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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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04/20/2007 | 10:59 PM
Hi Roger,
I enjoyed your game very much. I love your backhand. Wish I had such a shot :D. If your first serve percentage is around 60%, if you move as well as today, cut your unforced a little bit and show this beautiful longline backhand Nadal's series
04/20/2007 | 10:57 PM
Congratulations ROGI,

Your 500 victory was wonderful !

HADI aus Syrien
04/20/2007 | 10:55 PM
Ottimo tennis, Roger.
04/20/2007 | 10:54 PM
I watched the first set but had to leave for work.

When you relaxed and focused, your strokes and footwork were unbelievable. You seemed to be uptight in the first few games as usual.

Maybe you should loose up from the very beginning while aggress
04/20/2007 | 10:43 PM
Bravo for victory number 500 !
Bravo for victory over Ferrer!

Receipt for tomorrow: just add a FRY to today’s victory number and a BAGEL to today’s adversary (500+1 and Ferrer +O) and you’ll obtain tomorrow’s semifinal.

I hope you win it!
04/20/2007 | 10:21 PM
this is great
roger is back.................................
this is great to have you back,congrats and are we wish you good luck and hope you win this tournament
04/20/2007 | 10:18 PM
oh my sweetheart,
it is really a sweet 500th victory for you and for us.when you were reaching i was so anxious to welcome that day now i am even more anxious for your 1000th victory,i am looking forward to it and as well as 20th grandslam,that is all i
04/20/2007 | 10:12 PM
hi champ!
quite satisfactory performance against a good player, a warm up for next matches...especially against nadal provided he deserves & dares to play against u, as he has to play against berdych..........
so i think the winning streak will b broken
04/20/2007 | 09:57 PM
04/20/2007 | 09:50 PM

Lana -oxxo-