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2006 French Open – Men's Singles

Rafael Nadal successfully defended his title by defeating Roger Federer in the final 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4), to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2006 French Open. This was Federer's first defeat in a Grand Slam final. He had had the chance to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam tournaments at once, having won the preceding Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open titles. This feat would ultimately be achieved a decade later by Novak Djokovic, at the same tournament, who reached the quarterfinals at the Grand Slam for the first time.

Men's Singles
2006 French Open
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upSwitzerland Roger Federer
Final score1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
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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The tournament saw the first appearance of future Grand Slam champion Juan Martín del Potro in a Grand Slam main draw.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Roger Federer (Final)
  2.   Rafael Nadal (Champion)
  3.   David Nalbandian (Semifinals, retired because of a strained abdominal muscle)
  4.   Ivan Ljubičić (Semifinals)
  5.   Andy Roddick (First round, retired because of a left ankle injury)
  6.   Nikolay Davydenko (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Tommy Robredo (Fourth round)
  8.   James Blake (Third round)
  9.   Fernando González (Second round)
  10.   Gastón Gaudio (Fourth round)
  11.   Radek Štěpánek (Third round)
  12.   Mario Ančić (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Nicolas Kiefer (Third round, retired because of a left wrist injury)
  14.   Lleyton Hewitt (Fourth round)
  15.   David Ferrer (Third round)
  16.   Jarkko Nieminen (First round, retired because of a stomach problem)
  17.   Robby Ginepri (First round)
  18.   Thomas Johansson (First round)
  19.   Marcos Baghdatis (Second round)
  20.   Tomáš Berdych (Fourth round)
  21.   Sébastien Grosjean (Second round)
  22.   Dominik Hrbatý (Third round)
  23.   Tommy Haas (Third round)
  24.   Juan Carlos Ferrero (Third round)
  25.   Gaël Monfils (Fourth round)
  26.   José Acasuso (Second round)
  27.   Olivier Rochus (Third round)
  28.   Fernando Verdasco (Second round)
  29.   Paul-Henri Mathieu (Third round)
  30.   Carlos Moyá (Third round)
  31.   Dmitry Tursunov (Third round)
  32.   Nicolás Massú (Third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 6 6 6    
12   Mario Ančić 4 3 4    
1   Roger Federer 3 6 5
3   David Nalbandian 6 4 2r
3   David Nalbandian 6 6 2 6
6   Nikolay Davydenko 3 3 6 4
1   Roger Federer 6 1 4 64
2   Rafael Nadal 1 6 6 77
    Julien Benneteau 2 2 3
4   Ivan Ljubičić 6 6 6
4   Ivan Ljubičić 4 2 67   
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 7    
    Novak Djokovic 4 4 0r  
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 0    

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Federer 7 77 6    
Q   D Hartfield 5 622     1   R Federer 6 6 6    
LL   A Falla 6 6 6     LL   A Falla 1 4 3    
    J Gimelstob 4 4 2     1   R Federer 6 6 647  
    G Müller 3 1 63    32   N Massú 1 2 77 5  
    M Mirnyi 6 6 77         M Mirnyi 4 5 4    
    X Malisse 1 5 6 6 7 32   N Massú 6 7 6    
32   N Massú 6 7 1 4 9 1   R Federer 6 6 6    
20   T Berdych 6 6 6     20   T Berdych 3 2 3    
    F López 2 4 3     20   T Berdych 6 6 6    
Q   K Pless 4 6 4         F Volandri 3 1 1    
    F Volandri 6 7 6     20   T Berdych 6 0      
WC   M Gicquel 7 77 6     13   N Kiefer 1 0r     
    A di Mauro 5 663     WC   M Gicquel 0 1 7 6 9
    J Melzer 643 1     13   N Kiefer 6 6 5 3 11
13   N Kiefer 77 6 6    

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   M Ančić 6 4 77 6  
WC   N Healey 3 6 631   12   M Ančić 7 6 77
    P Capdeville 6 6 4 79     P Capdeville 5 3 63
    G Rusedski 3 1 6 67 12   M Ančić 6 6 6    
    F Mayer 6 0 646 5     A Montañés 1 2 4    
Q   S Galvani 4 6 77 3 7 Q   S Galvani 5 1 6 6 4
    A Montañés 6 626 6     A Montañés 7 6 3 2 6
17   R Ginepri 3 77 1 4 12   M Ančić 6 4 2 6 7
26   J Acasuso 6 6 3 1 11 7   T Robredo 4 6 6 4 5
    F Santoro 3 1 6 6 9 26   J Acasuso 6 623 1
    L Dlouhý 4 6 3 77 6     L Dlouhý 4 77 6 6
    K Vliegen 6 4 6 652     L Dlouhý 1 4 2
    B Pašanski 4 3 4 7   T Robredo 6 6 6
Q   I Bozoljac 6 6 6 Q   I Bozoljac 5 2 6 1
    T Zíb 4 2 2 7   T Robredo 7 6 3 6
7   T Robredo 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   D Nalbandian 6 77 6
    S Wawrinka 2 654 3   D Nalbandian 6 3 7 6
    R Gasquet 6 6 7     R Gasquet 2 6 5 0
    Y-t Wang 4 1 5 3   D Nalbandian 2 5 6 6 6
    K Carlsen 3 4 6 4 31   D Tursunov 6 7 4 2 4
    T Henman 6 6 4 6     T Henman 3 2 6 4
    J Novák 2 3 2 31   D Tursunov 6 6 4 6
31   D Tursunov 6 6 6 3   D Nalbandian 6 6 6
21   S Grosjean 6 6 6 Q   M Vassallo Argüello 4 4 4
    A Pavel 3 2 3 21   S Grosjean 6 4 6 5 2
Q   M Vassallo Argüello 6 6 6 Q   M Vassallo Argüello 1 6 4 7 6
    P Goldstein 2 0 3 Q   M Vassallo Argüello 2 6 6 3 6
    W Moodie 6 656577 2     R Sluiter 6 4 3 6 1
    N Lapentti 4 77 77 656     N Lapentti 1 4 1
    R Sluiter 6 78 2     R Sluiter 6 6 6
16   J Nieminen 2 661r

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   G Gaudio 6 6 6
Q   R Karanušić 2 2 2 10   G Gaudio 6 656 3 6
    A Seppi 4 6 6 5 1 Q   E Korolev 3 77 4 6 4
Q   E Korolev 6 2 3 7 6 10   G Gaudio 7 7 79
    O Marach 3 5 78 2 24   JC Ferrero 5 5 67
    P Kohlschreiber 6 7 666     P Kohlschreiber 2 4 2
Q   JM del Potro 3 6 2 4 24   JC Ferrero 6 6 6
24   JC Ferrero 6 2 6 6 10   G Gaudio 3 4 6 3
30   C Moyá 7 6 6 6   N Davydenko 6 6 3 6
    JA Marín 5 3 3 30   C Moyá 6 6 6
Q   S Tuksar 3 3 6 0     M Youzhny 3 4 2
    M Youzhny 6 6 3 6 30   C Moyá 1 5 3
    F Saretta 622 6 77 6 6   N Davydenko 6 7 6
    P Starace 77 6 4 613     F Saretta 2 1r
    V Spadea 5 4 4 6   N Davydenko 6 4
6   N Davydenko 7 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   A Roddick 4 5 0r
    A Martín 6 7 1     A Martín 6 6 6
Q   D Kindlmann 6 6 6 Q   D Kindlmann 3 3 3
    R Sabău 3 2 2     A Martín 7 4 656 6
    N Mahut 3 6377 63 27   O Rochus 5 6 77 1 4
    J Vaněk 6 77 6577     J Vaněk 2 0 2
WC   J-C Faurel 1 4 2 27   O Rochus 6 6 6
27   O Rochus 6 6 6     A Martín 1r
19   M Baghdatis 6 6 656     J Benneteau 5
    A Portas 4 4 77 1 19   M Baghdatis 6 4 3 77 4
    J Tipsarević 2 4 77 3     J Benneteau 3 6 6 616
    J Benneteau 6 6 656     J Benneteau 5 7 710 6
    D Bracciali 6 6103 3 11   R Štěpánek 7 5 683
    D Sanguinetti 3 712 6 6     D Sanguinetti 3 3 1
WC   M Llodra 4 4 2 11   R Štěpánek 6 6 6
11   R Štěpánek 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   D Ferrer 7 6 6
    G García López 5 1 0 15   D Ferrer 6 6 3 6
    J Björkman 2 5 2 WC   J Chardy 1 4 6 1
WC   J Chardy 6 7 6 15   D Ferrer 645 4
WC   T Ascione 674 78 3     R Ramírez Hidalgo 77 7 6
    R Ramírez Hidalgo 79 6 666     R Ramírez Hidalgo 5
    C Rochus 3 5 6 6 6     C Rochus 2r
18   T Johansson 6 7 4 4 2     R Ramírez Hidalgo 3 6 3 2
28   F Verdasco 6 6 666 4   I Ljubičić 6 3 6 6
    JI Chela 1 3 78 4 28   F Verdasco 6 4 4 1
    J Mónaco 6 6 6     J Mónaco 4 6 6 6
LL   M van Gemerden 3 2 4     J Mónaco 6 7 3 4 2
Q   Ó Hernández 6 6 6 4   I Ljubičić 4 5 6 6 6
    G Simon 4 2 3 Q   Ó Hernández 3 79 1 2
    C Berlocq 2 0 3 4   I Ljubičić 6 676 6
4   I Ljubičić 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   J Blake 6 6 77
    P Srichaphan 0 4 63 8   J Blake 656 6 6
    N Almagro 7 6 6     N Almagro 77 2 4 4
Q   W Arthurs 5 2 2 8   J Blake 2 77 617 4
Q   E Massa 1 3 3 25   G Monfils 6 6277 5 6
Q   D Norman 6 6 6 Q   D Norman 6 3 77 0 5
    A Murray 4 77 6 2 1 25   G Monfils 4 6 646 7
25   G Monfils 6 621 6 6 25   G Monfils 65653
23   T Haas 6 6 6     N Djokovic 77 77 6
    R Schüttler 4 3 3 23   T Haas 6 7 666
    A Waske 6 4 78 77     A Waske 4 5 78 4
    F Vicente 4 6 6664 23   T Haas 5 1 64
    N Djokovic 6 5     N Djokovic 7 6 77
    L Horna 3 0r     N Djokovic 6 6 3 4 6
    M Safin 3 6 3 1 9   F González 4 1 6 6 1
9   F González 6 1 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   L Hewitt 77 3 6 6
    J Hernych 656 2 0 14   L Hewitt 7 6 6
WC   M Montcourt 6 6 1 6 WC   M Montcourt 5 3 3
    M Daniel 2 4 6 2 14   L Hewitt 77 6 6
    I Karlović 78 77 712 22   D Hrbatý 652 2
WC   O Patience 6661610     I Karlović 6 4 77 5 2
Q   S Roitman 4 2 6 6 3 22   D Hrbatý 4 6 627 6
22   D Hrbatý 6 6 3 2 6 14   L Hewitt 2 7 4 2
29   P-H Mathieu 6 6 6 2   R Nadal 6 5 6 6
    B Phau 4 2 1 29   P-H Mathieu 6 77 78
    R Vik 1 6 5 4     F Serra 0 6566
    F Serra 6 1 7 6 29   P-H Mathieu 7 4 4 4
LL   K Kim 7 6 6477 2   R Nadal 5 6 6 6
Q   J Silva 5 2 77 63 LL   K Kim 2 1 4
    R Söderling 2 5 1 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
2   R Nadal 6 7 6

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