Djokovic Beats Federer in Indian Wells Final

Novak Djokovic fought back to beat Roger Federer in a deciding tie-break 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in the BNP Paribas Open final in Indian Wells.

The Serb, 26, lost the opening set but, despite not being at his best, clawed his way back to win the event for the third time.

Djokovic failed to serve out for the match at 5-4 in the third, but kept his nerve to comfortably win the tie-break.

It was revenge for his loss to Federer in Dubai last month.

Djokovic Fights Back to Beat Federer in Indian Wells Final. Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports.
Djokovic Fights Back to Beat Federer in Indian Wells Final. Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports.

Djokovic said: “It was a proud achievement. It was not just winning the trophy but the way I came back from a set down in a couple of matches. That gives me a lot of confidence.”

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