Tennis News
The Official Tennis Newswire



BNP Paribas Open Sunday Men's Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

BNP PARIBAS OPEN
Indian Wells, CA, USA
March 5-16, 2014

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 16 MARCH 2014

Singles - Final

[2] N Djokovic (SRB) d [7] R Federer (SUI) 36 63 76(3) 

FINAL REVIEW - DJOKOVIC WINS THIRD INDIAN WELLS TITLE
• World No. 2 Novak Djokovic rallied to defeat No. 7 seed Roger Federer to win his first ATP World Tour title of the season. With the win, he moves ahead of Stefan Edberg for 14th place on the Open Era titles list.
• The 26-year-old Serbian claimed his 42nd title and 17th at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, joining Andre Agassi for third-most titles in the category.​
• Djokovic also won the BNP Paribas Open in 2008 and '11, joining Jimmy Connors, Michael Chang and Rafael Nadal for second place on the all-time tournament titleholders list.
• Federer’s 11-match winning streak came to an end in his bid to earn a second title of the season (Dubai). The 32-year-old Swiss will move from No. 8 to No. 5 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:

Djokovic: "As I said before the match today, very few points will decide a winner, and that's what happened. Roger is playing in a very high level.... He just played better than he did in the last 13, 14 months. I needed to really be in the top of my game and very concentrated the last moment in order to win. That's what I've done. Very proud of my achievements during this tournament."

Federer: "It was an interesting end to the match, no doubt. But I think he played well. At the end he made sure he kept the ball in play and I might have made a few too many errors when it really mattered. But I think he made a crucial sort of 20 minutes, half and hour midway through the second set and third set where things could have gone either way. But credit to him for toughening it out and winning that second set and getting the breaker in the third."

 

Copyright © 2014 Daily Tennis News Wire. All rights reserved. www.dailytennis.com