Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beaten by Philipp Kohlschreiber in third round

Novak Djokovic stunned by Philipp Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic stunned by Philipp Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

In his on-court interview, when asked how it felt to see his hard work still paying off at this stage of his career, the 35-year-old German joked to laughter and applause, "What do you mean, this stage?"

Djokovic, who is now the world No.1, was beaten by world No.39 Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 4-6 after the German veteran took out Kyrgios earlier in the tournament.

"I must admit I was thinking about it. but it's part of our world, and we just have to bounce back very quickly".

"I haven't played that much, so I wanted to make it count", said Williams, who is ranked No. 36 and expects to play about 12 tournaments this year.

"I liked my chances more at night against Kohlschreiber", Djokovic said.

"It was raining. But completely different conditions today", Djokovic said. Obviously, he uses his spin very well. I play few times a year.

Shapovalov, seeded 24th at Indian Wells, beat the 2014 US Open champion 6-4 6-2 and will play Poland's Hubert Hurkacz next.

"I tried my best and I don't really have any regrets", said Osaka to media. "He deserved to win".

Kohlschreiber converted three of his four break chances on the Djokovic serve, and successfully served out for a fourth-round place at the second attempt.

He broke Nole at 4-2 in the opening set, and twice in the second to win the match.

But Djokovic and Fognini made a strong start to the match tie-break as they won five points in a row to take open a 6-1 lead.

Kohlschreiber will now face in-form Gael Monfils in the fourth round on Wednesday. Nadal eased by 25th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1, while Federer defeated Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4.

Nadal took his record against the world No. 26 to 7-0 in emphatic style, never facing a break point in a match lasting an hour and 16 minutes. "But it's everything I could do today". "He can play well on any surface and I think he should get more recognition because he's done a lot for the sport as a whole".

Also ousted were No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 10 Marin Cilic and No. 14 Daniil Medvedev. "So just things worked out for me". The 23rd-ranked Bencic served and returned better.

"I thought I was in good form".

Federer next faces Britain's Kyle Edmund, who beat Macedonian qualifier Radu Albot 6-3, 6-3.

Canada's 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu, who beat Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and American Venus Williams en-route to reaching the Auckland Open final in January, beat China's Wang Qiang 7-5, 6-2.

Bencic, who beat four top-10 players on the way to winning a title in Dubai last month, now plays world number five Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic, who beat Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, in the quarter-finals.

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