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Rafael Nadal will play what might be his final French Open beginning Monday in Paris.

Nadal, who will turn 38 in June, is one of the most iconic tennis players and an influential fashion figure.

Throughout Nadal's highly decorated career, he's won 22 major titles -- 14 of which came at the French Open. He won his first title at Roland-Garros in 2005, which was his debut appearance at the tournament at 18 years old. He defeated Roger Federer in the semifinals and faced Mariano Puerta in the final. Nadal only lost the first set by one point before winning three straight (6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5) to capture his first French Open.

Nineteen years later, Nadal will make at least one more appearance on the clay courts of Roland-Garros. However, a lot can change in 19 years. Here's what the world was like when Nadal won his first French Open title.

The iPod Nano made its debut

The original iPod was a hit when it made its debut in 2001, leading to the creation of the iPod Mini in 2004. But in September 2005, Apple's iPod Nano stepped on the scene in what CEO Steve Jobs called "the biggest revolution since the original iPod."

A much thinner model than the original, the iPod Nano first hit the market with a black and white color scheme before debuting a variety of colors such as green, blue and purple. The iPod Nano sold its first million units in only 17 days, generating a billion-dollar profit within its first year.

Justine Henin won her second French Open

After winning her first title on clay in Paris in 2003, the Bulgarian tennis star redeemed herself at the 2005 French Open after she failed to defend her title in 2004. Henin lost in the second round to Tathiana Garbin that year.

Henin beat Mary Pierce the following year on the Phillipe Chatrier court (6-1, 6-1), winning her second French Open. She went on to three-peat with victories at the 2006 and 2007 editions of the Open.

'Coach Carter' taught us life lessons

The 2005 sports drama film starring Samuel L. Jackson told the true story of high school basketball coach Ken Carter and his impact on a Northern California high school. Carter began a gym lockdown in order to better his players' academic performance. These events made national news during Richmond High School's 1998-99 season.

The film was released in theaters on Jan. 14 and grossed $24,182,961 on opening day and a total of $76,669,554.

Eminem finished the year on top

At the end of the year, rapper Eminem released his album "Curtain Call: The Hits," which contained tracks that were essential to the Saint Joseph, Missouri, native's career since he stepped foot in the spotlight in 1999.

Eminem had a diverse variety of collaborations on the album, including rappers Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, with vocals by Nate Dogg and Elton John. The album included hits such as "Shake That" and "Lose Yourself" -- the latter of which is featured in the 2002 film "8 Mile," where the rapper plays the lead role.

The album finished at No. 1 on the Billboard charts at the end of 2005.

San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Finals

Tim Duncan helped lead the Spurs to their third NBA Finals. After defeating the Denver Nuggets (4-1), the Seattle Supersonics (4-2) and the Phoenix Suns (4-1), San Antonio matched up with a physical Detroit Pistons team for the title.

The Pistons-Spurs series went to Game 7, where Duncan dropped 25 points and snatched 11 rebounds to help San Antonio win its third NBA championship. The performance helped him earn NBA Finals MVP honors. Manu Ginobili added 23 points.