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Bad day for No. 1s: Djokovic, Osaka upset at Indian Wells

15 March 2019

World number one Novak Djokovic struggled to find an explanation for his shock third round defeat by German Philipp Kohlschreiber at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, saying he wanted to quickly "turn the next page".

"I had to get over it in an hour, because I played doubles", said Djokovic, cracking a smile. The 20th-seeded Muguruza upset seventh-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, on Tuesday. In Kitzbuhel, he has a 18-9 match record (.667) - and on his most recent tournament appearance in 2018, he played a match on his wedding day.

This win was her first victory over a No. 1 not named Williams. "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 felt good from the beginning", said Federer, who is coming off his 100th career title at Dubai last month.

Serbian superstar Djokovic was playing his first tournament since lifting a record seventh title in Melbourne, taking his tally of Grand Slam victories to 15.

"I lose to (Kohlschreiber) and get absolutely shredded "same old Kyrgios" how about the guy is just good?" "She sort of came out there really aggressive", Osaka said.

Kohlschreiber will now face in-form Gael Monfils in the fourth round on Wednesday.

"I tried my best and I don't really have any regrets", said Osaka to media.

Djokovic and Fognini edged out doubles specialists Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in a tight Indian Wells Masters quarter-final clash 7-6 (6) 2-6 10-6.

World number two Nadal stayed on track to improve that number as he swept past Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1 to reach the last 16. "Honestly, she was just playing so well, and she's such an incredible player". "When I hit a good return, I was wondering why this didn't happen in singles", he said.

World number two Simona Halep of Romania also made an earlier than expected exit, as she was beaten 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 by Czech teenager Marketa Vondousova. Halep had to take a medical time out for blisters on her feet.

Elsewhere, Canadian 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov rapped on court in his post-match interview after beating Croatian 10th seed seed Marin Cilic.

The big-serving 2012 Indian Wells finalist will face Russian Karen Khachanov after he defeated countryman Andrey Rublev 7-5 6-3 in their fourth round match. China's Wang Qiang failed to make it into the quarterfinals at the hands of Canada's Bianaca Andreescu 7-5, 6-2.

Bad day for No. 1s: Djokovic, Osaka upset at Indian Wells