Federer beats Djokovic in Cincinnati Open Final
August 20 , 2012
World number one Roger Federer secured his sixth ATP title of the year with a 6-0 7-6 victory over Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s Cincinnati Open final.
Federer's 21st Masters 1000 title brings him on par with Rafa Nadal's record in the series.
The 31-year-old Swiss dominated the tournament without facing a break point against the world number two.
The first set took just 20 minutes but it was a closer match in the second, which Federer eventually won 9-7 in the tiebreak.
"I tried to stretch the lead. Obviously, Novak had a hard time finding his range on the serve from the baseline but the combination just made it all work out for me today in that first set," said Federer.
"He started off really well and I made a lot of double faults and errors," said Djokovic, who has now lost all four of his Cincinnati finals.