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Djokovic out as Federer cruises

TPNcj-3284 Roger Federer
Nicole Thomas | 12 March, 2018, 16:41

He was free in the opening round of Indian Wells and his first rival was a lucky loser Guillermo Canas who stunned Roger 7-5 6-2 in an hour and 45 minutes to deliver the first loss of the world number 1 since August previous year!

"But, you know, after an opponent like this, to come back from two breaks down, actually, for me it was nearly impossible".

Holder Roger Federer avoided the same fate as Djokovic, though the Swiss top seed was pushed hard by Argentine Federico Delbonis in a match that was completed on Sunday after being halted by rain on Saturday.

'It felt like the first match I have ever played on the tour, very weird, ' he told reporters. After another 90-minute delay organisers suspended play for the night.

Federer who is making his 17 appearance in Indian Wells will continue to win remain number one if he progresses to the semi-finals. Daniel, who is ranked 109th in the world, advanced to the third round where he will face Gael Monfils of France who outlasted American John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/3), 7-5.

Novak Djokovic and British No1 Kyle Edmund suffered disappointing defeats at Indian Wells on Sunday. He lost to Chung Hyeon in the Australian Open fourth round in January before undergoing the surgery.

Djokovic scrambled to win the second set on Sunday but the rust from the layoff was evident as he made 62 unforced errors overall.

"It feels insane; I mean, I'm still in shock", said Anisimova, whose parents are Russian but who represents the United States, where she was born and raised.

South African seventh seed Kevin Anderson also prevailed in his second round match, 7-5 6-4 over Russian Evgeny Donskoy.

Djokovic is a 12-time Grand Slam champion and former World No 1 but was only seeded 10th here, having taken six months off after Wimbledon past year and then undergone surgery following a fourth-round loss at the Australian Open.

Del Potro in press
Juan Martin Del Potro

He won five titles by the end of the season, including the US Open and Masters Cup and no one could stop him at the beginning of 2007 as well, dominating at both the Australian Open and Dubai to clinch 7 straight titles and win a career-high 41 matches in a row!

"It feels insane. I mean, I'm still in shock", Anisimova said.

It was the earliest loss for Djokovic at Indian Wells since a first-round exit in 2006. Daniel went toe-to-toe with Djokovic as the match wore on, matching the Serbian's aggression.

Federer said he understands well how even a champion like Djokovic could be struggling to find his game so soon after having surgery.

"And even though you don't have pain, you're still thinking about it, because it's been something that I have been feeling and dragging for over two years".

"I was attacking when I had my chances and controlling most of the times the points", said Cilic.

"I think I came out playing a little more aggressive than the other two sets and that made him keep making more mistakes".

His third-round opponent is Argentina's Leonardo Mayer, who had been scheduled to play Kei Nishikori in the second round before the world No. 25 withdrew through illness.

In other men's matches, David Ferrer of Spain defeated Tennys Sandgren of the United States 6-2, 7-6.

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