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Below-par Federer reaches landmark
Roger Federer was in record-breaking, if not sparkling, form at the French Open as he progressed to the third round at Roland Garros.
Federer's 6-3 6-2 6-7 (6/8) 6-3 victory over Adrian Ungur of Romania was his 234th in grand slam matches, taking him past the previous record held by Jimmy Connors that he equalled on Monday.
Were it not for the significance, Federer would probably want to forget this encounter after letting slip two match points and a 6-4 lead in the third-set tie-break.
The 30-year-old was not timing the ball particularly well, but managed to dig in when Ungur, ranked 92nd in the world, threatened a break at the start of the fourth set.
Federer admitted he paid for some poor choices during the third and fourth sets but was not unduly worried about dropping a set.
He said: "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.
"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."