Novak Djokovic beats Federer in Indian Wells final
Novak Djokovic bang his previous competitor Roger Federer 3-6 6-3 7-6(3) on March 16 to win a heart freezing BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells and grab his first title of 2014. The Serbian tennis star overcame a wobbly start when he crashed his opening service match, then carried on a tense finish when he failed to serve out the game at the first effort before lastly sticking win in the tiebreaker.
Djokovic said after being handed with the champion’s crystal trophy “Today was an incredible match”. “It was an incredibly difficult match. Roger is playing great and it’s always a pleasure playing with him.”
The exciting win gave Djokovic his third championship in the Californian desert contest and raised his career count to 42 titles.
It was Federer’s first defeat in a final at Indian Wells after he had earlier won a record four times.
Federer said that, “Personally, I’m very happy. I think I’m playing great tennis now and I’m really enjoying myself”.
“Of course, I would have liked to have more won a few more points at the end but Novak made it tough, so congratulations to him for winning.”