I am resisting the urge to start with a really bad pole vaulter joke - not required!
It looks like a good week for qualifiers and a bad week for top seeds: as well as your man Bubka, a qualifier has knocked out the no1 seed in the first rounds at Poznan, Timisoara and Italy. Also, the top dog has been toppled in the first round at Venezuela, Chile, Denver and of course Cincinnati.
Must be something to do with the full moon
. Now there's a good excuse for Roger....