe Rochus
  Vincent Spadea
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Glenn Weiner
  Giovanni Lapentti
  James Blake
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

7–5, 6–4
  Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
28 February Davis Cup First Round
Bratislava, Slovakia – Hard (i)
Fribourg, Switzerland – Hard (i)
Sydney, Australia – Grass
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Clay
Moscow, Russia – Carpet (i)
Strasbourg, France – Clay (i)
Brașov, Romania – Clay (i)
Carson, California, United States – Hard
First Round winners
  Slovakia 4–1
  Netherlands 3–2
  Australia 5–0
  Argentina 5–0
  Russia 4–1
  France 3–2
  Romania 3–2
  Croatia 3–2
First Round losers
  Spain
   Switzerland
  Austria
  Czech Republic
  Chile
  Sweden
  Belarus
  United States

MarchEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 March
14 March
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, USA
Master Series
$2,974,600
Hard
  Roger Federer
6–2, 6–4, 6–4
  Lleyton Hewitt   Guillermo Cañas
  Andy Roddick
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Tim Henman
  Carlos Moyà
  Andre Agassi
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–2)
  Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
21 March
28 March
NASDAQ-100 Open
Key Biscayne, USA
Master Series
$3,450,000
Hard
  Roger Federer
2–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–1
  Rafael Nadal   Andre Agassi
  David Ferrer
  Tim Henman
  Taylor Dent
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Thomas Johansson
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

6–1 6–2
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett

AprilEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 April Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana
Valencia, Spain
International Series
$400,000
Outdoor Clay
  Igor Andreev
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
  David Ferrer   Albert Costa
  Iván Navarro
  Fernando Verdasco
  Alberto Martín
  Rafael Nadal
  Fernando González
  Fernando González
  Martín Rodríguez

6–4, 6–4
  Lucas Arnold Ker
  Mariano Hood
Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  Mariano Puerta
6–4, 6–1
  Juan Mónaco   Tomáš Zíb
  Filippo Volandri
  Christophe Rochus
  Gilles Simon
  Arnaud Clément
  Gilles Müller
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

6–4, 6–3
  Martin García
  Luis Horna
11 April Monte Carlo Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Outdoor Clay
  Rafael Nadal
6–3, 6–1, 0–6, 7–5
  Guillermo Coria   Richard Gasquet
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Roger Federer
  Gastón Gaudio
  David Ferrer
  Filippo Volandri
  Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić

withdrew
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
18 April U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
Houston, Texas, USA
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  Andy Roddick
6–2, 6–2
  Sébastien Grosjean   Jürgen Melzer
 Nicolás Lapentti
  Luis Horna
  Tommy Haas
  James Blake
  Andre Agassi
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

6–3, 6–4
  Martín García
  Luis Horna
Torneo Godó
Barcelona, Spain
International Series Gold
$1,000,000
Outdoor Clay
  Rafael Nadal
6–1, 7–6, 6–3
  Juan Carlos Ferrero   Radek Štěpánek
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Stanislas Wawrinka
  Agustín Calleri
  Max Mirnyi
  Gastón Gaudio
  Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić

6–3, 6–3
  Feliciano López
  Rafael Nadal
25 April Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
International Series
$625,000
Outdoor Clay
  Gastón Gaudio
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
  Tommy Robredo   Carlos Moyà
  Guillermo García-López
  Paul-Henri Mathieu
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Juan Antonio Marín
  Feliciano López
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

6–3, 6–4
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Tommy Robredo
BMW Open
Munich, Germany
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  David Nalbandian
6–4, 6–1
  Andrei Pavel   Jarkko Nieminen
  Tommy Haas
  Juan Mónaco
  Michal Mertiňák
  Wayne Arthurs
  Raemon Sluiter
  Mario Ančić
  Julian Knowle

6–3, 1–6, 6–3
  Florian Mayer
  Alexander Waske

MayEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 May Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Outdoor Clay
  Rafael Nadal
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
  Guillermo Coria   Andre Agassi
  David Ferrer
  Fernando Verdasco
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Alberto Martín
  Radek Štěpánek
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro

6–4 6–2
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
9 May Hamburg Masters
Hamburg, Germany
Masters Series
$2,450,000
Outdoor Clay
  Roger Federer
6–3, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
  Richard Gasquet   Nikolay Davydenko
  Christophe Rochus
  Guillermo Coria
  Filippo Volandri
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Andreas Seppi
  Jonas Björkman
 Max Mirnyi

  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro
16 May International Raiffeisen Grand Prix
St. Pölten, Austria
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  Nikolay Davydenko
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
  Jürgen Melzer   José Acasuso
  Christophe Rochus
  Félix Mantilla
  Michael Kohlmann
  David Sánchez
  Guillermo García-López
  Lucas Arnold Ker
  Paul Hanley

6–3, 6–4
  Martin Damm
  Mariano Hood
ARAG ATP World Team Championship
Düsseldorf, Germany
ATP World Team Championship
$1,500,000
Outdoor Clay
  Germany
2–1
  Argentina Round Robin losers (Red Group)
  Czech Republic
  Chile
  France
Round Robin losers (Blue Group)
  USA
  Spain
  Sweden
May 23
May 30
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$7,992,394 – Clay (Red)
  Rafael Nadal
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5
  Mariano Puerta   Roger Federer
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Victor Hănescu
  David Ferrer
  Tommy Robredo
  Guillermo Cañas
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Fabrice Santoro
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Martina Navratilova
  Leander Paes

JuneEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 June Stella Artois Championships
London, United Kingdom
International Series
$800,000
Outdoor Grass
  Andy Roddick
7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–4)
 Ivo Karlović   Thomas Johansson
  Radek Štěpánek
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Tim Henman
  Richard Gasquet
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

7–6(11–9), 7–6(7–4)
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
International Series
$800,000
Outdoor Grass
  Roger Federer
6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
  Marat Safin   Tommy Haas
  Guillermo Cañas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Rainer Schüttler
  Olivier Rochus
  Roger Federer
  Yves Allegro

7–5, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
  Joachim Johansson
  Marat Safin
13 June Nottingham Open
Nottingham, United Kingdom
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Grass
  Richard Gasquet
6–2, 6–3
  Max Mirnyi   Olivier Rochus
  Taylor Dent
  Ivo Karlović
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Thomas Johansson
  Andy Ram
  Jonathan Erlich

4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Grass
  Mario Ančić
7–5, 6–4
  Michaël Llodra   Mark Philippoussis
  Jan Hernych
  Lars Burgsmüller
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Jonas Björkman
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Cyril Suk
  Pavel Vízner

6–3, 6–4
  Tomáš Cibulec
  Leoš Friedl
20 June
27 June
Wimbledon Championships
London, England
Grand Slam
$8,616,793
Outdoor Grass
  Roger Federer
6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
  Andy Roddick   Lleyton Hewitt
  Thomas Johansson
  Fernando González
  Feliciano López
  David Nalbandian
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Stephen Huss
  Wesley Moodie

7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
  Mary Pierce
  Mahesh Bhupathi
6–4, 6–2
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Paul Hanley

JulyEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 July Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Newport, USA
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Grass
  Greg Rusedski
7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
  Vince Spadea   Wesley Moodie
  Paul Goldstein
  Michal Mertiňák
  Antony Dupuis
  Alexander Waske
  Dušan Vemić
  Jordan Kerr
 Jim Thomas

7–6(7–5) 7–6(7–5)
  Graydon Oliver
  Travis Parrott
Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad
Gstaad, Switzerland
International Series
$495,000
Outdoor Clay
  Gastón Gaudio
6–4, 6–4
  Stanislas Wawrinka   Răzvan Sabău
  Nicolás Massú
  Potito Starace
  František Čermák
  Luis Horna
  Andreas Seppi
  František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl

7–6(8–6), 7–6(13–11)
  Michael Kohlmann
  Rainer Schüttler
Synsam Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  Rafael Nadal
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Tomáš Berdych   Tommy Robredo
  Jiří Vaněk
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Óscar Hernández
  Mariano Zabaleta
  Jonas Björkman
  Joachim Johansson

6–2, 6–3
  José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto
11 July Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Bratislava, Slovakia – Hard (i)
Sydney, Australia – Grass
Moscow, Russia – Clay (i)
Split (city), Croatia – Carpet (i)
Quarterfinals winners
  Slovakia 4–1
  Argentina 4–1
  Russia 3–2
  Croatia 4–1
Quarterfinals losers
  Netherlands
  Australia
  France
  Romania
18 July Dutch Open
Amersfoort, Netherlands
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  Fernando González
7–5, 6–3
  Agustín Calleri   Ivo Minář
  David Sánchez
  Mariano Puerta
  Melle Van Gemerden
  Nicolás Massú
  Daniele Bracciali
  Martín García
  Luis Horna

6–4, 6–4
  Fernando González
  Nicolás Massú
RCA Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
International Series
$600,000
Outdoor Hard
  Robby Ginepri
4–6, 6–3, 3-0ret
  Taylor Dent   Karol Beck
  Greg Rusedski
  Andy Roddick
  George Bastl
  Paul Goldstein
  Nicolas Kiefer
  Paul Hanley
  Graydon Oliver

6–2, 3-1ret
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
MercedesCup
Stuttgart, Germany
International Series Gold
$719,000
Outdoor Clay
  Rafael Nadal
6–3, 6–3, 6–4
  Gastón Gaudio   Jarkko Nieminen
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Tomáš Zíb
  Andreas Seppi
  Mariano Zabaleta
  Tomáš Berdych
  José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto

7–6(7–4), 6–3
  Mariano Hood
  Tommy Robredo
25 July Generali Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
International Series Gold
$760,000
Outdoor Clay
  Gastón Gaudio
2–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
  Fernando Verdasco   Mariano Zabaleta
  Nicolás Massú
  Feliciano López
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Nicolás Lapentti
  Victor Hănescu
  Leoš Friedl
  Andrei Pavel

6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
  Christophe Rochus
  Olivier Rochus
Mercedes-Benz Cup
Los Angeles, USA
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Hard
  Andre Agassi
6–4, 7–5
  Gilles Müller   Juan Ignacio Chela
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Xavier Malisse
  Robby Ginepri
  Ricardo Mello
  Brian MacPhie
  Rick Leach

6–3, 6–4
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
Croatia Open Umag
Umag, Croatia
International Series
$400,000
Outdoor Clay
  Guillermo Coria
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
  Carlos Moyà   Jiří Novák
  Filippo Volandri
  Lukáš Dlouhý
  David Ferrer
  Tommy Robredo
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Jiří Novák
  Petr Pála

6–3, 6–3
  Michal Mertiňák
  David Škoch

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 August Orange Prokom Open
Sopot, Poland
International Series
$500,000
Outdoor Clay
  Gaël Monfils
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 7–5
  Florian Mayer   Guillermo Coria
  Potito Starace
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Igor Andreev
  José Acasuso
  Victor Hănescu
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski

7–6(9–7), 6–4
  Lucas Arnold Ker
  Sebastián Prieto
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Washington, D.C., USA
International Series
$600,000
Outdoor Hard
  Andy Roddick
7–5, 6–3
  James Blake   Paradorn Srichaphan
  Tomáš Berdych
  Ivo Karlović
  Luis Horna
  Arnaud Clément
  Bobby Reynolds
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

7–5, 6–3
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
8 August Rogers Cup
Montreal, Canada
Master Series
$2,450,000
Outdoor Hard
  Rafael Nadal
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
  Andre Agassi   Paul-Henri Mathieu
  Greg Rusedski
  Mariano Puerta
  Karol Beck
  Gastón Gaudio
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett

6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–0
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
15 August Western & Southern Financial Group Masters
Mason, USA
Master Series
$2,450,000
Outdoor Hard
  Roger Federer
6–3, 7–5
  Andy Roddick   Robby Ginepri
  Lleyton Hewitt
  José Acasuso
  Marat Safin
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi

6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
21 August Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, USA
International Series
$675,000
Outdoor Hard
  James Blake
3–6, 7–5, 6–1
  Feliciano López   Victor Hănescu
  David Ferrer
  Juan Ignacio Chela
  Tommy Robredo
  Igor Andreev
  Fernando Verdasco
  Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez

6–4, 6–3
  Rajeev Ram
  Bobby Reynolds
28 August
5 September
US Open
Flushing, New York, United States
Grand Slam
$7,950,000
Outdoor Hard
  Roger Federer
6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1
  Andre Agassi   Lleyton Hewitt
  Robby Ginepri
  David Nalbandian
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Guillermo Coria
  James Blake
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

6–1, 6–4
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Mahesh Bhupathi

6–4, 6–2
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Nenad Zimonjić

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 September China Open
Beijing, China
International Series
$500,000
Outdoor Hard
  Rafael Nadal
5–7, 6–1, 6–2
  Guillermo Coria   Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Thomas Johansson
  Peter Wessels
  David Nalbandian
  Carlos Moyà
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Justin Gimelstob
  Nathan Healey

4–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Dmitry Tursunov
  Mikhail Youzhny
BCR Open Romania
Bucharest, Romania
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  Florent Serra
6–3, 6–4
  Igor Andreev   Victor Hănescu
  Andrei Pavel
  Mariano Puerta
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Florian Mayer
  Paul-Henri Mathieu
  José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto

6–3, 4–6, 6–3
  Victor Hănescu
  Andrei Pavel
19 September Davis Cup Semifinals
Bratislava, Slovakia – Hard (i)
Split (city), Croatia – Carpet (i)
Semifinals winners
  Slovakia 4–1
  Croatia 3–2
Semifinals losers
  Argentina
  Russia
26 September PTT Thailand Open
Bangkok, Thailand
International Series
$550,000
Indoor Hard
  Roger Federer
6–3, 7–5
  Andy Murray   Jarkko Nieminen
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Gilles Müller
  Yeu-Tzuoo Wang
  Robby Ginepri
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Paul Hanley
  Leander Paes

6–7(5–7), 6–1, 6–2
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
Vietnam Open
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
International Series
$380,000
Indoor Carpet
  Jonas Björkman
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Radek Štěpánek   Mariano Puerta
  Thomas Johansson
  Rainer Schüttler
  Alexander Waske
  Juan Mónaco
  Cyril Saulnier
  Lars Burgsmüller
  Philipp Kohlschreiber

5–6(3–7), 6–4, 6–2
  Ashley Fisher
  Robert Lindstedt
Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia
Palermo, Italy
International Series
$380,000
Outdoor Clay
  Igor Andreev
0–6, 6–1, 6–3
  Filippo Volandri   Andreas Seppi
  Tomas Behrend
  Alberto Martín
  Davide Sanguinetti
  Juan Carlos Ferrero
  Tommy Robredo
  Martín García
  Mariano Hood
6–2, 6–3
  Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 October Open de Moselle
Metz, France
International Series
$380,000
Indoor Hard
  Ivan Ljubičić
7–6(9–7), 6–0
  Gaël Monfils   Nikolay Davydenko
  Dominik Hrbatý
  Andreas Seppi
  Robin Söderling
  Mark Philippoussis
  Richard Gasquet
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro

5–2, 3–5, 5–4(7–4)
  José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championship
Tokyo, Japan
International Series Gold
$765,000
Outdoor Hard
  Wesley Moodie
1–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
  Mario Ančić   Björn Phau
  Jarkko Nieminen
  Marcos Baghdatis
  Robby Ginepri
  Taylor Dent
  Radek Štěpánek
  Takao Suzuki
  Satoshi Iwabuchi

5–4(7–3), 5–4(15–13)
  Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
10 October BA-CA Tennis Trophy
Vienna, Austria
International Series Gold
$689,000
Indoor Hard
  Ivan Ljubičić
6–2, 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
  Juan Carlos Ferrero   Radek Štěpánek
  Tommy Robredo
  David Nalbandian
  Feliciano López
  Fernando González
  Jean-René Lisnard
  Daniel Nestor
  Mark Knowles

5–3, 5–4(7–2)
  Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
International Series
$800,000
Indoor Hard
  James Blake
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
  Paradorn Srichaphan   Davide Sanguinetti
  Olivier Rochus
  Thomas Johansson
  Rainer Schüttler
  Jonas Björkman
  Alberto Martín
  Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley

6–3 6–3
  Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić
ATP Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
International Series
$1,000,000
Indoor Carpet
  Igor Andreev
5–7, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Nicolas Kiefer   Dmitry Tursunov
  Igor Kunitsyn
  Daniele Bracciali
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Max Mirnyi
  Andrei Pavel
  Max Mirnyi
  Mikhail Youzhny

5–1, 5–1
  Igor Andreev
  Nikolay Davydenko
17 October Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Master Series
$2,450,000
Indoor Hard
  Rafael Nadal
3–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
  Ivan Ljubičić   Robby Ginepri
  David Nalbandian
  Radek Štěpánek
  David Ferrer
  Fernando González
  Ivo Karlović
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor

3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić
24 October Davidoff Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
International Series
$1,000,000
Indoor Carpet
  Fernando González
6–7(8–10), 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
  Marcos Baghdatis   Dominik Hrbatý
  David Nalbandian
  Kristof Vliegen
  Andy Murray
  José Acasuso
  Paradorn Srichaphan
  Agustín Calleri
  Fernando González

7–5, 7–5
  Stephen Huss
  Wesley Moodie
Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon
Lyon, France
International Series
$800,000
Indoor Carpet
  Andy Roddick
6–3, 6–2
  Gaël Monfils   Fabrice Santoro
  Sébastien Grosjean
  Mario Ančić
  Vince Spadea
  Marc Gicquel
  Olivier Rochus
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro

6–3, 6–1
  Jeff Coetzee
  Rogier Wassen
St. Petersburg Open
Saint Petersburg, Russia
International Series
$1,000,000
Indoor Carpet
  Thomas Johansson
6–4, 6–2
  Nicolas Kiefer   Robin Vik
  Fernando Verdasco
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Kenneth Carlsen
  Greg Rusedski
  Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer

4–6, 7–5, 7–5
  Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
31 October BNP Paribas Masters
Paris, France
Master Series
$2,450,000
Indoor Carpet
  Tomáš Berdych
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4
  Ivan Ljubičić   Andy Roddick
  Radek Štěpánek
  David Ferrer
  Tommy Robredo
  Nikolay Davydenko
  Gastón Gaudio
  Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan

6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
  Daniel Nestor
  Mark Knowles

NovemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 November Tennis Masters Cup
Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Tennis Masters Cup
$3,700,000
Indoor Carpet
  David Nalbandian
6–7(4–7), 6–7(11–13), 6–2, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
  Roger Federer   Gastón Gaudio
  Nikolay Davydenko
Round Robin
Red Group
  Guillermo Coria
  Ivan Ljubičić
Gold Group
  Mariano Puerta
  Andre Agassi
  Fernando González
  Michaël Llodra
  Fabrice Santoro

6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
  Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić
28 November Davis Cup Final
Bratislava, Slovakia – Hard (i)
  Croatia 3–2
Ivan Ljubičić
Mario Ančić
Ivo Karlović
Goran Ivanišević
  Slovakia
Dominik Hrbatý
Karol Kučera
Michal Mertiňák
Karol Beck

StatisticsEdit

Number of singles titles:
11   Roger Federer
  Rafael Nadal
5   Andy Roddick
  Gastón Gaudio
3   Fernando González
  Igor Andreev
2   Joachim Johansson
  Ivan Ljubičić
Players who won their first ATP singles title this year:
1.   Xavier Malisse Delray Beach, USA
2.   Wayne Arthurs Scottsdale, USA
3.   Igor Andreev Valencia, Spain
4.   Richard Gasquet Nottingham, England
5.   Mario Ančić Rosmalen, Netherlands
6.   Gaël Monfils Sopot, Poland
7.   Florent Serra Bucharest, Romania
Players who reached their first ATP singles final this year:
1.   Ivo Minář Sydney, Australia L
2.   Gaël Monfils Sopot, Poland W
3.   Florian Mayer Sopot, Poland L
4.   Florent Serra Bucharest, Romania W
5.   Andy Murray Bangkok, Thailand L
6.   Marcos Baghdatis Basel, Switzerland L
Players who defended their singles title:
1.   Carlos Moyà Chennai, India
2.   Lleyton Hewitt Sydney, Australia
3.   Roger Federer Dubai, UAE
  Roger Federer Indian Wells AMS
  Roger Federer Hamburg, Germany
  Roger Federer Halle, Germany
  Roger Federer Wimbledon
  Roger Federer US Open
  Roger Federer Bangkok
Winners/runners-up by country:
1.   Spain 12–10
2.   Switzerland 11–2
3.   Argentina 9–8
  USA 9–8
5.   Russia 5–2
6.   Sweden 5–0
7.   Croatia 3–9
8.   France 3–6
9.   Chile 3–1
10.   Australia 2–2
11.   Czech Republic 1–5
12.   Belgium 1–1
  Great Britain 1–1
14.   South Africa 1–0
  Denmark 1–0
15.   Germany 0–3
16.   Belarus 0–2
  Thailand 0–2
18.   Cyprus 0–1
  Romania 0–1
  Austria 0–1
  Luxemburg 0–1
  Italy 0–1

Entry rankingsEdit

ATP Rankings

Final rankings as of (20 December 2004)[2]
Rk Name Nation Points
1 Roger Federer    SUI 6,335
2 Andy Roddick   USA 3,655
3 Lleyton Hewitt   AUS 3,590
4 Marat Safin   RUS 3,060
5 Carlos Moyà   ESP 2,520
6 Tim Henman   GBR 2,465
7 Guillermo Coria   ARG 2,400
8 Andre Agassi   USA 2,100
9 David Nalbandián   ARG 1,945
10 Gastón Gaudio   ARG 1,920
11 Joachim Johansson   SWE 1,595
12 Guillermo Cañas   ARG 1,595
13 Tommy Robredo   ESP 1,465
14 Dominik Hrbatý   SVK 1,380
15 Sébastien Grosjean   FRA 1,370
16 Mikhail Youzhny   RUS 1,340
17 Tommy Haas   GER 1,330
18 Andrei Pavel   ROU 1,325
19 Nicolas Massú   CHI 1,320
20 Vincent Spadea   USA 1,285
As of 1 January 2006
Rk Name Nation Points Change
1 Roger Federer    SUI 6,725  
2 Rafael Nadal   ESP 4,765   49
3 Andy Roddick   USA 3,085   1
4 Lleyton Hewitt   AUS 2,490   1
5 Nikolay Davydenko   RUS 2,390   23
6 David Nalbandian   ARG 2,370   3
7 Andre Agassi   USA 2,275   1
8 Guillermo Coria   ARG 2,190   1
9 Ivan Ljubičić   CRO 2,180   13
10 Gastón Gaudio   ARG 2,050  
11 Fernando González   CHI 1,790   12
12 Marat Safin   RUS 1,730   8
13 Thomas Johansson   SWE 1,645   17
14 David Ferrer   ESP 1,620   35
15 Richard Gasquet   FRA 1,529   92
16 Robby Ginepri   USA 1,520   47
17 Juan Carlos Ferrero   ESP 1,500   14
18 Dominik Hrbatý   SVK 1,490   4
19 Tommy Robredo   ESP 1,490   6
20 Radek Štěpánek   CZE 1,440   13
  • Number of tournaments played on hardcourts: 30 (2 Grand Slams)
  • Number of tournaments played on clay: 24 (1 Grand Slam)
  • Number of tournaments played on grass: 6 (1 Grand Slam)
  • Number of tournaments played on carpet: 7

Notable breakthrough playersEdit

The 2005 season saw the debut of future world no. 1 Novak Djokovic into the main ATP Tour. Ranked world no. 186 at the beginning of the year, he qualified for the Australian Open, but he was defeated heavily in the first round by the eventual champion Marat Safin.[3] He then recorded his first Grand Slam match victory at the French Open, defeating Robby Ginepri in the first round, before losing to Guillermo Coria in the second. He would then go on to reach the third round at both Wimbledon and the US Open, losing to Sébastien Grosjean and Fernando Verdasco, respectively. Djokovic would finish 2005 ranked world no. 78.

Andy Murray also made his breakthrough into the ATP Tour in 2005. Murray began the season ranked world no. 407 and was still participating in the junior tour, where he reached the semifinals of the French Open, losing to eventual champion Marin Čilić. He was awarded a wildcard into the main draw at Wimbledon, where he defeated George Bastl in the first round,[4] and fourteenth seed Radek Štěpánek in the second, before losing to former finalist David Nalbandian in the third, having gone two sets to love up. He reached his first ATP Tour level final in October, at the 2005 Thailand Open as a wildcard, losing to Roger Federer;[5] the run to the final saw him enter the ATP's Top 100 for the first time. He eventually finished the season ranked world no. 63.

RetirementsEdit

Following is a list of notable players (winners of a main tour title, and/or part of the ATP Rankings top 100 (singles) or top 50 (doubles) for at least one week) who announced their retirement from professional tennis, became inactive (after not playing for more than 52 weeks), or were permanently banned from playing, during the 2002 season:

  •   ESP Àlex Corretja (born 11 April 1974 in Barcelona, Spain) He turned professional in 1991 and finished runner-up twice at the French Open (in 1998 and 2001). He won the ATP Tour World Championships in 1998 and reached his career-high singles ranking of world no. 2 in 1999. He also played a key role in helping Spain win its first-ever Davis Cup title in 2000. He played his last match in Estoril against Feliciano López in April.[6]
  •   RSA Wayne Ferreira (born 15 September 1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa) He turned professional in 1989 and reached a career-high ranking of world no. 6 in 1995. He was a semifinalist twice at the Australian Open and a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and the US Open. He earned 15 career singles titles. In doubles, he was ranked world no. 9 and earned 11 titles. He also won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics. He played his last career match in Davis Cup competition in March.[7]
  •   AUS Richard Fromberg (born 28 April 1970 in Ulverstone, Australia) He turned professional in 1988 and reached his career-high ranking of world no. 24 in 1990. He earned four career ATP titles. He played his last career ATP match in doubles in Canberra in April partnering Chris Guccione.[8]
  •   SVK Karol Kučera (born March 4, 1974, in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) He turned professional in 1992 and reached a career-high ranking of world no. 6 in 1998. He was a semifinalist at the Australian Open and a quarterfinalist at the US Open in 1998. He earned six career ATP titles. He played his last
  •   USA Jared Palmer (born 2 July 1971 in New York City, New York) He turned professional in 1991 and reached his career-high singles ranking of world no. 35 in 1994. He earned one career ATP title. In doubles, he was ranked world no. 1 and won the Australian Open in 1995 and Wimbledon in 2001. He was also a finalist at the US Open in 2001 and a semifinalist at the French Open in 1996. His last career ATP match was at the US Open partnering Travis Parrott.[9]
  •    SUI Marc Rosset (born 7 November 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland) He turned professional in 1988 and reached his career-high ranking of world no. 9 in 1995. He was a semifinalist at the French Open in 1996 and a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in 1999. He won the gold medal at the Olympics in 1992 and earned 15 career ATP titles. In doubles, he won eight titles and had a career-high ranking of world no. 8 in 1992. His last career match was in Lübeck in February against Dieter Kindlmann.[10]
  •   ARG Franco Squillari (born 22 August 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) He turned professional in 1994 and reached a career-high ranking of world no. 11. He was a semifinalist at the French Open in 2000 and earned three career ATP titles. He played his last career match in Quito in October against Pablo Cuevas.[11]
  •   AUS Todd Woodbridge (born 2 April 1971 in Sydney, Australia) He turned professional in 1988 and reached a career-high singles ranking of world no. 19 and a doubles ranking of world no. 1. He won men's doubles at the Australian Open three times (1992, 1997, and 2001), at the French Open once (2000), Wimbledon nine times (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2004), the US Open twice (1992 and 1996) and the year-end tour finals twice (1992 and 1996). He won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics and a silver at the 2000 Olympics. He also won seven mixed doubles Grand Slam titles: Australia in 1993, French in 1992 and 1995, Wimbledon in 1994, and the US Open in 1990, 1993, and 2001. He played his last doubles match at Wimbledon, partnering Mahesh Bhupathi.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2010-12-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "ATP rankings, as of 20 December 2004". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). 2004-12-20. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  3. ^ "Impressive Safin opens Melbourne account – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2005-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-27.
  4. ^ BBC SPORT | Tennis | Murray storms to victory on debut
  5. ^ Federer downs Murray in Thai final – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  6. ^ ATP Player Activity page
  7. ^ ATP Player Activity page
  8. ^ ATP Player Activity page
  9. ^ ATP Player Activity page
  10. ^ ATP Player Activity page
  11. ^ ATP Player Activity page
  12. ^ ATP Player Activity page