Novak Djokovic finally got the title from his resume with a 6-4 6-4 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to win in Cincinnati and become the first player to complete the series of Masters series tournaments.
five previous finals and losses to Federer in three of them, Djokovic eventually broke the ice to continue his breathtaking revival after a long comeback of elbow operation.
The Wimbledon champion is the first to claim the Career Golden Masters after winning all nine titles in the elite series that started in 1990.
"It is clearly a very special moment to be here for the first time. times to stand with the winning trophy, "Djokovic said after defeating Cincinnati champion Federer seven times.
"The hard I went through it, it was a roller coaster ride in my career with injuries, taking free time and surgery earlier this year.
" This seems a bit unreal to be back at this level Wimbledon and of course Cincinnati for the first time. "
Djokovic has won his last three games against Federer and now has a 24-22 lead in their long rivalry.
The world number 10 will improve to sixth place in the rankings and he will visit later this month. US Open, a big favorite to win a third crown at Flushing Meadows.
Federer met the first in more than two years, Djokovic & # 39; s recurring and entrenched defense rattled the Swiss, whose servitude in the whole
He broke Federer and led 4-3 and retired his run of 100 consecutive holds in Cincinnati.
Federer got together early in the second set, which eliminated Djokovic with 2-0, but the Serbian broke back and deserved the decisive breakthrough for 4-3, passing a hand along the line.
Federer sent a forehand wide on the first match point and picked up 39 unforced errors while wrestling o m to enter the second Djokovic store.
"Thanks for letting me win as soon as I n Cincinnati," Djokovic said to Federer. "
" It was obviously a tough match for him today, he probably did not feel so good, but he is a great champion and probably the best ever to play the game. " Federer was full of praise for Djokovic.
" Congratulations Novak for writing the history of today, "said the Swiss." It's a great achievement, not only today but your entire career to come to this point. It is a great achievement. You should be very proud. "