16 time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer set another unbelievable record after beating Romanian Adrian Ungur 6-3 6-2 6-7 (6) 6-3 and booking a place in the third round of the 2012 Roland Garros.
The Swiss surpassed Jimmy Connors’ record of 233 Grand Slam match wins and he will surely be adding quite a few more wins to this spectacular achievement.
Ungur, who defeated Argentine David Nalbandian in the previous round, couldn’t find any answers to Federer’s precise and aggresive game and after dropping the first two sets, Federer was looking for an early finish.
But the Romanian kept on fighting and wasn’t planning to give in so easily. As the third set went into a tiebreak, Ungur miraculously managed to save two matchpoints and to the bewilderment of the Paris crowd, he forced a fourth set.
But Federer restored order very quickly as he raced to a 6-3 set and match win.
The Swiss will play the winner of the match between Martin Klizan of Slovakia and Nicolas Mahut of France next.
In the other second round matches, 22nd seed Italian Andreas Seppi needed five sets on his way to victory over Mikhail Kukushkin, winning 6-7 (5) 6-2 2-6 6-1 6-2 and the 31st seed South African Kevin Anderson overcame Argentine qualifier Horacio Zeballos, beating him 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-0.