Djokovic rolls into fourth round at Indian Wells

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- High-flying Novak Djokovic was an easy third-round winner Tuesday at the $4.5 million BNP Paribas Masters.

The third-seeded Serbian star dismantled 31st-seeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-0, 6-1 in a mere 54 minutes on the hardcourts at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Djokovic is the hottest player on the planet right now, having yet to lose this year, with a perfect record of 14-0, including titles at the Australian Open and Dubai. He also led Serbia to its first-ever Davis Cup championship back in December.

The 23-year-old Djokovic was the Indian Wells champion in 2008 and runner-up in 2007.

Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych, seeded seventh here, landed in the round of 16 with a 74-minute 6-3, 6-2 spanking of 26th-seeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci. The Czech Berdych held his serve throughout against the lefthanded Bellucci on Day 6.

Berdych lost to world No. 1 superstar Rafael Nadal in last year's Wimbledon finale.

The winner of this 11-day ATP Masters event will collect $611,000.


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