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Taro Daniel stuns Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells

Taro Daniel stuns Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells Taro Daniel stuns Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells
Noah Ferguson | 12 March, 2018, 18:57

That came after a breakthrough 2017 which saw him win four titles, including Sofia, Cincinnati, Brisbane and the ATP Finals.

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 said", It's been a long time since I have been interrupted at night and have to come back the next day".

He defeated Delbonis in just an hour in the Sunday afternoon.

The match was carried over from Saturday after rain force play to end early with Federer one set up and the scores locked at 2-2 in the second. The Spaniard once ranked No. 7 in the world is now ranked No. 39 said: "Well, I think that the match kind of, like, went up-and-downs a little bit, at least the two first sets with a break that he made me at the beginning". For the first time in six years, Federer has entered a tournament as the world's No. 1 player.

Israeli Dudi Sela beat British 21st seed Edmund 6-4 6-4, while Luxemburg's 24th seed Giles Muller was upset by Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 7-5. While the Spaniard converted all three of his break chances, he also saved seven of Dimitrov's 10 break points.

Novak Djokovic during his second round match against Taro Daniel. "So talking about faster, I just think there is more bounce to it, especially if you play someone who has a lot of spin like he has and kicks the ball around a lot".

Roger Federer- the renaissance man of tennis who rewrites records books nearly everytime he steps on to the court strolled into the third round of the Indian Wells Masters where he is the defending champion.

"And not to mention as well, I've played so many tournaments as a kid here".

It's certainly tough to see who Federer would potentially face in the final, with doubts over Djokovic's condition and a tough draw to boot, and mixed form from Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev so far this season.

Djokovic was beaten 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1 by the 25-year old qualifier in his first competitive match since losing in the last 16 at Melbourne.

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