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Ultimately, Monday was Roger Federer's day in the sun. His record-tying win helps cement his legacy as one of the best players of all time, and he did it despite not playing nearly his best tennis.
Federer took all three sets, but he was hardly sharp. A whopping 47 unforced errors have to be a concern for Federer, but his success in approaching the net helped him overcome any other issues.
Tobias Kamike was simply unable to handle Federer's aggressiveness and strong serve.
In the grand scheme of tennis, this win is a milestone for Federer. His 233 Grand Slam match wins are impressive, but perhaps more impressive, Federer has a significantly better record than Jimmy Connors, with whom he is tied for the record.
Federer's record in Grand Slam matches is 233-35, while Connors' was 233-49.
Congratulations to Federer for his milestone, and we look forward to seeing if he can carry that momentum throughout the French Open.