Federer

Federer is just the seventh man to enter the 800 club. Picture - Reuters.

Sixteen-time grand slam champion Roger Federer claimed his 800th win in a glittering career when he beat Juan Monaco 6-3 7-5  in the quarterfinals at Paris Masters.

With the win, he becomes the just the seventh man to enter the 800 club, which is led by the great Jimmy Connors with 1242 career wins.

The Swiss fought back after going down a break, early in the first set, winning five straight games to take the set. In the second, Monaco was broken in his 11th game, allowing Federer to claim match point with an ace.

The 30-year-old is the highest ranked player remaining in the game, after Tomas Berdych defeated Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic withdrew from the tournament with a shoulder injury.

Of the landmark win, Federer labeled it special.

 It's nice. It's just another win, but it's a special one nevertheless, because 800 is definitely a big number.