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Good news for Ivo at Indian Wells as he ace'd his way through to the second round with a 76 64 victory.

Ivos match was again punctuated by his excellent serving 72% of first serves in, and an astounding 27 aces...

The first set was tense and edgy, Zib managed the only break point in the first set but couldnt convert so a tiebreak was in order. Ivo took an early minibreak, but (just as it appeared Ivo would take the set) Zib (mini)broke back, both players held serve well under pressure. However, Ivo got lucky and won 11-9 on the tie-break.

Ivo's serve held together well in the second set, which at 4-5 with zib serving seemed to be going to a tie-break. Ivo's returning, which has improved ten-fold in recent weeks, continued its signs of improving and he managed a single break (match) point... ivo converted to win the set and the match ! :)

Ivo now faces no. 32 seed Fernando Verdasco... luck to ivo! :)
 
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