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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Djokovic Makes History in Tennis Masters Series

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7Dnews London

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 12:40 GMT

Dovak Djokovic became the first player to win all of the Masters series tournaments, after beating Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the Cincinnati Masters, Ohio, on Sunday, August 19th.

As reported by Reuters, the 30-year-old Serbian is the first to win all nine titles in the elite series that began in 1990.

After finishing five times as a runner-up in the tournament, Djokovic reflected on his latest win by saying: "Obviously it's a very special moment to stand here for the first time with the winning trophy."

After conceding the first set, the seven-time tournament champion Federer responded by taking the lead in the second set at 2-0, but the Serb fought back and earned the decisive break for 4-3, curling a forehand pass down the line.

Reuters added that Federer sent a forehand wide on the first match point, and racked up 39 unforced errors while struggling to penetrate Djokovic’s second serve.

After receiving the tournament trophy, Djokovic joked, "Thank you [Federer] for letting me win once in Cincinnati," adding that the 20-time Grand Slam winner “is a great champion and probably the best ever to play the game."

The pair are set to take part in the upcoming US Open Tennis tournament, which is due to start on August 27th.

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