Federer upset by Australian Kokkinakis in Miami

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The former world number one had few answers to Paire's accurate serve, going down 6-3, 6-4 in just 68 minutes on the hard courts of the Florida city.

Who has won the most singles tennis titles? "I'm not feeling great when I'm playing this way".

Federer was still able to find crisp, precise groundstrokes but Kokkinakis was competitive throughout and never gave up, keeping the ball in play to draw rare errors from the 20-time grand slam champion. While that statistic is just a mere representation of how good Djokovic can truly be, he endured another disappointing afternoon, falling in straight sets to Frenchman Benoite Paire as he steps up his bid to regain full fitness.

He appeared to be fighting back in the second set, winning eight of nine points to recover a break, but was broken to love in the final game of the contest.

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves in his semifinal match against Borna Coric of Croatia during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 17, 2018 in Indian Wells, California.

That match in Indian Wells, Djokovic's first since he underwent a "small medical intervention" on his problematic right elbow marked Djokovic's worst ATP Masters 1000 loss since 2008 when he lost in the second round on Key Biscayne.

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"I know that you can't be the person that you were yesterday, and the player", he said. "You have to keep on training, evolving, trying to improve your game", Djokovic said. I like to go to the supermarket and I meet fans there too.

"Obviously, the circumstances that I was in in the last two years were kind of very challenging".

But he said that in attempting to play through injury for so long, "I compromised my game and the movement and everything. I don't want to sit here and whine about my last couple of years". I'm aware of that. "I'm trying to figure things out and see what happens". "I love this sport".

"I obviously wasn't ready for that". Unfortunately, I'm not at the level they would like to see me at and I would like to see myself at.

"I spend a lot of time with the fans during my practice sessions, and then off court I meet them every time", he said.

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