Djokovic keen to turn the page after Indian Wells exit - Omni Sports

Silvia Morton
March 15, 2019

The match between Djokovic and Kohlschreiber began on Monday but was delayed until Tuesday because of heavy rain.

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.

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"I was running too much and too defensive", she said.

Since Osaka won the title at Indian Wells a year ago, she won the U.S and Australian Opens. Her triumph in Australia made her No. 1 for the first time, but her time at the top has been rocky. Osaka fired her coach and lost in the first round in Dubai before taking on a new coach, Jermaine Jenkins, who came on court during the match. Tactic-wise, I played a clever match, I was aggressive with the forehand. "I must admit I was thinking about it".

Venus Williams is into the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Mona Barthel.

Spain's Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion now ranked 20th in the world, out-lasted seventh-ranked Kiki Bertens 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 while Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam victor, beat Germany's Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-4. "You always need the No. 1 not to play his best to beat him".

"Especially in a tournament like this, a tournament where I have had plenty of success in the past".

Djokovic, who is now the world No.1, was beaten by world No.39 Philipp Kohlschreiber 4-6 4-6 after the German veteran took out Kyrgios earlier in the tournament.

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Federer next faces Britain's Kyle Edmund, who beat Macedonian qualifier Radu Albot 6-3, 6-3. "He feels the same way, so that's very awkward sometimes".

Kyrgios, who was criticised after his defeat to Kohlschreiber, used Gabriel's tweet to highlight what he perceives is a double-standard in the treatment Djokovic and fellow legends Roger Federer and Nadal receive from the tennis media and public.

The victory over Osaka came in "very high" in her list of big wins. I congratulate him for playing tactically really well and getting me out of my comfort zone. "He deserved to win".

Kohlschreiber converted three of his four break chances on the Djokovic serve, and successfully served out for a fourth-round place at the second attempt. "I know from that point on it's going to be a very interesting match".

Djokovic was just 1 for 5 on break-point opportunities.

Monfils has a 13-2 career record against Kohlschreiber.

Nonetheless, Djokovic's Indian Wells campaign is not yet completely over as he is still alive in the doubles, where he, along with his partner Fabio Fognini beat the pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the quarter-finals. Djokovic returned about an hour after his loss for their match.

Also ousted were No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 10 Marin Cilic and No. 14 Daniil Medvedev.

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