Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Marin Cilic

Novak Djokovic came from a set down to beat Croatian Marin Cilic 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.

updated: March 13, 2014 14:55 IST
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Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Marin Cilic 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, avoiding the upsets that knocked out two other top-10 players. (Also read: Federer eases into singles quarters)

Djokovic didn't face a break point on his serve after the first set in the baseline slugfest that ended after midnight PDT. He advanced to the quarterfinals against Julien Benneteau, a 6-3, 7-6 (4) winner over Feliciano Lopez. "It was very tough. Marin was a far better player in the first 45 minutes. He was striking the ball incredibly well," said Djokovic, who improved to 8-0 against Cilic. "I tried to stay calm and composed and believe that I could come back." (Related: Sania-Cara advance to semis)

Kevin Anderson upset Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-1. Sixth-ranked Andy Murray joined Wawrinka on the sidelines, losing to big-serving Milos Raonic, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

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