Roger Federer, of Switzerland, goes to the net against Thanasi Kokkinakis, of Australia, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Roger Federer suffered a shock 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) defeat to Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis Saturday that will cost the Swiss his world No. 1 ranking and leaves the Miami men's tournament wide open. With defending champion Federer and six-time Miami Open winner Novak Djokovic exiting early, the likes of second seed Maric Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov (3), and Indian Wells winner Juan Martin del Potro (5) will all fancy their chances over the coming week.Kokkinakis had trained with Federer but had never played the Swiss previously.Fernando Verdasco will be Kokkinakis' next opponent after the Spaniard rallied from a set down to beat countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 4-6 6-0 6-2 .
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