Djokovic stunned by Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

Winning back-to-back Grand Slam titles has accelerated her maturity, sustaining her through a coaching transition from Sascha Bajin to Jermaine Jenkins.

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

In addition to the top seed falling on the women's side of the draw, the second seed, Simona Halep lost to teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

He admitted to being nervous in the early stages of his second-round 7-6, 6-2 win over United States qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo.

"Today, with Novak being No.1, top-seeded here, it's a very incredible win for me".

"I really wasn't focusing so much on her".

Andreescu - who roared to her first WTA final as a qualifier in Auckland in January, beating two former world number ones on the way - is in the quarter-finals of one of the WTA's elite premier mandatory events for the first time. "Honestly, at a time like this with that scoreline, I would usually feel very depressed and sad". "I was really impressed with her game".

Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beaten by Philipp Kohlschreiber in third round
Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini book semi-final spot

The victory over Osaka came in "very high" in her list of big wins. "I did a lot of things well", said Nadal, adding that despite his lopsided record over Schwartzman he considered the Argentine a formidable opponent, citing tough matches against him at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. "I would say after 3-all in the first set I felt like getting closer to the set, holding my service games, which is not easy against Novak, because he's such a great returner", Kohlschreiber said. "I must admit I was thinking about it".

Venus Williams reached the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mona Barthel.

Djokovic, who now holds three of the four grand slam titles, was beaten 6-4, 6-4 to world No 39 German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round on Tuesday.

Djokovic and Fognini then failed to serve out for the opener as Rojer and Tecau won the 10th game on a deciding point to make it all tied at 5-5.

Fourth-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland will play in the third match on Stadium 1, facing 22nd-seeded Kyle Edmund of Britain. Kohlschreiber converted three of his four chances.

Nevertheless, he thought he was poised for a deeper run, something he'll now try to achieve in doubles alongside Italian playing partner Fabio Fognini.

No. 7 seed Kiki Bertens was defeated by 20th seed Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.


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