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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 | 02:04 AM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations on your 500th career win.
Good luck for the rest of the tournament.

Warthog
04/21/2007 | 01:51 AM
Congratulations for your great performance against Ferrer and your 500th career match win. Another chapter in the history books of tennis.
Good luck for the semifinal against Ferrero.
04/21/2007 | 01:48 AM
keep your cool...
relax
focus

and GO FLY AGAIN, champion!

You're are forever "our Roger" :-)
Love ya
04/21/2007 | 01:32 AM
YES!!! Keep it up! Beat Nadal this year in Monte Carlo so he can remember it at the French!

We are all behind you!
Adrienne
04/21/2007 | 01:23 AM
You seemed so much more relaxed today and like the Roger we all know and admire so much. Just one thing, your hair seems to bother you sometimes, change it if necessary, you don't want anything to distract you from that title on Sunday! Just a practical
04/21/2007 | 12:55 AM
Ferrero is going to be a struggle. The guy has won this even twice and the French Open once. We'll see how Roger will do.
04/21/2007 | 12:28 AM
Congratulation again!!
I couldn't see all the matches alive but I recorded all of them. It's always wonderfull see you playing tennis so good
Thanks!!!
04/21/2007 | 12:18 AM
Dear Roger!!!!!!! come on!!!!!! show the world who you are...keep playing...
Best Wishes
GABRIELA
BUENOS AIRES
ARGENTINA
04/21/2007 | 12:02 AM
Yay! That's our Roger! I knew you could do it! Congratulations!
04/20/2007 | 11:37 PM
How impressive was that! Congratulations on your 500th victory in pro tennis.
To beat Ferrer, a tough opponent on most surfaces particularly clay, in the way you did indicates that you have found your clay surface legs. Everyone better watch out now.
Be