Novak Djokovic defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3 in 66 minuteson Wednesday evening reaching Indian Wells quarterfinals. Nole won 75 per cent of his service points and broke Lopez three times from six opportunities.
“I have respect for his game, which definitely made me very cautious of approaching this match and made me very determined to impose my game plan from the very beginning,” said Djokovic.
“Obviously trying to be patient and wait for the opportunities, and when they presented, I needed to capitalize on them. Which I did.”
“I don’t think he has played on the level that he can, but I just think that I made him play an extra shot, which is very important against players like him. I was very solid. I didn’t allow him to come to the net too many times. It was a good performance.”