Extended Highlights: Novak Djokovic Makes History vs Roger Federer – Cincinnati 2018


As we mentioned not long ago, Novak Djokovic has declared his intention for 2018: to reclaim world number one. And today at the finals of the Western & Southern Open, Djokovic convinced everyone that he’s more than ready to do it.

By a score of 6-4 6-4, Djokovic comfortably defeated Roger Federer and claimed his first trophy in Cincinnati. It was the last ATP 1000 event that was missing from his resume. He has now won all four Grand Slams and all nine ATP 1000 events in singles – something no man has ever achieved before – the “Golden Masters”. Federer is missing Rome and Monte Carlo while Rafael Nadal needs Miami, Shanghai, and Paris.

It is a glowing achievement and one that he is especially proud of, describing it as “one of the most special moments in my career.” Djokovic was always in control of the match as Federer was unable to generate enough break opportunities. With Federer not at his sharpest and facing a relentless Djokovic ground game, Federer just did not have enough.

Let’s hope Djokovic can keep the momentum of his incredible summer thus far.



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