Dominic Thiem shocks Roger Federer to clinch Indian Wells title
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.