After an incredible final, Gaudio won Roland Garros by defeating his fellow countryman.
Highlights of the tournament
2004 is an historic year with two Argentineans in the final of the men’s singles and two Russians in the final of the women’s. Eventual victors Gaston Gaudio (No.44 in the world at the beginning of the tournament) and Anastasia Myskina put together impressive campaigns, with both of them saving at least one match point en route to their respective titles. In the final against compatriot Guillermo Coria, Gaudio even manages to come back from two sets down to win in five. 22-year-old Myskina meanwhile becomes the first Russian to win the women’s singles at Roland Garros and also to bag a Grand Slam title.
History is made when Frenchmen Fabrice Santoro and Arnaud Clément spend 6 hours 33 minutes on court in an epic battle with the former emerging victorious in what is the longest match at Roland Garros.
Gaël Monfils becomes the 12th French player to win the boy’s singles since the tournament was first held in 1947.
Attendance breaks through the mythical 400,000 barrier for the first time with 413,499 spectators throughout the fortnight. The “Evening Visitors” late afternoon ticket re-sale system is launched for the first time.