Novak Djokovic begins defence of Indian Wells title with win over Kyle Edmund

Novak Djokovic began his defence of the BNP Paribas Open title with a hard-fought second-round victory against Kyle Edmund.

World number two Djokovic – who has won the Indian Wells title five times, including in each of the last three years – won 6-4 7-6 (7/5) against the Briton.

The Serbian broke Edmund in the first game before seeing out the first set in 42 minutes but Edmund rallied in the second.

The 22-year-old secured the first three games before Djokovic fought back to take the second set to a tie-break, which he ultimately won.

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