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Kyrgios sent Djokovic packing, and the Serbian star has since withdrawn from this week's tournament in Miami saying an elbow injury he's carried for months had worsened.
Federer wiped the floor with Nadal in Indian Wells just two months after his thrilling five-set win over the Spaniard in the Australian Open final.
Wawrinka was the only player who managed to break Federer's serve in the California desert, but eventually even he could only stand back and admire his superstar compatriot's majestic progress to the title.
"The way he's playing is just so beautiful," Wawrinka said of the 35-year-old Federer. "Everything looks perfect. He's moving amazingly well. He has amazing touch. He's doing everything you can do on the tennis court."
Federer captured his 90th career title. Although he said it was too soon to start thinking about the milestone of 100, he certainly goes into Miami a strong favorite with Djokovic as well as injured world number one Andy Murray out of the second Masters event of the year.
- Rankings not a Federer priority -
He has leapfrogged Nadal to sixth in the world rankings. Whether he can move past Wawrinka, Djokovic and Murray and regain the number one ranking is a question that Federer, in his current incarnation, isn't too worried about.
"Sure I'd love to be number one again," he said. "But anything else other than world number one for me is not interesting. So that's why the rankings is not a priority right now."
Instead, he's focused on approaching each tournament he plays with energy and eagerness, something he admits was missing when he turned up in Dubai and lost to 116th-ranked Evgeny Donskoy.
"I just wasn't 100 percent prepared, unfortunately, because of the injury I was carrying after Melbourne," he said. "I was still tired. I was lacking energy."
At Indian Wells, he said, the preparation was complete and the energy was good, and he anticipated the same for Miami.
"I think I'm going to be fine on that front just because I'm feeling too good on the court and I'm having too much fun," Federer said. "Winning creates a lot of good energy.
"But I know how hard it is to win back-to-back Indian Wells and Miami titles.
"That's why I go to Miami knowing it's going to be really difficult," added Federer, who is showing renewed talent for making the difficult look oh so easy.