French Open: Roger Federer survives scare against Mahut

Updated: Jun 02, 2012, 00:04 AM IST

Paris: Even though he was again far from his best, Roger Federer still managed to win at the French Open.

The 2009 champion at Roland Garros was pushed to four sets Friday for the second straight match, this time beating Nicolas Mahut of France 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the third round.

Federer, who is trying to become the first man over 30 years old to win a major title since Andre Agassi in 2003 at the Australian Open, improved his record number of Grand Slam match wins to 235.

For Mahut, it was the first time he has ever won a set against Federer in four matches.