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2008 French Open – Men's Singles

Rafael Nadal was the three-time defending champion and successfully retained his title, defeating Roger Federer in the final 6–1, 6–3, 6–0. This was Federer's worst loss in a Grand Slam event in his entire career.[1] It also marked the third consecutive year that Nadal defeated Federer in the Roland Garros final, and the fourth consecutive year that Nadal defeated Federer at Roland Garros, starting with his 2005 Roland Garros semifinal defeat. All four years, Nadal defeated Federer while Federer was the No. 1 player in the world. Nadal won the title without losing a set, becoming the third man in the Open era after Ilie Năstase and Björn Borg to win the French Open without dropping a set for the entire tournament. He would later replicate this feat in 2010 and 2017.

Men's Singles
2008 French Open
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upSwitzerland Roger Federer
Final score6–1, 6–3, 6–0
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 the final Grand Slam and World Tour appearance of former world No. 1 and three-time champion Gustavo Kuerten. He lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round and retired from professional tennis shortly after.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Roger Federer (Final)
02.     Rafael Nadal (Champion)
03.     Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
04.     Nikolay Davydenko (Third round)
05.     David Ferrer (Quarterfinals)
06.     David Nalbandian (Second round)
07.     James Blake (Second round)
08.     Richard Gasquet (Withdrew due to a knee injury)
09.     Stan Wawrinka (Third round)
10.     Andy Murray (Third round)
11.     Tomáš Berdych (Second round)
12.     Tommy Robredo (Third round)
13.     Juan Mónaco (First round)
14.     Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Withdrew due to a knee injury)
15.     Mikhail Youzhny (Third round)
16.     Carlos Moyá (First round)
17.     Marcos Baghdatis (First round)
18.     Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fourth round)
19.     Nicolás Almagro (Quarterfinals)
20.     Ivo Karlović (First round)
21.     Radek Štěpánek (Fourth round)
22.     Fernando Verdasco (Fourth round)
23.     Juan Carlos Ferrero (First round, retired)
24.     Fernando González (Quarterfinals)
25.     Lleyton Hewitt (Third round)
26.     Jarkko Nieminen (Third round)
27.     Igor Andreev (Second round)
28.     Ivan Ljubičić (Fourth round)
29.     Guillermo Cañas (First round)
30.     Dmitry Tursunov (Third round)
31.     Andreas Seppi (First round)
32.     Janko Tipsarević (First round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying drawEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinal Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 2 6 6 6  
24   Fernando González 6 2 3 4  
1   Roger Federer 6 5 6 7  
    Gaël Monfils 2 7 3 5  
    Gaël Monfils 6 3 6 6  
5   David Ferrer 3 6 3 1  
1   Roger Federer 1 3 0    
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 6    
    Ernests Gulbis 5 635    
3   Novak Djokovic 7 77 7    
3   Novak Djokovic 4 2 63   
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 77    
19   Nicolás Almagro 1 1 1    
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 6    

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Federer 6 6 6    
    S Querrey 4 4 3     1   R Federer 656 6 6  
    A Montañés 77 77 77         A Montañés 77 1 0 4  
    K Vliegen 656263    1   R Federer 6 6 6    
Q   V Crivoi 3 3 7 4       M Ančić 3 4 2    
Q   D Marrero 6 6 5 6   Q   D Marrero 6 0 3 2  
    M Ančić 6 77 6         M Ančić 4 6 6 6  
31   A Seppi 2 612     1   R Federer 6 7 7    
20   I Karlović 6 64667 4     J Benneteau 4 5 5    
    A Falla 3 77 78 5 6     A Falla 6 663 77 0
    J Benneteau 6 6 3 3 6     J Benneteau 1 78 6 646
    V Spadea 4 4 6 6 3     J Benneteau 1 78 6 6  
    M Zverev 1 4 2         R Söderling 6 660 1  
Q   P Capdeville 6 6 6     Q   P Capdeville 3 2 4    
    R Söderling 6 6 6         R Söderling 6 6 6    
13   J Mónaco 2 3 1    

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   S Wawrinka 6 6 6    
    P Kohlschreiber 3 4 3     9   S Wawrinka 77 77 6    
    M Čilić 78 6 77         M Čilić 63641    
    R Haase 662 64    9   S Wawrinka 7 6 4 4 4
LL   P Andújar 666 6 6   24   F González 5 3 6 6 6
    F Volandri 78 2 3 3   LL   P Andújar 5 0 77 63 
    P Cuevas 3 3 1     24   F González 7 6 6477  
24   F González 6 6 6     24   F González 77 6 6    
27   I Andreev 6 636 6       R Ginepri 643 1    
    P Starace 1 77 1 4   27   I Andreev 6 2 652  
    D Young 2 6 642       R Ginepri 4 6 77 6  
    R Ginepri 6 3 77 6       R Ginepri 6 6 6    
    D Sela 6 2 6 4 3     F Serra 4 4 4    
    V Hănescu 4 6 4 6 6     V Hănescu 4 3 77 65 
    F Serra 6 6 6         F Serra 6 6 6577  
LL   S Giraldo 4 3 2    

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   N Davydenko 6 6 6    
    T Johansson 3 3 3     4   N Davydenko 77 6 6    
Q   J-R Lisnard 77 1 3 2       M Safin 642 2    
    M Safin 656 6 6   4   N Davydenko 6 6 3 2 4
Q   D Junqueira 6 6 6     28   I Ljubičić 4 2 6 6 6
WC   A Mannarino 1 2 2     Q   D Junqueira 3 4 2    
WC   É Prodon 5 6664    28   I Ljubičić 6 6 6    
28   I Ljubičić 7 78 77     28   I Ljubičić 616 3 2  
23   JC Ferrero 77 2r         G Monfils 77 4 6 6  
    M Daniel 652           M Daniel 6 3 6 3 4
    J Melzer 6 6 6         J Melzer 4 6 2 6 6
    P Luczak 3 2 4         J Melzer 6 5 6 0 2
    G Monfils 7 6 6         G Monfils 4 7 4 6 6
    A Clément 5 3 1         G Monfils 77 6 7    
Q   S Jenkins 4 7 3 0   LL   L Horna 654 5    
LL   L Horna 6 5 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   T Robredo 5 6 6 6
PR   G Coria 7 4 1 4   12   T Robredo 676 6 6  
    V Troicki 4 3 6 5       M Gicquel 79 4 4 4  
    M Gicquel 6 6 4 7   12   T Robredo 3 2 1    
Q   J Huta Galung 3 5 2     21   R Štěpánek 6 6 6    
    J Vaněk 6 7 6         J Vaněk 1 0 79 3  
    G Simon 2 4 1     21   R Štěpánek 6 6 676  
21   R Štěpánek 6 6 6     21   R Štěpánek 6 2 6 3 3
25   L Hewitt 6 6 6     5   D Ferrer 4 6 1 6 6
    N Mahut 4 2 4     25   L Hewitt 6 6 6    
    A Calleri 78 4 2 4       M Fish 4 3 2    
    M Fish 666 6 6   25   L Hewitt 2 6 6 3 4
    F Santoro 77 6 6     5   D Ferrer 6 3 3 6 6
LL   E Korolev 631 4         F Santoro 0 1 0    
    S Darcis 3 4 3     5   D Ferrer 6 6 6    
5   D Ferrer 6 6 6    

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   J Blake 6 6 77    
    R Schüttler 4 1 63    7   J Blake 626 5 3  
Q   S Greul 4 0 4         E Gulbis 77 3 7 6  
    E Gulbis 6 6 6         E Gulbis 6 7 6    
    T Ascione 626 3 2       N Lapentti 3 5 2    
    B Reynolds 77 4 6 6       B Reynolds 5 4 7 5  
    N Lapentti 6 4 6 79       N Lapentti 7 6 5 7  
32   J Tipsarević 4 6 1 67      E Gulbis 6 77 6    
17   M Baghdatis 2 4 2         M Llodra 4 643    
    S Bolelli 6 6 6         S Bolelli 3 77 7 6  
LL   J Ouanna 3 2 3         JM del Potro 6 605 2  
    JM del Potro 6 6 6         S Bolelli 624 65   
    M Llodra 2 77 6 7       M Llodra 77 6 77    
WC   O Patience 6 613 5       M Llodra 6 4 5 6 6
WC   R Smeets 1 0 0     11   T Berdych 3 6 7 3 4
11   T Berdych 6 6 6    

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   C Moyá 642 7 6 3
Q   E Schwank 77 6 614 6 Q   E Schwank 656 6 6  
    M Granollers 6 3 6 6       M Granollers 77 2 4 4  
    M Berrer 3 6 2 3   Q   E Schwank 2 3 6 69 
    Ó Hernández 4 77 6 7   18   P-H Mathieu 6 6 3 711  
    I Minář 6 653 5       Ó Hernández 6 6 4 3 2
WC   G Kuerten 3 4 2     18   P-H Mathieu 2 1 6 6 6
18   P-H Mathieu 6 6 6     18   P-H Mathieu 4 3 4    
29   G Cañas 666368    3   N Djokovic 6 6 6    
WC   W Odesnik 78 77 710     WC   W Odesnik 6 4 6 6  
    J Björkman 4 4 3         H-t Lee 2 6 3 2  
    H-t Lee 6 6 6     WC   W Odesnik 5 4 2    
    F Dancevic 666 5 62  3   N Djokovic 7 6 6    
Q   MA López Jaén 78 3 7 77   Q   MA López Jaén 1 1 3    
    D Gremelmayr 6 3 5 2   3   N Djokovic 6 6 6    
3   N Djokovic 4 6 7 6  

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   D Nalbandian 6 6 6    
    C Berlocq 2 4 1     6   D Nalbandian 6 6 2 1 2
WC   J Chardy 6 6 77     WC   J Chardy 3 4 6 6 6
Q   F Gil 3 2 61    WC   J Chardy 77 6 6    
    G García López 6 6 77     30   D Tursunov 613 4    
    S Roitman 2 4 65        G García López 640 0    
Q   D Brands 2 4 5     30   D Tursunov 77 6 6    
30   D Tursunov 6 6 7     WC   J Chardy 60675    
19   N Almagro 6 7 6     19   N Almagro 77 79 7    
    B Pašanski 4 5 1     19   N Almagro 77 6 6    
LL   S Decoud 3 6 6 686 LL   S Decoud 622 1    
    O Rochus 6 4 3 710 1 19   N Almagro 6 636 7  
PR   D Hrbatý 4 2 4     10   A Murray 3 77 3 5  
    J Acasuso 6 6 6         J Acasuso 4 0 4    
WC   J Eysseric 2 6 6 0 2 10   A Murray 6 6 6    
10   A Murray 6 1 4 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   M Youzhny 6 6 77    
    B Becker 1 3 64    15   M Youzhny 6 6 6    
Q   M González 6 7 4 3 6 Q   M González 3 2 2    
Q   R Karanušić 3 5 6 6 2 15   M Youzhny 657 5 1  
    J Isner 6 6 5 3 4 22   F Verdasco 77 5 7 6  
    JI Chela 2 3 7 6 6     JI Chela 5 6 3 5  
    S Ventura 6 3 4 78 1 22   F Verdasco 7 4 6 7  
22   F Verdasco 4 6 6 666 22   F Verdasco 1 0 2    
26   J Nieminen 2 6 6 6   2   R Nadal 6 6 6    
LL   M López 6 3 4 3   26   J Nieminen 7 6 3 77  
    M Vassallo Argüello 77 6 3 4 6     M Vassallo Argüello 5 1 6 62 
    F López 614 6 6 3 26   J Nieminen 1 3 1    
    C Guccione 4 1 4     2   R Nadal 6 6 6    
Q   N Devilder 6 6 6     Q   N Devilder 4 0 1    
Q   T Bellucci 5 3 1     2   R Nadal 6 6 6    
2   R Nadal 7 6 6    

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