Andy Roddick beats Djokovic in quarterfinal match

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP)—Andy Roddick beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-2 Friday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.

No. 7 Roddick’s game was solid all-around against No. 3 Djokovic. The error-prone Serbian made 30 unforced errors, 18 more than his American opponent.

The semifinals appearance will be Roddick’s third at Indian Wells. He lost to Lleyton Hewitt in 2005 and to Rafael Nadal in 2007.

Off to a career-best 23-3 start this season, Roddick next faces the winner of the quarterfinal between No. 1 Nadal and No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro.