It's interesting that so many seeds would go crashing out right after Federer's loss. You'd think they would have been thrilled at this chance to win a Masters shield, but it's almost like everybody got *too* excited and ended up choking. Very strange. Here's Benneteau's take on it:
UNFAMILIAR FEELING: Julien Benneteau
, who pulled off an upset of No. 6 James Blake
, had a unique reason so many of the top seeds in the Pacific Lie Open have lost so far. It's Roger Federer's fault.
"I think in men's tennis, everybody, almost everybody, can beat everybody. So we were used to seeing Roger win everything," Benneteau said. "For the first time maybe since a long, long time ago, he lost (in) the first round. So it's maybe a little bit weird for the people and then for us (the players)."