21 Mar 2011

Djokovic beats Nadal at Indian Wells

3:26 pm on 21 March 2011

The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has beaten world number one Rafael Nadal in 3 sets in the Indian Wells final in California.

Djokovic, who climbed to number two in the rankings after beating Roger Federer in the semi-finals, came back from losing the first set 4-6, to win the next two 6-3, 6-2 in 2 and a half hours.

Djokovic is on an 18 match unbeaten run this year and has won 3 titles.

It is the Serb's second triumph in the elite ATP Masters 1000 event at Indian Wells, having first won the title there as a 20-year-old in 2008.

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki beat Marion Bartoli in the women's final.