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Djokovic downs Federer

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

INDIAN WELLS, FloridaP - World No.2 Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Roger Federer in a three-set thriller yesterday for the Indian Wells ATP Masters title.

Djokovic defeated Federer 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-3) to capture his third title in the California desert to go with those he won in 2008 and 2011.

In the 33rd career meeting between the tennis heavyweights, Djokovic avenged a loss to 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer in the semi-finals last month at Dubai.

Federer earned his first title in nine months in Dubai and will rise from eighth to fifth in the world on reaching the Indian Wells final.

Earlier, Italy's Flavia Pennetta routed world No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-1 to win the Indian Wells WTA crown.

Pennetta, 32, claimed the biggest title of her career, needing just one hour and 13 minutes to blow past Poland's second-seeded Radwanska, who was troubled by a left leg injury.

Pennetta's victims in the combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament included world No.2 and top seed Li Na of China as well as former US Open champ Samantha Stosur.








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