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Tenis: Cañas le ganó a Federer

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Guillermo Cañas logró una victoria inolvidable ante Roger Federer y se clasificó para la tercera ronda del Masters Series de Indian Wells. Entró al torneo como "perdedor afortunado" y derrotó al suizo por 7-5 y 6-2.

Willy jugó un gran partido y batió en sets corridos al número uno del mundo, quien no consiguió alcanzar el récord de Guillermo Vilas de 46 victorias consecutivas.

Asked about the pressure of trying to break Guillermo Vilas' 46-match winning streak, Federer said: "I'd rather face it, to be honest. You think it's pressure. It's no pressure at all because I take it match by match. And you guys think it takes a win to break the record. I'm concerned about winning my first round match against a lucky loser. There you go. It just shows you how tough it is.

"Today was just a grind for me from the start. I was struggling, but it was tough. First round match is always difficult, but I've had an incredible run, not losing in the first round for, I think, over two years. So I'm really happy about that. Sooner or later it had to happen, so it's okay. It's no problem."

Canas is just the 11th player to defeat Roger Federer since the Swiss took over as the No. 1 in the ATP Rankings on Feb. 2, 2004. Canas joins Tomas Berdych, Albert Costa, Richard Gasquet, Tim Henman, Dominik Hrbaty, Gustavo Kuerten, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal (6 times), David Nalbandian and Marat Safin as the only players to defeat Federer as a No. 1.
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Guillermo (Willy) Cañas, el "lucky loser" que le cortó la racha a Federer, impidió que el actual Nº1 del mundo superara el récord de 46 victorias consecutivas en manos de Guillermo Vilas.
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Canas produced some of his best tennis on the big points and took advantage of an unusually-high rate of unforced errors from Federer.

Canas is the first Lucky Loser to defeat a World No. 1 since Sandon Stolle defeated No. 1 Thomas Muster in the Dubai first round in 1996.

Canas, 29, broke Federer twice in both sets, jumping on the World No. 1's second serve. Federer won just 68 percent of points on his first serve and 36 percent of points on his second serve.

Canas was broken just once in the first set and did not face a break point in the second set.

Canas said: "It's my first Masters Series after I start again, and to beat the No. 1 in the world, and to play like this is great for me. And it gives me a lot of confidence to finish this year with my goal: to finish in the top 20 in the ranking."
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Federer said: "He played very well. I missed my chances, and I'll pay the price later on. I think he played very well and I didn't think I was playing poorly at all. So it's okay."

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Creado o editado el 04/01/2011