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Roger Federer continues to defy expectations, time, physics … everything.
The 35-year-old and world No. 10 defeated countryman Stan Wawrinka in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday to win his fifth BNP Paribas Open title at Indian Wells.
It’s the 90th tournament win of Federer’s remarkable career, and his 25th Masters 1000 victory.
Federer’s now 13-1 on the season. His start to 2017 is all the more exceptional considering knee surgery ended his 2016 campaign after Wimbledon, and he’ll be ranked No. 6 come Monday, according to the New York Times’ Christopher Clarey.