Roger Federer Captures Record 5th Cincinnati Title

   on August 19 2012 3:31 PM
Roger Federer Captures Record 5th Cincinnati Title

Once again Roger Federer prevailed at the Cincinati for a record fifth title, after clinching it in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

The world number 1 posted a 6-0, 7-6 (9-7) victory over number 2 Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final at the $2.825 million Western & Southern Open.

The Swiss, with a dazzling array of groundstrokes, won the opening set 6-0 in just 20 minutes, allowing Djokovic to win just 10 points.

The Serb also looked out of sorts and threw in five double faults and countless unforced errors to compound matters.

But Djokovic is well known for his fighting qualities, finally found his range in the second, forcing it into a tie-break.

Though it was not enough to prevent the top seed from snapping Djokovic on his streak of 15 straight victories on hard courts.

Federer, conceded an early mini-break and squandered a match point.

Later a forehand winner gave the Swiss Master, in an ideal preparation for the US Open, which starts in New York on 27 August, his 76th career title, and year's 6th.

He also tied Rafael Nadal for the most ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles with 21.

It was the first time in Ohio's history that the top two played for the title.

Djokovic, on the other hand, lost he Cincinati final for the fourth time in five years. A sore shoulder forced him to quit in the final last year.