Roland Garros in the springJune 05, 2005
Keywords: Roland Garros Paris Nadal Federer Puerta French Open
The match between Swiss Roger Federer and Spanish Raphael Nadal was touted as the "battle of the giants" and it really was. A truly spectacular game with the French audience adding extra spice by cheering on the players both in well and awkwardly chosen moments.
Nadal won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 which took him to the finals against the Argentine Puerta. A nice touch was the fact that it was Raphael's 19th birthday. He could not have wished for a better birthday present.
Nadal went on to win the French Open last Sunday by beating Puerta 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5.