2008 Italian Open - Men's Singles
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2008 Italian Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's singles
2008 Italian Open
ChampionSerbia Novak Djokovic
Runner-upSwitzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Final score4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Details
Seeds16
Events
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Novak Djokovic defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in the final, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, to win the men's singles title at the 2008 Italian Open.

Rafael Nadal was the three-time defending champion, but lost in the second round to Juan Carlos Ferrero. Notably, this is the first (and to date only) instance that Nadal lost his opening match at a clay court tournament.

Seeds

The top eight seeds receive a bye into the second round.

  1. Switzerland Roger Federer (quarterfinals)
  2. Spain Rafael Nadal (second round)
  3. Serbia Novak Djokovic (champion)
  4. Russia Nikolay Davydenko (third round)
  5. Spain David Ferrer (second round)
  6. United States Andy Roddick (semifinals, retired due to a back injury)
  7. Argentina David Nalbandian (second round)
  8. United States James Blake (quarterfinals)
  9. France Richard Gasquet (first round)
  10. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (first round)
  11. Spain Carlos Moyá (first round)
  12. Chile Fernando González (third round, withdrew due to a right hamstring injury)
  13. Argentina Juan Mónaco (second round)
  14. Spain Tommy Robredo (quarterfinals)
  15. France Paul-Henri Mathieu (first round)
  16. United Kingdom Andy Murray (second round)

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 Switzerland Roger Federer 64 67  
  Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek 7 7  
  Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek 0 0r
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 1  
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 1  
  Spain Nicolás Almagro 1 0r
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 6 6
  Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6 3 3
6 United States Andy Roddick 6 4 7
14 Spain Tommy Robredo 3 6 64
6 United States Andy Roddick 0r  
  Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 3    
8 United States James Blake 7 65 1
  Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 65 7 6

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6  
  Argentina G Cañas 68 6 6   Argentina G Cañas 3 3  
WC Italy G Naso 7 3 2 1 Switzerland R Federer 7 6  
  Italy P Starace 6 2 6   Croatia I Karlovi? 64 3  
  Croatia M ?ili? 4 6 4   Italy P Starace 3 7 63
  Croatia I Karlovi? 7 6     Croatia I Karlovi? 6 65 7
15 France P-H Mathieu 64 2   1 Switzerland R Federer 64 67  
9 France R Gasquet 4 1     Czech Republic R ?t?pánek 7 7  
Q Peru L Horna 6 6   Q Peru L Horna 6 7  
  Russia D Tursunov 4 2     Argentina J Acasuso 3 61  
  Argentina J Acasuso 6 6   Q Peru L Horna 4 6 3
  Finland J Nieminen 3 6 3   Czech Republic R ?t?pánek 6 1 6
  Czech Republic R ?t?pánek 6 3 6   Czech Republic R ?t?pánek 4 6 6
5 Spain D Ferrer 6 2 1

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6  
  Belgium S Darcis 7 7     Belgium S Darcis 4 0  
  Croatia I Ljubi?i? 5 65   3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 3 6
  South Korea H-t Lee 4 5     Russia I Andreev 3 6 3
  Russia I Andreev 6 7     Russia I Andreev 4 6 6
Q Uruguay P Cuevas 0 4   13 Argentina J Mónaco 6 1 4
13 Argentina J Mónaco 6 6   3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 1  
12 Chile F González 3 7 7   Spain N Almagro 1 0r
  Serbia J Tipsarevi? 6 60 66 12 Chile F González 6 6  
Q Russia E Korolev 1 6 6 Q Russia E Korolev 3 2  
  Sweden R Söderling 6 3 4 12 Chile F González      
  Spain N Almagro 6 6     Spain N Almagro w/o    
WC Italy F Cipolla 1 3     Spain N Almagro 6 7  
7 Argentina D Nalbandian 4 5  

Bottom half

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 United States A Roddick 6 6  
  France M Llodra 5 6 62   United States M Fish 1 4  
  United States M Fish 7 3 7 6 United States A Roddick 7 6  
  Italy S Bolelli 6 6     Italy S Bolelli 65 3  
Q France O Patience 0 3     Italy S Bolelli 6 6  
  France G Simon 6 4 7   France G Simon 4 4  
10 France J-W Tsonga 2 6 66 6 United States A Roddick 6 4 7
14 Spain T Robredo 6 6   14 Spain T Robredo 3 6 64
  Argentina JI Chela 4 1   14 Spain T Robredo 7 7  
  France N Mahut 65 6 7   France N Mahut 5 65  
Q Italy T Fabbiano 7 4 5 14 Spain T Robredo 4 6 7
WC Croatia M An?i? 6 6   4 Russia N Davydenko 6 2 64
  Spain F López 4 4   WC Croatia M An?i? 2 2  
4 Russia N Davydenko 6 6  

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
8 United States J Blake 7 3 6
  Italy A Seppi 6 6     Italy A Seppi 65 6 1
  France F Santoro 4 2   8 United States J Blake 5 7 6
  Italy F Volandri 66 6 2   Spain F Verdasco 7 5 2
Q Ecuador N Lapentti 7 2 6 Q Ecuador N Lapentti 2 7 2
  Spain F Verdasco 6 6     Spain F Verdasco 6 5 6
11 Spain C Moyá 3 4   8 United States J Blake 7 65 1
16 United Kingdom A Murray 5 6 1   Switzerland S Wawrinka 65 7 6
Q Argentina JM del Potro 7 4 0r 16 United Kingdom A Murray 2 65  
WC Russia M Safin 7 2 1   Switzerland S Wawrinka 6 7  
  Switzerland S Wawrinka 65 6 6   Switzerland S Wawrinka 6 6  
  Spain JC Ferrero 65 6 6   Spain JC Ferrero 4 3  
  Germany N Kiefer 7 3 4   Spain JC Ferrero 7 6  
2 Spain R Nadal 5 1  

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