World number one Novak Djokovic ready to move on


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World number one Novak Djokovic insists he just needs to dust himself down and move on after being knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open by Philipp Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells.

The Serbian failed to find his rhythm on Tuesday and was beaten 6-4 6-4 by his German opponent.

Djokovic smashed his racket in anger after losing the first set and Kohlschreiber still had it all to do after losing his last seven matches against the fan favourite.

But he got over the line and won 72% of the first-serve points and will now take on 18th seed Gael Monfils in the fourth round.

When asked about his exit, Djokovic told reporters: “To be honest, I don’t enjoy losing, especially in a tournament like this, a tournament where I have had plenty of success in the past.

“But it just happens, one of those days. You just have to deal with it, move on, turn the next page.

“Miami is the next tournament singles-wise for me. I’m not at my highest level, but slowly building, and hopefully I’ll be able to peak in Miami.”

Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund beat Radu Albot and he will now face Roger Federer after the Swiss ace beat fellow countrymen Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-4.

Spaniard Rafael Nadal is also through to the fourth round after a comfortable 6-1 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman. However, Marin Cilic is out after the 10th seed lost to Canadian 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov.

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