Djokovic suffers 'weird' loss at Indian Wells as he returns from surgery

Novak Djokovic produced a puzzling performance as the former world No 1 lost to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in the second round at the Indian Wells Masters on Sunday.

World number one Roger Federer finished off Federico Delbonis in a rain-disrupted match on Sunday to reach the third round at Indian Wells as five-time champion Novak Djokovic was toppled.

He is making a cautious return to the ATP Tour after stopping his 2017 season following Wimbledon due to a right elbow injury.

That levelled the score at 30-30 and Wozniacki won two out of the next three points she needed to take the third set and the match in the $16 million joint WTA/ATP hardcourt tournament.

The win sets up a third-round showdown with Spaniard David Ferrer, who defeated Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).

Federer barely raised a sweat as he advanced on Monday, the evergreen 36-year-old blitzing Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 6-1.

It was Djokovic's first appearance since the Australian Open after undergoing a minor surgery to fix an ongoing elbow injury, but it lasted just two and a half hours as he was knocked out by the 109 ranked Japanese 7-6, 4-6, 6-1.

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"I can't believe I beat someone like (Djokovic) on center court like this, it's pretty insane", Daniel said.

"Very weird - I just completely lost rhythm", Djokovic said.

The Serb concedes that being sidelined for so long and struggling with a lengthy injury is new to him and he says he spoke to his countryman Viktor Troicki about how he dealt with his return to the game after getting suspended by the ITF for refusing to take a drugs test.

Kevin Anderson put on a serving masterclass as he saw off Nicolas Kicker 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-3).

"I'm still not strong enough to go play a match".

"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.

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. "I didn't serve too good today but overall I'm pleased". "He's only going to get better from here", he added. "I care about the moment".

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