Novak Djokovic created history on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati, defeating World No.2 Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 to become the first man on the planet to win ALL NINE Masters 1000 titles.
The Serbinator played his best match of the tournament to claim his 31st Career Masters 1000 title.
Novak made an impressive start as he earned a couple of break points in the very first game of the match, courtesy of some incredible returns. Federer saved both of the break points on that occasion, but Novak continue to put pressure on Swiss’ serve and eventually earned a decisive break in the seventh game and closed out the set three games later in just 37 minutes.
After an early exchange of breaks in the second set, Novak earned a crucial break in the seventh and successfully served out for the Championships three games later to capture his first ever Cincinnati Open title.
“I’d like to thank my family for their support, especially though these hard times – it’s been a bit of a roller coaster with injury, time off and surgery,” Novak said at the trophy ceremony.
“It all seems unreal to be back at this level, winning Wimbledon and now this.”
This is Novak’s 70th ATP Career Singles title.
Next tournament for Novak is the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships, that begins from August 27.