Following yesterday’s win in the BNP Paribas Open ……..Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back……officially back.
At 35 years young and playing like he is in in his early 20’s Federer defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open Tennis title on Sunday in Indian Wells, California.
Federer who won the Australian Open Title in January kept reminding everyone during the ATP Masters 1000 event that he was “on the comeback” trail and, wanting to see how he felt, hadn’t planned beyond the first three months of year.
With the victory Federer tied the tournament record of Novak Djokovic, who lost in the fourth round, while winning his 90th career title, keeping him third behind Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl on the all-time list in the Open era.
Federer will move up four spots to No. 6 in the ATP world rankings on Monday.