Roger Federer hails ‘special’ Cincinnati Masters victory

Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the Cincinnati Masters title

Roger Federer could not hide his delight after beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win his seventh Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday.

The 34-year-old overcame the world No1 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 in one and a half hours and will now be the second seed at the US Open.

The win took Federer to a 21-20 edge in meetings with Djokovic as the Swiss gears up for his bid to win his sixth US Open title at Flushing Meadows in New York later this month.

And speaking after securing his 87th tour-level title, Federer was clearly thrilled as he paid tribute to his opponent.

“We really get the best out of each other,” said Federer.

“We have improved a lot playing against each other over the years.

“It’s very special for me. I will try my best to come back for many years to come.”

The US Open gets under way on 31 August in New York.

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