Roger Federer has set countless records in his career: most Grand Slams in men’s tennis history (16), most consecutive titles at two different Grand Slams (2003-2007 Wimbledon, 2004-2008 U.S. Open), etc. After taking down Tobias Kamke Monday in the first round of the 2012 French Open, he is tied with Jimmy Connors for most Grand Slam match wins (233).
However, Fed-Ex has just turned 30 years old, and is on the hunt for one more record.
If Federer wins the 2012 French Open, he will be the first man that old to win a Grand Slam since the 2003 Australian Open when Andre Agassi won it at 32 years old.
It’s been over two years since Fed-Ex has won a Grand Slam title, which is the longest he’s gone since he first won Wimbledon in 2003, but he is playing some of the best tennis of his career. On paper, he looks like he should been the No. 1 player in the world with a 31-4 record.
After what looked like an effortless first-round victory for Federer on Monday over Kamke, he is poised to win it all at Roland Garros.