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Djokovic beaten by world number 109 on tennis return

Djokovic beaten by world number 109 on tennis return

World No.3 Marin Cilic of Croatia on Sunday defeated Hungary's Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-3 to set up a third-round clash with Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, who beat Tim Smyczek of the United States 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In other men's matches, fifth seeded Dominic Thiem became the latest top seed to fall as he was forced to retire from his match with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in the third set with a right ankle sprain.

"I played the best set of the whole match and that was really good".

Swiss superstar Federer must reach the semifinals at Indian Wells to stay atop the ATP summit ahead of rival Rafael Nadal. And he hadn't lost to any qualifier since 2008 in Miami.

Djokovic made a comeback after a long period out of the game at the Australian Open.

In large parts of the match, Federer used the drop shot to get the Serbian off the balance.

"All the neighbours are very generous to the kiddies so that was a lot of fun".

Djokovic had further surgery on a persistent elbow injury in February.

"Very weird, I just completely lost rhythm".

"I just struggled also a little bit with the health the last couple of weeks. I'm getting there. It's not exactly where I want to be, but I'll get there eventually".

"I was grateful to be out on the court after surgery that quickly". I have already been no. 1 in my career.

"Just some inexplicable, uncharacteristic errors".

"It is still early stages for Novak coming back and the first one after surgery".

Stephens lost to Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3, and fell to 2-4 in matches this year.

Djokovic rebounded to level the match, but the taxing second set left the No. 10 seed looking worse for wear.

Retaining the world No. 1 ranking is the furthest thing from Roger Federer's mind as he bids to defend his Indian Wells crown.

Richard Williams said he heard racial slurs from the crowd and he paused to shake his fist at them.

"I think that would be a mistake".

Federer returned on Sunday afternoon and needed an hour to close out his second-round victory 6-3 7-6 (8/6).

Next up for Federer is a meeting on Wednesday with France's Jeremy Chardy, who upset his countryman Adrian Mannarino earlier on Monday.