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New best in Monte Carlo

21.04.2006 | Tennis

Roger continued his impressive form on clay as he swept into the semi-finals of the Masters Series event in Monte Carlo with a straight-sets victory over David Ferrer: 6-1, 6-3.


Roger and Rafael Nadal are now one match away from their first clash of the season after clinical wins in the Monte Carlo quarter-finals. Roger outclassed David Ferrer in just 61 minutes while defending champion and number two Nadal defeated Argentine Guillermo Coria 6-2 6-1 on Centre Court.


Roger clinched his quarter-final on his first match point dominating eighth seed Ferrer throughout. "It's my first tournament on clay but I have been practising with the French Open in mind for six months and I felt well physically today," he said.


Roger's semi-final opponent will be Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia or Fernando Gonzalez of Chili who were facing each other in the last quarter-final. "If I had to choose, I would pick Ljubicic because I defeated him everytime we met but both of them are playing well and it will be a difficult match," Roger said.

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04/22/2006 | 03:21 AM
While travelling, I dropped into a small public library in Northern Ontario to find out the scores from Monte Carlo - and what a thrill!!

I'll have to "watch" on the internet Sunday (now, don't let Gonzalez spoil things Saturday) so I'm hoping for a ma
04/22/2006 | 02:55 AM
Just perfect..........i sayd it before an i say it again, this MS is yours......good luck Roger.
04/22/2006 | 02:28 AM
Congratulations Roger for reaching the SF! You keep on improving each time. Goodluck champ. I wish you all the best and may you win your 3rd consecutive master in Monaco! Go go go!!!
04/22/2006 | 01:21 AM
here in monte carlo you are plaing your best tennis of this year. That's incredible because it's on clay! I'm sure that with this form you can win the Roland Garros. Only Nadal at 100% might be hard to beat.
04/22/2006 | 12:59 AM
Can't wait for the final to come! All the best with Gonzalez!
04/22/2006 | 12:58 AM
Well done Roger! :)

Good luck in the semi-final! :)

I'll be cheering for you! :)
04/22/2006 | 12:46 AM
Dear Roger, I did get to see your match today but it seems to me like you dominated so please keep this up right through to the finish line on sunday ,and I know you will. Best of luck the rest of the way. Linda Lou
04/22/2006 | 12:43 AM
Great and dearest Roger,
u played fantastic as u always play. i m so happy with way u r playing . and i think u r playing much more nice than the previous tournaments ... and just beat them all and show then whose Roger Federer the
04/22/2006 | 12:38 AM
Fantastic Match!!!!

You are almost a God, great Roger, you played beautiful, Keep going.

All my positive energy to you!!!!
04/22/2006 | 12:24 AM
Well done (too say the least) Rog
You´re brilliance of shot making today was just of the wall!
Was it just me that noticed the fact that Ferrer in several occasions in the second set shook his arm in the air in an action of pure despair!?!?!
I must sa