Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Bjorn Fratangelo at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic survived a stern test from qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo to make the third round of the BNP Paribas Open Sunday, with Spaniard Rafa Nadal also needing three sets to advance from a tricky opening clash.Djokovic, an 11-time grand slam singles champion who is bidding for a record fifth title in Indian Wells, will next be facing Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, who dropped only one game beating American Denis Kudla.Fourth seed Nadal also had a fight to make the third round in the day's late match, saving 11 of 14 break points to edge out Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-2 2-6 6-4 .
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