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2015 Western & Southern Open Masters

Federer Denies Djokovic, Wins 7th Cincy Title August 23, 2015 Cincinnati OH - Roger Federer won the 41st clash of titans against rival Novak Djokovic, claiming his seventh Western & Southern Open crown 7-6(1), 6-3 on Sunday. Federer captured his 87th tour-level title and 24th at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 stage. Having beaten World No. 2 Andy Murray in the semi-finals, it marked the first time he had toppled the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the Emirates ATP Rankings in consecutive matches en route to a title. Federer will reclaim the No. 2 spot from the Scot when the new rankings are released on Monday.


Djokovic, meanwhile, was vying to complete the Career Golden Masters, falling to 0-5 in Cincinnati finals (2008-09, '11-12). A 24-time ATP World Tour Masters 1000 champion, he falls to 54-26 in tour-level finals. Federer owns a 21-20 edge in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry, exacting revenge on Djokovic following the Serb's victory in their most recent meeting - the 2015 Wimbledon final. Djokovic is 3-2 this year, also claiming wins on the clay of Rome and hard courts of Indian Wells. Federer's other victory came in the Dubai title match.


Federer had adopted an ultra-aggressive mentality in cruising through the draw thus far, and the Swiss carried that same approach into Sunday's final. He won 40 per cent of return points entering the encounter and pressed for an early break immediately. Djokovic saved a trio of break points in the third game and another after a six-minute fifth game.


The opener would proceed to a tie-break, where Federer would snatch an early mini-break. A majestic looping backhand clipped the baseline to give the Basel native a 3-1 lead. He would not look back, taking 10 of the last 11 points to claim the first set. He hit 20 winners and won 16 of 21 net points to win the opener in 52 minutes. Federer would continue applying pressure on the Djokovic serve as the match progressed, surging to a 3-0 lead in the second set after the top seed double faulted to hand the initial break to the Swiss. He would hold serve to the finish line, striking 32 winners and seven aces in total.

Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Final

2-Roger Federer beat 1-Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-3


Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Semifinal

1-Novak Djokovic beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2

2-Roger Federer beat 3-Andy Murray 6-4 7-6(6)


Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal

1-Novak Djokovic beat 5-Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-1               

Alexandr Dolgopolov beat 6-Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-2

3-Andy Murray beat 12-Richard Gasquet 4-6 6-1 6-4

2-Roger Federer beat Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4


Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Round of 16

1-Novak Djokovic beat 13-David Goffin 6-4 2-6 6-3

5-Stan Wawrinka beat Ivo Karlovic 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 7-6(5)   

Alexandr Dolgopolov beat Jerzy Janowicz (POL) 6-3 3-6 6-4

6-Tomas Berdych beat Tommy Robredo 6-0 6-1

12-Richard Gasquet beat 7-Marin Cilic 7-5 6-3

3-Andy Murray beat 16-Grigor Dimitrov 4-6 7-6(3) 7-5

Feliciano Lopez beat 8-Rafael Nadal 5-7 6-4 7-6(3)

2-Roger Federer beat 15-Kevin Anderson 6-1 6-1 


Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Round of 32

1-Novak Djokovic beat Benoit Paire 7-5 6-2

1-3David Goffin beat Fernando Verdasco 6-4 7-6(4)

Ivo Karlovic beat Martin Klizan  6-3 7-6(2)

5-Stan Wawrinka beat Borna Coric 3-6 7-6(3) 6-3

Alexandr Dolgopolov beat Bernard Tomic 6-4 6-1

Jerzy Janowicz beat Jared Donaldson 6-4 7-6(4)

Tommy Robredo beat Sam Querrey 6-1 5-7 6-3

6-Tomas Berdych beatThomaz Bellucci 6-2 6-3   

7-Marin Cilic beat Joao Sousa 6-4 6-2      

12-Richard Gasquet beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 7-6(5) 6-2

16-Grigor Dimitrov beat Vasek Pospisil 7-6(4) 7-6(5)

3-Andy Murray beat Mardy Fish 6-4 7-6(1)

8-Rafael Nadal beat Jeremy Chardy 6-3 6-4

Feliciano Lopez beat Andreas Seppi 7-6(6) 6-2

15-Kevin Anderson beat Jack Sock 6-3 7-6(7)

2-Roger Federer beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-4

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2104 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Masters

Resurgent Federer Wins 6th Cincy Title, Defeats Ferrer in Three-Set Final August 17 2014 Cincinnati, Ohio - Roger Federer won a record sixth Western & Southern Open title Sunday, with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 victory over David Ferrer. The No.2 seed broke the Spaniard once in the first set, putting 90% of his returns back in play, and saved four breaks of his own to capture the first set in 30 minutes. In the first game of the second set, which lasted nearly 12 minutes, Ferrer fought off four break points for the hold. He then broke Federer twice en route to winning the set 6-1 and forcing a decider.

2013 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Masters 

Nadal Clinches Record 26th ATP Masters Jewel After Win Over Isner in Cincinnati

Nadal clinches recored 26th ATP Masters 1000 crown. Photo August 18, 2013 Cincinnati - Rafael Nadal’s resurgent 2013 campaign continued on Sunday with a 7-6(8), 7-6(3) victory over John Isner to clinch his maiden Cincinnati title. Nadal claimed a 26th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and ninth overall in 2013 with the win. Nadal extended his career-best hard court winning streak to 15-0 in 2013, while joining Novak Djokovic as the only players to win five Masters 1000 crowns in a single year. Full article


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