Roger Federer Ties Connors For Most Slam Wins, But He Also Wants To Break Jimmy’s 109 Titles Record

by Tom Gainey | May 28th, 2012, 11:15 am

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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8 Comments for Roger Federer Ties Connors For Most Slam Wins, But He Also Wants To Break Jimmy’s 109 Titles Record

Steve 27 Says:

He should have o play until 37, 38 years if he had o break most tournaments wins of Connors. Is almost impossible for him or everyone.

Michael Says:

Congratulations to Roger !!! The record breaker. It is incredible that he could break the record of Connors in major wins so early when Connors had to play until 42 to achieve it. Now, Roger has placed his attention on the 109 titles accumulated by Connors which is a stellar record and he can possibly break it if he plays until 37 years and ie. he has to accumulate 6 titles a year for the next seven years. Difficult but not impossible for a player like Roger. All the best to him to realize his ambitions.

metan Says:

Horray, Roger made it,

skeezer Says:

“Roger Federer keeps breaking records”

Congrats to the GOAT, just adding truth to the title.

Thanks Tom for the write up.

Rajesh Federer Says:

Federer The Great… Carry on. You can win 110+ titles:-)

alison hodge Says:

Congrats to Roger on yet another landmark in his ever illustrious career,great to see him still so motivated,especially after all these years,who knows maybe he will carry on playing till hes 37,and beat Conners title record,its a tall order but if anyone can do it Roger can.

Joyce Says:

It will be fun watching Roger obtain his goal. Stay healthy Roger. I know you can do it.

mmm Says:

He needs to start playing small tournaments then…

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