Indian Wells: Roger Federer dismisses Filip Krajinovic to enter 4th round

Don't sleep Novak Djokovic could win it all at Indian Wells Masters

"It is interesting, you know, when you go from night to day and you play a different opponent you never know there is a difference, but you also know there is a difference in opponent, and he plays different", Federer said.

"But he obviously wasn't in his top form, so I was able to take advantage of it".

Federer and Djokovic both came into the tournament seeking to become the first six-time victor of the event.

Taro Daniel who's ranked 109th in the world knocked out former number one Novak Djokovic from the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

It was another snag in the return for the world No 13 Djokovic who conceded he lacked composure while playing in just his second event of 2018 and first since having surgery.

Like during his 6-2 6-1 win over Filip Krajinovic in the last 32 at Indian Wells on Monday night when he chose to throw in a little exhibition of how much spin he can deploy with his backhand.

'It's probably the stat that I'm most proud about in my tennis career, ' he said.

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Indications that he was in good touch came in the second game of the match when he sealed a break to go 2-0 ahead. The world No. 25 had been scheduled to face Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in a second-round match.

There aren't many players who can say they have a winning record over 20 time Grand Slam victor Federer but Delbonis is one of them.

Krajinovic had no answer for Federer's serve or relentless return game and ended up winning just 31 of the match's 93 points. Federer, who earned his fifth title at Indian Wells previous year, saved a set point in the second-set tiebreaker and advanced on Monday to face Filip Krajinovic on Tuesday.

"I was playing aggressive and feeling like he was not loving my slice", said Federer, who owns the No. 1 ranking.

American Taylor Fritz battled back from a set down to beat Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1) - the victory ensured he has now won 11 of 12 final-set tiebreaks.

The highest-seeded player to lose Monday was No. 4 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who was beaten 7-5, 6-3 by 27th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. "I have been sick for over a week and tried everything I could to get better". Daniel sent an out-of-sorts Djokovic tumbling with a hard-fought 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 victory.

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