Novak Djokovic won the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati for the first time in his career, that Roger Federer, N.2 World, 6-4, 6-4, Sunday, in the finale, at the same time being the first player of the Open Age to win at least once the 1000 masters of the ATP.
The 31-year-old Serbian, who had lost five finals in Ohio, including three against Federer, finally captured the only Masters 1000 title that was missing in his record.
Seven-time winner of the tournament, Federer had not seen the defeat on the cement from Cincinnati since 2013.
"Of course it's a very special moment for me here to be in For the first time with the winner's trophy in Cincinnati, "Djokovic said.
"I've had tough times, ups and downs in my career with injuries, months without play and surgery (at the beginning of the year, it seems a bit unreal to be back at this level," added the former World No. 1.
The winner of the last Wimbledon relied on the quality of his return to accept Federer's service at 3-3 in the first inning, enough advantage to finish the first set a few games later
Djokovic was broken from the start of the second run, but was able to immediately return to the favor of a helpless game from Helvetian, seemed less in the leg than in the previous rounds.
Serbian then succeeded in a new break, decidingly, on a winning pass at 3-3 before he flew to victory after 1 hour and 25 minutes.