Novak Djokovic beats Del Potro

Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 on Tuesday night in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

“There’s always a lot at stake when you play a quality player like Delpo is,” said Djokovic. “He’s a big match player. I knew coming into the match it was going to be very important for me to be fired up and bring that intensity to the court in order to bring my A-game. That’s what was required for me to win that match.

“The third set was the best tennis I’ve played this year. To be able to break him two times in a set was great. I hope I can carry this confidence level, especially on the return, into tomorrow’s match because I’m going to need it. I lost to Nick in Acapulco and he was serving extremely well. I’m hoping I can get a better result.”


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