Last Update 15:40
Saturday, 20 July 2019

Tennis: Federer defeats Djokovic for seventh Cincinnati title

AFP , Sunday 23 Aug 2015
Federer
Share/Bookmark
Views: 818
Share/Bookmark
Views: 818

Roger Federer won his seventh Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday, dominating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/1), 6-3 in a performance which sets him up nicely for the US Open.

The victory in 90 minutes means the Swiss will be seeded second behind Djokovic at Flushing Meadows.

Federer claimed his 87th career ATP title and his 24th trophy in a Masters 1000 event.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner returns to second in the world after ceding the position for a week to Andy Murray, who beat Djokovic in the final at Montreal last week.

Sunday's defeat means the Serbian world number ne has now failed in finals at both of his tune-up events for final Grand Slam of the year, which starts on August 31.

Federer gave himself three match points with his seventh ace of the contest and converted on the first to the cheers of a partisan crowd.

The 34-year-old Swiss -- who wasn't broken all week -- nudged ahead of Djokovic 21-20 in their head-to-head series as he avenged last month's defeat by the Serb in the Wimbledon final.

The pair were playing for the Cincinnati title for a third time.

Djokovic, trying to become the first man to win all nine of the elite Masters 1000 titles, instead endured his fifth finals defeat at Cincinnati -- the lone Masters missing from his resume.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.