Federer gets record 234th Grand Slam match win

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns in his second round match against Adrian Ungur of Romania at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday May 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
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PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer dropped a set before earning his record-breaking 234th Grand Slam match victory to reach the French Open's third round.

Federer eliminated 92nd-ranked Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 Wednesday to break a tie with Jimmy Connors for most career wins at major tournaments in the Open era, which began in 1968.
The 16-time Grand Slam champion is now 234-35 in tennis' top four tournaments, an .870 winning percentage.

Ungur, meanwhile, is 1-1; the French Open was his Grand Slam debut.
Seeded third this year at Roland Garros, where he won the 2009 title, Federer is on course for a semifinal showdown against No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who won in straight sets Wednesday.

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