| INDIAN WELLS, California, March 18
INDIAN WELLS, California, March 18 Roger Federer
beat American John Isner 7-6 6-3 on Sunday to become the first
player to win the Indian Wells ATP tournament four times.
The Swiss world number three blunted the powerful serving of
Isner with a controlled display, edging the American 9-7 in the
first set tiebreak then breaking him twice in the second set to
triumph in one hour and 21 minutes.
Federer clinched the title when the towering Isner, who
upset world number one Serb Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals,
dumped a forehand into the net.
The Swiss, who had won three consecutive titles at Indian
Wells from 2004-06, raised both arms skywards in celebration as
the capacity crowd erupted in applause.
(Editing by Julian Linden)