Djokovic keen to turn the page after Indian Wells exit

Rex Christensen
March 15, 2019

It is the first time 35-year-old Kohlschreiber has stunned a world number one player and his waving fists showed his excitement after the victory.

Notably, the match was delayed by rain on Monday, as Kohlschreiber was confident and displayed crisp gameplay on Tuesday morning.

"I liked my chances more at night against Kohlschreiber, but it wasn't to be last night", Djokovic said. Tactic-wise, I played a clever match, I was aggressive with the forehand.

The 67th-ranked Hurkacz needed just over two hours to complete the comeback win over the 2014 U.S. Open finalist. So everything came together. "We beat a very experienced doubles team".

"Unfortunately the tournament is not over". "I've got a Grand Slam champion on my side of the net, someone that has great hands in doubles". Today I want to take the moment, celebrate with my coach.

Kohlschreiber posted his first victory over a top-ranked player, advancing to a fourth-round match against France's Gael Monfils. He upset second seed Marin Cilic in the Round of 32, snapping a 12-match losing streak against Top 10 players.

In another upset earlier, Pole Hubert Hurkacz fired 10 aces en route to a 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over world number seven Kei Nishikori of Japan to reach the fourth round.

Djokovic, who is now the world No.1, was beaten by world No.39 Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 4-6 after the German veteran took out Kyrgios earlier in the tournament.

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On Tuesday, the 23rd-ranked Bencic served and returned better. Her triumph in Australia made her No. 1 for the first time, but her time at the top has been rocky.

"I congratulate him for playing tactically really well and getting me out of my comfort zone", Djokovic said. "So it's a positive victory for me". "Honestly, she was just playing so well, and she's such an incredible player".

Venus Williams reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mona Barthel. Last year the 38-year-old American reached the final four.

"I didn't play that well", Osaka said. I was focusing on my game. I was happy to come through.

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

"I felt good from the beginning", said Federer, who is coming off his 100th career title at Dubai last month. "But it's everything I could do today".

Halep, who received treatment for blisters on her foot during the match, hit just six winners and piled up 36 unforced errors.

Williams will fight for a semi-final berth against eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber, who beat ninth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

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