Rain or shine, Roger Federer remains flawless in 2018

Indian Wells- Wednesday Schedule Roger Federer faces Chardy

Indian Wells- Wednesday Schedule Roger Federer faces Chardy

"I didn't come here to lose in the first round or two", he said.

The defeat was just the fifth time in the past decade former world number one Djokovic has lost against a player outside the top 100 players in the world.

Federer raced out to a 4-1 and 5-2 advantage in the second set, but Delbonis - who won the only other match the pair have played - rallied to force a tiebreak.

"For me it felt like the first match I ever played on the Tour", Djokovic said. After another 90-minute delay organisers suspended play for the night.

Federer, who has a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, is making his 17th appearance in the California desert and is assured of remaining world No. 1 if he makes it to the semi-finals.

Sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro took just under 70 minutes to beat Australian Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-1 and Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic is also through after a 7-5 6-3 straight sets win over Marton Fucsovics.

The Indian Bhambri will meet 18th-seeded Sam Querrey in the third round after the big-serving American accounted for Germany's Mischa Zverev 6-4 7-5.

Djokovic, who won the Indian Wells event in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, was knocked out early for the second year in a row.

Djokovic scrambled to win the second set but looked rusty on stadium court, making 62 unforced errors compared to 29 for Daniel.

But Djokovic fell at the first hurdle with a shock loss to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel, who sent the out-of-sorts Serb tumbling with a hard-fought 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1 victory.

"It feels insane; I mean, I'm still in shock", said Anisimova, whose parents are Russian but who represents the United States, where she was born and raised.

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.

Djokovic had further surgery on a persistent elbow injury in February. He and 10th seed Djokovic both came into the tournament seeking to become the first six-time victor of the event. "I'd like to congratulate my opponent for fighting and showing great, great spirit on the court", said Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic struggled during his second-round match against Taro Daniel.

Should he win that, it will put him another step closer to claiming the "Sunshine Double" of Indian Wells and Miami for the fourth time in his career. Djokovic even admitted that he lacked rhythm in the game. Then I just break him back just the game after.

"And even though you don't have pain, you're still thinking about it, because it's been something that I have been feeling and dragging for over two years".

The top-seeded Swiss led 6-3, 2-2 when the rains came last night. He's only going to get better from here.

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