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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 | 05:08 AM
Hello Roger
What a wonderful way to win your 500th match-timing, back hand,serving AND forays into the net all superb .Congratulations.
As usual we thoroughly enjoyed watching you play your quite extraordinary tennis.
Very best wishes for match again
04/21/2007 | 05:03 AM
WOW!!! You're on the RIGHT TRACK ROGER. Keep up the good work. Stay focused!!!
04/21/2007 | 04:58 AM
Wooot woot Rog, you won again! Congrats on the match and your 500th win! You sure have come a long way! :D:D Best of luck against Ferrero :)
04/21/2007 | 04:23 AM
so fantastic performance,hope you can play better in later matches,and I want to see you can win the last game.
love you
04/21/2007 | 04:15 AM
Hi again Rog,
I wish you guys could play with white balls instead of yellow balls because, when watching the match on TV, the yellow ball is almost imposible to see on the far side of the court. It blends in with the red-orange clay too much. I find it i
04/21/2007 | 04:15 AM
Ha........... Grate Roger ......... 500win. 501, 502,.... 1,000, Million win , billion win, and win forever.............
Good Luck for next game.

04/21/2007 | 04:14 AM
congratulations roger
you are great.
i will always support you ,good luck for the next match,i look forward to see uoy in the final
04/21/2007 | 04:12 AM
Congratulations, on your match today & in just fifty-eight minutes. WOW! What a way to celebrate your 500th career win & at the age you are. That is a great achievement we are very proud of you. Keep up the fantastic performance & you will WIN this. The c
04/21/2007 | 03:58 AM
Congratulations for your 500th career match win! You did very well in the quarter-final! I hope you that you will play much more better in the semi-final! Good luck at next match!
04/21/2007 | 03:57 AM
Congratulations for the 500th career match win, Roger. This year is the year for wining Roland Garros, come on Rodgeur you are a so good player. Impossible Is Nothing :)
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