Defending champion Gaudio out of French Open

30th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 30 (AFP) - Gaston Gaudio's reign as French Open champion came to an end on Monday when the Argentinian fifth seed was knocked out in the fourth round by Spanish 20th seed David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-4.

PARIS, May 30 (AFP) - Gaston Gaudio's reign as French Open champion came to an end on Monday when the Argentinian fifth seed was knocked out in the fourth round by Spanish 20th seed David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-4.

Ferrer now faces either Spanish compatriot Rafael Nadal or France's Sebastien Grosjean for a place in the semi-finals.

It was the fourth time the duo had met this year but despite having lost their first two encounters of 2005 at Vina del Mar and in Barcelona, it was the 23-year-old Spaniard who went into the match with the edge of having destroyed the Argentinian 6-0, 6-1 on clay at the Rome Masters last month.

Ferrer, who won his only career title in Bucharest three years ago, will be playing in his first career Grand Slam quarter-final, having never got beyond the second round before.

© AFP

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