Djokovic Doubles Success: 'I Was Wondering Why This Didn't Happen In Singles'

Djokovic will try to regroup for the Miami Masters after the abrupt end to his bid to win a record sixth Indian Wells title and match Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters 1000 titles

The women's field lost its top two seeds as Romania's Halep, the 2015 Indian Wells victor, fell to Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

The 35-year-old German started thinking he had a chance early in the first set when he survived a handful of break points on his serve.

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

Djokovic, playing his first tournament since lifting his record seventh Australian Open title in January, knew he'd have to work his way back into top form.

"It's a very special moment", Kohlschreiber said.

Shortly after falling to Kohlschreiber, Djokovic was headed out for doubles, teaming with Fognini for a 7-6, 2-6, 10-8 victory over Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau to reach the semi-finals. After losing one point, the 15-time Grand Slam champion flung his racket at an advertising board in anger.

But in a match that resumed after rain stopped play following completion of just one game on Monday night, Kohlschreiber looked crisp and confident, breaking the Serbian star for a 4-3 lead in the first and pocketing the set with a service victor on his second set point.

"Of course, playing the top guys is always a big pleasure, but most of the time they beat you".

Osaka lost to Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour in the fourth round of the first title defense of her career.

"I haven't played that much, so I wanted to make it count", said Williams, who is ranked No. 36 and expects to play about 12 tournaments this year. I've got a lot of messages. "So just things worked out for me".

Speaking on his victory over Nole, Kohlschreiber said, "I think I put out a pretty good strategy on the court, very clever serve, good return game - it was a good day".

The 22-year-old will next face Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who continued his run of dominant serving without being broken on his way to an impressive 6-4 6-2 win over 10th seeded Croat Marin Cilic. I was able to mix up my game, cover my serve, be unsafe on the return - maybe take some rhythm away from Stan. Five-time champion and No. 4 seed Roger Federer beat his Swiss countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 in 59 minutes.

In another upset during the day session Russian 14th seed Daniil Medvedev fell 6-3 6-2 to Serbia's world number 113 Filip Krajinovic.



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