2008 French Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
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
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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Rafael Nadal was the 3-time defending champion and 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 he 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.

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.

Seeds[edit]

01.   Switzerland Roger Federer (Final)
02.   Spain Rafael Nadal (Champion)
03.   Serbia Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
04.   Russia Nikolay Davydenko (Third round)
05.   Spain David Ferrer (Quarterfinals)
06.   Argentina David Nalbandian (Second round)
07.   United States James Blake (Second round)
08.   France Richard Gasquet (withdrew due to a knee injury)
09.   Switzerland Stan 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)

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

Qualifying draw[edit]

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 77 7    
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 2 63    
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6 77    
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 77 77 77       Spain A Montañés 77 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 77 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 77 78 5 6   Colombia A Falla 6 66 3 77 0
  France J Benneteau 6 6 3 3 6   France J Benneteau 1 78 6 64 6
  United States V Spadea 4 4 6 6 3   France J Benneteau 1 78 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 77 77 6    
  Croatia M Čilić 78 6 77       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 78 2 3 3   LL Spain P Andújar 5 0 77 63  
  Uruguay P Cuevas 3 3 1     24 Chile F González 7 6 64 77  
24 Chile F González 6 6 6     24 Chile F González 77 6 6    
27 Russia I Andreev 6 63 6 6     United States R Ginepri 64 3 1    
  Italy P Starace 1 77 1 4   27 Russia I Andreev 6 2 65 2  
  United States D Young 2 6 64 2     United States R Ginepri 4 6 77 6  
  United States R Ginepri 6 3 77 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 77 65  
  France F Serra 6 6 6       France F Serra 6 6 65 77  
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 77 6 6    
Q Monaco J-R Lisnard 77 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 78 77     28 Croatia I Ljubičić 61 6 3 2  
23 Spain JC Ferrero 77 2r       France G Monfils 77 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 77 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
PR 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 79 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 79 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 78 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 77 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 77    
  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 77 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 77 4 6 6     United States B Reynolds 5 4 7 5  
  Ecuador N Lapentti 6 4 6 79     Ecuador N Lapentti 7 6 5 7  
32 Serbia J Tipsarević 4 6 1 67     Latvia E Gulbis 6 77 6    
17 Cyprus M Baghdatis 2 4 2       France M Llodra 4 64 3    
  Italy S Bolelli 6 6 6       Italy S Bolelli 3 77 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 77 6 7     France M Llodra 77 6 77    
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 77 6 61 4 6 Q Argentina E Schwank 65 6 6 6  
  Spain M Granollers 6 3 6 6     Spain M Granollers 77 2 4 4  
  Germany M Berrer 3 6 2 3   Q Argentina E Schwank 2 3 6 69  
  Spain Ó Hernández 4 77 6 7   18 France P-H Mathieu 6 6 3 711  
  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 78 77 710     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 78 3 7 77   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 77     WC France J Chardy 3 4 6 6 6
Q Portugal F Gil 3 2 61     WC France J Chardy 77 6 6    
  Spain G García López 6 6 77     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 77 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 77 79 7    
  Serbia B Pašanski 4 5 1     19 Spain N Almagro 77 6 6    
LL Argentina S Decoud 3 6 6 68 6 LL Argentina S Decoud 62 2 1    
  Belgium O Rochus 6 4 3 710 1 19 Spain N Almagro 6 63 6 7  
PR 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 77    
  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 77 5 7 6  
  Argentina JI Chela 2 3 7 6 6   Argentina JI Chela 5 6 3 5  
  Spain S Ventura 6 3 4 78 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 77  
  Argentina M Vassallo Argüello 77 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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