Djokovic Crashes Out Of Indian Wells

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World number one, Novak Djokovic, has been knocked out of the Indian Wells in the third round by Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The Serbian, who currently holds three of the four Grand Slam titles, was beaten 6-4 6-4 by the German world number 39.

Djokovic broke his racket in anger after Kohlschreiber, who had lost his past seven matches against the 31-year-old, took the first set.

The match between Djokovic and Kohlschreiber was delayed for hours due to heavy rain.

Kohlschreiber won 72 percent of first-serve points and saved four of five break points as he cruised to victory.

He will play French 18th seed, Gael Monfils, in the fourth round.

In other matches in the men’s category, Britain’s Kyke Edmund beat Radu Albot 6-3 6-3 to reach the last 16.

He will face either Roger Federer or Stanislas Wawrinka next, with the Swiss pair meeting later in California.

Second seed, Rafael Nadal, reached the fourth round with a 6-1 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman.

Nadal, a three-time champion at Indian Wells, did not face a break point in the match.

He will next play Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic, who beat 15th seed, Daniil Medvedev, 6-3 6-2.

 

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