Novak Djokovic: Philipp Kohlschreiber delivers verdict on STUNNING Indian Wells win

The world No 1 slipped to a shock defeat

The world No 1 slipped to a shock defeat

But it just happens, one of those days. "Completely different conditions today".

Early exit: World number one Novak Djokovic waves to the crowd after an upset loss to 39th-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.

"I lose to Kholi and get absolutely shredded "same old Kyrgios", how about the guy is just good?"

"I mean, she's the number one player in the world". "I had a great strategy to play against him".

Shortly after falling to Kohlschreiber, Djokovic was headed out for doubles, teaming with Fognini for a 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 10/6 victory over Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau to reach the semi-finals.

Djokovic was just 1 for 5 on break-point opportunities.

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. And he knows how to win matches?

Djokovic will try to regroup after the abrupt end to his bid to win a record sixth Indian Wells title and match Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters 1000 titles.

Djokovic congratulates Kohlschreiber at the net
Djokovic congratulates Kohlschreiber at the net

Nadal defeated 25th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, 6-3, 6-1, Tuesday.

Her win over Halep, a former world No. 1 and victor at Indian Wells in 2015, comes after she dispatched 2018 finalist Daria Kasatkina in the second round and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the third. "We communicate well, so I think that's a really big plus".

Five-time champion Djokovic suffered a shock 6-4 6-4 defeat against the German in California, the top seed unable to see off Kohlschreiber when they resumed after a rain delay on Monday. "I mixed up the pace a lot".

"Things to work on, without a doubt", Djokovic said.

The match with Federer will be another stern test for Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion who is climbing back up the rankings as he continues his return from double knee surgery.

He will play 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the 24th seed who beat 10th-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2. I was able to mix up my game, cover my serve, be risky on the return - maybe take some rhythm away from Stan. "For me, the plan worked".

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

He will play Serbia's Filip Krajinovic next after Krajinovic, ranked 113, beat 15th seed Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-2.

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