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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 | 03:47 AM
Hi Champ,
That's more like it! You played great tennis, and the aces were at just the right time. Loved it.
It was definitely worth staying up all night for. Love to watch your matches LIVE. I feel like I'm there with you.
They showed the back of your
04/21/2007 | 03:45 AM
Congratulations Roger - it is wonderful to see you advance through the draw and get more comfortable and aggressive on the clay. I love to watch you take your game mentally and physically to its next level, it is an energy that comes across the tv and is
04/21/2007 | 03:37 AM
I so happy with you Roger
keep going
i love you
xxxx
04/21/2007 | 03:36 AM
Perfect work Roger! Congratulations for having won your 500th game and go on playing like you did today! Good luck tomorrow in your game against Ferrero and hope to see you wining this title on Sunday.
04/21/2007 | 03:34 AM
Dear Roger, this was a lovely win for you and great to watch! You get better and better all the time.

All the best in your semi tonight / tomorrow
Marie / Australia
xo
04/21/2007 | 03:14 AM
Vamos Roger! Ya son 500, ojala esta semana sean 502. Fuerza que poco a poco alcanzarasa tu mejor nivel en arcilla. Este año el roland Garros!
04/21/2007 | 02:46 AM
Dear Roger,
It has become a ritual with me to wish you good luck before every match. So here is wishing you good luck for tomorrow. You were fabulous today, after the initial hiccups! Relax and play your normal game and you'll be fine. Of course it is ea
04/21/2007 | 02:29 AM
Felicidades Roger
pero viene algo mas dificil Ferrero, no dudo en que tu ganes el encuentro, vamos tu puedes, si eso pasa estariamos por ver probablemente la 1 gran batalla del año Roger federer-Rafael Nadal.
Eres el mejor Roger Federer estamos contigo
04/21/2007 | 02:25 AM
no doubt that u r a HERO! congrats! go ahead!
04/21/2007 | 02:21 AM
Dear Roger

I just couldnt watch the rest of the match after the first set. I was just too nervous. I was so pleased to see that you had given Ferrer a bagel. Now, I wish I had watched the second set.

Keep up the good work and continue with the s