Roger Federer set a record for most career wins at major tournaments when he defeated Adrian Ungur in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday.
Federer defeated Ungur 6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 to propel himself to the third round and a possible semifinal match against Novak Djokovic. Federer struggled a bit throughout the match before knocking him off in four sets.
Instead of being aggressive I let him show me what he could do, Federer said, of the lost match points. He played two beautiful shots and he played very well.
The win was Federer's 234th Grand Slam match victory, which breaks a tie with Jimmy Connors. Before the match, Federer acknowledged to reporters that the record was a big one because that was longevity. Jimmy is obviously one of the greats of all time, and was around for 20 years.
Federer has won 16 Grand Slams over the course of his career and now boasts a 234-35 record in the major events of tennis.