Roger Federer showed off his top-ranking on Sunday after defeating second-ranked Novak Djokovic to win his fifth Cincy title.
Federer completed the match 6-0, 7-6 (7) for the Western & Southern 2012 Open championship win.
The top ranked tennis player is now 5-0 in Cincinnati, and the event marked the first time in the tournament’s history that the two topped ranked players in the world played in the final.
The win also tied Roger Federer with Rafael Nadal for the most Masters titles at 21. After the match, Federer said of the record:
“A record break — always something special when that happens.”
Djokovic was coming off a Rogers Cup win in Toronto last Sunday and reached the same final he failed to win against Andy Murray last year after a sore shoulder forced him to resign the match.
Novak didn’t appear to broken up about his loss; after the match he proclaimed:
“I had a fantastic week in Toronto. I came in here and didn’t really expect to get this far, get all the way to the title.”
Roger Federer took last week off, and his play in final seem more rested than his competitor, winning the first set in just 20 minutes while allowing Djokovic to rack up just 10 points. Federer managed to claim the first 6-0 set in 28 career matches against Djokovic.
Djokovic, in the meantime, was marred by personal missteps and double faults.
This was the seventh time the two men had played for a tournament title; in 2007, Federer won the US Open, the only Grand Slam final match between the top ranked tennis players.