Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Defending champion wins opener at Indian Wells

Defending champion wins opener at Indian Wells

After a closely fought first two sets, Daniel said he sensed Djokovic, still clearly lacking match fitness, was tiring at the start of the third.

The Swiss tennis legend needed an hour to close out his second-round victory 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

In contrast, Roger Federer is still having ball on the court, as the the 36-year-old defeated Argentine Federico Delbonis in two sets, 6-3 7-6, in a rain delayed match. After another 90-minute delay organisers suspended play for the night.

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Novak Djokovic's first match since the 2018 Australian Open did not go as planned, as the Serb lost to qualifier Taro Daniel in three sets during Sunday's early action at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

However, after levelling up at 2-2, Federer hurried to a one-set lead in the next four games, winning three of them to love. Mayer beat Nishikori's replacement Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium 6-4, 6-1. "But at the same time, I just didn't feel good at all". "I was actually pretty nervous playing the match", Daniel said in his news conference. "Very weird", Djokovic said.

But Federer is refusing to become complacent in his quest for a record sixth Indian Wells title and says he must "stay sharp" to come out on top.

"It is still early stages for Novak coming back and the first one after surgery". Daniel went up 4-1 in the tiebreak before Djokovic got the minibreak back.

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Federer stressed it was always going to be hard for the six-time Australian victor to impress on his return from injury, which is why the 36-year-old was not surprised following Djokovic's struggle in Indian Wells.

Frenchman Gael Monfils survived a match point before beating big-serving American John Isner 6-7 (5) 7-6 (3) 7-5 in a contest that had only one break.

Pablo Carreno Busta, the 11th seed, eventually overcame Daniil Medvedev on his fifth match point to secure a 6-1 7-5 win while world No 49 Borna Coric impressed with a 6-1 6-3 victory over 13th seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

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