Novak Djokovic ended the wonderful winning streak of Roger Federer yesterday as he defeated the Swiss star in the final match of the BNP Paribas Open to lift his first trophy this season.

It was a nail biting match. Both the players gave it their all right through and at the end it was all about nerves in the tie breaker in the deciding set.

Djokovic appeared to be letting it slip through his hands as he missed out on first of the two match points that he got, but, the Serb didn’t commit that mistake on the second occasion and served it out to seal the title.

This result was somewhat expected. Yes, Federer has been in unbelievable form in 2014, but, still, Djokovic’s strength on hard courts is immense and in the previous few matches, he had shown that he was returning to his old colours. So, it was him who was the favourite in the contest and he did justice to that tag.

Djokovic’s start was a little bit shaky. It was probably down to his nervousness more than anything else, but, he slowly got into his own and then, displayed his class. Some of his hits in the second set were just magical.

This is the third time that Djokovic has clinched the singles title at Indian Wells.

Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, the 26 years old Serbian said, “It’s always tough to take on Roger. The kind of tennis he has been playing is absolutely fantastic. I am happy that I came on top.”

In total, it was the 33rd match between these two players and now, with this win, Djokovic has gone ahead by 17-16 as far as the head-to-head record is concerned.