PARIS – Swiss star Roger Federer has become the first man in tennis history to record 60 or more match wins at all four Grand Slam championships.
Fourth seed Federer extended his winning streak to 20 matches against qualifiers at Grand Slam championships on Wednesday when he beat Diego Sebastian Schwartzman.
The 2009 champion improved to a 60-14 mark at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win against the World No. 109, who was making his first appearance at a major, on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
“I think it was kind of tough all the way through for me,” said the 32-year-old Federer. “I didn’t feel relaxed for the entire match… He managed to put pressure on me and keep the pressure on me.”
Federer is 73-11 at the Australian Open, 67-8 at Wimbledon and 67-9 at the US Open.