2005 French Open
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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]

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 distribution

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

Senior points

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
650 456 292 162 90 56 32 2 30 21 12.5 4
0 N/A N/A 0 0

Seniors

Men's singles

Spain Rafael Nadal defeated Argentina 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 singles

Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne[6] defeated France 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 doubles

Sweden Jonas Björkman / Belarus Max Mirnyi defeated United States Mike Bryan / United States Bob Bryan, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Women's doubles

Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez defeated Zimbabwe Cara Black / South Africa Liezel Huber, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Mixed doubles

Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / France Fabrice Santoro defeated United States Martina Navratilova / India Leander Paes, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Juniors

Boys' singles

Croatia Marin ?ili? defeated Netherlands Antal Van Der Duim, 6-3, 6-1

Girls' singles

Hungary Ágnes Szávay defeated Romania Raluca-Ioana Olaru, 6-2, 6-1

Boys' doubles

Argentina Emiliano Massa / Argentina Leonardo Mayer defeated Ukraine Sergey Bubka / France Jérémy Chardy, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Girls' doubles

Belarus Victoria Azarenka / Hungary Ágnes Szávay defeated Romania Raluca-Ioana Olaru / Kazakhstan Amina Rakhim, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0

Singles seeds

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 Singles

Seed Rank Player Points before Points defending Points won Points after Status
1 1 Switzerland Roger Federer 6,605 75 450 6,980 Semifinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [4]
2 3 United States Andy Roddick 3,590 35 35 3,590 Second round lost to Argentina José Acasuso
3 4 Russia Marat Safin 3,065 150 150 3,065 Fourth round lost to Spain Tommy Robredo [15]
4 5 Spain Rafael Nadal 2,600 0 1,000 3,600 Champion, defeated Argentina Mariano Puerta
5 6 Argentina Gastón Gaudio 2,440 1,000 150 1,590 Fourth round lost to Spain David Ferrer [20]
6 7 United States Andre Agassi 2,275 5 5 2,275 First round lost to Finland Jarkko Nieminen [Q]
7 8 United Kingdom Tim Henman 2,195 450 35 1,780 Second round lost to Peru Luis Horna
8 9 Argentina Guillermo Coria 2,040 700 150 1,490 Fourth round lost to Russia Nikolay Davydenko [12]
9 10 Argentina Guillermo Cañas 1,745 5 250 1,990 Quarterfinals lost to Argentina Mariano Puerta
10 11 Argentina David Nalbandian 1,685 450 150 1,385 Fourth round lost to Romania Victor H?nescu
11 13 Sweden Joachim Johansson 1,625 5 0 1,620 Withdrew due to an elbow injury
12 12 Russia Nikolay Davydenko 1,640 5 450 2,085 Semifinals lost to Argentina Mariano Puerta
13 14 Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i? 1,465 35 5 1,435 First round lost to Argentina Mariano Puerta
14 15 Spain Carlos Moyá 1,430 250 150 1,330 Fourth round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [1]
15 16 Spain Tommy Robredo 1,415 150 250 1,515 Quarterfinals lost to Russia Nikolay Davydenko [12]
16 17 Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek 1,415 5 75 1,495 Third round lost to France Sébastien Grosjean [23]
17 20 Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 1,291 35 5 1,261 First round lost to Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarevi?
18 18 Croatia Mario An?i? 1,315 75 75 1,315 Third round lost to Argentina David Nalbandian [10]
19 19 Sweden Thomas Johansson 1,313 (25)+ 35 1,323 Second round lost to Spain David Sánchez
20 21 Spain David Ferrer 1,225 35 250 1,440 Quarterfinals lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [4]
21 22 Germany Tommy Haas 1,215 5 75 1,295 Third round lost to Russia Nikolay Davydenko [12]
22 23 Chile Nicolás Massú 1,205 75 5 1,135 First round lost to Switzerland Stan Wawrinka [Q]
23 24 France Sébastian Grosjean 1,200 35 150 1,315 Fourth lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [4]
24 25 Spain Feliciano López 1,200 150 5 1,055 First round lost to France Paul-Henri Mathieu
25 26 Chile Fernando González 1,200 5 75 1,270 Third round lost to Switzerland Roger Federer [1]
26 27 Spain Ji?í Novák 1,185 35 35 1,185 Second round lost to Spain Félix Mantilla
27 34 Italy Filippo Volandri 990 5 75 1,065 Third round retired against Argentina José Acasuso
28 28 Germany Nicolas Kiefer 1,130 35 150 1,245 Fourth round withdrew due to a neck injury
29 30 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 1,095 75 35 1,055 Second round lost to Austria Jürgen Melzer
30 31 France Richard Gasquet 1,050 5 75 1,120 Third round lost to Spain Rafael Nadal [4]
31 32 Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 1,015 250 35 800 Second round lost to Romania Victor H?nescu
32 33 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 995 35 75 1,035 Third round lost to Russia Marat Safin [3]
33 35 Sweden Robin Söderling 955 5 35 985 Second round lost to South Korea 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 Australia Lleyton Hewitt 3,935 250 3,685 Rib injury[1]
29 United States Taylor Dent 1,100 5 1,095 Ankle injury[7]

Women's Singles

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 entries

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

Qualifier entries

Withdrawals

Official videogame

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]

Notes

  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 2012.
  5. ^ "Brave Henin-Hardenne battles on". BBC News. 30 May 2005. Retrieved 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 2020.
  8. ^ "PlayStation - Games - Roland Garros 2005: Powered by Smash Court Tennis". PlayStation. Retrieved 2017.

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