Roger Federer has claimed a record-tying fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title, continuing his career resurgence with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka.

Federer, sidelined some six months after knee surgery last year, returned to win his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January.

Federer in action in the final against compatriot Stan Wawrinka
Federer in action in the final against compatriot Stan Wawrinka

With Sunday’s triumph in the all-Swiss final, Federer joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win five Indian Wells titles, adding to those he won in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

Federer beats Wawrinka to lift Indian Wells title for a record 5th time
Federer beats Wawrinka to lift Indian Wells title for a record 5th time

At 35, Federer is the oldest ATP player to win one of the elite Masters titles, supplanting Andre Agassi, who was 34 when he won in Cincinnati in 2004.

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