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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Novak Djokovic came into Indian Wells for the first time in four years without a title. He left with a $1 million check and his first trophy of the year, beating Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open for the third time. "Not winning a title and coming here, there were certain doubts," Djokovic said. "I had ups and downs in my concentration in opening rounds, but I managed to stay mentally strong and have that self-belief. Thats something that definitely makes this title very special to me." Federer rallied from a break down and a 5-3 deficit in the third set to force the tiebreaker, but he made a slew of mistakes to lose the 33rd meeting between the rivals. Federer still leads the series 17-16, having beaten Djokovic in three sets in the semifinals at Dubai two weeks ago. Djokovic will remain No. 2 in the world, while Federer will rise three spots to No. 5 on Monday in the ATP Tour rankings. Flavia Pennetta routed injured Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 to win the womens title, the biggest of her career. Federer was trying to win a record fifth title in the Southern California desert, and at 32, he would have been the oldest Masters 1000 winner since 34-year-old Andre Agassi won at Cincinnati in 2004. But Djokovic wouldnt allow it. After Federer breezed to the first set in 31 minutes, Djokovic earned the lone break of the second set to go up 5-3 after Federer pulled a forehand wide. "I know he always comes out confident, aggressive," Djokovic said. "He doesnt give you the victory; you have to earn it." Djokovic got the early break in the third, again on one of Federers forehand errors, to lead 2-1. His 112-mph (180 kph) ace gave him a 4-2 lead, and he extended it to 5-3 with a backhand winner down the line. But Federer then served a love-game to make it 5-4 and broke Djokovic to tie the set, 5-all. "I was able to just keep the pressure on Novak and show him that if he slips up, I will be there and I will make it a very competitive match in the end for him," Federer said. In the tiebreaker, however, the Serb raced to a 5-1 lead, helped by four errors from Federer, and closed it out when Federers backhand landed in the net. "At the end, he made sure he kept the ball in play and I might have made a few too many errors when it really mattered," Federer said. A year ago, Pennetta was close to retiring from tennis. The Italian veterans ranking plunged to 166th in the world in June, and she had struggled to rebuild her career after having right wrist surgery the previous August. Now shes glad she stuck around. "After so many years, so much work and everything, this is the moment I always waited for," she said. "And its coming when you dont expect. It was something I was waiting since long time, and finally I have a good trophy in my hands." Actually, the crystal trophy was so heavy, she didnt hoist it for photographers. The 32-year-old Italian became the third-oldest winner of the tournament after Martina Navratilova, who won at age 33 and again at 34 in 1990-91. It was Pennettas first title since winning at Marbella in 2010. "We are old, but we still good athletes," Pennetta said. "We are strong. We have so many years on the tour, and we know how to handle the emotion and everything." As the 20th seed, Pennetta became the lowest seed to win the title. She came in ranked 21st and is projected to rise to No. 12 in the world Monday in the WTA Tour rankings. She beat top-seeded Li Na in the semifinals on her way to the title. Radwanska, seeded second, was bothered with a left knee injury in the final. She twice called for the trainer in the second set and had her knee heavily taped. She was in tears apologizing to the sympathetic crowd afterward, saying she was unable to run. The Pole said she hurt her knee a few days ago in practice. "I just didnt expect it was going to be much worse today," she said. "But when the pain is so big that nothing is working — no painkillers, no tape — that means it is bad." Clemson, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Clemson is back on top in the Palmetto State as the 23rd-ranked Tigers ended South Carolinas winning streak in the longtime series with a 35-17 victory at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Gamecocks had won five straight meetings against their in-state rivals but were limited to 339 yards and scored 18 points below their season average. Deshaun Watson played through a knee injury and completed 14-of-19 passes for 269 yards and added two scores on the ground for the Tigers (9-3), whose senior class has totaled a school-record 41 wins over the last four years. After we started 1-2, to go undefeated at home, break the streak against South Carolina and to get these seniors their 41st win, I couldnt think of a better way to close out the season, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said. With the exception of being in the College Football Playoff, you couldnt script it any better. Watson was credited with a pair of scores through the air, but Artavis Scott did most of the work on two shovel passes that went for TDs and totaled 123 yards. Scott finished with 185 yards on seven catches, while Wayne Gallman gained 191 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. Dylan Thompson passed for 249 yards and a touchdown for South Carolina (6-6), which finished its disappointing regular season at .500 after coming into the year ranked No. 9 in the AP poll. Clemson was better than us, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said. They played better and they coached better. ... They are a better team than we are. Simple as that. Watson, who was sidelined for four of the previous five games, pulled up lame during Clemsons first possession, which ended with Ammon Lakip coming up short on a 47-yard field goal try. The Gamecocks then went 70 yards in eight plays, and Pharoh Coopers 200-yard run out of the wildcat formation gave the visitors the lead.dddddddddddd Watson was back on the field on the ensuing series and helped the Tigers score 21 straight points to take control. Scott took a shovel pass behind the line of scrimmage and sprinted 53 yards for a score, and a Thompson fumble led to Gallmans 5-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Watson capped a 10-play, 61-yard drive with a 1-yard sneak over the goal line, but the freshman QB again limped to the sideline just before halftime. Cole Stoudts first pass after replacing Watson was intercepted, and Elliott Fry cut South Carolinas deficit to 21-10 by booting a 47-yard field goal. Fry had an opportunity to make it a one-possession game late in the third quarter from the same distance and narrowly hooked it to the left. On the next play from scrimmage, Scott outran everyone en route to a 70-yard TD using the same play he scored on in the first quarter. The speedy wideout was nearly knocked out of bounds at the 10-yard line but acrobatically tip- toed his feet in play. The Gamecocks had 1st-and-goal from the 2-yard line on the ensuing series and turned it over on downs. Thompson and Damiere Byrd hooked up on a 12-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth, and Watson tacked on another 1-yard keeper to account for the final score. Game Notes South Carolina had won 18 straight games against non-conference opponents ... Clemson leads the all-time series 66-42-4 ... This is the second longest active streak of consecutive years (106) played between schools. Minnesota and Wisconsin have played 108 straight years ... 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