5 time champion at Indian Wells Masters 1000 and former world number 1 Novak Djokovic looked all out of sorts in his second round defeat against world number 109 T. Daniel of Japan. Djokovic who had been out of action for almost two months after his defeat against Korean Chung at the Australian Open had taken the second half of 2017 off to heal from an elbow injury.
In a post match interview the former World Number 1 said that he felt like this was his first match on the pro circuit despite having won 12 Grand Slam titles.
“I was grateful to be out on the court after surgery that quickly but at the same time I just didn’t feel good at all. I was not even supposed to be here because of the surgery that was only five, six weeks ago. But I recovered very quickly, and I got myself ready” added the Serb.
Federer cruises despite rain obstacle
Roger Federer- the renaissance man of tennis who rewrites records books almost everytime he steps on to the court strolled into the third round of the Indian Wells Masters where he is the defending champion. Federer entered the tournament as the newly crowned World Number 1 and has enjoyed a stunning 12-0 record this season with victories in Australia and Rotterdam.