British number three Cameron Norrie misplaced his opening match within the first plot at Indian Wells.
The 22-year-inclined had attain by qualifying to face world number 109 Taro Daniel of Japan.
Daniel, 25, edged the first self-discipline 6-three nonetheless Norrie dominated the 2nd, taking it 6-1 to pressure a decider.
Nevertheless the US-born Jap player, who is ranked two places bigger than his opponent, held firm to attain the 2nd spherical.
His reward is a final-sixty four tie against frail world #1 and 12-time Large Slam champion Novak Djokovic
“I deem I started badly and I couldn’t score the court that mighty,” Norrie mentioned.
“I came out with more than just a few vitality within the 2nd and started being extra aggressive.
“The originate up of the Zero.33 used to be a battle and he hit some precise shots and acquired up 4-1 and played neatly to shut it out nonetheless I used to be very definite for the interval of the match.”
Some put else, British #1 Kyle Edmund will face the skilled Israeli Dudi Sela in his opening singles match on Sunday after the realm number 97 beat Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-4.
Nevertheless Edmund and doubles partner Franko Skugar of Croatia had been overwhelmed 7-6 (eight-6) 7-5 by Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and David Marrero.
Alternatively, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares made it by which potential that of a 6-three 6-4 score over the wildcard pairing of Germany’s Philipp Petzschner and Dominic Thiem of Austria.