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“I obviously love the big tournaments,” Federer said. “I have been so successful for such a long time and to already tie that record _ 30 years old is pretty incredible, so I’m very happy.”

Along with Federer, top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the second round on Day 2 of the French Open. Djokovic, who is trying to win his fourth straight Grand Slam title, beat Potito Starace of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-1.

Among the women, top-ranked Victoria Azarenka won 12 of the final 14 games and beat Alberta Brianti of Italy 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2. Also advancing were defending champion Li Na and No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska.