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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 43-38, 35-29 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    23 % Canas – 16 of 68
    25 % Federer – 20 of 77

    Arguably the biggest upset of 2007! Federer [1] seemed almost unbeatable at the time having won 41 matches in a row (18 at Indian Wells), including wins over all the best players in the world then, while Canas [60] freshly came back to playing at the main-level after six months of competing only at the Challenger level (he didn’t play 15 months being suspended because of taking illigal substance). Moreover the Argentinian was a ‘lucky loser’ (replaced Xavier Malisse), being defeated in the qualies by a German journayman Alexander Waske (5-7 6-4 5-7). Federer squandered two set points leading 5:4* as Canas showed his best trait – patience – and the things amazingly turned around. Federer suffered blisters in the left foot, and dropped his serve twice in the 2nd set (at 1-all after 4 deuces & 2:4, one deuce). “It’s great to beat the number one, I feel perfect,” said the 29-year-old. “I dream about this, but I didn’t expect.” Two weeks later in Miami, Canas defeats Federer once again, that time after much more dramatic encounter, 7-6 2-6 7-6 in the third round.

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