Result: Novak Djokovic through to Indian Wells third round

Novak Djokovic eases past Victor Hanescu 7-6(1) 6-2 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Novak Djokovic has booked his place in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells with a straight-sets victory over Victor Hanescu.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia acknowledges the fans following his victory over Victor Hanescu of Romania during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 9, 2014© Getty Images

The world number two got the better of his 32-year-old opponent 7-6(1) 6-2 in their second-round encounter in one hour and 24 minutes.

Hanescu started the contest on a positive note and took Djokovic down to the wire in the opening set, before eventually losing 7-1 in the tie-breaker.

The 26-year-old Serbian then stepped up his game in the second set and surged to a 3-0 lead.

Despite Hanescu trying his best to stage a comeback, Djokovic maintained his momentum, winning 29 points overall and two of his five break points to clinch it 6-2.

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