World no.1 Novak Djokovic put on a strong performance to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa in two easy sets 6-2 6-3 and moved into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Anderson, winner of the title in Delray Beach last week, couldn’t really put up with Djokovic’s pace. The top seed broke Anderson twice in set 1, first to go up 4-2 and with the second break he closed out the set.
The beginning of the second set was an exact copy of the first one, and the Serb broke again to take a 4-2 lead. Anderson had a chance to break straight back, but couldn’t convert his chance and although he saved two matchpoints on his own serve, Djokovic held his serve in the following game to book his place in the last 16.
Djokovic is the defending champion here, having beaten Rafa Nadal in last year’s final. He will next play Pablo Andujar of Spain, who defeated his fellow countryman Albert Ramos 7-6 (5) 6-4.