2005 French Open

The 2005 French Open was the 109th edition of the tournament. Rafael Nadal, seeded fourth at his first French Open (but was actually ranked World No. 5 at the time after then-World No. 2 Lleyton Hewitt withdrew from the tournament due to injury),[1] was a strong favorite to win the men's title after winning the Monte Carlo and Rome Masters, with Guillermo Coria, a 2004 finalist and 2005 runner-up to Nadal in both Monaco and Rome, calling Nadal the best clay-court player in the world prior to the tournament. After defeating top seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals, Nadal defeated Argentina's Mariano Puerta to claim his first French Open title, and the first of four won consecutively from 2005 until 2008. Nadal would go on to win the tournament a record thirteen times.[2]

2005 French Open
Roland-garros-2005.jpg
Date23 May – 5 June
Edition109th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceClay
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Champions
Men's Singles
Spain Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Men's Doubles
Sweden Jonas Björkman / Belarus Max Mirnyi
Women's Doubles
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez
Mixed Doubles
France Fabrice Santoro / Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Boys' Singles
Croatia Marin Čilić
Girls' Singles
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
Boys' Doubles
Argentina Emiliano Massa / Argentina Leonardo Mayer
Girls' Doubles
Belarus Victoria Azarenka / Hungary Ágnes Szávay
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In the women's draw, Justine Henin-Hardenne won her second French Open title, defeating 2000 champion Mary Pierce in the final in just 62 minutes.[3] 2005 marked the first of three consecutive years in which Justine Henin would win the Women's Singles title.

Gastón Gaudio and Anastasia Myskina were unsuccessful in defending their 2004 titles, Gaudio losing in the fourth round and Myskina being upset in the first round. This tournament was also notable for the rise of future French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, who upset the 3rd seed Amélie Mauresmo in the third round,[4] before going on to defeat another future champion in Francesca Schiavone on her way to her first Grand Slam quarter-final appearance in what was just her second Grand Slam tournament.[5]

Points distributionEdit

Below are the tables with the point distribution for each discipline of the tournament.

Senior pointsEdit

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128 Q Q3 Q2 Q1
Men's Singles 1000 700 450 250 150 75 35 5 12 8 4 0
Men's Doubles 0 N/A N/A 0 0
Women's Singles 650 456 292 162 90 56 32 2 30 21 12.5 4
Women's Doubles 0 N/A N/A 0 0

SeniorsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

  Rafael Nadal defeated   Mariano Puerta, 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5

  • It was Nadal's 6th title of the year, and his 7th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's singlesEdit

  Justine Henin-Hardenne[6] defeated   Mary Pierce, 6–1, 6–1

  • It was Henin-Hardenne's 4th title of the year, and her 23rd overall. It was her 4th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd French Open title.

Men's doublesEdit

  Jonas Björkman /   Max Mirnyi defeated   Mike Bryan /   Bob Bryan, 2–6, 6–1, 6–4

Women's doublesEdit

  Virginia Ruano Pascual /   Paola Suárez defeated   Cara Black /   Liezel Huber, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3

Mixed doublesEdit

  Daniela Hantuchová /   Fabrice Santoro defeated   Martina Navratilova /   Leander Paes, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2

JuniorsEdit

Boys' singlesEdit

  Marin Čilić defeated   Antal Van Der Duim, 6–3, 6–1

Girls' singlesEdit

  Ágnes Szávay defeated   Raluca-Ioana Olaru, 6–2, 6–1

Boys' doublesEdit

  Emiliano Massa /   Leonardo Mayer defeated   Sergey Bubka /   Jérémy Chardy, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4

Girls' doublesEdit

  Victoria Azarenka /   Ágnes Szávay defeated   Raluca-Ioana Olaru /   Amina Rakhim, 4–6, 6–4, 6–0

Singles seedsEdit

The following are the seeded players and notable players who withdrew from the event. Seedings are based on ATP and WTA rankings as of 16 May 2005. Rankings and points are as of before 23 May 2005.

Men's SinglesEdit

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1   Roger Federer 6,605 75 450 6,980 Semifinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [4]
2 3   Andy Roddick 3,590 35 35 3,590 Second round lost to   José Acasuso
3 4   Marat Safin 3,065 150 150 3,065 Fourth round lost to   Tommy Robredo [15]
4 5   Rafael Nadal 2,600 0 1,000 3,600 Champion, defeated   Mariano Puerta
5 6   Gastón Gaudio 2,440 1,000 150 1,590 Fourth round lost to   David Ferrer [20]
6 7   Andre Agassi 2,275 5 5 2,275 First round lost to   Jarkko Nieminen [Q]
7 8   Tim Henman 2,195 450 35 1,780 Second round lost to   Luis Horna
8 9   Guillermo Coria 2,040 700 150 1,490 Fourth round lost to   Nikolay Davydenko [12]
9 10   Guillermo Cañas 1,745 5 250 1,990 Quarterfinals lost to   Mariano Puerta
10 11   David Nalbandian 1,685 450 150 1,385 Fourth round lost to   Victor Hănescu
11 13   Joachim Johansson 1,625 5 0 1,620 Withdrew due to an elbow injury
12 12   Nikolay Davydenko 1,640 5 450 2,085 Semifinals lost to   Mariano Puerta
13 14   Ivan Ljubičić 1,465 35 5 1,435 First round lost to   Mariano Puerta
14 15   Carlos Moyá 1,430 250 150 1,330 Fourth round lost to   Roger Federer [1]
15 16   Tommy Robredo 1,415 150 250 1,515 Quarterfinals lost to   Nikolay Davydenko [12]
16 17   Radek Štěpánek 1,415 5 75 1,495 Third round lost to   Sébastien Grosjean [23]
17 20   Dominik Hrbatý 1,291 35 5 1,261 First round lost to   Janko Tipsarević
18 18   Mario Ančić 1,315 75 75 1,315 Third round lost to   David Nalbandian [10]
19 19   Thomas Johansson 1,313 (25) 35 1,323 Second round lost to   David Sánchez
20 21   David Ferrer 1,225 35 250 1,440 Quarterfinals lost to   Rafael Nadal [4]
21 22   Tommy Haas 1,215 5 75 1,295 Third round lost to   Nikolay Davydenko [12]
22 23   Nicolás Massú 1,205 75 5 1,135 First round lost to   Stan Wawrinka [Q]
23 24   Sébastian Grosjean 1,200 35 150 1,315 Fourth lost to   Rafael Nadal [4]
24 25   Feliciano López 1,200 150 5 1,055 First round lost to   Paul-Henri Mathieu
25 26   Fernando González 1,200 5 75 1,270 Third round lost to   Roger Federer [1]
26 27   Jiří Novák 1,185 35 35 1,185 Second round lost to   Félix Mantilla
27 34   Filippo Volandri 990 5 75 1,065 Third round retired against   José Acasuso
28 28   Nicolas Kiefer 1,130 35 150 1,245 Fourth round withdrew due to a neck injury
29 30   Mikhail Youzhny 1,095 75 35 1,055 Second round lost to   Jürgen Melzer
30 31   Richard Gasquet 1,050 5 75 1,120 Third round lost to   Rafael Nadal [4]
31 32   Juan Ignacio Chela 1,015 250 35 800 Second round lost to   Victor Hănescu
32 33   Juan Carlos Ferrero 995 35 75 1,035 Third round lost to   Marat Safin [3]
33 35   Robin Söderling 955 5 35 985 Second round lost to   Lee Hyung-taik

† The player did not qualify the tournament in 2004. Accordingly, this was the points from the 18th best result are deducted instead.

The following players would have been seeded, but they withdrew from the event.

Rank Player Points before Points defending Points after Withdrawal reason
2   Lleyton Hewitt 3,935 250 3,685 Rib injury[1]
29   Taylor Dent 1,100 5 1,095 Ankle injury[7]

Women's SinglesEdit

1. Lindsay Davenport (  United States) lost to [21] Mary Pierce (  France) Quarterfinal
2. Maria Sharapova (  Russia) lost to [10] Justine Henin-Hardenne (  Belgium) Quarterfinal
3. Amélie Mauresmo (  France) lost to [29] Ana Ivanovic (  Serbia and Montenegro) 3rd round
4. Elena Dementieva (  Russia) lost to [16] Elena Likhovtseva (  Russia) 4th round
5. Anastasia Myskina (  Russia) lost to María Sánchez Lorenzo (  Spain) 1st round

Wildcard entriesEdit

Below are the lists of the wildcard awardees entering in the main draws.

Qualifier entriesEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Official videogameEdit

An official videogame for the tournament, Roland Garros 2005: Powered by Smash Court Tennis, was launched exclusively for the PlayStation 2 platform. The game, which is an updated version of Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2, featured 15 licensed players and 4 official courts of the tournament: Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen, Court 1 and Court 2.[8]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rib keeps Hewitt out of the French Open - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ BBC SPORT | Tennis | Tearful Pierce rues poor display
  4. ^ "Serbian starlet shocks Mauresmo". BBC News. 28 May 2005. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Brave Henin-Hardenne battles on". BBC News. 30 May 2005. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  6. ^ Henin-Hardenne became only the second French Open women's singles winner after saving match points en route to the title. In 2004 Myskina did the same.
    Both saved match points against Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round.
  7. ^ "Hewitt, Dent withdraw from French Open". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 May 2005. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  8. ^ "PlayStation - Games - Roland Garros 2005: Powered by Smash Court Tennis". PlayStation. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2005 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2005 Wimbledon Championships