Federer wins rain-delayed match, Djokovic ousted in Indian Wells

Aubrey Yates
March 14, 2018

Other seeded players who lost were ninth-seeded Lucas Pouille, who fell 6-4, 6-4 to Yuki Bhambri; 14th-seeded Diego Schwartzman, 7-5, 6-4 to Marcos Baghdatis; 21st-seeded Kyle Edmund, 6-4, 6-4 to Dudi Sela; and No. 24 seed Giles Muller, 6-3, 7-5 to Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Returning Monday to finish things off; the Swiss star saved a set point and eventually took the second set tie break 8-6.

Rain - a rarity in the desert - delayed the start of the match, with Federer cautious but restless to get play underway in front of a capacity crowd.

Federer will now face 25th seed Filip Krajinovic in the third round. Despite the delay, Federer comes out on top.

The tennis world will tonight witness the return of former world number one Novak Djokovic to competitive action as he begins his quest for an unprecedented sixth BNP Paribas Open title next week in Indian Wells, California.

The 10th-seeded Djokovic acknowledged his poor performance against the world's 109th-ranked player.

"I just completely lost rhythm, everything", said Djokovic.

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Federer stressed it was always going to be hard for the six-time Australian victor to impress on his return from injury, which is why the 36-year-old was not surprised following Djokovic's struggle in Indian Wells. Honestly making - I think, if I'm not wrong, in two games two double faults on each one, and giving him the possibility to go 3-0 in the score with two breaks.

"It gave me a ton of inspiration for my upcoming matches", he said. "When you go away from the game for a two-month period, it starts feeling a little bit that way".

Storm clouds rolled in just before the start of their match on Saturday and after a short delay to start the first set they managed to play until the heavy rains came in the second. It is still early stages for Novak coming back and the first one after surgery.

"I have been sick for over a week and tried everything I could to get better".

Gael Monfils upset No. 15 seed and 2012 runner-up John Isner 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Argentina's del Potro, who is fresh off winning the Mexican Open title in Acapulco, hammered five aces and broke de Minaur's serve five times.

Spanish veterans David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez recorded routine straight-sets wins over Tennys Sandgren and Ernesto Escobedo respectively while Philipp Kohlschreiber outlasted Tim Smyczek.

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