Federer through to third round

World number three Roger Federer booked his place in the third round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-3 victory over Adrian Ungur.

The Swiss broke Jimmy Connors long standing record for the most matches won at Grandslam tournaments, with this latest win brining his total to two hundred and thirty four wins.

The match proved tougher for Federer than his first round match. The world number three took the first and second set with ease winning 6-3 6-2. The third proved more difficult with Ungur winning the set on a tie break 6-7. But the Romanian’s challenge faltered and Federer won the final set 6-3.

“I made two bad decisions on break points at the beginning of the third set, and I had started doing that at the end of the second set, I had a good position during the rally, and then I made the most difficult choice instead of playing in a very simple way, winning the point and getting back to my chair with a break in my pocket.” Federer said in his post match press conference.

“I was lucky. I reached the tie-break. And instead of being aggressive, I let him show me what he could do. He played two beautiful shots, and then I started not playing very well. We came to the fourth set. I made some decisions which were probably not the best ones, but at the end of the day, I had some margin. I did not lose any of my service games.” he added.


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