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French Open 2012: Roger Federer Ties Jimmy Connors With 233rd Win

Roger Federer etched his name into the tennis record book again on Monday in the first round of the 2012 French Open. Federer bear Germany's Tobias Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 for his 233rd Grand Slam match win. That ties Jimmy Connors' record of 233 wins in tennis' Open era.

Federer has a 233-35 record in matches at tennis' four major tournaments. Connors was 233-49. The Open era began in 1968.

Now 30-years-old, Federer already has a record 16 major championship wins. He is trying to become the first man age 30 or older to win a major championship since Andre Agassi won the Australian Open at age 32 in 2003. Federer has not won one of tennis' major championships in more than two years, according to ESPN.

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