21 Mar 2016

Djokovic crushes Raonic in final

11:09 am on 21 March 2016

World tennis number one Novak Djokovic produced sublime form to clinch an unprecedented fifth Indian Wells title with a 6-2 6-0 demolition of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the men's final.

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning a point.

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning a point. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 28-year-old Serb broke his opponent twice in the first set and three times in the second to wrap up victory in one hour and 17 minutes on a hot afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.

Australian Open champion Djokovic improved his stellar record for the year to 22-1 as he tied Rafael Nadal with a record-equalling 27th ATP Masters 1000 crown.

Djokovic, who beat long-time rival Nadal 7-6(5) 6-2 in the semi-finals, also maintained his perfect record against Raonic as he won their sixth career meeting.