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Monday March 12th, 2007
Who Why They're Up
Guillermo Canas
Playing his first Masters Series event since his doping suspension, former top-10er scores the biggest upset in months, knocking off Roger Federer in straight sets in Indian Wells, Calif.
Mirjana Lucic
Back from the abyss, she wins her first main draw match in a year at the Pacific Life. Keep an eye on this story.
Pete Sampras
Good for him for agreeing to practice with Federer before the tournament. As one of you writes, this has the vibe of Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed sparring alone in the gym.
Brian Richeter
Irvine, Calif., resident won the Wilson World Stringing Championship, lacing up a Wilson [K]Factor in less than nine minutes.
Wayne Ferreira
South African defeated Aaron Krickstein 6-3, 6-3 Sunday to win the singles title at the $142,000 Oliver Group Champions Cup in Naples, Fla., the inaugural event of the 2007 Outback Champions Series.
Mike Russell
American veteran makes use of his wild card at Indian Wells, taking out Tomas Berdych and reaching third round.
Who All tied up?
Roger Federer
The Mighty One loses for the first time since August, falling to Canas in a stunning upset. But how about the guy then playing doubles -- and winning -- to remain in the draw?
Sam Querrey
Falls in second-round match, but nice work taking a set off of Nikolay Davydenko.
Who Why They're Down
Gael Monfils
Bounced at the Pac Life after early-round defeat. The guy simply has too much talent to be dropping out of the top 50.
WTA Indian Wells field
There's an awful lot of money on the table for so few top players.
Etienne DeVilliers
Though his overall point was well-taken, does the ATP chief really need to trivialize tennis as "a furry ball going over a net"? We eagerly await the day David Stern dismisses a basketball controversy by noting the sport is "just a bunch of scantily clad pituitary cases throwing a ball in a hoop."
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