Monday, March 12, 2012

Djokovic vs Anderson in the Indian Wells 12 March

Like all the super stars, the world number one Novak Djokovic is also making inroads into the Indian Wells Tennis. Though heavily dejected at his ouster from the Dubai Duty Free title by Andy Murray just a week ago, Djokovic did not show any signs of nervousness when playing Kazak Andrey Golubev 6-3, 6-2 in the Indian Wells tennis.

Kevin Anderson has met Djokovic four times before with Djokovic winning 3-1
Now he is all set to meet  World No. 30 and South Africa's highest ranking tennis player Kevin Anderson for a place in the pre-quarterfinal of the 2012 BNP Paribas Open. Anderson has advanced through a walkover after German Philipp Kohlschreiber fell ill.

Djokovic may not find his match with Anderson an easy one since Anderson's has a probing serve that Djokovic had found difficult to understand and counter in their previous encounters.

It may be added that  Djokovic  is defending the Masters 1000 title in the Californian desert, one of 10 he claimed in a runaway 2011 campaign. In 2011, he had five ATP Masters titles and three Grand Slams to his credit. But losing in Dubai very recently shows he is not like his previous year's form and will have to fight out hard in the Indian Wells.

The match between  Djokovic and Anderson commences at 19:30 GMT.