ATP Tour

Djokovic downs Del Potro in Indian Wells

2017-03-15 06:59
Novak Djokovic (Getty)

Indian Wells - World number two Novak Djokovic withstood Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.

Djokovic, whose five Indian Wells titles include the last three, next faces Australian Nick Kyrgios, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Kyrgios, the 15th seed, stunned Djokovic in straight sets in the quarter-finals at Acapulco this month.

Results on Tuesday in the BNP Paribas Open ATP Masters/WTA tournament in Indian Wells, California (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Third round

Malek Jaziri (TUN) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Jack Sock (USA x17) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x12) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9/7)

Donald Young (USA) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x14) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Kei Nishikori (JPN x4) bt Gilles Muller (LUX x25) 6-2, 6-2

Rafael Nadal (ESP x5) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x26) 6-3, 7-5

Roger Federer (SUI x9) bt Steve Johnson (USA x24) 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4)

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x15) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x18) 6-3, 6-4

Novak Djokovic (SRB) bt Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Women

Fourth round

Karolína Plískova (CZE x3) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI x15) 5-1 retired

Garbine Muguruza (ESP) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 6-0

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x19) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x5) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x8) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x21) 6-1, 6-4

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x13) bt Madison Keys (USA X9) 6-4, 6-4

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x28) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 6-3, 6-3

Venus Williams (USA x12) bt Peng Shuai (CHN) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Elena Vesnina (RUS x14) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x2) 6-3, 6-3

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