Djokovic dreading early meeting with Del Potro

Defending champion Novak Djokovic admitted his upcoming third-round clash with Juan Martin del Potro is definitely not the draw he wanted at the BNP Paribas Open.

Djokovic maintained his quest for an Indian Wells four-peat after seeing off Kyle Edmund 6-4 7-6 (7-5) in the second round on Sunday.

Seeded second for the ATP 1000 tournament, former world number one Djokovic was not at his optimum best but still prevailed against the spirited Englishman.

It does not get any easier for Djokovic, who will meet 2009 US Open champion and 31st seed Del Potro on Tuesday, with the pair having traded hard-fought wins recently.

Del Potro eliminated Djokovic at the Rio Olympic Games last year, while the 12-time grand-slam champion hit back in Acapulco last month.


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