Federer breaks record, advances in French Open

ROGER FEDERER earned his record-breaking 234th Grand Slam match victory by disposing 92nd-ranked Adrian Ungur of Romania, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3, in the second round of the French Open.

He entered the match tied with Jimmy Connors for most career wins at major tournaments in the Open era, which began in 1968.

Federer, a 16-time Grand Slam champion and seeded third, is now 234-35 in the top four tournaments of tennis for an impressive .870 winning percentage.

He is on course for a semifinal showdown against No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who beat Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-0, 6-4, 6-4.

The top-ranked Djokovic has won the past three Grand Slam singles titles, but has never won the French Open. Last year, he lost to Federer in the semifinals, ending a 43-match winning streak.

Djokovic was broken once by Kavcic, but otherwise had little trouble on Court Suzanne Lenglen. He did, however, finish the match with 34 unforced errors, almost twice as many as Kavcic’s 21. Noli Cruz


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