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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 20 years, you know.”
“This is my 13th or 14th French Open, as well. It all started back in ’99 against Rafter, and I have hardly missed any Grand Slams, basically, even though the streak only starts in Australia for me, because I did play Paris, Wimbledon in the main draw, but then played quallies and was first out at the US Open, I didn’t qualify.
“So, look, I obviously love the big tournaments. I have been so successful for such a long time and to already tie that record, 30 years old is pretty incredible, so I’m very happy.”
“Well, it’s a huge record, me making it. I had not realized. I did not know befo
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Tennis star Roger Federer won his 233rd match at a Grand Slam tournament, matching the Open era record set by Jimmy Connors, and he couldn’t even remember whom he had beaten to get that first victory. “Well, I should (know), shouldn’t I?” Federer said after defeating Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 Monday in the first round of the French Open. “I...
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 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...
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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Roger Federer has set a new record for the most Grand Slam match-wins of all time. The Swiss won his 234th Grand Slam match when he defeated Romania’s Adrian Ungur 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3 at the French Open on Philippe Chatrier on Wednesday. The win moves him ahead of Jimmy Connors.
Most Grand Slam match wins (all-time)
Grand Slam win-loss record
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