Result: Novak Djokovic battles into Indian Wells quarters

Novak Djokovic
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World number one Novak Djokovic reaches the quarter-finals at Indian Wells after a hard-fought three-sets victory over Pablo Andujar Alba.

World number one Novak Djokovic has reached the quarter-finals at Indian Wells after a hard-fought three-sets victory over Pablo Andujar Alba.

The Serbian displayed all the skill that has seen him reach the top of the men's game in the first set as he brushed aside his Spanish opponent 6-0.

Andujar Alba put up more resistance in the second as both players continued to hold serve and take the set to a tie break.

Andujar Alba controlled much of the tie break and eventually forced out his opponent 7-5.

The final set started badly for the Spaniard when he was broken instantly by Djokovic.

The world number one broke again in the seventh game before he served out the set 6-2 to book his place in the last eight.

Novak Djokovic
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,540
2Serbia Novak Djokovic9,735
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,195
4Canada Milos Raonic5,080
5Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
6Spain Rafael Nadal4,115
7France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,480
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,410
9Austria Dominic Thiem3,375
10Switzerland Roger Federer3,260
11Belgium David Goffin3,245
12France Gael Monfils3,190
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,925
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,261
16Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
17Australia Nick Kyrgios2,075
18United States Jack Sock2,060
19France Richard Gasquet1,920
20Alexander Zverev1,895