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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 | 07:47 AM
Congratulation for your 500th victiries, and all the best for next match with Ferrero.
love_your fan

04/21/2007 | 07:19 AM
Wow. Now, the prize
04/21/2007 | 06:08 AM
congratulation Roger. What a great performance. I enjoy all 58 minutes of your game . just keep goin' . And no matter what we are standing behind you. and show Huan Carlos who is the boss. best wishes

04/21/2007 | 05:58 AM
congratulations on a great win against ferrer. it looked to be a tough match in the beginning but i am glad you pulled through. gotta say it again, i love watching you serve and volley and come up to the net - sure fire way to win the points quickly.
04/21/2007 | 05:57 AM
Congratulations on winning, you always better, forward Dear Roger
04/21/2007 | 05:54 AM
Federer is still Federer!

; )
04/21/2007 | 05:36 AM
Congrats, Roger! What an impressive victory. Best of luck again JC Ferrero. We're behind you all the way!

Love from your #1 fan in Vermont,
04/21/2007 | 05:32 AM
Roger you're so awesome!!!
Congrats on the impressive win! Wish you the very best against Ferrero.
04/21/2007 | 05:26 AM
Finally we get to see you live, Roger, even if it's 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

I hope Ferrero puts up a fight so you'll be primed to beat Nadal (although Berdych will be no push over).

Clay is such a great surface to watch tennis on (even if the ba
04/21/2007 | 05:12 AM
WHOO-HOO!!!! Doing the happy dance and loving it.

Congratulations, Roger, on your 500th victory and on finding your groove on clay.

(eight smiles and eight cheers for you)
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