Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back. He defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go with his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January after missing most of last year with various injuries.
In just a matter of days, Novak Djokovic went from toiling in an error-strewn existence to Mr. Clean. The world No. 1 held off a late charge from Roger Federer, winning 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open final once again.