On Wednesday, Roger Federer passed Jimmy Connors' long-standing record of 233 Grand Slam match wins when he recorded victory 234 after defeating Romania's Adrian Ungur in four sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3. Federer won the first two matches prior to Ungur gaining some momentum when he saved two match points in the third set tiebreaker to force a fourth set, which Federer ultimately won.
Ungur (who is ranked 92nd in the world) made his Grand Slam debut at this year's Roland Garros after failing to qualify for a major event in 13 previous attempts and defeated Argentine veteran David Nalbandian in the first round prior to falling to Federer.
Federer will now move on to face Nicolaus Mahut of France for a chance to qualify for a spot in the last 16 and is on course for a semifinal showdown against No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who beat Blaz Kavcic in straight sets on Wednesday.