Djokovic beats Querrey and reaches Indian Wells quarters

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Top seed Novak Djokovic rolls on at Indian Wells 2013 and enters quarterfinals after brushing aside local favorite Sam Querrey.

Top-ranked Djokovic seems to be invincible at the moment, claiming ATP titles week in week in out. He demonstrated his superiority again in the fourth round clash against 23rd-seed home crowd favorite Querrey, the last player to have beaten Nole in second round of Paris Masters in October 2012. The American was completely helpless in the opening set and dropped all of his service games before receiving a bagel from his esteemed opponent after only twenty-four minutes spent on the court.

The following set was far more competitive and exciting, although Djokovic has always seemed to be a step ahead of his rival. He acquired a break at 2-2, but the American stayed in the contest by not letting Nole confirm it. Querrey thus made it to the second set tie-break where he conceded a couple of early mini-breaks, yet he came back by 6-6, saving two match balls along the way. However, his fate was sealed after the next one – the top seed would not waste another chance to advance into BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals where he will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. End result: 6-0, 7-6 (6). Querrey hit 5 aces and conceded 5 double faults during the match, while the World No. 1 scored 4 aces and won 78% of his first serve points.

Djokovic extended his run of victories to 21 and has a 16-0 record in 2013. In the post-match interview Djokovic admitted his challenger started to play better in the second set which resulted in a comeback, yet he felt he was in control of the match nevertheless.

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