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Smooth sailing for Djokovic, Federer

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick each launched their title bids in triumphant style at the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Sunday without losing a set in the second round.

sports Updated: Mar 15, 2011 01:23 IST

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick each launched their title bids in triumphant style at the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Sunday without losing a set in the second round.

Second seed Federer beat Russia's Igor Andreev 7-5, 7-6, third-seeded Serb Djokovic crushed Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev 6-0, 6-4 and eighth seed Roddick overpowered fellow American James Blake 6-3, 7-5 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Clijsters struggles
Kim Clijsters survived a second-set wobble and an erratic serving display to beat Italy's Sara Errani 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday.

Third-seeded Russian Vera Zvonareva was upset 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 by Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova in a marathon lasting just over three hours.

Lee-Hesh advance
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi set up a mouth-watering clash against Davis Cup teammate Rohan Bopanna and his partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi after winning their opening round match.

The third-seeded Indian Express beat Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle 7-5, 6-4.