Taro Daniel took advantage of Novak Djokovic not being at his best

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"I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it hard for him there".

Federer improved to 65-5 since returning from a left knee injury a year ago with his third-round victory in a rare day match.

"At the same time, have fun with my game, play a variation, but for the most part try to stay on the offensive".

American Amanda Anisimova took down two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-4 in a match lasting just over an hour to become the first 16-year-old to move into the fourth round at Indian Wells since Viktoriya Kutuzova in 2005.

"I stopped doing it eventually but it was good for a spell. But I recovered very quickly, and I got myself ready", he added.

Roger Federer (SUI) during his third round match against Filip Krajinovic (not pictured) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

However, after levelling up at 2-2, Federer hurried to a one-set lead in the next four games, winning three of them to love.

The Swiss legend, who is targeting a record sixth title at Indian Wells, was in control from the off.

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His opening match on Saturday night against Federico Delbonis carried over into Sunday afternoon after heavy rains forced a postponement of several night matches.

"You've got to be ready for it". We wait, we play, we wait again, we play again.

Federer served six aces and broke the Krajinovic serve five times.

"It felt like first match I ever played on the tour", Djokovic said.

Djokovic was beaten 6-7, 6-4, 1-6 by world No109, Taro Daniel, who had made the main draw as a qualifier.

"I think that would be a mistake".

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, has already won the Australian Open and Rotterdam Open this year.

Federer - the defending champion and a five-time victor of this event - required less than an hour on Stadium 1 to get the better of the Serbian world number 28.

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