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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Facing an opponent he had never seen play, Novak Djokovic relied on some old-fashioned word of mouth.
Asking around the locker room and getting some intel from his coach, Djokovic went out and beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 on Tuesday, ending the Colombian's surprising run to the third round at the BNP Paribas Open.
"It took me a little bit to get used to it," Djokovic said. "You've got new faces and new players who are able to challenge the top guys, and this is good for the sport. It also makes us work harder and improve trying to get our game to a high level because the guys are coming up."