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(Photo: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun)Buy PhotoNick Kyrgios has a complicated history with Roger Federer.
Kyrgios beat Federer in 2015 to become just the fifth player to defeat both Federer and Rafael Nadal before turning 21.
16, and has won three matches at Indian Wells after he entered the event with a 1-2 record in two previous appearances here.
That’s how I felt.”Buy Photo Roger Federer, of Switzerland during his match against Rafael Nadal, of Spain for their fourth round match on Stadium 1 during the 2017 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
His expressive, sometimes outspoken on-court demeanor has clashed with the quiet dignity of tennis, but Kyrgios isn’t apologizing.
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Story highlights Federer wins record-equaling fifth Indian Wells titleSwiss becomes oldest winner of the tournamentHe beats Stan Wawrinka in straight sets(CNN) There seems to be no stopping Roger Federer as the Swiss great continues to defy time, triumphing Sunday to claim a record-equaling fifth title at Indian Wells.
Having won two of the biggest titles of the season to date — Indian Wells is considered by many to be the biggest tournament outside the majors — Federer said he had defied even his own expectations.
Two months after winning the Australian Open, the 35-year-old beat compatriot Stan Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 to become the oldest champion in the tournament’s history, overtaking Jimmy Connors who was 31 when he won in 1984.
“For me, the dream run continues,” said the 18-time grand slam champion, who endured six months on the sidelines at the end of last year because of injury.
I couldn’t be more happy.
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Alexander: Rest and rejuvenation works for Roger Federer
Alexander: Rest and rejuvenation works for Roger Federer Share Pin It 1 of 2 More Galleries Evgeny Donskoy of Russia returns the ball to Roger Federer of Switzerland during the second round match of the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Federer, 35, had injured his knee shortly after the 2016 Australian Open.
I played one normal tournament last year.”That was the 2016 Australian, before he got hurt.
It was unexpected mainly because it was his first tournament since Wimbledon last July, with no warmup event.
It was sort of unexpected to Federer, too.