One led by Nicolás Massú defeated the Swiss in two hours and two minutes of the match.
The Austrian Dominic Thiem champion of the Masters 1000 or Indian Wells this Sunday, when he gives the surprise in the final against the Swiss Roger Federer.
Thiem had to overcome a first sleeve against finally winning his rival with 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and two minutes of the match.
The Austrian, who won his first career in the Masters 1000, left the Swiss without his sixth trophy in the California Desert Tournament, which would have broken at the top of the table with Serbian Novak Djokovic, both with five.
"It's been a wonderful week for myself, even though it didn't work well for me today. Congratulations to Dominic, you deserved it," said the 37-year-old helvian.
Federer came to the game after gaining access to the finals without jumping to the track in the semis of Spanish Rafael Nadal's injury. And the freshness was noticed in the first sleeve.
With a 2-2 record in his previous matches, Federer took over the first set in just over half an hour thanks to the accuracy of his shot.
The Swiss, as usual, left only shots within reach and thus broke his opponent's service in the second game (2-0).
Thiem he regained it in the seventh (4-3), but Federer sealed a new break next to the goal and then 6-3.
The other lived the reverse trend: Thiem broke in the fourth (3-1) and held his servant to finish putting the immediate tables of an exciting competition.
So the games happened … and the incredible points: spectacular left, unlikely crossed passages and unattainable rewards until the Austrian struck again in the eleventh (6-5) to make his first title of this caliber in his third attempt, after having lost two finals in Madrid.