Roger Federer keeps breaking records. Today the Swiss tennis great beat Tobias Kamke in the first round of the French Open giving him 233 career Grand Slam match wins which ties him with Jimmy Connors for most all time.
“Look, I obviously love the big tournaments,” Federer said after also winning his 50th career match at the French Open. “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.”
Federer, though, is still a long way from reaching Connors’s record of 109 career ATP titles. But Federer, who is 35 titles away, still thinks he has a shot.
“Well, the absolute title, that’s Connors, 109 victories,” Federer said. “I’m at 74 now. Is it possible for me to equal Connors’ title? 110, that would be a round figure. That would be incredible. But that’s a dream. I go year after year, and we’ll see.”
If Federer plays another six years he’ll need 4-5 titles a year starting from 2013 to approach Connors.
Next for Federer is a match Wednesday against Adrian Unger who upset David Nalbandian.
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