Result: Roger Federer lands fifth Indian Wells title

Roger Federer in action at the Australian Open on January 26, 2017
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Roger Federer claims his fifth Indian Wells title after beating fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 in the final of the competition in California.

Roger Federer has claimed his fifth Indian Wells title after beating fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 in the final of the competition on Sunday night.

Federer, who has become the oldest champion in the tournament's history, has now won 20 of his 23 meetings with his compatriot.

Wawrinka (3) sits seven places above Federer (10) in the world rankings, but the 31-year-old struggled to upset his opponent's rhythm in California and lost the opening set 6-4 after conceding his final service game of the set.

Federer lost his opening service game of the second and what proved to be final set, but the 35-year-old hit back to level at 2-2, and ultimately claimed the title after breaking Wawrinka at 5-6.

"This has been a fairytale week. It's a beautiful feeling. Maybe it's not as surprising as Australia but it's still great to back it up by winning in America It's a dream start to the year. I have totally exceeded my expectations. It's been an unbelievable start to the year," Federer told reporters after landing the title.

Earlier in the day, Elena Vesnina beat Svetlana Kuznetsova to claim the women's title.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray10,370
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,445
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,695
4Spain Rafael Nadal5,375
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,035
6Canada Milos Raonic4,450
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,145
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,765
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,650
10Alexander Zverev3,150
11France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,120
12Belgium David Goffin3,055
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,900
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,885
15United States Jack Sock2,415
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Lucas Pouille2,320
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
19Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155
20Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,065