Stan Wawrinka teases Roger Federer after Indian Wells tennis final

INDIAN WELLS, California-For a man who has, in his own mind, not yet completed his comeback, Roger Federer is faring rather well.

Federer won 6-4, 7-5 and became the oldest player to win a 1000th Masters title in the process.

"I would like to congratulate Roger", Wawrinka said, glancing at his countryman and friend.

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The Swiss legend then beat Jack Sock in straight sets to set up his 23rd head-to-head match with the world number three.

The 35-year-old Federer had faced just one break point the entire tournament entering the final, and he did not give the third-seeded Wawrinka any break-point opportunities in the first set Sunday.

After reaching the final, she called 30 "the new 20", and she is no doubt onto something, given that all the singles finalists here and at the Australian Open were 30 or older.

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"It's a nice feeling to win the last three, I can tell you that", Federer told reporters. "I didn't think it was going to be this lovely, but I'll take it". The way he's playing is just so lovely, is just so nice. After his remarkable 2017 Australian Open victory, albeit aided by early upsets suffered by top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, Federer is already viewed as one of the favourites at this year's Wimbledon.

"It's been just a fairytale week". After Australian Nick Kyrgios pulled out of his scheduled quarter-final against Federer in the first ATP Masters tournament of the year, Federer turned out for a light-hearted on-court question and answer session to entertain spectators.

"I think it's more positive", Wawrinka said when asked if he was frustrated by how good Federer is playing at 35. "I've got to play aggressive and play like I've been doing all week and hope it's enough". "That's a promise I made to myself that if I play tournaments that's how my mindset has to be and will be", he said. "But still, I give a lot of credit to her because she was aggressive". "What I don't want to do is overplay and just get exhausted of traveling and exhausted of just playing tournaments and just entering and doing people a favor just to be there with no aspirations".

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