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.

Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Denis Istomim during their match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 25, 2014
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,540
2Serbia Novak Djokovic9,825
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,695
4Canada Milos Raonic4,930
5Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
6Spain Rafael Nadal4,115
7Croatia Marin Cilic3,410
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,375
9Switzerland Roger Federer3,260
10Belgium David Goffin3,245
11France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,230
12France Gael Monfils3,145
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,925
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,880
15Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,165
17Lucas Pouille2,131
18Alexander Zverev1,895
19France Richard Gasquet1,875
20Croatia Ivo Karlovic1,875