Last Updated on April 13, 2023
The Monte Carlo Masters is one of the most prestigious tournaments in men’s tennis, held annually in the city-state of Monaco. It is a part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series, and players earn valuable ranking points by performing well in this tournament. Roger Federer, widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, has had a remarkable career and has won numerous titles. However, the Monte Carlo Masters is not among them.
Federer’s Results in Monte Carlo Masters
Federer has not won the Monte Carlo Masters, despite taking part in the Monte Carlo Masters 14 times since 1999. Here is a table of his performances each year:
|2015||round of 16|
|2009||round of 16|
Federer’s Road to the Finals
As we can see from the table, Federer reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters on four occasions – in 2006, 2007,2008 and 2014. Let’s take a closer look at his road to the finals in each of these years.
|23.04.||Nadal – Federer||F||6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6|
|22.04.||Federer – Gonzalez||SF||6-2, 6-4|
|21.04.||Federer – Ferrer||QF||6-1, 6-3|
|20.04.||Federer – Balleret||R16||6-3, 6-2|
|19.04.||Federer – Martin||2R||6-0, 6-1|
|17.04.||Federer – Djokovic||1R||6-3, 2-6, 6-3|
In 2006, Roger Federer began his campaign at the Monte-Carlo Masters with a three-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the first round, winning 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. In the second round, he faced qualifier Alberto Martin and breezed past him with a score of 6-0, 6-1. Federer then faced off against Kristof Vliegen in the third round and won the match 6-4, 6-2.
In the quarterfinals, Federer faced off against David Ferrer and won the match comfortably, 6-1, 6-3. Federer then faced off against Fernando Gonzalez in the semifinals and won the match 6-2, 6-4.
In the final, Federer faced his arch-rival, Rafael Nadal. Despite putting up a tough fight, Federer lost the match in four sets, going down 2-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-7(5). Nadal claimed his second consecutive Monte Carlo Masters title with this victory.
Video: Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer Monte Carlo 2006 Final
|22.04.||Nadal – Federer||F||6-4, 6-4|
|21.04.||Federer – Ferrero||SF||6-3, 6-4|
|20.04.||Federer – Ferrer||QF||6-4, 6-0|
|19.04.||Federer – Lee||R16||6-4, 6-3|
|17.04.||Federer – Seppi||2R||7-6, 7-6|
In 2007, Roger Federer started his campaign at the Monte-Carlo Masters with a tough second-round victory over Andreas Seppi. The match was closely contested, with both players pushing each other to their limits. Federer managed to come out on top, winning both sets in tiebreaks, 7-6, 7-6.
In the third round, Federer faced off against Hyung-Taik Lee and won the match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3. In the quarterfinals, he faced David Ferrer in what was expected to be a tough match. However, Federer produced a dominant display, winning the match 6-4, 6-0 to book his place in the semifinals.
In the semifinals, Federer faced Juan Carlos Ferrero and won the match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Federer was playing some of his best tennis and looked to be in great form heading into the final.
In the final, Federer faced Rafael Nadal, who had beaten him in the previous year’s final. Federer was determined to avenge that loss but struggled to find his rhythm in the match. Nadal played some exceptional tennis and won the match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, to claim his third consecutive Monte-Carlo Masters title.
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|27.04.||Nadal – Federer||F||7-5, 7-5|
|26.04.||Federer – Djokovic||SF||6-3, 3-2|
|25.04.||Federer – Nalbandian||QF||5-7, 6-2, 6-2|
|24.04.||Federer – Monfils||R16||6-3, 6-4|
|23.04.||Federer – Ramirez-Hidalgo||2R||6-1, 3-6, 7-6|
In 2008, Roger Federer began his campaign at the Monte-Carlo Masters with a tough second-round victory over Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo. After winning the first set 6-1, Federer faced some resistance from Hidalgo in the second set, eventually losing it 3-6. The third set went to a tiebreak, with Federer showing his mental toughness to win it 7-1 and take the match.
In the third round, Federer faced off against Gael Monfils and won the match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, he faced David Nalbandian in a tightly contested match. Federer lost the first set 5-7 but came back strongly to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-2 to book his place in the semifinals.
In the semifinals, Federer faced Novak Djokovic, who had defeated him in the Australian Open earlier that year. Federer was determined to avenge that loss and produced a masterclass performance, winning the match 6-3, 3-2 (retired) to book his place in the final.
In the final, Federer faced his arch-rival Rafael Nadal in what was expected to be another classic encounter. The match lived up to its billing, with both players producing some scintillating tennis. However, Nadal proved to be too strong for Federer, winning the match in straight sets, 7-5, 7-5.
|20.04.||Wawrinka – Federer||F||4-6, 7-65, 6-2|
|19.04.||Federer – Djokovic||SF||7-5, 6-2|
|18.04.||Federer – Tsonga||QF||2-6, 7-66, 6-1|
|17.04.||Federer – Rosol||R16||6-4, 6-1|
|16.04.||Federer – Stepanek||2R||6-1, 6-2|
In 2014, Roger Federer began his campaign at the Monte-Carlo Masters with a dominant performance in the second round against Radek Stepanek, winning 6-1, 6-2. He continued his fine form in the third round, defeating Lukas Rosol 6-4, 6-1.
In the quarterfinals, Federer faced off against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a thrilling encounter. Tsonga started strong, taking the first set 6-2. However, Federer showed his fighting spirit and took the match to a tiebreak in the second set, eventually winning it 7-6(6). He then ran away with the final set, winning it 6-1.
In the semifinals, Federer faced his long-time rival Novak Djokovic in what was expected to be a close match. However, Federer produced some of his best tennis and dominated the match, winning 7-5, 6-2 to book his place in the final.
In the final, Federer faced his compatriot and good friend Stanislas Wawrinka. Despite winning the first set 6-4, Federer was unable to maintain his lead, losing the next two sets 7-6(5), 6-2. Wawrinka was able to capitalize on Federer’s unforced errors and secure the victory, winning his first Masters title.