2008 French Open – Men's Singles

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2008 French Open
Champion   Spain Rafael Nadal
Runner-up   Switzerland Roger Federer
Final score   6–1, 6–3, 6–0
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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Main article: 2008 French Open

Rafael Nadal was the defending champion and retained his title, crushing 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] Nadal won the title without losing a single set, becoming only 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.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Switzerland Roger Federer (Final)
  2. Spain Rafael Nadal (Champion)
  3. Serbia Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
  4. Russia Nikolay Davydenko (Third Round)
  5. Spain David Ferrer (Quarterfinals)
  6. Argentina David Nalbandian (Second Round)
  7. United States James Blake (Second Round)
  8. France Richard Gasquet (withdrew due to a knee injury)
  9. Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka (Third Round)
  10. United Kingdom Andy Murray (Third Round)
  11. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (Second Round)
  12. Spain Tommy Robredo (Third Round)
  13. Argentina Juan Mónaco (First Round)
  14. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (withdrew due to a knee injury)
  15. Russia Mikhail Youzhny (Third Round)
  16. Spain Carlos Moyá (First Round)
  17. Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis (First Round)
  18. France Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fourth Round)
  19. Spain Nicolás Almagro (Quarterfinals)
  20. Croatia Ivo Karlović (First Round)
  21. Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek (Fourth Round)
  22. Spain Fernando Verdasco (Fourth Round)
  23. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero (First Round, retired)
  24. Chile Fernando González (Quarterfinals)
  25. Australia Lleyton Hewitt (Third Round)
  26. Finland Jarkko Nieminen (Third Round)
  27. Russia Igor Andreev (Second Round)
  28. Croatia Ivan Ljubičić (Fourth Round)
  29. Argentina Guillermo Cañas (First Round)
  30. Russia Dmitry Tursunov (Third Round)
  31. Italy Andreas Seppi (First Round)
  32. Serbia Janko Tipsarević (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinal Semifinals Final
                                                   
  1  Switzerland Roger Federer 2 6 6 6    
24  Chile Fernando González 6 2 3 4    
  1  Switzerland Roger Federer 6 5 6 7    
     France Gaël Monfils 2 7 3 5    
   France Gaël Monfils 6 3 6 6  
  5  Spain David Ferrer 3 6 3 1    
    1  Switzerland Roger Federer 1 3 0    
  2  Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6 6    
     Latvia Ernests Gulbis 5 63 5      
3  Serbia Novak Djokovic 7 7 7      
3  Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 2 63    
  2  Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6 7      
19  Spain Nicolás Almagro 1 1 1    
  2  Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6 6      

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6    
  United States S Querrey 4 4 3     1 Switzerland R Federer 65 6 6 6  
  Spain A Montañés 7 7 7       Spain A Montañés 7 1 0 4  
  Belgium K Vliegen 65 62 63     1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6    
Q Romania V Crivoi 3 3 7 4     Croatia M Ančić 3 4 2    
Q Spain D Marrero 6 6 5 6   Q Spain D Marrero 6 0 3 2  
  Croatia M Ančić 6 7 6       Croatia M Ančić 4 6 6 6  
31 Italy A Seppi 2 61 2     1 Switzerland R Federer 6 7 7    
20 Croatia I Karlović 6 64 66 7 4   France J Benneteau 4 5 5    
  Colombia A Falla 3 7 7 5 6   Colombia A Falla 6 66 3 7 0
  France J Benneteau 6 6 3 3 6   France J Benneteau 1 7 6 64 6
  United States V Spadea 4 4 6 6 3   France J Benneteau 1 7 6 6  
  Germany M Zverev 1 4 2       Sweden R Söderling 6 66 0 1  
Q Chile P Capdeville 6 6 6     Q Chile P Capdeville 3 2 4    
  Sweden R Söderling 6 6 6       Sweden R Söderling 6 6 6    
13 Argentina J Mónaco 2 3 1    

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Switzerland S Wawrinka 6 6 6    
  Germany P Kohlschreiber 3 4 3     9 Switzerland S Wawrinka 7 7 6    
  Croatia M Čilić 7 6 7       Croatia M Čilić 63 64 1    
  Netherlands R Haase 66 2 64     9 Switzerland S Wawrinka 7 6 4 4 4
LL Spain P Andújar 66 6 6 6   24 Chile F González 5 3 6 6 6
  Italy F Volandri 7 2 3 3   LL Spain P Andújar 5 0 7 63  
  Uruguay P Cuevas 3 3 1     24 Chile F González 7 6 64 7  
24 Chile F González 6 6 6     24 Chile F González 7 6 6    
27 Russia I Andreev 6 63 6 6     United States R Ginepri 64 3 1    
  Italy P Starace 1 7 1 4   27 Russia I Andreev 6 2 65 2  
  United States D Young 2 6 64 2     United States R Ginepri 4 6 7 6  
  United States R Ginepri 6 3 7 6     United States R Ginepri 6 6 6    
  Israel D Sela 6 2 6 4 3   France F Serra 4 4 4    
  Romania V Hănescu 4 6 4 6 6   Romania V Hănescu 4 3 7 65  
  France F Serra 6 6 6       France F Serra 6 6 65 7  
LL Colombia S Giraldo 4 3 2    

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Russia N Davydenko 6 6 6    
  Sweden T Johansson 3 3 3     4 Russia N Davydenko 7 6 6    
Q Monaco J-R Lisnard 7 1 3 2     Russia M Safin 64 2 2    
  Russia M Safin 65 6 6 6   4 Russia N Davydenko 6 6 3 2 4
Q Argentina D Junqueira 6 6 6     28 Croatia I Ljubičić 4 2 6 6 6
WC France A Mannarino 1 2 2     Q Argentina D Junqueira 3 4 2    
WC France É Prodon 5 66 64     28 Croatia I Ljubičić 6 6 6    
28 Croatia I Ljubičić 7 7 7     28 Croatia I Ljubičić 61 6 3 2  
23 Spain JC Ferrero 7 2 r       France G Monfils 7 4 6 6  
  Brazil M Daniel 65 2         Brazil M Daniel 6 3 6 3 4
  Austria J Melzer 6 6 6       Austria J Melzer 4 6 2 6 6
  Australia P Luczak 3 2 4       Austria J Melzer 6 5 6 0 2
  France G Monfils 7 6 6       France G Monfils 4 7 4 6 6
  France A Clément 5 3 1       France G Monfils 7 6 7    
Q United States S Jenkins 4 7 3 0   LL Peru L Horna 65 4 5    
LL Peru L Horna 6 5 6 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Spain T Robredo 5 6 6 6  
  Argentina G Coria 7 4 1 4   12 Spain T Robredo 67 6 6 6  
  Serbia V Troicki 4 3 6 5     France M Gicquel 7 4 4 4  
  France M Gicquel 6 6 4 7   12 Spain T Robredo 3 2 1    
Q Netherlands J Huta Galung 3 5 2     21 Czech Republic R Štěpánek 6 6 6    
  Czech Republic J Vaněk 6 7 6       Czech Republic J Vaněk 1 0 7 3  
  France G Simon 2 4 1     21 Czech Republic R Štěpánek 6 6 67 6  
21 Czech Republic R Štěpánek 6 6 6     21 Czech Republic R Štěpánek 6 2 6 3 3
25 Australia L Hewitt 6 6 6     5 Spain D Ferrer 4 6 1 6 6
  France N Mahut 4 2 4     25 Australia L Hewitt 6 6 6    
  Argentina A Calleri 7 4 2 4     United States M Fish 4 3 2    
  United States M Fish 66 6 6 6   25 Australia L Hewitt 2 6 6 3 4
  France F Santoro 7 6 6     5 Spain D Ferrer 6 3 3 6 6
LL Russia E Korolev 63 1 4       France F Santoro 0 1 0    
  Belgium S Darcis 3 4 3     5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6    
5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States J Blake 6 6 7    
  Germany R Schüttler 4 1 63     7 United States J Blake 62 6 5 3  
Q Germany S Greul 4 0 4       Latvia E Gulbis 7 3 7 6  
  Latvia E Gulbis 6 6 6       Latvia E Gulbis 6 7 6    
  France T Ascione 62 6 3 2     Ecuador N Lapentti 3 5 2    
  United States B Reynolds 7 4 6 6     United States B Reynolds 5 4 7 5  
  Ecuador N Lapentti 6 4 6 7     Ecuador N Lapentti 7 6 5 7  
32 Serbia J Tipsarević 4 6 1 67     Latvia E Gulbis 6 7 6    
17 Cyprus M Baghdatis 2 4 2       France M Llodra 4 64 3    
  Italy S Bolelli 6 6 6       Italy S Bolelli 3 7 7 6  
LL France J Ouanna 3 2 3       Argentina JM del Potro 6 60 5 2  
  Argentina JM del Potro 6 6 6       Italy S Bolelli 62 4 65    
  France M Llodra 2 7 6 7     France M Llodra 7 6 7    
WC France O Patience 6 61 3 5     France M Llodra 6 4 5 6 6
WC Australia R Smeets 1 0 0     11 Czech Republic T Berdych 3 6 7 3 4
11 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 6 6    

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Spain C Moyá 64 2 7 6 3
Q Argentina E Schwank 7 6 61 4 6 Q Argentina E Schwank 65 6 6 6  
  Spain M Granollers 6 3 6 6     Spain M Granollers 7 2 4 4  
  Germany M Berrer 3 6 2 3   Q Argentina E Schwank 2 3 6 69  
  Spain Ó Hernández 4 7 6 7   18 France P-H Mathieu 6 6 3 7  
  Czech Republic I Minář 6 65 3 5     Spain Ó Hernández 6 6 4 3 2
WC Brazil G Kuerten 3 4 2     18 France P-H Mathieu 2 1 6 6 6
18 France P-H Mathieu 6 6 6     18 France P-H Mathieu 4 3 4    
29 Argentina G Cañas 66 63 68     3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6    
WC United States W Odesnik 7 7 7     WC United States W Odesnik 6 4 6 6  
  Sweden J Björkman 4 4 3       South Korea H-t Lee 2 6 3 2  
  South Korea H-t Lee 6 6 6     WC United States W Odesnik 5 4 2    
  Canada F Dancevic 66 6 5 62   3 Serbia N Djokovic 7 6 6    
Q Spain MA López Jaén 7 3 7 7   Q Spain MA López Jaén 1 1 3    
  Germany D Gremelmayr 6 3 5 2   3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6    
3 Serbia N Djokovic 4 6 7 6  

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Argentina D Nalbandian 6 6 6    
  Argentina C Berlocq 2 4 1     6 Argentina D Nalbandian 6 6 2 1 2
WC France J Chardy 6 6 7     WC France J Chardy 3 4 6 6 6
Q Portugal F Gil 3 2 61     WC France J Chardy 7 6 6    
  Spain G García López 6 6 7     30 Russia D Tursunov 61 3 4    
  Argentina S Roitman 2 4 65       Spain G García López 64 0 0    
Q Germany D Brands 2 4 5     30 Russia D Tursunov 7 6 6    
30 Russia D Tursunov 6 6 7     WC France J Chardy 60 67 5    
19 Spain N Almagro 6 7 6     19 Spain N Almagro 7 7 7    
  Serbia B Pašanski 4 5 1     19 Spain N Almagro 7 6 6    
LL Argentina S Decoud 3 6 6 68 6 LL Argentina S Decoud 62 2 1    
  Belgium O Rochus 6 4 3 7 1 19 Spain N Almagro 6 63 6 7  
  Slovakia D Hrbatý 4 2 4     10 United Kingdom A Murray 3 7 3 5  
  Argentina J Acasuso 6 6 6       Argentina J Acasuso 4 0 4    
WC France J Eysseric 2 6 6 0 2 10 United Kingdom A Murray 6 6 6    
10 United Kingdom A Murray 6 1 4 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 7    
  Germany B Becker 1 3 64     15 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 6    
Q Argentina M González 6 7 4 3 6 Q Argentina M González 3 2 2    
Q Croatia R Karanušić 3 5 6 6 2 15 Russia M Youzhny 65 7 5 1  
  United States J Isner 6 6 5 3 4 22 Spain F Verdasco 7 5 7 6  
  Argentina JI Chela 2 3 7 6 6   Argentina JI Chela 5 6 3 5  
  Spain S Ventura 6 3 4 7 1 22 Spain F Verdasco 7 4 6 7  
22 Spain F Verdasco 4 6 6 66 6 22 Spain F Verdasco 1 0 2    
26 Finland J Nieminen 2 6 6 6   2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6    
LL Spain M López 6 3 4 3   26 Finland J Nieminen 7 6 3 7  
  Argentina M Vassallo Argüello 7 6 3 4 6   Argentina M Vassallo Argüello 5 1 6 62  
  Spain F López 61 4 6 6 3 26 Finland J Nieminen 1 3 1    
  Australia C Guccione 4 1 4     2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6    
Q France N Devilder 6 6 6     Q France N Devilder 4 0 1    
Q Brazil T Bellucci 5 3 1     2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6    
2 Spain R Nadal 7 6 6    

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