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Federer beats Djokovic for 5th Cincinnati title

Published on Aug 20, 2012 7:22 AM
Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose for photographers after the trophy ceremony during the final of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on Aug 19, 2012 in Mason, Ohio. -- PHOTO: AFP

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AFP) - Roger Federer won his sixth title of the season as he beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6 (9/7) in a battle between the top two players in the world on Sunday at the Cincinnati Masters.

The Swiss got through a perfect week without losing serve as he won his 76th career trophy and his 16th from 28 against Serb Djokovic.

Federer goes into the US Open as a clear title favourite after becoming the first man to win five trophies at the Cincinnati event.

Federer's success marked his 21st Masters 1000 trophy, pulling level with Rafael Nadal for the all-time best in that category.

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