8/24/2009

Federer beats Djokovic to win Cincinnati Masters title


Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their championship match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 23, 2009.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- World number one Roger Federer of the Switzerland defeated fourth seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-1 and 7-5 to win the Cincinnati Masters men's singles title on Sunday.


Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a ball into the crowd after winning his first game in the first set against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their championship match at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament in Cincinnati, August 23, 2009.

The 15-time grand-slam champion ripped through the first set and rallied from 3-0 down to win the second for his fourth title of the year.

Djokovic led 3-0 in the second and had a set point at 5-4 before Federer held on and broke in the following game on his way to his 16th Masters Series title and his 61st career crown.
(Xinhua)

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