Agence France-PresseMarch 11, 2013 21:30
Defending champion Roger Federer eased into the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters on Monday with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Ivan Dodig.
Federer, seeded second here behind world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, needed just 61 minutes to get past the Croatian ranked 60th in the world.
Dodig made the Swiss great's task a bit easier with a bevy of untimely double-faults, the sixth on match point to bring proceedings to a close.
Federer, seeking his first title of 2013, next faces either fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, the 18th seed, or Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt.