Rafael Nadal capped his return to form with victory over Novak Djokovic in the final of the Indian Wells Masters.
Nadal had not won a tournament since Roland Garros last June
The Spaniard, ranked second in the world, took his first title since last year's French Open with a 6-2 7-5 win.
Nadal, 20, broke twice in the first set and once in the second as he saw off his 19-year-old Serbian opponent.
"This is one of the best wins for me," said Nadal. "It is a strange feeling to come here and win without losing a set. I won against a great player."
Nadal suffered with injuries and relatively poor form for the latter part of last year but had looked back to his best in Indian Wells.
A straight-sets victory over Andy Roddick in the semi-finals was impressive enough, but when he won nine consecutive points to open the final it was clear Nadal was on top form.
I went eight months with no title and now I come back with a big one
He also won 16 of the first 18 points, breaking in games two and eight on his way to the first set.
The second was a tighter affair but Nadal saved all three break points he faced and clinched victory on the third match point when Djokovic's backhand sailed long.
"It was a great week for me," said Nadal. "I went eight months with no title and now I come back with a big one.
"I expected a tough match. In the first set I played very good with no mistakes. The second set was great. I played a little more defensively and he was serving better.
"It was important for me to save my break points."
Djokovic found some consolation in receiving the runners-up trophy from three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker.
"It is a big honour to receive a trophy from a legend," said Djokovic. "When my mother was giving me the milk I was watching Boris win Wimbledon."
He added: "I was pretty nervous at the start. It was my first time in final of a big tournament and the crowd and I tried not to think about it."