Djokovic makes history with win over Federer
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic can finally celebrate achieving a clean sweep.
The former world No. 1 became the first player to win all nine Masters 1,000 tournaments with a straight-sets victory Sunday over Roger Federer in the Western & Southern Open championship match.
Djokovic, 31, had been a five-time runner-up at the Cincinnati event, losing to the seven-time champion on three occasions.
“It’s a very special moment,” Djokovic told reporters. “It’s the first time I get to stand with a winning trophy in Cincinnati.”
Victory for Federer would have given him his 99th career title and leveled his head-to-head with Djokovic at 23-23 before the US Open, which starts on Aug. 27.