Federer wins record 5th Cincinnati title over Djokovic
August 19, 2012 · Print This Article
Cincinnati Masters—Mason, Ohio
World No. 1 Roger Federer claimed his record fifth title in Cincinnati on Sunday in convincing fashion, defeating No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6(7).
Winning 73 percent of his first serve points in the first set, Federer struck five aces and kept Djokovic to only 10 percent of his second serve points won.
With neither player losing serve prior to the finals, Federer kept his streak alive by cruising through the first set and holding his mettle in set two.
Saving a match point at 5-6 down in the second set tiebreak, Djokovic couldn’t convert on his only set point at 7-6 up, before Federer closed out the match with a forehand winner after one hour and 20 minutes.
Capturing his sixth title of the year, Federer didn’t face a break point throughout encounter (a first time in Tour final) and improved to 17-12 over Djokovic in lifetime meetings.
The Swiss star will now head to the US Open as the No. 1 seed in search of his sixth title.
Djokovic, who won in Toronto last week, will arrive in New York ranked No. 2.