Bad day for No. 1s: Djokovic, Osaka upset at Indian Wells


After Djokovic held at love, Kohlschreiber held his nerve to finish it off, gaining a match point when Djokovic's lunging backhand went wide before Kohlschreiber fired a sideline-skimming forehand.

"It's a very special win today", Kohlschreiber said after the match. "I had a great strategy to play against him". I had two good wins [entering the match]. So everything came together.

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.

"Unfortunately the tournament is not over". "I would say after 3-all in the first set I felt like getting closer to the set, holding my service games, which is not easy against Novak, because he's such a great returner", Kohlschreiber said. "I mixed up the pace a lot".

Kohlschreiber posted his first victory over a top-ranked player, advancing to a fourth-round match against France's Gael Monfils.

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

Five-time champion Djokovic suffered a shock 6-4 6-4 defeat against the German in California, the top seed unable to see off Kohlschreiber when they resumed after a rain delay on Monday.

Novak Djokovic had no answer
Novak Djokovic had no answer

Federer next faces Britain's Kyle Edmund, who beat Macedonian qualifier Radu Albot 6-3, 6-3.

On Tuesday, the 23rd-ranked Bencic served and returned better. Bencic captured the Dubai title last month.

This win was her first victory over a No. 1 not named Williams. "I'm really excited about that". "So it's a positive victory for me". "Honestly, she was just playing so well, and she's such an incredible player".

Former world number ones Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza made it into the quarter-finals. "I was really impressed with her game". I was happy to come through.

The top-seeded Serb, who had not dropped a set in four matches since the round of 16 at the Australian Open in January, looked out-of-sorts throughout the 98-minute contest.

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. "So these are the rare occasions where I could potentially do well", Djokovic said. "But it's everything I could do today".

Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, beat 18th-seeded Wang Qiang 7-5, 6-2.

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