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Canas stops Federer's run

Guillermo Canas beat Roger Federer in the second round at the Pacific Life Open tournament to stop his impressive unbeaten run which was now on 41.

I never saw this defeat coming at all and I am wondering whether Federer was so much conscious of the impending record or it was a case of Canas just being too good for Federer. Canas now joins the 'special' group of players which includes Rafael Nadal and Andrew Murray, players who have managed to overcome Federer in the past year.

With Federer out it opens out the field to other players to take the mantle. I watched Ivan Ljubicic beat Thomas Johansson today in clinical fashion and I think if he keeps on like that he could be challenge for this title.

But there is also Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal who also won their second round ties although they both needed tie breaks and they too will try everything especially knowing that Federer is now out of the tournament.

So the Federer the counts starts again from zero and realistically I think the actual count will begin with the start of the grass court season unless he does so well on clay this year and win the French Open.

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