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An impressive performance

20.04.2007 | Tennis

In just fifty-eight minutes, Roger Federer cruised to the semifinals in Monte Carlo. He beat Spain’s David Ferrer, 6-4, 6-0. Roger’s 500th career match win was sealed with six aces and no double faults.


Roger clearly dominated the match, even though the first set was a bit of a fight. Taking control of the second set, Roger did not let his Spanish foe win a single game. Though Ferrer offered some resistance, Roger made sure he had something in store for Ferrer. It was only a matter of minutes before Federer wrapped up the second set, 6-0.

"I'm really happy to have won my 500th game here in Monte Carlo," Roger said. “David is a very good player. Beating him 6-4, 6-0 on clay is very good for me. I like to play against him, he is a good player and I win. It was a good test," he added.


Federer next battles either Juan Carlos Ferrero (ATP 21) who beat Richard Gasquet 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in their semifinal. The head-to-head between Roger and Ferrero is 6-3, with Roger taking home the last four matches.

The only other active player on the ATP tour with 500 victories is Carlos Moya. The Spaniard has won 516 singles matches in his professional career. Roger celebrated his first victory in Toulouse on September 30, 1998. Roger, 17 years old at that stage, was number 878 in the world rankings.

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04/21/2007 | 11:38 AM
congratulations for the 500 victories!!!!!!
GOD bless you!!!!kiss *:*::*:X
04/21/2007 | 10:34 AM
congratulations super Roger!!! come on!!!
04/21/2007 | 10:27 AM
Kia Ora Roger,
I think we are in for two exceptional semi-finals. However, I would really like Tomas to ruffle Rafa's feathers; because I believe Tomas has Rafa's number and after knocking him off his perch in Madrid last year, there seems to be 'little
04/21/2007 | 10:12 AM
Many many congratulations Roger a) on your 500th win (FANTASTIC!!) and b) on the way you played against David Ferrer who is no mean player on clay.... there were some SUPERLATIVE shots... so good to see you relaxed on court at last! Carry on the good wor
04/21/2007 | 09:27 AM
Congrats Roger!!!
Each match is better and better!!!!
Can hardly wait to see you in the final!!!
It will be AWESOME!!!!!!!!
04/21/2007 | 09:15 AM
Dear Roger,

That has silenced the Critics!!! A very good performance against someone who is a clay-court specialist and so you are now beginning to click into the groove on clay. Your serve is working well and you were really generating some freat pow
04/21/2007 | 08:39 AM
What a great day for you, Roger. Congratulations on your 500th victory, your 35th bagel since 2004 and your money record!.

Beat Ferrero and make us happy one more time!.

All the best wishes for the clay season.
04/21/2007 | 08:23 AM
great victory roger !!!!!!!
good luck for the semifinals

04/21/2007 | 08:10 AM
U are too gud.Continue like zat n u will win Monte Carlo.Best of luck.Bizooooooooooooooooooo.
04/21/2007 | 08:10 AM
U are too gud.Continue like zat n u will win Monte Carlo.Best of luck.Bizooooooooooooooooooo.
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