The final stage of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament 2014 is all set to welcome the two finalists. And nothing can beat the excitement at the Californian desert, when the candidates for the tile race are Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The two former world number Ones will be facing each other for the 33rd time in their career. Federer is leading over the World No.2 Novak Djokovic 17-15 in the head-to-head records.
World No.8 Roger Federer had an easy time at the court on Saturday, when defeated his semi-final opponent world no. 31 Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Federer is riding on a consecutive 11 match win which included the sixth title at the Dubai Open. In this string of matches he has defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals en route to the title in Dubai. He has won the title maximum 4 times here.
On the other hand World No. 2 faced quite a stiff challenge from the tall American John Isner in his semi-finals match. He had to battle it out before closing the game and match in three sets 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1.
Djokovic has not had a great run before the final appearance in the Indian Wells Masters. He had a disappointing run in the Australian Open 2014 as defending champion, losing to Stanislas Wawrinka, and the eventual champion. Later he had some time off the court and now will hope to get back to winning ways.
It is always difficult to choose the winner between these two, as both of them are equally matched and know each other’s game very well. But nevertheless the Roger Federer fans would be expecting the master to bring the title home. With a title here, Roger Federer would jump to fourth position in the ATP rankings while a loss would put him fifth in the rankings.
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