Japan's Taro Daniel eliminates Djokovic at Indian Wells

Rain halts Federer's opening match at Indian Wells

Japan's Taro Daniel eliminates Djokovic at Indian Wells

Indian Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri registered the biggest win of his career as he toppled World No.12 Lucas Pouille of France to breeze into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open here Sunday.

Israeli Dudi Sela beat British 21st-seeded Briton Kyle Edmund 6-4 6-4 while Luxemburg's 24th seed Giles Muller was upset by Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 7-5.

The world number one had looked well on his way to a comfortable second-round victory when rain halted play on Saturday with the second set tied at 2-2, but he did not have it all his own way a day later. After another 90-minute delay organizers suspended play for the night.

The 36-year-old became the oldest man ever the honour and he is now looking to defend the title at the Indian Wells.

"I played the best set of the whole match and that was really good".

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

The Serb was once the most dominant player around - winning four straight grand slam titles from 2015 to 2016 - but little of that scintillating form was on display when the 12-time grand slam victor was upset by Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1 in the second round in Indian Wells on Sunday.

It was clear early that Djokovic didn't have anything close to his best game, in spite of holding a 5-2 lead in the first set.

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"I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything", he said.

Djokovic, who returned to the tournament following his elbow operation was yet to come to his best shape.

Djokovic took six months off after Wimbledon past year and returned at January's Australian Open, where he lost in the fourth round.

Djokovic had four aces but served poorly overall, making four double faults.

Speaking to the media after the match, Djokovic said, "It felt like my first match on tour".

"And I think that, you know, after that tiebreak, I was just a little bit more solid than him".

"But it's not easy to deal with this kind of frustrations after injuries or when you always be the favorite to win a tournament, you come here and you lose in first round". It is still early stages for Novak coming back and the first one after surgery.

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