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Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells 2017 live score match updates

Djokovic* 7 - 5, 4 - 6, 6-1 Del Potro
Updated: 15 March 2017 11:29 IST - Published: 15 March 2017 07:07 IST
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What a draw for Djokovic, though. He's up against Nick Kyrgios next.
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Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
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Brilliant drop volleys from Novak Djokovic  - and he wins it! 
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Rally of the match? We think so! Into the net, away from the net, and then some, and both players run around! After trying to stave off break point, Del Potro gets broken. 

Djokovic will serve for the match.
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Some really, really aggressive baseline play from Djokovic here. He puts all his intent behind that  backhand, but nets it! 
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For now though, Djokovic leads 4-1 and Del Potro will really want to do something about it.
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Accelerating the pace, Djokovic takes a 4-1 lead early on. I think Del Potro might be losing this one based on the headspace he seems to be in right now, but he's dug himself out of situations like this already so you can never really write him off!
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Touch and go, easy as you like! Novak Djokovic hammers that one in, it kisses the line. Sublime shot-making, and he's about to build on that break. Not going very right for Del Potro right now, and it's looking like a love hold for the Serb at just the right time! 
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Del Potro's a bit down, and he hugs a ball boy. Sweet little moments.
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Djokovic has pulled off a stunner! The Serb breaks in the third to take a 3-1 lead and sees an angry Del Potro on the other end! When a single point is contested for over a minute, you know it's a big fight.
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The serves are getting faster, and so is the gameplay! But both players are clawing at it for every single point.
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Djokovic comes into the net - and it pays off! Del Potro almost gets to the ball, but can't in the end. 
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Djokovic sets it all up for an early break here and he has two break points in the third set. 10 minutes in, and Del Potro fights back that break point with an ace down the line. Easy as you like. But probably not. 
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Set No. 3... and no one cows down! Djokovic holds his service game, and Del Potro can't keep the line.
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An absolutely solid fight from both players, neither ready to give up. Del Potro has to have an edge on his even temper - cool as you like! 
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HE'S DONE IT! Del Potro blazes through as he smokes a quick forehand across the court. And it's the second set to Del Potro, 6-4! 
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Del Potro smashes out an ace. What a time. He'll want to bring up set point quickly! 
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Djokovic now serves to stay in the set!
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Thunderous groundstrokes and smashes from Novak Djokovic here and he's really got it out for Del Potro! But here's a chance for the Argentine to go 5-3 and it's right there! 

And a misjudged return from Djokovic sends Del Potro to a 5-3 lead. 
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Djokovic has absolutely put his foot back in the door! He's now behind 3-4, with Del Potro still up a break of serve.
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How long has it been since that happened? Del Potro returns to nowhere land and a man in the stands seems most thrilled to have caught it.

This isn't cricket though...
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Running all over the court, Djokovic flattens and slices a stunning shot to Del Potro. It's on the line and the Serb gets one break back!
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Just what the doctor ordered! del Potro is up a double break of serve now at 4-1 and he's running away with this! A marathon service game followed by a break. Got to be fun.
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And Djokovic spits first. He sends it out wide and there's no break after all.