12 Aug 2010

Federer sets new record in ATP world tour match wins

6:11 am on 12 August 2010

Roger Federer has become the all-time match wins leader in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 action after defeating Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela in straight sets at the Toronto Masters.

It's Federer's first tournament in more than a month, and he was made to work hard in his second-round opener.

The world number three was taken to a tie break in the first set but the second was a more straight forward 6-3 win.

Federer recorded his first Masters 1000 win in Miami 10 years ago and has improved to a 210-65 lifetime record at the premier level of tournaments.

The American Andre Agassi held the previous record of 209-73, compiled over 16 years from 1990.