Indian Wells: Roger Federer match suspended, Verdasco stuns Dimitrov

Indian Wells: Roger Federer match suspended, Verdasco stuns Dimitrov

Djokovic was beaten 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1 by the 25-year old qualifier in his first competitive match since losing in the last 16 at Melbourne.

Dimitrov won the ATP Finals in November, and three weeks ago lost to Federer in the final of the Rotterdam tournament.

"It's been a long time since I have been interrupted at night and have to come back the next day", said Federer. Watch Full Match ReplaysFederer remains ruthless in 2018, extending his win streak to 12 straight since the start of the season.

Federer started quickly hammering a backhand victor to take the lone break of the first set and he would deny a pair of break chances when serving for the opener at 5-3. Still looking to adjust to the high-bouncing conditions in the desert, Federer will look to improve on his 40 unforced errors when he faces 25th-seed Filip Krajinovic in the third round. "Very weird. I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything".

In just his second tournament since Wimbledon past year - his first comeback at the Australian Open in January saw him lose in the fourth round to Hyeon Chung before he made a decision to go under the knife for a "small medical intervention" - Djokovic looked well below his best as he went down 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1 to a man ranked 109 in the world.

On his highly-anticipated return to the tour after right elbow surgery, Djokovic looked a shadow of his former self.

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Djokovic was makings his first appearance since being stunned by Hyeon Chung at the Australian Open.

Djokovic had four aces but overall he served poorly making four double faults and winning just 65 percent of his first-serve points.

Federer said he understands well how even a champion like Djokovic could be struggling to find his game so soon after having surgery.

"It feels insane. I mean, I'm still in shock", Anisimova said.

It automatically gives you a little bit of safety. "He's only going to get better from here".

Gael Monfils upset No. 15 seed and 2012 runner-up John Isner 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-5.