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Djokovic wins his first title of the year

Indian Wells, CA — HEAD Racquet Rebel Novak Djokovic earned his third title at the Indian Wells Masters, beating Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3). The Serb, who recommends the HEAD Graphene Speed, won the 42nd trophy of his career.

Djokovic spoiled the perfect service record of his opponent in the eighth game of the second set as he began his fight back, ending a 33-game service hold streak for Federer. Djokovic won the second set and took the third in a tiebreaker. “I’m very proud specifically to win this tournament and all I have achieved,” said Djokovic. “The way I won this title is something that makes me very happy and gives me mentally a lot of satisfaction. I’m just very happy and thrilled to be able to win the first title in this season.”

The title gave a huge confidence boost to Djokovic as the Racquet Rebel claimed his first title of 2014 after claiming seven in 2013. “You always have to dig deep against Roger. You know that he’s going to play on a very high level and the latter stages of the tournament, especially in the finals. I know that he’s not going to give me anything.”

HEAD player Peng Shuai continued an unbeaten finals run at the ATP-WTA event along with partner Hiseh Su-Wei as the pair won their 11th title in women’s doubles by beating Cara Black and India’s Sania Mirza 7-6(5) 6-2. Peng, who endorses the HEAD IG Extreme, is the only Chinese player - man or woman - to ever hold a No. 1 ranking in the sport. “We’re really happy for the result, but we didn’t think about it,” said Peng. “Every time we just try to fight for every point.” The victory was the sixth in succession since the pair won Wimbledon last summer.

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