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2005 French Open – Men's Singles

Rafael Nadal defeated Mariano Puerta in the final 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5 in his first French Open appearance (and first as a seeded player in a major), as well as his first major final, to capture the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2005 French Open. This was also the beginning of an unprecedented run of success at Roland Garros for Nadal, who would go on to win the tournament a record twelve times. Gastón Gaudio was the defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to David Ferrer.

Men's Singles
2005 French Open
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upArgentina Mariano Puerta
Final score6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–1, 7–5
Details
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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This was notably the first French Open that Novak Djokovic competed in and the first time he went beyond the first round in a grand slam. Future three-time Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka also made his first appearance at a major. 1999 champion Andre Agassi made his last French Open appearance, losing a five-set match to Jarkko Nieminen in the first round.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Roger Federer (Semifinals)
  2.   Andy Roddick (Second round)
  3.   Marat Safin (Fourth round)
  4.   Rafael Nadal (Champion)
  5.   Gastón Gaudio (Fourth round)
  6.   Andre Agassi (First round)
  7.   Tim Henman (Second round)
  8.   Guillermo Coria (Fourth round)
  9.   Guillermo Cañas (Quarterfinals)
  10.   David Nalbandian (Fourth round)
  11.   Joachim Johansson (withdrew because of an elbow injury)
  12.   Nikolay Davydenko (Semifinals)
  13.   Ivan Ljubičić (First round)
  14.   Carlos Moyá (Fourth round)
  15.   Tommy Robredo (Quarterfinals)
  16.   Radek Štěpánek (Third round)
  17.   Dominik Hrbatý (First round)
  18.   Mario Ančić (Third round)
  19.   Thomas Johansson (Second round)
  20.   David Ferrer (Quarterfinals)
  21.   Tommy Haas (Third round)
  22.   Nicolás Massú (First round)
  23.   Sébastien Grosjean (Fourth round)
  24.   Feliciano López (First round)
  25.   Fernando González (Third round)
  26.   Jiří Novák (Second round)
  27.   Filippo Volandri (Third round, retired because of a hand injury)
  28.   Nicolas Kiefer (Fourth round, withdrew because of a neck injury)
  29.   Mikhail Youzhny (Second round)
  30.   Richard Gasquet (Third round)
  31.   Juan Ignacio Chela (Second round)
  32.   Juan Carlos Ferrero (Third round)
  33.   Robin Söderling (Second round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 6 77 6
    Victor Hănescu 2 633
1   Roger Federer 3 6 4 3
4   Rafael Nadal 6 4 6 6
4   Rafael Nadal 7 6 6
20   David Ferrer 5 2 0
4   Rafael Nadal 666 6 7
    Mariano Puerta 78 3 1 5
12   Nikolay Davydenko 3 6 6 4 6
15   Tommy Robredo 6 1 2 6 4
12   Nikolay Davydenko 3 7 6 4 4
    Mariano Puerta 6 5 2 6 6
9   Guillermo Cañas 2 6 6 3 4
    Mariano Puerta 6 3 1 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   R Federer 6 6 6
Q   D Sela 1 4 0 1   R Federer 6 77 6
    N Almagro 77 6 6     N Almagro 3 602
    P Kohlschreiber 644 3 1   R Federer 711 7 6
    C Rochus 6 2 5 2 25   F González 695 2
Q   T Behrend 4 6 7 6 Q   T Behrend 3 4 4
    M Llodra 633 2 25   F González 6 6 6
25   F González 77 6 6 1   R Federer 6 6 6
17   D Hrbatý 77 3 6 3 6 14   C Moyá 1 4 3
    J Tipsarević 656 3 6 8     J Tipsarević 3 6 623
LL   H Armando 624 6 6 3 Q   F Vicente 6 1 77 6
Q   F Vicente 77 6 2 4 6 Q   F Vicente 4 6477 6 4
Q   R Vik 6 78 7 14   C Moyá 6 77 630 6
    K Kim 4 665 Q   R Vik 6677 3 1
    A Martín 7 1 4 2 14   C Moyá 78 646 6
14   C Moyá 5 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   D Nalbandian 0 6 6 6
    M Baghdatis 6 4 4 4 10   D Nalbandian 6 6 6
    T Berdych 6 6 6     T Berdych 3 2 1
    J Morrison 3 2 4 10   D Nalbandian 6 77 6
    Ó Hernández 646 6 6 18   M Ančić 4 643
Q   D Gimeno Traver 77 0 3 4     Ó Hernández 6 1 2 3
Q   M Daniel 2 1 64 18   M Ančić 4 6 6 6
18   M Ančić 6 6 77 10   D Nalbandian 3 6 7 1 2
31   JI Chela 3 6 6 6     V Hănescu 6 4 5 6 6
    R Schüttler 6 1 4 3 31   JI Chela 5 1 6 5
    V Hănescu 6 4 6 6     V Hănescu 7 6 3 7
    M Tabara 2 6 2 1     V Hănescu 6 6 6
    L Horna 77 7 6     L Horna 3 4 4
    J Haehnel 625 3     L Horna 7 626 6
LL   JP Brzezicki 2 1 4 7   T Henman 5 77 3 4
7   T Henman 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   R Nadal 6 77 6
    L Burgsmüller 1 641 4   R Nadal 6 6 6
    M Fish 2 1 1     X Malisse 2 2 4
    X Malisse 6 6 6 4   R Nadal 6 6 6
    P Wessels 6 6 6 30   R Gasquet 4 3 2
    R Mello 4 1 3     P Wessels 3 611
LL   D Bracciali 6 3 2 4 30   R Gasquet 6 77 6
30   R Gasquet 3 6 6 6 4   R Nadal 6 3 6 6
23   S Grosjean 7 6 6 23   S Grosjean 4 6 0 3
    J Mónaco 5 3 1 23   S Grosjean 6 6 6
WC   T Ascione 6 7 0 3 4     D Sanguinetti 0 3 2
    D Sanguinetti 3 5 6 6 6 23   S Grosjean 6 4 3 6 6
    A Pavel 2 2 3 16   R Štěpánek 1 6 6 3 4
WC   F Serra 6 6 6 WC   F Serra 3 4 1
    P Srichaphan 6 3 1 1 16   R Štěpánek 6 6 6
16   R Štěpánek 3 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
33   R Söderling 1 3 6 6 6
    F Verdasco 6 6 3 3 3 33   R Söderling 2 3 4
    H-t Lee 6 2 5 77 6     H-t Lee 6 6 6
    Á Calatrava 4 6 7 644     H-t Lee 3 1 5
WC   G Simon 2 2 6 3 20   D Ferrer 6 6 7
WC   O Patience 6 6 4 6 WC   O Patience 3 655
    J Vaněk 6 684 0 20   D Ferrer 6 77 7
20   D Ferrer 2 710 6 6 20   D Ferrer 2 6 77 5 6
26   J Novák 4 6 6 6 5   G Gaudio 6 4 657 4
    B Phau 6 2 3 1 26   J Novák 2 6 6 5 3
    F Mantilla 6 6 6     F Mantilla 6 0 3 7 6
    T Zíb 2 1 3     F Mantilla 4 4 3
PR   D Tursunov 4 6 6 6 5   G Gaudio 6 6 6
    S Koubek 6 1 4 1 PR   D Tursunov
    J Benneteau 5 0 1 5   G Gaudio w/o
5   G Gaudio 7 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   G Coria 6 6 6
    K Carlsen 4 2 4 8   G Coria 4 6 3
Q   N Djokovic 6 6 6 Q   N Djokovic 6 2 2r
    R Ginepri 0 0 3 8   G Coria 6 6 77
    J Melzer 6 6 77     J Melzer 1 1 62
    W Arthurs 4 2 64     J Melzer 6 6 77
    G Müller 4 1 0 29   M Youzhny 3 4 65
29   M Youzhny 6 6 6 8   G Coria 6 3 612
21   T Haas 6 6 6 12   N Davydenko 2 6 77 6
    F Mayer 1 2 4 21   T Haas 6 6 0
    V Spadea 6 78 6     V Spadea 4 3 0r
    A Costa 4 662 21   T Haas 5 0 0
    G García López 645 6 3 12   N Davydenko 7 6 6
    O Rochus 77 7 4 6     O Rochus 6 5 2 3
Q   S Tuksar 2 4 3 12   N Davydenko 3 7 6 6
12   N Davydenko 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   T Robredo 4 6 6 6
WC   P Luczak 6 3 3 3 15   T Robredo 6 6 6
LL   D Norman 6 6 6 LL   D Norman 4 2 4
    J-R Lisnard 1 1 4 15   T Robredo 6 6 6
    G Kuerten 3 0 6 1     D Sánchez 4 3 1
    D Sánchez 6 6 4 6     D Sánchez 6 3 4 77 6
PR   S Draper 77 1 6 0 1 19   T Johansson 3 6 6 644
19   T Johansson 656 3 6 6 15   T Robredo 7 1 6 4 8
32   JC Ferrero 6 6 6 3   M Safin 5 6 1 6 6
    K Beck 4 3 3 32   JC Ferrero 6 6 6
    F Santoro 646 1 6 4     J Hernych 4 4 2
    J Hernych 77 3 6 4 6 32   JC Ferrero 655 6 62
    T Enqvist 2 631 3   M Safin 77 7 1 77
Q   L Dlouhý 6 77 6 Q   L Dlouhý 78 3 5 1
    R Sluiter 1 6 4 2 3   M Safin 666 7 6
3   M Safin 6 4 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   A Agassi 5 6 78 1 0
Q   J Nieminen 7 4 666 6 Q   J Nieminen 2 4 77 2
    J Björkman 6 2 2 5     I Andreev 6 6 636
    I Andreev 2 6 6 7     I Andreev 4 676 4
WC   A Clément 6 6 616 28   N Kiefer 6 79 3 6
PR   A Popp 2 4 77 2 WC   A Clément 6 2 2 6 4
    I Karlović 3 3 4 28   N Kiefer 4 6 6 4 6
28   N Kiefer 6 6 6 28   N Kiefer
24   F López 2 0 77 4 9   G Cañas w/o
    P-H Mathieu 6 6 656     P-H Mathieu 6 6 6
Q   C Guccione 6 2 6 3 6 Q   C Guccione 3 4 4
    S Ventura 3 6 1 6 2     P-H Mathieu 3 646 77 6
    Á Montañés 6 6 6 9   G Cañas 6 77 2 658
    S Sargsian 1 4 0     Á Montañés 1 3 4
WC   G Monfils 3 1 0 9   G Cañas 6 6 6
9   G Cañas 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   I Ljubičić 5 5 2
    M Puerta 7 7 6     M Puerta 6 7 6
Q   A Dupuis 4 1 2 Q   K Vliegen 3 5 2
Q   K Vliegen 6 6 6     M Puerta 1 6 6 6
Q   T Tenconi 2 4 68 Q   S Wawrinka 6 3 1 4
Q   J Blake 6 6 710 Q   J Blake 711 7 1 3 4
Q   S Wawrinka 646 6 6 Q   S Wawrinka 695 6 6 6
22   N Massú 77 2 2 4     M Puerta 6 6 6
27   F Volandri 6 6 6     J Acasuso 4 1 1
    C Saulnier 0 2 1 27   F Volandri 6 6 6
    G Rusedski 2 673 LL   F Saretta 4 1 2
LL   F Saretta 6 79 6 27   F Volandri 0r
    J Acasuso 6 711 6     J Acasuso 3
    M Mirnyi 4 692     J Acasuso 3 4 6 6 8
WC   J-W Tsonga 3 2 4 2   A Roddick 6 6 4 3 6
2   A Roddick 6 6 6

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