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The Australian Open celebrated its centenary in 2005, staging a party commensurate with the occasion and laying on a tournament of records and milestones. Joachim Johansson served up 38 aces, and Feliciano Lopez 34 in their 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6(2) 13-11 third round, four-hour contest – the most numerous in a match in history. ‘Pim Pim’ also served the most aces in AO history (126 in four rounds) and the most aces by an individual in one match (51 against Agassi). The tournament was attended by a record 543,873 fans, the middle Saturday hosting 60,669, the first time any Grand Slam had broken the 60,000 daily attendance milestone. Alicia Molik shone, defeating Venus Williams in the fourth round and extending Lindsay Davenport to three tough sets in the quarterfinal. Man of the moment was Lleyton Hewitt who scored wins over James Blake, Rafael Nadal, David Nalbandian and Andy Roddick (in the best-attended - 16,152 fans - night session of the tournament’s history) to reach the final. And, while Marat Safin won the title (his first Slam for six years) 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-4, Hewitt won himself a wife, proposing to actor Rebecca Cartwright after the match. Meanwhile Serena Williams broke her 2004 Grand Slam title drought, battling past Davenport 2-6 6-3 6-0.

Men's SinglesWomen's SinglesMen's DoublesWomen's DoublesMixed Doubles

1st Round, 1st quarter1st Round, 2nd quarter1st Round, 3rd quarter1st Round, 4th quarter2nd Round, top half2nd Round, bottom half3rd Round4th RoundQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals

Finals

Rod Laver Arena - Men's Singles
Pts
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5
Marat Safin (RUS) [4]
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6
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Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) [3]
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3
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4

Post-Tournament
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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