INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 19: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's final in the mens final during day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 19, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Federer makes it five at Indian Wells

Swiss maestro Roger Federer has beaten fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the Indian Wells Masters in California.

The 35-year-old becomes the oldest champion in the tournament’s history following the result, as he’s four years older than Jimmy Connors who previously held the record when he won the tournament at 1984 aged 31.

Federer faced Wawrinka in the Australian Open semi-final earlier this season, and the pair were at it again, with Federer breaking his good friend to take the first set 6-4.

It was Wawrinka’s first appearance in an Indian Wells final and the Swiss star wasn’t going down without a fight, breaking Federer right back and holding a 2-0 lead to start the second set.

The number 10 ranked Federer wasn’t fazed however, as he fought back hard to overcome Wawrinka 7-5 in the second to his fifth tournament at Indian Wells and take his career tally to 90 titles.

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