Djokovic through, Berdych and Tsonga crash out

Updated: March 10, 2014


Novak Djokovic eased through to the third round at Indian Wells while there were shock exits for the inform Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.

Djokovic, searching for his third title at Indian Wells began his quest with a straight sets win over Victor Hanescu, 7/6, 6/2.

Tomas Berdych has enjoyed some better form as of late winning his first Tour title in Rotterdam since his Stockholm win in 2011, however the Czech found himself undone by Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, 4/6, 6/2, 6/4.

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga also found himself leaving the tournament early when he was beaten by compatriot Julien Benneteau, 6/4, 6/4.

Last years finalist Juan Martin Del Potro continued to struggle with a wrist injury and was forced to retire, the same injury that put him out of Dubai 2 weeks ago.

Other seeds advancing into the third round included 2012 runner up John Isner, Mexico winner Grigor Dimitrov, Richard Gasquet, Marseille winner Ernest Gulbis and Marin Cilic, one of the tour’s form players in 2014 with 2 wins this season at Delray and Zagreb.

Third round action continues today with a host of interesting match-ups. Rafa Nadal takes on Alexandr Dolgopolov, Stan Wawrinka faces Andreas Seppi, Andy Murray is in action against Jiri Vesely while Roger Federer takes on Dmitry Tursunov.

In ladies third round action yesterday, Agnieszka Radwanska continued her good start with a 6/0, 6/0 thrashing of Annika Beck, Simona Halep needed 3 sets to overcome Lucie Safarova while Carolina Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic also booked their spots in the next round.

Rising American star continued to make a name for herself after putting out Victoria Azarenka in the last round when she defeated Varvara Lepchenko, 6/3, 6/3.