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Roger Federer's win sets mark

Updated: May 30, 2012, 10:08 PM ET
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PARIS -- Roger Federer dropped a set before earning his record-breaking 234th Grand Slam match victory to reach the French Open's third round.

Federer eliminated 92nd-ranked Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 Wednesday to break a tie with Jimmy Connors for most career wins at major tournaments in the Open era, which began in 1968.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion is now 234-35 in tennis' top four tournaments, an .870 winning percentage.

Ungur, meanwhile, is ...

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