At the 2005 Australian Open, Nadal lost in the fourth round to eventual runner-up Lleyton Hewitt.
Two months later, Nadal reached the final of the 2005 Miami Masters, and despite being two points from a straight-sets victory, he was defeated in five sets by world No. Both performances were considered to be breakthroughs for Nadal.
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Nadal reached the third round of the 2004 Australian Open where he lost in three sets against Australian Lleyton Hewitt.
Interestingly, had he won, he would have faced Roger Federer in the next round.
Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay.
By winning the 2014 French Open, Nadal became the third player to win a single Grand Slam tournament nine times (Martina Navratilova 9, Margaret Court 11) and the first male to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years, breaking the record of eight consecutive years previously shared by Björn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer.
Two days later, he defeated Mariano Puerta in the final, becoming the second male player after Mats Wilander to win the French Open on his first attempt.