"I didn't come here to lose in the first round or two", he said.
Holder Roger Federer avoided the same fate as Djokovic, though the Swiss top seed was pushed by left-handed Argentine Federico Delbonis in a match that was completed on Sunday after being halted by rain at 2-2 in the second set the previous day. After another 90-minute delay organizers suspended play for the night.
Federer who is making his 17 appearance in Indian Wells will continue to win remain number one if he progresses to the semi-finals.
He extended his 2018 win streak to 13 matches and has only dropped three sets from 34 played this year.
Djokovic - who benefited from a bye in the first round - relinquished a 5-2 lead in the first set and wound up committing 61 unforced errors. The Serb is a five-time champion in the California desert and was seeded 10 this week.
Novak Djokovic's return from an elbow surgery did not live to see more than a day as the former World No. 1 fell 6-7 (3), 6-4, 1-6 to the 109th ranked Taro Daniel of Japan.
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Mandal, some local BJP leaders too are said to be scuttling the chances of the party nominee Pradeep Kumar Singh. The Araria Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after the death of Mohammad Taslimuddin, the sitting RJD MP.
After the defeat, Djokovic admitted that he had lost his rhythm and mental edge.
"For me it felt like (the) first match I ever played on the tour".
He is making a cautious return to the ATP Tour after stopping his 2017 season following Wimbledon, due to a right elbow injury.
Djokovic was beaten in the fourth round in the first Grand Slam of the year by Hyeon Chung.
Djokovic, who gained a first-round bye, ought to have won the opening set but squandered a break point at 5-2 and the chance to clinch it on serve a game later.
Djokovic had four aces but served poorly overall, making four double faults. Very weird. I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything. "When you go away from the game for over a two-month period, it starts feeling a little bit that way", the Express quoted Federer as saying.
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But Thailand's Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said the threat lies in import dumping of steel and aluminum to the Southeast Asian market.
The defeat was just the fifth time in the past decade former world number one Djokovic has lost against a player outside the top 100 players in the world.
"It is still early stages for Novak coming back and the first one after surgery". Yeah, just - he's only going to get better from here.
In other action, Sam Querrey (18) went through after beating Mischa Zverev 6-4, 7-5, while Lucas Pouille of France (9) lost out to Yuki Bhambri of India 6-4, 6-4.
Argentina's del Potro, who is fresh off winning the Mexican Open title in Acapulco, hammered five aces and broke de Minaur's serve five times.
Israeli Dudi Sela beat British 21st seed Edmund 6-4 6-4, while Luxemburg's 24th seed Giles Muller was upset by Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 7-5.
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He said U.S. authorities should send Russia's general prosecutor an official request. "Maybe they're Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews - just with a Russian citizenship".