Federer equals Connors' Grand Slam win record
Legend continues: Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Germany's Tobias Kanke during their first round match in the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May, 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Roger Federer equaled Jimmy Connors' record of 233 career Grand Slam match wins by beating Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Federer, who owns a record 16 major championships, is 233-35 at tennis' top four tournaments, a .869 winning percentage. Connors was 233-49.
Kamke, meanwhile, fell to 6-10 in Grand Slam matches. He's never been past the third round.
Federer turned 30 last August and is trying to become the first man at least that old to win a Grand Slam tournament since Andre Agassi was 32 at the 2003 Australian Open. Federer has gone more than two years since his last major title — his longest drought since winning No. 1 at Wimbledon in 2003.