Federer takes care of business, Djokovic out

Federer takes care of business, Djokovic out

Rain - a rarity in the desert - delayed the start of the match, with Federer cautious but restless to get play underway in front of a capacity crowd.

It was a determined Delbonis who looked to have been eased by the clearer conditions and he forced Federer to rescue a break point in the second game after the restart. The 24-year-old is leading the ATP World Tour with the most wins at 17-3.

Federer told reporters on Thursday that he won't be taking anyone for granted in this draw.

Sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro took just under 70 minutes to beat Australian Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-1 and Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic is also through after a 7-5 6-3 straight sets win over Marton Fucsovics.

On Monday, the third round wraps up with Federer back on court against Paris Indoor finalist Filip Krajinovic.

In their only other ATP meeting in 2013, Delbonis won on clay in Hamburg 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4).

After his defeat, a bemused Djokovic said: "It felt like the first match I have ever played on the tour, very weird". I just completely lost rhythm, everything. "Just struggled also a little bit with the health the last couple of weeks".

Novak Djokovic's return from an elbow surgery did not live to see more than a day as the former World No. 1 fell 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-6 to the 109th ranked Taro Daniel of Japan.

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

However, Daniel bounced back as he won the third set comfortably to clinch the match.

Djokovic had four aces but overall he served poorly making four double faults and winning just 65 per cent of his first-serve points. Daniel went toe-to-toe with Djokovic as the match wore on, matching the Serbian's aggression.

Roger Federer is gunning to retain his world No 1 title at Indian Wells this week.

"To me, it's not that surprising". I just feel comfortable.

"Look, still such early stages for Novak coming back and the first one after surgery. He's got a lot of things going for him, that's for sure".

Southern California native Taylor Fritz advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Russia's Andrey Rublev.

In other men's matches, David Ferrer of Spain defeated Tennys Sandgren of the United States 6-2, 7-6.

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