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


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