INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA: Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 to win the BNP Paribas Open and clinch his 50th career ATP title on Sunday.
This was his fourth Indian Wells title and has now leveled with Federer for the most men’s titles in California.
It was another epic between the World No. 1 and World No.2. They have played 38 times against each other in which the Swiss leads 20-18.
Federer served poorly throughout the game on which Djokovic capitalized and scored points against the seven time Wimbledon winner. He also had 43 unforced errors to his name as well.
However, the Swiss clinched the second set after a tiebreaker after the Serb hit three double faults in the game.
The Serb scored eight aces, 26 winners and broke the Swiss five times in the two hour final.
Federer urged his fans not be get upset over the loss in the final.