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2005 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Fourth-seeded Marat Safin defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the final, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2005 Australian Open. It was Safin's second and last Grand Slam title, having also won the 2000 U.S. Open. Hewitt became the first Australian player to reach the final since Pat Cash in the 1988.[1][2]

Men's Singles
2005 Australian Open
ChampionRussia Marat Safin
Runner-upAustralia Lleyton Hewitt
Final score1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw128
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Roger Federer was the defending champion, but was defeated in the semifinals by Marat Safin despite holding a match point in the 4th set. This ended Federer's 26-match winning streak in ATP tournaments starting from 2004 US Open.[3]

The final attracted many viewers in Australia, averaging 4.05 million viewers.[4] The viewing audience remains one of the highest in Australian viewing history. The match was broadcast in the host nation by host broadcaster the Seven Network with commentators Bruce McAvaney and two-time champion Jim Courier (in his first time).

This tournament was the first Grand Slam in which future world No. 1 Novak Djokovic competed in the main draw (lost to Safin in the first round), and the last Australian Open where Andre Agassi competed in the main draw. It was also the last Grand Slam in which neither Federer, Djokovic nor Rafael Nadal made the final until the 2014 US Open, a span of 38 events.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Roger Federer (Semifinals)
  2.   Andy Roddick (Semifinals)
  3.   Lleyton Hewitt (Final)
  4.   Marat Safin (Champion)
  5.   Carlos Moyá (First round)
  6.   Guillermo Coria (Fourth round)
  7.   Tim Henman (Third round)
  8.   Andre Agassi (Quarterfinals)
  9.   David Nalbandian (Quarterfinals)
  10.   Gastón Gaudio (Third round)
  11.   Joachim Johansson (Fourth round)
  12.   Guillermo Cañas (Fourth round)
  13.   Tommy Robredo (Third round)
  14.   Sébastien Grosjean (Second round)
  15.   Mikhail Youzhny (Second round)
  16.   Tommy Haas (Second round)
  17.   Andrei Pavel (Second round)
  18.   Nicolás Massú (Second round)
  19.   Vincent Spadea (First round)
  20.   Dominik Hrbatý (Quarterfinals)
  21.   Nicolas Kiefer (First round)
  22.   Ivan Ljubičić (Second round)
  23.   Fernando González (Third round)
  24.   Feliciano López (Third round)
  25.   Juan Ignacio Chela (Third round)
  26.   Nikolay Davydenko (Quarterfinals)
  27.   Paradorn Srichaphan (Second round)
  28.   Mario Ančić (Third round)
  29.   Taylor Dent (Third round)
  30.   Thomas Johansson (Fourth round)
  31.   Juan Carlos Ferrero (Third round)
  32.   Jürgen Melzer (Third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 6 6 6
8   Andre Agassi 3 4 4
1   Roger Federer 7 4 7 667
4   Marat Safin 5 6 5 78 9
4   Marat Safin 6 6 6
20   Dominik Hrbatý 2 4 2
4   Marat Safin 1 6 6 6
3   Lleyton Hewitt 6 3 4 4
9   David Nalbandian 3 2 6 6 8
3   Lleyton Hewitt 6 6 1 3 10
3   Lleyton Hewitt 3 77 77 6
2   Andy Roddick 6 63641
26   Nikolay Davydenko 3 5 1r
2   Andy Roddick 6 7 4

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   R Federer 6 6 6
  F Santoro 1 1 2 1   R Federer 6 6 6
Q   T Suzuki 6 6 6 Q   T Suzuki 3 4 4
  J-M Gambill 4 3 3 1   R Federer 6 5
  D Sanguinetti 6 4 3 2   J Nieminen 3 2 r
  J Nieminen 3 6 6 6   J Nieminen 6 6 6
  P Starace 6 2 5 4 27   P Srichaphan 3 4 2
27   P Srichaphan 1 6 7 6 1   R Federer 6 6 77
22   I Ljubičić 6 6 6 Q   M Baghdatis 2 2 64
  L Horna 4 3 3 22   I Ljubičić 614 77 2
Q   F Luzzi 1 6 1 6 3 Q   M Baghdatis 77 6 626
Q   M Baghdatis 6 3 6 3 6 Q   M Baghdatis 77 6 6
WC   Y-t Wang 652 4 13   T Robredo 624 1
Q   T Zíb 77 6 6 Q   T Zíb 4 6 2 4
PR   S Draper 7 2 4 2 13   T Robredo 6 2 6 6
13   T Robredo 5 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   J Johansson 78 6 6
  S Schalken 662 3 11   J Johansson 6 7 6
  Y-h Lu 3 4 4   P Wessels 3 5 4
  P Wessels 6 6 6 11   J Johansson 6 3 5 77 13
  S Sargsian 77 4 1 6 6 24   F López 3 6 7 6211
  D Sánchez 656 6 4 2   S Sargsian 6 3 4 63
WC   P Baccanello 5 5 2 24   F López 4 6 6 77
24   F López 7 7 6 11   J Johansson 77 65634
29   T Dent 7 6 6 8   A Agassi 6477 77 6
Q   F Serra 5 2 4 29   T Dent 6 6 6
  M Tabara 3 6 6 6   M Tabara 4 1 4
  T Enqvist 6 2 3 3 29   T Dent 5 631
Q   O Patience 633 2 8   A Agassi 7 77 6
  R Schüttler 77 6 6   R Schüttler 3 1 0
Q   D Kindlmann 4 3 0 8   A Agassi 6 6 6
8   A Agassi 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   M Safin 6 6 6
Q   N Djokovic 0 2 1 4   M Safin 6 6 6
  I Karlović 3 77 5 2   B Ulihrach 4 1 3
  B Ulihrach 6 657 6 4   M Safin 6 3 6 6
LL   B Phau 6 77 6 28   M Ančić 4 6 3 4
  A Costa 3 643 LL   B Phau 5 2 1
  Ó Hernández 3 2 1 28   M Ančić 7 6 6
28   M Ančić 6 6 6 4   M Safin 4 77 77 77
21   N Kiefer 5 6 6 2 3   O Rochus 6 616562
  O Rochus 7 2 3 6 6   O Rochus 6 6 6
  R Ginepri 6 3 4 66 WC   G Monfils 1 3 3
WC   G Monfils 1 6 6 78   O Rochus 666 6 6
WC   T Reid 2 2 1   K Beck 78 1 4 2
  K Beck 6 6 6   K Beck 5 2 6 77 6
  X Malisse 3 2 3 16   T Haas 7 6 2 653
16   T Haas 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   G Gaudio 77 6 6
PR   J Gimelstob 634 3 10   G Gaudio 2 6 7 77
  J Mónaco 6 0 4 6 7   M Fish 6 4 5 64
  M Fish 2 6 6 4 9 10   G Gaudio 65710 77 1 3
Q   J Tipsarević 77 78 3 6 20   D Hrbatý 77 68636 6
Q   D Bracciali 64666 1 Q   J Tipsarević 2 616 5
  R Söderling 4 2 0r 20   D Hrbatý 6 77 3 7
20   D Hrbatý 6 6 1 20   D Hrbatý 7 6 6
30   T Johansson 77 4 6 4 6 30   T Johansson 5 3 1
WC   P Luczak 656 3 6 0 30   T Johansson 6 5 6 2 7
  A Calleri 6 5 6 4 6   A Calleri 4 7 3 6 5
  M Mirnyi 4 7 4 6 4 30   T Johansson 3 6 646 6
  K Kim 3 6 6 3 6   K Kim 6 2 77 2 2
  H-t Lee 6 4 3 6 1   K Kim 6 6 6
Q   G García-López 7 6 3 6 Q   G García-López 2 4 2
5   C Moyà 5 3 6 3

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   G Coria 6 6 6
  T Berdych 2 4 0 6   G Coria 6 636 77
  R Mello 6 6 77   R Mello 4 77 3 63
  A Martín 3 3 65 6   G Coria 6 6 6
WC   M Kimmich 4 2 77 3 31   JC Ferrero 3 2 1
  M Zabaleta 6 6 656   M Zabaleta 1 2 0
Q   M Van Gemerden 6 3 4 4 31   JC Ferrero 6 6 6
31   JC Ferrero 2 6 6 6 6   G Coria 7 5 3 0
23   F González 3 3 6 6 7 9   D Nalbandian 5 7 6 6
  J Acasuso 6 6 3 3 5 23   F González 7 6 6
  L Burgsmüller 621 2   I Andreev 5 2 3
  I Andreev 77 6 6 23   F González 77 5 2 3
  Á Calatrava 6 3 4 6 4 9   D Nalbandian 637 6 6
  S Ventura 3 6 6 4 6   S Ventura 0 3 6 2
  D Ferrer 616 6 3 4 9   D Nalbandian 6 6 2 6
9   D Nalbandian 77 4 4 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   M Youzhny 6 6 7
  J Haehnel 2 2 5 15   M Youzhny 1 6 6 5 3
  J Benneteau 0 4 2   R Nadal 6 4 4 7 6
  R Nadal 6 6 6   R Nadal 6 6 6
Q   B Reynolds 5 6 79 77 Q   B Reynolds 1 1 3
  N Almagro 7 4 6765 Q   B Reynolds 78 6 6
  O Mutis 4 4 0 17   A Pavel 662 2
17   A Pavel 6 6 6   R Nadal 5 6 6 632
25   JI Chela 6 77 77 3   L Hewitt 7 3 1 77 6
  W Arthurs 4 6461 25   JI Chela 79 6 77
PR   P-H Mathieu 4 7 5 65   G Carraz 672 63
  G Carraz 6 5 7 77 25   JI Chela 2 6 1 4
  F Mayer 1 2 0 3   L Hewitt 6 4 6 6
  J Blake 6 6 6   J Blake 6 680 3
  A Clément 3 4 1 3   L Hewitt 4 710 6 6
3   L Hewitt 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   T Henman 6 6 4 6
  C Saulnier 1 2 6 3 7   T Henman 7 6 6
  F Volandri 3 4 61   V Hănescu 5 1 4
  V Hănescu 6 6 77 7   T Henman 4 2 2
LL   C Rochus 6 6 6 26   N Davydenko 6 6 6
  A Montañés 2 3 3 LL   C Rochus 4 4 2
Q   R Karanušić 2 5 2 26   N Davydenko 6 6 6
26   N Davydenko 6 7 6 26   N Davydenko 6 6 6
19   V Spadea 3 7 6 5 3 12   G Cañas 3 4 3
  R Štěpánek 6 5 4 7 6   R Štěpánek 77 6 1 626
  F Mantilla 4 77 1 0   J Hernych 651 6 77 0
  J Hernych 6 656 6   R Štěpánek 1 2 2
  F Verdasco 6 6 6 12   G Cañas 6 6 6
  G Müller 3 0 4   F Verdasco 6 5 3 0
WC   C Guccione 4 2 64 12   G Cañas 3 7 6 6
12   G Cañas 6 6 77

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   S Grosjean 6 6 6
  M Llodra 3 4 3 14   S Grosjean 6 6 3 4 3
Q   O Marach 7 7 1 4 5 Q   J-R Lisnard 1 4 6 6 6
Q   J-R Lisnard 5 5 6 6 7 Q   J-R Lisnard 5 3 2
  K Carlsen 622 1   P Kohlschreiber 7 6 6
  P Kohlschreiber 77 6 6   P Kohlschreiber 6 2
  A Dupuis 79 623 2 18   N Massú 0 0r
18   N Massú 6777 6 6   P Kohlschreiber 3 661
32   J Melzer 3 2   A Roddick 6 78 6
  R Sluiter 3r 32   J Melzer 6 6 77
  F Saretta 6 6 1 0r WC   N Healey 3 2 63
WC   N Healey 4 4 6 5 32   J Melzer 2 2 5
  J Björkman 6 4 0 67 2   A Roddick 6 6 7
  G Rusedski 2 6 6 79   G Rusedski 0 6 2 3
  I Labadze 5 2 1 2   A Roddick 6 3 6 6
2   A Roddick 7 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 365. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive – 2005 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Open just that as Safin halts Federer". Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ "3.74m viewers power MasterChef finale". TV Tonight.

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