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Novak Djokovic hits a backhand volley to Milos Raonic in the men's final at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Sunday in Indian Wells Jaquiski Tartt Womens Jersey , California. Photo: AFP World No.1 Novak Djokovic produced sublime form to clinch an -unprecedented fifth men's title at Indian Wells with a 6-2, 6-0 demolition of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the men's final on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Serb broke his out-of-sorts opponent twice in the first set and three times in the second to wrap up victory in one hour 17 minutes on a blazing 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-equaling 27th ATP Masters 1000 crown. He improved his career record at Indian Wells to 46-6.
Djokovic, who beat longtime rival Nadal 7-6 (75), 6-2 in the semifinals, also maintained his perfect record against Raonic as he won their sixth -career meeting.
"Best match of the tournament for me today and probably the worst for Milos Arik Armstead Womens Jersey ," Djokovic, an 11-time Grand Slam singles champion, told ESPN -after the trophy presentation. "He was not feeling his best and I wish him a speedy recovery."
The Canadian was sidelined in February because of a groin injury that helped end his run in the semifinals of the Australian Open, where he lost to Andy Murray in five sets.
In the women's final, former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka took advantage of an error-prone display by Serena Williams to win her second Indian Wells title with a 6-4 DeForest Buckner Womens Jersey , 6-4 victory.
The 26-year-old Belarusian broke the top-seeded American once in the opening set and twice in the second -before wrapping up the win in just -under 90 minutes in front of a stunned crowd.
Williams was also emotional, having won at Indian Wells in 1999 and 2001 before taking a self-imposed 14-year -exile from the event amid allegations of racial abuse from fans after her sister Venus withdrew minutes before their semifinal showdown.
"It was really hard, the last moment I had here wasn't the greatest moment, so