Roger Federer romped today in his Stockholm opener destroying Taylor Dent 6-1, 6-2 to advance in the Friday quarterfinals.
The match was Federer’s 900th of his career, and of those 727 are wins.
“In 1998 I played my first match and now I just played my 900th,” said Federer. “It’s crazy. I have a great win-loss record, and I couldn’t have asked for a better career. And it was nice to actually win my 900th match.”
Federer now meets his countryman Stan Wawrinka tomorrow in his 901st match.
Also today, Robin Soderling breezed 6-3, 6-3 over Benjamin Becker. 30-year-olds Ivan Ljubicic and James Blake, a two-time Stockholm champ, were also winners.
In the quarterfinals, Blake faces Jarkko Nieminen, Ljubicic gets Ivan Dodig, Florian Mayer meets Soderling and the day wraps up with Federer-Wawrinka.
In Moscow, JW Tsonga was bounced from the event by the dangerous Viktor Troicki in three sets. After losses by Sergiy Stakhovskiy and Nikolay Davydenko, Marcos Baghdatis and Radek Stepanek were the lone seeds to reach the final eight.
FRIDAY STOCKHOLM SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[WC] J Blake (USA) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
 I Ljubicic (CRO) vs [Q] I Dodig (CRO)
[WC] H Kontinen (FIN) / M Ryderstedt (SWE) vs  W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL)
Not Before 6:30 PM
F Mayer (GER) vs  R Soderling (SWE)
Not Before 8:15 PM
 R Federer (SUI) vs  [WC] S Wawrinka (SUI)
FRIDAY MOSCOW SCHEDULE
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
P Cuevas (URU) vs  R Stepanek (CZE) – ATP
Not Before 1:00 PM
 A Kleybanova (RUS) vs  V Azarenka (BLR) – WTA
[Q] Z Diyas (KAZ) vs  M Kirilenko (RUS) – WTA
Not Before 4:30 PM
[Q] I Kunitsyn (RUS) vs D Istomin (UZB) – ATP
Not Before 6:00 PM
A Chakvetadze (RUS) vs V Dushevina (RUS) – WTA
Not Before 7:30 PM
A Dolgopolov (UKR) vs  M Baghdatis (CYP) – ATP
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