- March 20, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: Planet Sports
Australian Open champion Roger Federer has defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 in an all-Swiss final to win the BNP Paribas Open – his fifth Indian Wells triumph.
The world number 10 claimed the first set before being broken for the first time at this year’s tournament in the first game of the second set.
Wawrinka, the world number three, went 2-0 ahead before Federer won three games in a row on his way to the title.
Federer becomes the oldest champion in the tournament’s history, surpassing Jimmy Connors, who was 31 when he triumphed in 1984.