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Roger Federer equaled Jimmy Connors' record of 233 career Grand Slam match wins by beating Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Federer, who owns a record 16 major championships, is 233-35 at tennis' top four tournaments, a .869 winning percentage. Connors was 233-49.
Kamke, meanwhile, fell to 6-10 in Grand Slam matches. He's never been past the third round.
Federer turned 30 last August and is trying to become the first man at least that old to win a Grand Slam tournament since Andre Agassi was 32 at the 2003 Australian Open. Federer has gone more than two years since his last major title - his longest drought since winning No. 1 at Wimbledon in 2003.
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Roger Federer has tied Jimmy Connors’ record for most wins in Grand Slam matches at 233 victories with his first round French Open win on Monday over Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.
“I think that’s a big one, because that was longevity,” Federer said of the record.
“And it’s been around for ….Jimmy is obviously one of the greats of all time, and was around for...
Tennis fan or not, you have to admire what Roger Federer has done in his illustrious career. Federer tied the all-time Grand Slam match victories record (233) set by the great Jimmy Connors. Federer tied the record by beating German, Tobias Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Federer has earned 16 major championships in his career, and holds a dominate...
Roger Federer tied Jimmy Connors' Open era record of 233 Grand Slam match wins by beating Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Federer, who owns a record 16 major championships, is 233-35 at tennis' top four tournaments, a .869 winning percentage. Connors was 233-49. The Open era began in 1968.
Kamke fell to 6-10 at Grand...
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