Published: Thu, March 21, 2019
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Thiem downs Federer to claim maiden Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells

Thiem downs Federer to claim maiden Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells

Blake had nothing more left in the tank and Roger claimed the third set 6-0, finishing the encounter with a service victor to celebrate his third consecutive title at Indian Wells, winning 14 of the last 17 games to race towards the finish line and complete Indian Wells hat-trick.

Federer is a three-time victor at Miami, but he lost his second-round opener a year ago after falling to Juan Martin del Potro in the final at Indian Wells.

DOMINIC THIEM had to pinch himself after claiming his first Masters 1000 title with victory over Roger Federer at Indian Wells.

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"Sure, it's frustrating and disappointing and sad to some extent", Federer said after falling 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Austrian Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final. "I turned a pretty bad start to the season to a very good one".

Federer lost his serve twice although that didn't cost him much after a rock solid performance on the return, winning 53% of the points on Blake's serve and creating 16 break chances, stealing the American's serve seven times to wrap up a straight sets win in the last best-of-five final at Indian Wells.

"I feel like it's not my right to congratulate you".

Roger Federer addressed the instances from his 2018 finals in California.

The lethal forehands from Thiem's end hampered the Swiss ace, Roger Federer to outplay the World Number four tennis player. "You have to play doubly good to beat them".

Thiem won 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 against the heavily-favored Federer to secure his first ATP Masters 1000 event and a first title since the St. Petersburg Open in Russian Federation in September 2018. "Tennis is very healthy, so it's not really hard to be Roger Federer", he said. Momentum swung in Andreescu's direction when she broke back to level the set at 3-3 and held serve to love in the next game. This makes it easier for Roger Federer to deal with defeats that come his way. 'I had my chances. I just got my 100th title in Dubai and I had a great week. "Let's see where this can take me", said the unseeded teenager. (I) just came up against somebody who was on the day a bit better when it really mattered.

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