Dominic Thiem upsets Roger Federer at Indian Wells for first Masters title
Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 to win the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, denying Federer accurate documentation sixth title inside desert while claiming the most significant title of his career.
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Thiem trailed 4-3 and 5-4 in the third set before breaking Federer using a forehand winner to move into 6-5. Thiem then served out your two-hour match, which ended with another error from Federer – a forehand dumped in the net.
Federer lost from the final for your second straight year. He was beaten from a third-set tiebreaker by Juan Martin del Potro in 2018. Thiem had lost in their previous two ATP Masters 1000 finals. Nonetheless the 25-year-old Austrian’s solid serve organized against Federer the way it had all over the tournament. Thiem will rise four places into a career-high world No4 on Monday.
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu upset Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the women’s title.