After both players spurned opportunities at the start of the decider, it was Daniel who made the first move by establishing a 4-1 advantage as Djokovic appeared to wilt in the Californian heat.
"Very weird. I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything". But at the same time, I just didn't feel good at all.
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.
Djokovic had four aces but overall he served poorly making four double faults and winning just 65 percent of his first-serve points.
Novak Djokovic struggled during his second-round match against Taro Daniel. Jayne Kamin Oncea Reuters
The match was tied 2-2 in the second set when it was halted Saturday.
Also, American Taylor Fritz defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/1), Croatia's Borna Coric breezed past Roberto Bautista 6-1, 6-3 and Pablo Carreno-Busta of Spain, stopped Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 7-5.
"The plan wasn't to hit drop shots", Federer said.
Federer is making his 17th appearance in the California desert and is assured of remaining world No1 if he makes it to the semifinals.
Indian Wells: Serena and Venus Williams meet after 14-year tournament boycott
With Serena Williams coming back last week after 14 months away, she, and everyone watching, were taking it one match at a time . It is Serena that holds the better of the head-to-head between the siblings, with 17 wins to her name compared to Venus' 11.
Seeded losers included Italian No. 16 Fabio Fognini, 4-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 against Jeremy Chardy of France, and Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, hammered 6-0 6-3 by young Croat Borna Coric.
Federer said he understands well how even a champion like Djokovic could be struggling to find his game so soon after having surgery.
Speaking to the media after the match, Djokovic said, "It felt like my first match on tour".
Roger Federer didn't rule out the clay season, at least not yet, he said yesterday at Indian Wells.
Neil Walker signs one-year deal with Yankees
Drury figures to see more time at third base, which could nudge Andujar back to the Minors."I'm glad we got him", Wade said. Miguel Andujar , 23, was slated to start at third base, but NY traded for Brandon Drury to take over the hot corner.
"When you do come back from injury or when you haven't played in a long time, it just takes extra effort".
"I think that would be a major mistake by myself".
"But he's strong enough to deal with that, and I love him and I want to see him in the top positions very soon". "I really look forward to being back next year".
Britain's Kyle Edmund, who had been out of action with a hip injury since making the semi-finals at the Australian Open lost out to Israel's Dudi Sela.
Tesla Paused Model 3 Production in February for Factory Upgrades
Finally, Private Capital Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Tesla in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $318,000. It fall, as 93 investors sold TSLA shares while 134 reduced holdings. 260 are held by Clearbridge Llc. (NASDAQ: TSLA ).