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After a double fault and a forehand error from the 25-year-old American, Djokovic suddenly had a set point, and once he'd pocketed the set, the second went all his way.

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams pulled off the upset of the day, rallying from a set and two breaks down to topple third-seeded Petra Kvitova 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

However, it had nothing to do with living up to the expectations of the crowd, with the Serb recording his 50th win at the tournament, his highest at any ATP Masters 1000 event, and everything to do with putting on a show for his boyhood idol in the stands.

"I haven't competed for over five weeks".

He is set to take on Ivo Karlovic in the third round. I was so frustrated with myself from the half of the second set to the end, which shouldn't happen to me.

"There were ups and downs in the first set. The preparation prior to the Australian Open was good because I had trained well but I did not play matches".

Kyrgios's title run in Mexico wasn't without controversy, with Nadal praising the mercurial Aussie's talent while also charging he "lacks respect for the public, the opponent and for himself".

"I don't really believe in defending, I believe in getting another one".

"Honestly, I'm over that now", Kyrgios said, adding that he was mentally ready for his Indian Wells opener but just didnt' play well.

"He's an incredible competitor", Kyrgios said.

Tennis legend Roger Federer has expressed his deep concern in which the direction of the sport is heading following the key decision taken last week.

Third-seeded Zverev advanced when Slovakian foe Martin Klizan retired with an ankle injury with the German leading 6-3, 2-0.

The world number one, making his first appearance since winning the Australian Open, was tested early before claiming a 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory.

Describing the clash as "weird", Kvitova said that she took the first set and was nearly leading the second set comfortable when Williams somehow made an incredible return to eventually snatch the win.

Federer moved past Peter Gojowczyk, and takes on Stan Wawrinka next, while Rafael Nadal dismissed Jared Donaldson and will play Diego Schwartzman in Round 3.

"It's unbelievable", Auger-Aliassime said.

"Today I just fought and tried my hardest", said Williams after her win.

Kecmanovic gained entry into the second round in place of injured fifth-seed Kevin Anderson.

Britain's 22nd seed Kyle Edmund advanced to round three with a 6-2 6-0 victory over Chile's Nicolas Jarry.

In other early matches, sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan survived a scare in a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4) victory over France's Adrian Mannarino.

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