Federer equals Connors' Grand Slam win record

Updated: 28 May 2012 18:12 IST

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 equals Connors' Grand Slam win record
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Paris:

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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