For the first time in the history of Western & Southern Financial Masters, the No. 1 and No. 2 ATP-ranked players competed in the final.
It was the Roger Federer, the world No. 1, who emerged victorious, defeating the No. 2 ranked Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6 (7) Sunday at the tournament that started play in 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city.
The win for Federer gave him his record-breaking fifth title in Cincinnati, and a record-tying 21st “Masters 1000” level ATP tournament title, tying Rafael Nadal for the most all time.
Federer won the title without losing a set and without losing his serve, facing only three break points the entire week.
“Looking back, it’s just unbelievable,” Federer told reporters after the match. “This was probably the best week for me here in Cincinnati. I didn’t lose a set. This is very sweet, no doubt about it.”
He won the first set 6-0 in only 20 minutes – his first ever bagel set against Djokovic, who won only 10 points.
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