Federer's winning streak ended

World number one beaten in straight sets by Guillermo Canas at Pacific Life Open.

    Canas: "It's great to beat the number
    one, I feel perfect." [Reuters]
    Federer celebrated his 161st consecutive week as world number one last month, breaking the 30-year-old record of American Jimmy Connors, and was seeking his fourth title in a row at the Indian Wells Masters Series tournament.
     
    Canas, 29, said after the match: "It's great to beat the number one, I feel perfect."
     
    He outplayed Federer from the baseline, never allowing the top seed to control the centre of the court, and sealed victory with a powerful inside out forehand.
     
    Canas, whose highest career ranking is eighth, returned to the tour in September after serving a 15-month suspension for a doping offence.
     
    He lost in the last round of qualifying for the tournament to German Alexander Waske, but earned a place in the main draw when Belgium's Xavier Malisse withdrew due to injury.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    When somebody dies lonely and alone, Miyu Kojima steps in to clean their home and organise the mementos of their life.

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of PM Modi's right-hand man. Plus, NFL as platform for race politics.