Dominic Thiem shocks Roger Federer to clinch Indian Wells title

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Dominic Thiem shocked Roger Federer to clinched the BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells.

Dominic Thiem defeated Roger Federer in straight sets 3-6 6-3 7-5. Momentum swung in Thiem’s favour in the deciding set when he smacked a forehand winner down the line to break Federer and take a 6-5 lead.

The Austrian fell on his back and covered his face with his hands when Federer, who had been bidding for a record sixth Indian Wells title and 101st tournament victory, netted on match point.

The 25-year-old Thiem, who will rise four places to a career-high world number four on Monday, paid tribute to his opponent.