World No. 1 Novak Djokovic suffered a stunning defeat against Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open. I play few times a year. "You just have to deal with it, move on, turn the next page".
The display of emotion didn't change anything as Kohlschreiber opened the second set with a service break and broke Djokovic again in the seventh game to give himself a chance to serve for the match.
But in a match that resumed after rain stopped play following completion of just one game on Monday night, Kohlschreiber looked crisp and confident, breaking the Serbian star for a 4-3 lead in the first and pocketing the set with a service victor on his second set point. "I did a lot of things well", said Nadal, adding that despite his lopsided record over Schwartzman he considered the Argentine a formidable opponent, citing tough matches against him at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. I was able to mix up my game, cover my serve, be unsafe on the return - maybe take some rhythm away from Stan. "So these are the rare occasions where I could potentially do well", Djokovic said.
The 35 year old German won in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-4 scoreline in an hour and 38 minutes.More news: Tennessee will face Mississippi State Friday night in SEC Tournament
Two wayward forehands and a double fault from Djokovic helped Kohlschreiber to another break for a 5-2 lead. "Tonight it worked well so I think it was a good match for me", said Federer, who like Djokovic is a five-time victor at Indian Wells. I'm happy that we managed to pull that one through.
"When I hit a good return, I was wondering why this didn't happen in singles".
"I was running too much and too defensive", she said. "But it's everything I could do today".More news: LeBron James inspires the Lakers
Defeat was hard to take for Djokovic - who returned to win in the doubles later on Tuesday - but he was not dwelling on it, particularly with another big tournament on the horizon. Very special to beat the No. 1.
Federer next faces Britain's Kyle Edmund, who beat Macedonian qualifier Radu Albot 6-3, 6-3.
Williams will fight for a semi-final berth against eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber, who beat ninth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, beat 18th-seeded Wang Qiang 7-5, 6-2.More news: 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize