Roger Federer Moves Ahead in French Open
(PARIS) -- After Serena Williams was eliminated yesterday on the women's side of the French Open, Wednesday morning got off to a shaky start for the men's side.
The third seeded Roger Federer dropped his first set with 92nd ranked Adrian Ungur of Romania, but then rebounded to go on to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win. With the victory, Federer also broke Jimmy Connors record for most career wins at major tournaments in the Open era, which began in 1968.
"I didn't think it before the match, during the match, I was just happy to get through at the end," said Federer who now has his 234th Grand Slam victory under his belt. "Obviously, one of the great records I think. I'm proud to have it I guess."
Federer's last French Open trophy at Roland Garros came in 2009. Moving on also on Wednesday was the No.1 seeded Novak Djokovic, who won in straight sets.
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