Roger Federer added another feather in his hat yesterday by winning the ATP Indian Wells Masters title. Federer claimed a record-equalling fifth title at Indian Wells, continuing his career resurgence with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka.
Federer was sidelined some six months after knee surgery last year. He returned to win his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January. With yesterday’s triumph in the all-Swiss final, Federer joined Novak Djokovic as the only man to win five Indian Wells titles.
He had earlier won this title consecutively three times between 2004 and 2006 and in 2012. At 35, Federer is the oldest ATP player to win one of the elite Masters titles, supplanting Andre Agassi who was 34 when he won in Cincinnati in 2004.