LIVE: Djokovic, Federer Duel For Cincy Crown | ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer renew their rivalry in the Western & Southern Open final. Needless to say, there is plenty at stake for both competitors. Djokovic is bidding for a first Cincinnati crown, which would see him secure the complete set of all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. Federer, meanwhile, is seeking a stunning 99th tour-level title, carrying a perfect 7-0 mark in finals in the ‘Queen City’. Most Tour-Level Meetings (Open Era) Rivalry No. of Meetings Win-Loss Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal 52 Djokovic leads 27-25…

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Cincinnati Masters: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win doubles final

Victory brought Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray their third title this year Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares won their second doubles title of August with victory in the Cincinnati Masters final. Murray and Soares beat Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 4-6 6-3 10-6 in one hour and 25 minutes. It was their first ATP Masters 1,000 title as a pair. Murray and Soares won the Washington Open two weeks ago for their third victory this year, having defended their Acapulco title in March. Scot Murray. 32.…

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Maiden Team Masters: Murray/Soares Triumph In Cincinnati | ATP World Tour

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares arrived at the Western & Southern Open having accomplished plenty together: they’d won eight tour-level titles as a pair, captured two Grand Slams, reached the Nitto ATP Finals in three straight years (2015-17) and much more. But they had never lifted an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy as a team. That changed on Sunday when the Scottish-Brazilian duo beat reigning Internazionali BNL D’Italia titlists Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 in the Cincinnati final. Last year, Murray and Soares fell just…

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Djokovic vs. Federer: Career Golden Masters Or Title No. 8? | ATP World Tour

Since lifting his eighth unique ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy at the 2013 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, Novak Djokovic has stood one title away from becoming the first man to achieve the Career Golden Masters. For the second time since that victory in the Principality, the 31-year-old is just one win away from achieving that feat by winning the Western & Southern Open. But, as was the case in 2015, Roger Federer stands in the way. Three years ago, Federer defeated Djokovic for the third time in Cincinnati’s championship match…

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Murray/Soares Close On Maiden Masters 1000 Triumph | ATP World Tour

After a thrilling Saturday of doubles action in which the competitors played both the quarter-finals and semi-finals at the Western & Southern Open, veteran pairs Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares and Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah will meet on Sunday for the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. Murray and Soares won eight of the final nine points of a Match Tie-break to defeat sixth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 6-7(7), 6-2, 10-6. The Scottish-Brazilian team now lead the Dutch-Romanian duo 3-2 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series.  Murray and Soares, who…

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rivalries-djokovic-federer | ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet for the 46th time in the final of the 2018 Western & Southern Open. The pair most recently clashed 31 months ago, when Djokovic triumphed in the Australian Open semi-finals en route to his sixth championship victory in Melbourne. The Serbian now leads the pair’s electric FedEx ATP Head2Head series 23-22. Their rivalry features the second-most matches played in the Open Era; only Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have faced off more often, with 52 battles. Here’s a look at their 45 previous meetings……

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Federer Sets Djokovic Blockbuster For Cincy Crown | ATP World Tour

He’s been the king of the ‘Queen City’ for more than a decade, and now Roger Federer is one win from reclaiming his Cincinnati throne. Federer booked a blockbuster championship clash against Novak Djokovic after defeating David Goffin on Saturday at the Western & Southern Open. He moved past the Belgian when his opponent retired due to injury at 7-6(3), 1-1. Facing Goffin for the first time since suffering a semi-final loss at last year’s Nitto ATP Finals, Federer restored order in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, which now stands…

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Scouting Report: 10 Things To Watch In Winston-Salem | ATP World Tour

The Winston-Salem Open welcomes 19 of the Top 50 players in the ATP Rankings and more than 40 men who will compete in the US Open main draw, including #NextGenATP players Alex de Minaur, Andrey Rublev and Taylor Fritz. Reigning Nitto ATP Finals runner-up David Goffin, last year’s finalist Damir Dzumhur and Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey are also in the field. View Draw 1) De Minaur Developing: #NextGenATP De Minaur has achieved a career-high ATP Ranking 15 times in 2018, rising from No. 208 on 1 January to…

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Cincinnati Masters: Simona Halep to play Kiki Bertens in final

Halep reached the Cincinnati final in 2015 and 2017 World number one Simona Halep will play Kiki Bertens in the Cincinnati Masters final after easing past Aryna Sabalenka in the semi-finals. Halep, 26, beat the Belarusian 6-3 6-4 to reach her second final in as many weeks. Earlier in the day, Bertens, 26, defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova for the second week in a row, winning 3-6 6-4 6-2. “I know it is going to be a big challenge in the final,” said Halep. The Romanian – who won…

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Cincinnati Masters: Novak Djokovic reaches final with victory over Marin Cilic

Djokovic last reached the Cincinnati Masters final in 2015, when he lost to Roger Federer Former world number one Novak Djokovic reached the Cincinnati Masters final for the sixth time with a semi-final victory over Marin Cilic. Djokovic, who has never won the tournament, beat 2016 winner Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 in two and a half hours. The Serb, seeded 10th, will play the winner of Saturday’s second semi-final between Roger Federer and David Goffin. “It’s tough. I’m very pleased to reach the final once more here,” said the 31-year-old…

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