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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