Roger Federer marked his 900th career singles match with a straight sets beating of Taylor Dent of the United States at the Stockholm Open.
The top seed took just 49 minutes to beat the outclassed Dent 6-1 6-2 on his revisit to the tournament in Sweden after a 10-year absence.
The 16-time grand slam champion has an overall record of 727-123 during his sparkling career.
It was a fine start to his bid to lift his 64th ATP Tour-level label to draw level with Pete Sampras.
But his next task is more hard as he faces fellow Swiss and Olympic gold medal doubles partner Stanislav Wawrinka in Friday's quarterfinals in the Swedish capital.
"Playing Stan is always hard," Federer told.