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Indian Wells: Kyrgios shocks world No. 2 Novak Djokovic

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Australia's Nick Kyrgios thumped World No. 2 Novak Djokovic to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells.

The 21-year-old won 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) within 110 minutes, with his serve again coming to the fore, as it did in Acapulco 12 days earlier, reports Guardian.

"It feels good. I knew what I had to do today. It was always going to be tough; he is a great champion," Kyrgios said after his victory.

Kyrgios hit 25 winners past Djokovic, the three-times defending champion at Indian Wells, who was unable to bring up a single break point chance against the Australian.

Djokovic, had previously been unbeaten in 20 matches in the Californian desert over a period spanning four years, but he seemed frustrated against Kyrgios giving out free points.

Now the Australian faces another high-profile match-up, against the winner of Rafael Nadal's clash with the Australian Open champion, Roger Federer.

"Roger is one of my favourite players of all time, but I don't mind who I play.They are both great champions. It's just another match for me. I have to get ready for tomorrow. I am serving really well. That is creating chances for me to put pressure on their service games. My mentality is improving and I am trying really hard to fight for every point and just compete," Kyrgios said.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 07:48 IST