Roger Federer.

Roger Federer plays the perfect dropshot during Indian Wells final vs Stan Wawrinka

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How does Roger Federer do it?

The Swiss turns 36 in October yet there's a strong argument to be made that he's currently playing the best tennis of his illustrious career.

Back in January, Federer memorably beat Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final to win his 18th Grand Slam title and his first since Wimbledon 2012.

His reaction to winning said it all. Usually such a calm and composed professional, Federer uncharacteristically lept for joy and burst into tears on court.

What he achieved in Australia was unlike anything seen in tennis for a long time, but any suggestions that it was a one off were quelled on Sunday.

Having beaten Nadal, Jack Sock and Steve Johnson in straight sets en route to the final, Federer met Stan Wawrinka to battle it out for the Indian Wells title.

Wawrinka was ranked third in the ATP singles rankings ahead of the tournament in California but even he was no match for his compatriot.

In just two sets, Federer dismantled his opponent 6-4, 7-5 to win his 90th career title.

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Federer was nothing short of magnificent, with one shot particularly summing up his dominant display against Wawrinka.

In the video below, Federer played a powerful low drive that clipped the singles sidelines before cushioning a delightful dropshot on the volley to win the point.


Stunning. It's no wonder Wawrinka called Federer an "a***hole" in his speech after the match.

"I would like to congratulate Roger," he said, glancing over at Federer. "He's laughing. He's an a***hole, but it's OK."

"I lost some tough ones against you, but when you played the final in Australia I was still your biggest fan so congratulations for your comeback and congratulations for today."

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