Federer Smashes Djokovic, Takes Fifth Cincy title: ATP Cincinnati Recap
Roger Federer made quick work of Novak Djokovic, defeating Djokovic on a hard court for the first time since 2010, 6-0, 7-6 for his fifth Western and Southern Open title. In addition to the title, Federer consolidates his hold on the number one ranking.
Federer did not face a break point the entire match and did not have his serve broken all week in what was another dominant performance by the Swiss Maestro. In the semis he took out his countryman Stan Wawrinka, who exceeded expectations to make a Masters semi in straights. He also beat Mardy Fish, Bernard Tomic and Alex Bogomolov in previous rounds. It was a good week for Switzerland.
Though Djokovic lost in the Cincy finals for the fourth time and played a listless final match, he was quite dominant in previous rounds and hadn’t been broken in any of his previous matches, defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the semis, Marin Cilic, Nikolay Davydenko and Andreas Seppi.
Heading into the US Open, both Federer and Djokovic proved their mettle and can rest up, while questions remain for Del Potro, who may be dealing with wrist issues. Then there’s Andy Murray, who played another one of those muzzard matches and was upset by Jeremy Chardy in the third round.