Novak Djokovic's struggles continue with Indian Wells defeat

Rain halts Federer's opening match at Indian Wells

Djokovic was beaten 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1 by qualifier Taro Daniel in one of the tournament's big shocks on Sunday, having been out of action since the Australian Open due to surgery on an elbow problem. Djokovic made a comeback after a long period out of the game at the Australian Open.

No wonder the injury hit Djokovic uttered to reporters afterward: "For me it felt like (the) first match I ever played on the tour".

Djokovic took six months off after Wimbledon past year and returned in January's Australian Open where he lost in the fourth round.

Djokovic's performance in the final set against the world's 109th-ranked player on centre court raised some eyebrows, with four-times grand slam champion Jim Courier saying the Serb had "capitulated".

Sela also took the second set by the same score to seal a 6-4, 6-4 victory in 91 minutes against world No24 Edmund, who replaced the injured Andy Murray as British No1 earlier this month.

"But it's not easy to deal with this kind of frustrations after injuries or when you always be the favorite to win a tournament, you come here and you lose in first round". I start serving, like, I think most first serves and actually, like, like harder, like faster.

After three days of the BNP Paribas Open, Roger Federer has yet to complete a match.

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"Very weird - I just completely lost rhythm", Djokovic said.

Returning Monday to finish things off; the Swiss star saved a set point and eventually took the second set tie break 8-6.

The 36-year-old became the oldest man ever the honour and he is now looking to defend the title at the Indian Wells.

Daniel's third-round opponent is Argentina's Leonardo Mayer, who had been scheduled to play Japan's Kei Nishikori in the second round before the world No. 25 withdrew through illness.

"I have been sick for over a week and tried everything I could to get better". Verdasco, 34, is making his 15th straight appearance in Indian Wells and trying to improve on his 2009 quarter-final run.

Daniel, who is ranked 109th in the world, advanced to the third round where he will face Gael Monfils of France.

When play finally started, Federer set out to avenge his defeat to Delbonis in 2013 - the pair's only other ATP meeting.

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