Nole opened his Sony Open Tennis campaign with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jeremy Chardy on Friday. He next faces Florian Mayer (GER, 30).
World no.2 and three-time former champion is second seed and will open his campaign in round 2 against Jeremy Chardy.
Novak is holding no.2 spot in the ATP list released on Monday, March 17, with 10,900 points.
World no.2 captured the BNP Paribas Open title for the third time coming back from a set down to beat Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.
Novak will play for his third title in Indian Wells, after beating American John Isner 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Nole recorded a convincing 6-1, 6-3 win over Julien Benneteau on Friday in Indian Wells to move within two match wins of his third BNP Paribas Open title.
The 2008 and 2011 champion recovered from a slow start to beat Marin Cilic 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 and reach the last 8 at the first ATP 1000 event in 2014.
Nole beat Alejandro Gonzalez (91) in three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, to book his place in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Nole beat Romanian Victor Hanescu 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the Sunday night session to advance into the third round of the Indian Wells Masters.
This will be Novak’s ninth appearance at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (30-6 record).