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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his quarterfinal match against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia during day ten of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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 233-35 record in the four top tournaments (French Open, Austrialian Open, USA Open and Wimbledon). Connors’ record at the top four tournaments was 233-49, putting him just behind Fed’s .869 winning percentage. “Look, I obviously love the big tournaments,” he said. “I have been so successful for such a long time, and to already tie that record (at) 30 years old is pretty incredible, so I’m very happy.” “You step back, you realize you have been playing for quite a long time. … When I started, I loved playing against those famous players I used to see on TV. Now I’m playing against younger players, a new generation,” he said. “It’s great I didn’t suffer that many injuries over these years. And I always had fun playing tennis.” The record will undoubtedly be Fed’s assuming he defeats his next opponent, Adrian Ungur on Wednesday.   via ESPN Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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