Roger Federer wins ATP Indian Wells Masters title
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 0:45
Federer released the world debut of the song on Thursday during an on-court interview at the Indian Wells Masters before posting it to his Twitter account.
Federer, 35, beat Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 on Sunday to add Indian Wells to his Australian Open trophy won in January.
In his post-match interview - on live television - Wawrinka said in his post-match speech: "I would like to congratulate Roger". He's laughing, he's an asshole.
Wawrinka showed an excellent reaction to falling behind, quickly putting Federer on the ropes at 0-40 in the first game of the second set and duly breaking his compatriot.
"After the Australian hype, to play here in America right away, all of them are very special". Previous year didn't win any titles. It can be especially emotionally if you're the person who just lost. "The way he's playing is just so handsome, it's just so nice".
The match-up seemed uneven on paper going into the match, with Wawrinka being a three-time major champion contesting his ninth Masters 1000 semifinal, while Carreno Busta was in uncharted territory, having advanced past the third round of a Masters 1000 for only the second time in his career, and first time in nearly three years.More news: Tillerson recuses self from pipeline project
Federer said. "Because this was not part of the plan, to win Australia and Indian Wells, I can tell you that".
"It's been just a fairytale week once again".
"After Australia, I wasn't in a good position", he said.
Federer had routed arch-rival Rafael Nadal of Spain in the round of 16 and earlier on Saturday, the third-ranked Wawrinka had made quick work of Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta, defeating him 6-3, 6-2, to reach his first Indian Wells final.
"It's an absolute huge start to the year for me", he said. "I was mixing it up, so it was not easy for him to find a solution". "I've got to play aggressive and play like I've been doing all week and hope it's enough".
"I want to wish Roger the best of luck for the rest of the tournament and thank everyone for their support so far here at the BNP Paribas Open". It's a test. If that moment comes and I'm like, 'Hmm...' I've heard other players say the same thing.