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NICKY KYRGIOS BEATS NOVAK DJOKOVIC AT INDIAN WELLS FOR TENNIS

Washington, - Australia's Nick Kyrgios beat world No2 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-6 for the second time in as many weeks to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells on Wednesday.

Five-time former champion Djokovic had won the title in the desert the past three years, with his last defeat coming against Juan Martin del Potro in the 2013 semi-finals. But Djokovic's campaign ended at the hands of an inspired Kyrgios, whose serve did not let up throughout the one-hour, 52-minute contest.

Nick Kyrgios will take on the winner of the fourth-round match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

In another matches, Japan's fourth-seeded Nishikori erased a 4-1 second-set deficit to put away American Donald Young 6-2, 6-4 and Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta beat Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).

Meanwhile, Uruguayan professional tennis player Pablo Cuevas defeat Belgian David Goffin 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to reach quarter finals at Indian Wells same day. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency