March 22, 2015 / 11:59 PM / in 3 years

Djokovic beats Federer for Indian Well title

Mar 21, 2015; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Novak Djokovic (SRB) during his semi final match against Andy Murray (GBR) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic defended his Indian Wells title, beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-7 6-2 in the final of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.

Federer fought back in the second set, winning the tie-break with the help of three double-faults from the Serb but Djokovic recovered in the deciding set for his fourth triumph at Indian Wells and 50th ATP win.

Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Gene Cherry

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