Indian Wells: Roger Federer match suspended, Verdasco stuns Dimitrov

Indian Wells: Roger Federer match suspended, Verdasco stuns Dimitrov

"It felt like the first match I have ever played on the tour, very weird", the 12-times grand slam champion told reporters.

World No.3 Marin Cilic of Croatia on Sunday defeated Hungary's Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-3 to set up a third-round clash with Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, who beat Tim Smyczek of the United States 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Taro Daniel, a 109th-ranked qualifier, upset five-time Indian Wells champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1.

His title defense got off to a soggy start Saturday night when play was suspended because of rain showers, with Federer up a set and tied 2-2 in the second.

The former world No. 1 is making a cautious return to the ATP Tour after stopping his 2017 season following Wimbledon, due to a right elbow injury.

Federer will face 25th-seed Filip Krajinovic in the third round.

Djokovic shut down his season after Wimbledon in 2017 and despite not being at his best, chose to play at this year's Australian Open where he was ousted by South Korea's Hyeon Chung in the fourth round.

"It feels insane. I mean, I'm still in shock", Anisimova said. "I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything".

Federico was off to a better start in set number two, holding easily in the opening two service games to be leveled at 2-2 before the rain started to fall, forcing the organizers to call it a day and move the match into Sunday's program.

"But he's strong enough to deal with that, and I love him and I want to see him in the top positions very soon".

"When you do come back from injury or when you haven't played in a long time, it just takes extra effort. He's only going to get better from here".

"Unfortunately I have to pull out", Nishikori said.

The Swiss legend last month became the oldest man to be world No 1, five years after he last held the accolade.

Spanish veterans David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez recorded routine straight-sets wins over Tennys Sandgren and Ernesto Escobedo respectively while Philipp Kohlschreiber outlasted Tim Smyczek. Wolrd No 5 Alexander Zverev slumped to a shock 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 defeat to unheralded Joao Sousa in his opening match.