Indian Wells, California - On-fire American Andy Roddick dismissed Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2 to send the defending champion out in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters on Friday.
The 68-minute rout improved Roddick's best start of his career. He stands 23-3 after playing in his fifth quarter from as many events in 2009.
Djokovic, who won Dubai last month but crashed to a pair of Davis Cup defeats a week later in Spain, was humbled in a little over an hour. Roddick ended each set with a break as the Serb lost serve four times.