Federer moves on, Stephens loses again at Indian Wells

Roger Federer

He was free in the opening round of Indian Wells and his first rival was a lucky loser Guillermo Canas who stunned Roger 7-5 6-2 in an hour and 45 minutes to deliver the first loss of the world number 1 since August a year ago!

The 36-year-old Swiss will face Frenchman Jeremy Chardy next after he beat Adrian Mannarino 7-5 4-6 6-1.

Daniel, who beat Britain's Cameron Norrie in the first round, will next meet Leonardo Mayer, who defeated Ruben Bemelmans 6-4 6-1.

At one point he won 17 straight points en route to taking a 6-2, 3-0 lead.

Making his ATP World Tour return after a spell out with injury, Djokovic slumped to a shock defeat against Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel.

On Sunday, the former world No. 1 could not even get past his opening match in Indian Wells, despite another extended break from the game he once dominated and after what he termed "a small medical intervention" on his troublesome right elbow. "I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything".

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He lost to Chung Hyeon in the Australian Open fourth round in January before undergoing the surgery. "It gave me a ton of inspiration for my upcoming matches", he said. "When you go away from the game for over a two-month period, it starts feeling a little bit that way. So talking about faster, I just think there is more bounce to it, especially if you play someone who has a lot of spin like he has and kicks the ball around a lot".

"Maybe it was because it was the first time he ever played against me". When you do come back from injury or when you haven't played in a long time, it just takes extra effort.

Djokovic, a five-time champion at Indian Wells, now holds a 3-2 win-loss record this year. It is still early stages for Novak coming back and the first one after surgery.

South Korea's Hyeon Chung, who surpassed all expectations to reach the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year, also advanced, taking almost three hours to overcome Dusan Lajovic 6-7 (11/9) 6-3 6-3.

In other action, Sam Querrey (18) went through after beating Mischa Zverev 6-4, 7-5, while Lucas Pouille of France (9) lost out to Yuki Bhambri of India 6-4, 6-4.

The win sets up a third round showdown with Spaniard David Ferrer who defeated Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).

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