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Djokovic defends Indian Wells title, earns 50th win

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 to successfully defend his Indian Wells crown and claim his 50th career ATP title on March 23.
      
The 27-year-old world number one from Serbia also captured his fourth Indian Wells crown and is now tied with world number two Federer for the most men's titles in the California desert.
      

Federer to play in Istanbul event in April

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will compete at the first edition of TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open in April, organizers announced on Feb. 17.

The first-ever ATP World Tour event in Turkey will be played on clay from April 27-May 3 at the Koza World of Sports facility where the center court features a retractable roof and will provide seating for 7,500 people.

Federer makes earliest Aussie Open exit in 14 years

Swiss legend Roger Federer said there was nothing to read into his earliest exit from the Australian Open in 14 years after he was dumped out by Italian Andreas Seppi Friday.
 
The 46th-ranked Seppi mastered Federer for the first time in 11 meetings, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) in almost three hours, to reach the fourth round for only the fourth time at the slams.
 

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