Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Djokovic out as Federer cruises

Djokovic out as Federer cruises

Japan's world No. 109 Taro Daniel pulled off a major upset Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open by beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in the second round.

In their only other ATP meeting in 2013, Delbonis won on clay in Hamburg 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4).

"It is interesting, you know, when you go from night to day and you play a different opponent you never know there is a difference, but you also know there is a difference in opponent, and he plays different", Federer said.

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. Watch Full Match ReplaysFederer remains ruthless in 2018, extending his win streak to 12 straight since the start of the season. 10th seed and Australian Open semi-finalist Angelique Kerber fought back rain and a set loss to register a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Ekaterina Makarova.

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.

Federer returned to stadium court today afternoon and needed an hour to finish off his second round victory 6-3, 7-6 (8/6).

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He accepted his lack of composure during the game.

"But obviously having played only a couple matches in nine months, you are still in a way battling inside of your mind whether you are fit or not", Djokovic said. "But I recovered very quickly, and I got myself ready" added the Serb.

Fifteenth seed John Isner also crashed out after losing in three sets to France's Gael Monfils.

Meanwhile, two-time champion Victoria Azarenka's comeback was short-lived as she fell 1-6, 5-7 to the 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens in Round 2.

Daniel, who beat Britain's Cameron Norrie in the first round, will next meet Leonardo Mayer, who defeated Ruben Bemelmans 6-4 6-1. But 16-year-old Amanda Anisimova, the reigning junior US Open champion, put paid to her hopes as she sent the two-time Wimbledon victor packing with a stunning 6-2, 6-4 win in the third round.

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