Federer and Thimm were the first to appear in a final for the first time
Federer got a walk-over against Nadal in the semi-finals
Indian Wells Austrian Dominic Thim won the ATP Indian Wells Masters Tennis Tournament title. He beat Roger Federer of former World No. 1 Switzerland 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the final. World number 8 Thimme reached the final of the tournament for the first time. This is his 12th career title. Federer's current ranking is 4.
Federer-Thimm's record of win-loss was 3-2
Federer had reached the final for the ninth time in this tournament. He has won the title of Indian Wells five times. The last time he became champion in 2017 In the final, he defeated compatriot Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5.
This was the fifth confrontation between Federer and Thimm. Thim 3 and Federer have been successful in winning 2 times. Thimm had earlier defeated Federer 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the 2016 Stuttgart semi-final.
Thimm beat the World No. 14 player Milos Raonic 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 in the semi-finals. In the second semi-final, Rafael Nadal did not play due to knee injury. This is why Federer got a walk over.
In the finals, Federer made three and Thimm one by one. Thimm has 3, while Federer has 2 double flutes. However, Thimm has achieved break points 3 times, while Federer has been able to do this twice.