Published: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 12:14:00 PM
Djokovic survives Fognini test
INDIAN WELLS, California: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic passed a tough first test at the Indian Wells Masters on Sunday, booking a third-round berth with a 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Italy's Fabio Fognini.
Djokovic improved to 14-0 in 2013, an unbeaten run that has included a fourth Australian Open title and a victory in Dubai.
However his victory over 36th-ranked Fognini was far from the routine win the quick first set promised.
The Italian saved a match point in the 10th game of the second set, then broke Djokovic a second time to force the third frame.
Djokovic next faces either 31st seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden.- AFP