A second win for Nadal against Coria came just after the Rolex Masters in Monte Carlo, this time in Rome. It will be the second Masters title for Nadal, who was seeded 5th at the time – his ranking increased a lot in 2005 after winning three titles before the tournament in Rome.
This time, Guillermo Coria did not went down easily and the match was a long one, but finally Nadal won 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(8–6).
Rafael Nadal vs Guillermo Coria Full Match:
Nadal won his first Masters event in 2005 at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he began as the 11th seed. Having already won two titles in 2005 (both on clay), Nadal went on to claim his first big event by defeating Guillermo Coria 6–3, 6–1, 0–6, 7–5 (in those days, Masters matches were contested “3 out of 5 sets”). It was a big win for Rafa, who dominated this tournament for the years to come.
Rafael Nadal vs Guillermo Coria Highlights:
Nadal took his third career title just after winning in Brasil. In fact, 2005 will be an excellent year for Rafa, who will also win his first Grand Slam.
In Acapulco, the Spaniard was the eight seed but managed to win the tournament “en fanfare”, defeating Albert Montanes 6–1, 6–0.
Rafael Nadal vs Albert Montanes Full Match:
The second title for Rafael Nadal came in 2005 in the Brasil Open final, where he beat Diego Martin (6–0, 6–7(2–7), 6–1).
Rafael Nadal vs Alberto Martin full match below:
This is Rafa Nadal’s first win in the ATP world tour and the only win in 2004. He entered the tournament as the sixth seed and defeated Jose Acasuso in the final (6-3, 6-4).
Below are the highlights: