Rafael Nadal performed admirably in the ATP rankings in 2003, although he only managed to place 17th.

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Despite winning his first ATP title in Sopot, he struggled to play well and lost three months due to a left wrist injury.

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Nadal defeated Andy Roddick in the Davis Cup final in Seville at the end of 2004 to advance to 2005.

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Despite his best efforts, Rafa was defeated in five sets to put a stop to his quest and observe the shifting sands.

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Before withdrawing from Indian Wells owing to sickness, Nadal won championships in Costa do Soupe and Acapulco.

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To advance to the inaugural Masters 1000 final, Rafa overcame Rainer Schuettler, Fernando Verdasco, Ivan Lubicic, Thomas Johansson, and David Ferrer.

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After a fierce struggle, the Swiss prevailed 2-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-1 in 3 hours and 43 minutes to take the lead despite receiving 6 points.

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Roger stayed and triumphed 5-3 in the tiebreak despite being two points away from losing the third set.

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Nadal was dissatisfied with the outcome after gaining such a sizable edge.

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In the upcoming months, he was excited to work on his initial shot and pursue the big clay championship.

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