Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep suffer shock defeats at Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic

While Nole was playing his first tournament since his Australian Open win in January, he also went into the match with an 8-1 head-to-head lead.

"It's a very special win today", Kohlschreiber said after the match.

"Today, with Novak being number one, top-seeded here, it's a very incredible win for me".

He came out with a crisp, confident style, breaking Djokovic in the seventh game and closing out the opening set with a service victor.

He said: "Whatever the problems were with Djokovic, whether he is less than 100 per-cent medically or whether the off-court politics have got to him - who knows, Kohlschreiber has beaten him".

Two wayward forehands and a double fault from Djokovic helped Kohlschreiber to another break for a 5-2 lead.

Kohlschreiber won 72% of first-serve points and saved four of five break points as he closed out victory.

He made no mistake on his second chance, however, firing a sideline-skimming forehand to seal the milestone win on his first match point.

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

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In addition to the top seed falling on the women's side of the draw, the second seed, Simona Halep lost to teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

The German punched the air in celebration after a video review confirmed that his forehand victor caught the line on match point to seal the upset victory in Indian Wells. But I feel pretty good right now, because I tried my best and I don't really have any regrets. "You always need the No. 1 not to play his best to beat him".

"I suffered in the past against Diego", he said. "I tried to be positive throughout the entire match".

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.

Djokovic, who now holds three of the four grand slam titles, was beaten 6-4, 6-4 to world No 39 German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round on Tuesday.

The match with Federer will be another stern test for Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion who is climbing back up the rankings as he continues his return from double knee surgery.

Andreescu improved her match record for 2019 to 25-3, including qualifying, as she became the youngest player to make the last eight at Indian Wells since a 17-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the semis in 2009.

He will play Serbia's Filip Krajinovic next after Krajinovic, ranked 113, beat 15th seed Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-2.

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