August 20, 2018 16:54 IST

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Cincinnati 2018 final

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Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia pose for photographers after their match Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic finally found a way past Swiss tennis master Roger Federer, as he defeated the latter 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets in the finals to win his first title of Cincinnati Masters on Sunday. The 31-year-old Serb, who won the Wimbledon Championships last month, was the runner-up of the Cincinnati Masters on five occasions. He had lost to Federer thrice. In the high-octane match, both Federer and Djokovic started on a bright note, before the latter took centre stage and put the Swiss tennis ace under pressure. The duo were placed at 3-3 in the opening set, before Djokovic broke his opponent's serve to win the first set. Credit: (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the winner's trophy In the second set, Federer took a quick 2-0 lead against the World no 10 Serb. However, Djokovic recovered from the early setback and equalled 2-2. Again, the World number 2 Swiss took the lead, before Djokovic surged ahead and gained victory in a riveting contest that lasted for nearly 90 minutes. In the process, Djokovic became the first player to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments. He would be now looking to continue his rich vein of form in the US Open, which begins on August 27. Credit: (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Roger Federer congratulates Novak Djokovic Roger Federer of Switzerland congratulates Novak Djokovic of Serbia after their match during the men's final of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Credit: (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic celebrates his win over Roger Federer Novak Djokovic of Serbis celebrates his win over Roger Federer of Switzerland during the men's final of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Credit: (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Roger Federer Roger Federer of Switzerland plays Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's final of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 19, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. Credit: (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)