2005 Roger Federer tennis season

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2005 Roger Federer tennis season
Calendar prize money $6,137,018
Singles
Season record 81–4 (95.29%)
Calendar titles 11
Year-end ranking #1
Ranking change from previous year Steady =
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF
French Open SF
Wimbledon W
US Open W
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F
Davis Cup
Davis Cup WG PO
(adv. to 2006 WG)
Last updated on: 31 December 2005.
Main article: Roger Federer

Roger Federer made two Grand Slam finals in 2005, winning both at Wimbledon over Andy Roddick, 6–2, 7–6(2), 6–4, and then defeating Andre Agassi in his last Grand Slam final at the US Open, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1. However, Federer failed to make the final at the other two Majors, losing in the semifinals of the Australian Open to Marat Safin and the French Open to Rafael Nadal. However, Federer won four ATP Masters Series 1000 at Indian Wells, Miami, and Cincinnati on hard courts and one lone clay court title at Hamburg. Furthermore, Federer won two ATP 500 series events at Rotterdam and Dubai. Federer lost the Year-End Championships to David Nalbandian in the final.

Year summary[edit]

The season was statistically one of the most dominant in the Open Era. He won 11 singles titles which tied his 2004 season as the most in over two decades, his 81 match victories were the most since Pete Sampras in 1993, and his record of 81–4 (95.2%) remains the second best winning percentage in the Open Era behind only John McEnroe in 1984.

Winter Hard Court Season[edit]

At the start of the year, Federer hired former Australian player Tony Roche to coach him on a limited basis.[1] Federer began the year with a debut appearance at the Qatar Open where he defeated Croatian Ivan Ljubicic in the final. Federer dominated the field and for the first time in career he won a tournament without ever dropping his serve.

Federer entered the first Grand Slam of the year on a 21 match winning streak that stretched over a five month period. Federer swept through the first five rounds of the Australian Open without dropping a set, including a quarterfinal straight set win over Andre Agassi. He reached the semifinals in a repeat of the previous year's final, before falling to eventual winner Marat Safin, 7–5, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7(6), 7–9.[2] Federer had held a match point at 6-5 in the fourth set tiebreaker and rushed the net, however, Safin responded with a lob; Federer rushed back to retrieve the ball and hit an aggressive between-the-legs trick shot which failed to clear the net. Safin went onto win the tiebreaker and the 80 minute fifth set.

Federer pulled out of the first round of Davis Cup for the first time in his career and would not participate again in the World Group until 2012. Federer next entered the Rotterdam Open seeking his first title in the Netherlands after making the final in 2001. In the second round he played Swiss compatriot and future Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, easily defeating the teenager in straight sets. In the final he again played Ljubicic who pushed Federer to the limit with the Swiss prevailing in a final set tiebreaker.

Federer next flew to the Middle East where he was the two-time defending champion at the prestigious Dubai Tennis Championships. Federer and Agassi attracted worldwide headlines with a publicity stunt that saw the two tennis legends play on a helipad almost 700 feet above sea level at the world famous seven-star luxury hotel the Burj al-Arab. Federer fought through final set tiebreakers in his first two matches, the second of which against former world number one Juan-Carlos Ferrero saw Federer fend of a match point. Federer went on to defeat Agassi in the semifinals and defeated a red-hot Ljubicic in a third final of the young season. This was the first tournament that Federer was able to win three times, and consequently it was also the first he was able to win three times consecutively.

Federer continued to dominate with the commencement of the Masters series. Federer flew from one desert to another and arrived at the Indian Wells Masters in California as the defending champion. He played Ljubicic for the fourth time in five tournaments, again defeating the streaking Croat. In the finals Federer faced the number two player in the world and twice former champion Lleyton Hewitt, easily defeating the Australian in straight sets.

Federer next arrived in the luxury island resort of Key Biscayne seeking his first victory at the Miami Open. Federer reached the finals beating top ten players Tim Henman and Andre Agassi along the way. In the championship match Federer met the player who had knocked him out of Miami the previous year, an 18-year-old Spaniard named Rafael Nadal. Nadal showed why he would become Federer's top rival over the next decade by sweeping the opening two sets. Federer responded by winning a third set tiebreaker and going on to win the championship in a five set epic 2–6, 6–7(4), 7–6(5), 6–3, 6–1, after being down two sets to love, and two points from defeat. The victory made Federer only sixth man to complete the Indian Wells/Miami "double" and the first since Agassi in 2001. With this victory Federer had won 8 of the last 10 Masters tournaments he had entered.

Federer complied an astounding 27-1 record in the early hard court season with 5 titles.

Clay Court Season[edit]

Federer next transitioned to the clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Masters, entering the tournament for the first time since 2002. His 25 match winning streak was halted in the quarterfinals by 18 year old Frenchman Richard Gasquet who survived three match points and a final set tibreaker to defeat the world number one.

Federer skipped the Rome Masters, instead taking three weeks off to treat tendonitis in his feet that had troubled him since the Australian Open.

He won his third Hamburg Masters clay-court title in May by defeating Gasquet without the loss of a set throughout the tournament.

After his victory in Germany Federer flew to Lisbon, Portugal to attend the Laureus Awards. Federer won the prestigious award for "World Sportsman of the Year" and was presented with the Cartier trophy by Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Martina Navratilova before a television audience estimated at 500 million.

Federer, for the first time, entered the French Open with a chance to become only the sixth man to win the Career Grand Slam. He flew through the first five rounds without the loss of a set to reach his first semifinal in Paris. There he met clay specialist Rafael Nadal who had dominated the dirt courts in 2005 with titles in Costa do Sauípe, Acapulco, Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, and Rome. The match did not start until 6:20 PM local time. They split the first two sets with Nadal breaking in the last game of the third set to seize the two sets to one lead. Due to the late start time darkness began to fall in the fourth set and Federer requested for the match to be suspended until the next day. They played on in the near darkness, however, and Nadal broke in the eight game of the set and served out the match. One positive Federer took from the match was that he now believed he had the game to someday win the clay Grand Slam. Additionally the crowds in Paris had taken a great liking to Federer's stylish and flamboyant style of play giving him enormous support and encouragement throughout the tournament; none more so than against Nadal who the Parisian crowds had nicknamed him "l'Ogre" for what they deemed to be his ugly and unstylish grinding manner of play, as well as his loud obnoxious grunting after every shot.[3][4]

Grass Court Season[edit]

Federer at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships.

Federer began the grass swing with his usual warm-up tournament in Halle, Germany where he was the two time defending champion. After surviving a difficult first round against the Swede Robin Soderling, Federer swept past three Germans to reach the final. In the final he took revenge on the Australian Open champion Marat Safin, defeating the Russian 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4.

Federer entered Wimbledon as the overwhelming favorite with a 29 match winning streak on grass which spanned back to 2003. Federer glided into the semifinals where he faced world number 2 and former WImbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt. Although they were the top two players in the world, the special grass seedings of Wimbledon elevated Andy Roddick as the second seed over Hewitt. This created the strange and rare circumstance of the world's top 2 players meeting before a tournament final. Federer defeated Hewitt in straight sets and advanced to the final where Andy Roddick awaited a rematch of the previous year's final. For a third consecutive year Federer defeated Roddick at the All-England Club and notched his third consecutive Wimbledon corwn with a clear 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-4 victory. This marked Federer's fifth Grand Slam championship and remarkably his first of the season. He also became only the third man in the Open Era to win three consecutive Wimbledon Championships along with Bjorn Borg (1976-78) and Pete Sampras (1993-95 and 1997-99).

Summer Hard Court Season[edit]

Upon doctors orders Federer was forced to skip the Canadian Open because of lingering foot issues, instead focusing on recovery for the American hard court summer.

After a six week hiatus Federer returned to the Cincinnati Masters seeking his first title on the lightning quick courts of the American midwest. Strangely, Federer had only won a single match in his four previous appearances at the tournament. Federer was able to navigate his way to the finals where he faced a familiar foe in Andy Roddick, defeating the American in straight sets. This victory was historic as Federer became the first player in ATP history to win four masters titles in a single season.[5] He also was able to sweep all three of the American Masters tournaments for the first time in his career, with victories in Indian Wells, Miami, and Cincinnati.

Federer at the 2005 US Open tournament.

Federer arrived in New York and once again found himself in another Grand Slam semifinal. By making the semis of all four Grand Slams that year he became only the fourth man to accomplish the feat in the Open Era along with Rod Laver, Ivan Lendl and his coach Tony Roche. He dismissed Hewitt once again in the semifinals, this time in four sets. In the finals he faced American legend and 8 time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi. Federer stated prior to the final that playing Agassi in New York in the finals of the US Open would be "the highlight of my career." Celebrities such as Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Lance Armstrong and Donald Trump flocked to Arthur Ashe Stadium to witness a historic generation clash of tennis superstars. The final was played on the fourth anniversary of 9/11 and patriotic fervor was in the air; it would be one of the last matches in Federer's career where the New York crowd would be pulling for his opponent. They split the first two sets and Agassi lead 4-2 in the third set before Federer leveled and the match went to a pivotal third set tiebreaker. Federer elevated his game and won the final six points of the set to capture the tiebreaker 7-1. Federer then rolled through the fourth set to capture his second championship at the US Open. Agassi praised Federer after match saying, "Pete (Sampras) was great, no question, but there was a place to get to with Pete. It could be on your terms. There's no such place with Roger. I think he's the best I've played against." With his 6th Grand Slam championship Federer equaled his childhood idols Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker. He became only the third man to win both Wimbledon and the US Open for two consecutive years, along with Bill Tilden (1920-21) and Don Budge (1937-38). He also became the first man in 72 years to win his first six Grand Slam finals. Federer appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman who asked him the question many where beginning to wonder: was Sampras' all-time record of 14 Grand Slams, set only three years before, starting to look approachable?

Fall Indoor Season[edit]

Federer immediately flew back to Geneva in order to play the Davis Cup playoffs and keep Switzerland in the World Group. Switzerland easily crushed Great Britain to remain in the World Group for the twelfth consecutive year.

Federer then traveled to Bangkok for the Thailand Open where he was the defending champion. In the finals he defeated Scottish teenager and future rival Andy Murray in straight sets.[6] Federer extended his incredible record of 24 consecutive victories in tournament finals, a streak dating back to October 2003. This victory clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking which made him only the fifth man to spend every week of a calendar season as the world No. 1.

While training in Switzerland in preparation for his home tournament the Swiss Indoors Basel among others, Federer once again suffered a significant injury which hampered his fall season. During a training session he severely injured his ankle, falling to the ground and needing to be helped off the court. He was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his ankle which forced him to withdraw from Madrid, Basel, and Paris. This injury would prove to be the most significant injury of his young career and his status for the remainder of the year was doubtful.

Federer was in a cast and crutches for several weeks and underwent an ultrasound and lymph drainage in order to be fit to compete for the Year-End Championships where he was the two-time defending champion. Federer traveled to Shanghai but was unsure if he would be able to play even two days before the start of the tournament. The tournament appeared to be in shambles as many of the top eight including Marat Safin, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, and Andre Agassi had already withdrawn with various injuries, and Lleyton Hewitt chose not to compete in order to spend time with his wife and his newborn child. A hobbled Federer struggled throughout all three of his round robin matches but was able to make the semifinals. In the semis he faced Gaston Gaudio the 2004 French Open champion and delivered an inexplicable demolition of the Argentine 6-0, 6-0. In the final he faced long-time nemesis David Nalbandian who prevailed in a fifth set tiebreaker to deny Federer his third consecutive Masters Cup. This loss ended his 35 match winning streak that stretched back to the French Open and his record 24 consecutive finals won. Had he won the match, Federer would have tied John McEnroe's 1984 record for the highest yearly winning percentage in the open era (82–3).

Matches[edit]

Grand Slam performance[edit]

All matches[edit]

Singles[edit]
Match Tournament Start
Date
Type I/O Surface Round Opponent Result Score
640 Qatar Doha 1/3 250 Outdoor Hard R32 Spain David Ferrer W 6–1, 6–1
641 Qatar Doha 1/3 250 Outdoor Hard R16 United Kingdom Greg Rusedski W 6–3, 6–4
642 Qatar Doha 1/3 250 Outdoor Hard Q Spain Feliciano Lopez W 6–1, 6–2
643 Qatar Doha 1/3 250 Outdoor Hard S Russia Nikolay Davydenko W 6–3, 6–4
644 Qatar Doha 1/3 250 Outdoor Hard Win (1) Croatia Ivan Ljubicic W 6–3, 6–1
645 Australia Australian Open 1/17 GS Outdoor Hard R128 France Fabrice Santoro W 6–1, 6–1, 6–2
646 Australia Australian Open 1/17 GS Outdoor Hard R64 Japan Takao Suzuki W 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
647 Australia Australian Open 1/17 GS Outdoor Hard R32 Finland Jarkko Nieminen W 6–3, 5–2 RET
648 Australia Australian Open 1/17 GS Outdoor Hard R16 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis W 6–2, 6–2, 7–6(4)
649 Australia Australian Open 1/17 GS Outdoor Hard Q United States Andre Agassi W 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
650 Australia Australian Open 1/17 GS Outdoor Hard S Russia Marat Safin L 7–5, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7(6), 7–9
651 Netherlands Rotterdam 2/14 500 Indoor Hard R32 Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach W 6–3, 6–4
652 Netherlands Rotterdam 2/14 500 Indoor Hard R16 Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka W 6–1, 6–4
653 Netherlands Rotterdam 2/14 500 Indoor Hard Q Russia Nikolay Davydenko (2) W 7–5, 7–5
654 Netherlands Rotterdam 2/14 500 Indoor Hard S Croatia Mario Ancic W 7–5, 6–3
655 Netherlands Rotterdam 2/14 500 Indoor Hard Win (2) Croatia Ivan Ljubicic (2) W 5–7, 7–5, 7–6(5)
656 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/21 500 Outdoor Hard R32 Czech Republic Ivo Minar W 6–7(5), 6–3, 7–6(5)
657 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/21 500 Outdoor Hard R16 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero W 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(6)
658 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/21 500 Outdoor Hard Q Russia Mikhail Youzhny W 6–3, 7–5
659 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/21 500 Outdoor Hard S United States Andre Agassi (2) W 6–3, 6–1
660 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2/21 500 Outdoor Hard Win (3) Croatia Ivan Ljubicic (3) W 6–1, 6–7(6), 6–3
661 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/7 1000 Outdoor Hard R128 Bye W  
662 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/7 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 United States Mardy Fish W 6–3, 6–3
663 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/7 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Luxembourg Gilles Muller W 6–3, 6–2
664 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/7 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Croatia Ivan Ljubicic (4) W 7–6(3), 7–6(4)
665 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/7 1000 Outdoor Hard Q Germany Nicolas Kiefer W 6–4, 6–1
666 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/7 1000 Outdoor Hard S Argentina Guillermo Canas W 6–3, 6–1
667 United States Indian Wells Masters 3/7 1000 Outdoor Hard Win (4) Australia Lleyton Hewitt W 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
668 United States Miami Masters 3/21 1000 Outdoor Hard R128 Bye W  
669 United States Miami Masters 3/21 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 Belgium Olivier Rochus W 6–3, 6–1
670 United States Miami Masters 3/21 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Argentina Mariano Zabaleta W 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
671 United States Miami Masters 3/21 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Croatia Mario Ancic (2) W 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
672 United States Miami Masters 3/21 1000 Outdoor Hard Q United Kingdom Tim Henman W 6–4, 6–2
673 United States Miami Masters 3/21 1000 Outdoor Hard S United States Andre Agassi (3) W 6–4, 6–3
674 United States Miami Masters 3/21 1000 Outdoor Hard Win (5) Spain Rafael Nadal W 2–6, 6–7(4), 7–6(5), 6–3, 6–1
675 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/11 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 United Kingdom Greg Rusedski (2) W 6–3, 6–1
676 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/11 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Spain Albert Montanes W 6–3, 6–4
677 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/11 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Chile Fernando Gonzalez W 6–2, 6–7(3), 6–4
678 Monaco Monte Carlo Masters 4/11 1000 Outdoor Clay Q France Richard Gasquet L 7–6(1), 2–6, 6–7(8)
679 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/9 1000 Outdoor Clay R64 Spain Fernando Verdasco W 6–4, 6–3
680 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/9 1000 Outdoor Clay R32 Czech Republic Tomas Berdych W 6–2, 6–1
681 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/9 1000 Outdoor Clay R16 Spain Tommy Robredo W 6–2, 6–3
682 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/9 1000 Outdoor Clay Q Argentina Guillermo Coria W 6–4, 7–6(3)
683 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/9 1000 Outdoor Clay S Russia Nikolay Davydenko (3) W 6–3, 6–4
684 Germany Hamburg Masters 5/9 1000 Outdoor Clay Win (6) France Richard Gasquet W 6–3, 7–5, 7–6(4)
685 France Roland Garros 5/23 GS Outdoor Clay R128 Israel Dudi Sela W 6–1, 6–4, 6–0
686 France Roland Garros 5/23 GS Outdoor Clay R64 Spain Nicolas Almagro W 6–3, 7–6, 6–2
687 France Roland Garros 5/23 GS Outdoor Clay R32 Chile Fernando Gonzalez (2) W 7–6(9), 7–5, 6–2
688 France Roland Garros 5/23 GS Outdoor Clay R16 Spain Carlos Moya W 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
689 France Roland Garros 5/23 GS Outdoor Clay Q Romania Victor Hanescu W 6–2, 7–6(3), 6–3
690 France Roland Garros 5/23 GS Outdoor Clay S Spain Rafael Nadal L 3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 3–6
691 Germany Halle 6/6 250 Outdoor Grass R32 Sweden Robin Soderling W 6–7(5), 7–6(6), 6–4
692 Germany Halle 6/6 250 Outdoor Grass R16 Germany Florian Mayer W 6–2, 6–4
693 Germany Halle 6/6 250 Outdoor Grass Q Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber W 6–3, 6–4
694 Germany Halle 6/6 250 Outdoor Grass S Germany Tommy Haas W 6–4, 7–6(9)
695 Germany Halle 6/6 250 Outdoor Grass Win (7) Russia Marat Safin (2) W 6–4, 6–7(6), 6–4
696 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/20 GS Outdoor Grass R128 France Paul-Henri Mathieu W 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
697 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/20 GS Outdoor Grass R64 Czech Republic Ivo Minar (2) W 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
698 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/20 GS Outdoor Grass R32 Germany Nicolas Kiefer (2) W 6–2, 6–7(5), 6–1, 7–5
699 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/20 GS Outdoor Grass R16 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero (2) W 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(6)
700 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/20 GS Outdoor Grass Q Chile Fernando Gonzalez (3) W 7–5, 6–2, 7–6(2)
701 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/20 GS Outdoor Grass S Australia Lleyton Hewitt (2) W 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(4)
702 United Kingdom Wimbledon 6/20 GS Outdoor Grass Win (8) United States Andy Roddick W 6–2, 7–6(2), 6–4
703 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/15 1000 Outdoor Hard R64 United States James Blake W 7–6(3), 7–5
704 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/15 1000 Outdoor Hard R32 Germany Nicolas Kiefer (3) W 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
705 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/15 1000 Outdoor Hard R16 Belgium Olivier Rochus (2) W 6–3, 6–4
706 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/15 1000 Outdoor Hard Q Argentina Jose Acasuso W 6–4, 6–3
707 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/15 1000 Outdoor Hard S United States Robby Ginepri W 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
708 United States Cincinnati Masters 8/15 1000 Outdoor Hard Win (9) United States Andy Roddick (2) W 6–3, 7–5
709 United States US Open 8/29 GS Outdoor Hard R128 Czech Republic Ivo Minar (3) W 6–1, 6–1, 6–1
710 United States US Open 8/29 GS Outdoor Hard R64 France Fabrice Santoro (2) W 7–5, 7–5, 7–6(2)
711 United States US Open 8/29 GS Outdoor Hard R32 Belgium Olivier Rochus (3) W 6–3, 7–6(6), 6–2
712 United States US Open 8/29 GS Outdoor Hard R16 Germany Nicolas Kiefer (4) W 6–4, 6–7(3), 6–3, 6–4
713 United States US Open 8/29 GS Outdoor Hard Q Argentina David Nalbandian W 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
714 United States US Open 8/29 GS Outdoor Hard S Australia Lleyton Hewitt (3) W 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
715 United States US Open 8/29 GS Outdoor Hard Win (10) United States Andre Agassi (4) W 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(1), 6–1
716 Switzerland SUI v. GBR WG Play-offs 9/23 DC Indoor Clay RR United Kingdom Alan Mackin W 6–0, 6–0, 6–2
717 Thailand Bangkok 9/26 250 Indoor Hard R32 Brazil Marcos Daniel W 7–6(4), 6–4
718 Thailand Bangkok 9/26 250 Indoor Hard R16 Germany Denis Gremelmayr W 6–3, 6–2
719 Thailand Bangkok 9/26 250 Indoor Hard Q Luxembourg Gilles Muller (2) W 6–4, 6–3
720 Thailand Bangkok 9/26 250 Indoor Hard S Finland Jarkko Nieminen (2) W 6–3, 6–4
721 Thailand Bangkok 9/26 250 Indoor Hard Win (11) United Kingdom Andy Murray W 6–3, 7–5
722 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/14 WC Indoor Carpet RR Argentina David Nalbandian (2) W 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
723 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/14 WC Indoor Carpet RR Croatia Ivan Ljubicic (5) W 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(4)
724 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/14 WC Indoor Carpet RR Argentina Guillermo Coria (2) W 6–0, 1–6, 6–2
725 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/14 WC Indoor Carpet S Argentina Gaston Gaudio W 6–0, 6–0
726 China Tennis Masters Cup 11/14 WC Indoor Carpet F Argentina David Nalbandian L 7–6(4), 7–6(11), 2–6, 1–6, 6–7(3)

Singles schedule[edit]

Date Championship Location Category Surface 2004 Result 2004 Points New Points Outcome
3 January 2005–
8 January 2005
Qatar Open Doha (QAT) ATP International Series Hard A 0 250 Winner (defeated Ivan Ljubicic, 6–3, 6–1)
17 January 2005–
30 January 2005
Australian Open Melbourne (AUS) Grand Slam Hard W 1000 450 Semifinals (lost to Marat Safin, 7–5, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 7–9)
14 February 2005–
20 February 2005
Rotterdam Open Rotterdam (NED) ATP International Series Gold Hard (i) QF 60 250 Winner (defeated Ivan Ljubicic, 5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–5))
21 February 2005–
27 February 2005
Dubai Tennis Championships Dubai (UAE) ATP International Series Gold Hard W 300 300 Winner (defeated Ivan Ljubicic, 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–3)
7 March 2005–
20 March 2005
Indian Wells Masters Indian Wells (USA) ATP Masters Series Hard W 500 500 Winner (defeated Lleyton Hewitt, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4)
21 March 2005–
3 April 2005
Miami Open Miami (USA) ATP Masters Series Hard R32 35 500 Winner (defeated Rafael Nadal, 2–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–1)
11 April 2005–
17 April 2005
Monte Carlo Masters Monte Carlo (MON) ATP Masters Series Clay A 0 125 Quarterfinals (lost to Richard Gasquet, 7–6(7–1), 2–6, 6–7(8–10))
9 May 2005–
15 May 2005
German Open Hamburg (GER) ATP Masters Series Clay W 500 500 Winner (defeated Richard Gasquet, 6–3, 7–5, 7–6(7–4))
23 May 2005–
5 June 2005
French Open Paris (FRA) Grand Slam Clay R32 75 450 Semifinals (lost to Rafael Nadal, 3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 3–6)
6 June 2005–
12 June 2005
Halle Open Halle (GER) ATP International Series Grass W 225 225 Winner (defeated Marat Safin, 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–4)
20 June 2005–
3 July 2005
The Championships, Wimbledon Wimbledon (GBR) Grand Slam Grass W 1000 1000 Winner (defeated Andy Roddick, 6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–4)
15 August 2005–
21 August 2005
Cincinnati Masters Cincinnati (USA) ATP Masters Series Hard R64 5 500 Winner (defeated Andy Roddick, 6–3, 7–5)
29 August 2005–
11 September 2005
US Open New York (USA) Grand Slam Hard W 1000 1000 Winner (defeated Andre Agassi, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1)
23 September 2005–
25 September 2005
Davis Cup WG Play-offs:
Switzerland vs. Great Britain
Geneva (SUI) Davis Cup Clay (i)   Switzerland def.  United Kingdom 5–0, advances to 2006 World Group
26 September 2005–
2 October 2005
Thailand Open Bangkok (THA) ATP International Series Gold Hard (i) W 175 175 Winner (defeated Andy Murray, 6–3, 7–5)
14 November 2005–
20 November 2005
Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai (CHN) Tennis Masters Cup Carpet (i) W 750 500 Final (lost to David Nalbandian, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(13–11), 2–6, 1–6, 6–7(3–7))
Total year-end points 6,335 6,725 Increase 390 difference

Yearly Records[edit]

Finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (11–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (2–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–1)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (4–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (8–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Titles by surface
Outdoors (9–0)
Indoors (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 23. January 9, 2005 Qatar Open, Qatar Hard Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 6–3, 6–1
Winner 24. February 20, 2005 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 25. February 27, 2005 Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates (3) Hard Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
Winner 26. March 20, 2005 Indian Wells Masters, United States (2) Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 27. April 3, 2005 Miami Masters, United States Hard Spain Rafael Nadal 2–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–3, 6–1
Winner 28. May 15, 2005 Hamburg Masters, Germany (3) Clay France Richard Gasquet 6–3, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 29. June 13, 2005 Halle Open, Germany (3) Grass Russia Marat Safin 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Winner 30. July 3, 2005 Wimbledon, England, UK (3) Grass United States Andy Roddick 6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 31. August 21, 2005 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard United States Andy Roddick 6–3, 7–5
Winner 32. September 11, 2005 US Open, United States (2) Hard United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1
Winner 33. October 2, 2005 Thailand Open, Thailand (2) Hard (i) United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 9. November 20, 2005 Year-End Championships, China Carpet (i) Argentina David Nalbandian 7–6(7–4), 7–6(13–11), 2–6, 1–6, 6–7(3–7)

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References[edit]

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