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Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati Masters final

Published 1940 GMT (0340 HKT) August 23, 2015
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Roger Federer faced off against Novak Djokovic in the final of the Cincinnati Masters Sunday. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Federer started strongly in the afternoon heat and wore Djokovic down to to take the first set after a tie-break. Rob Carr/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Djokovic was aiming to complete the full set of Masters 1000 tournament victories, having never won in Cincinnati before. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The world number one has won eight of nine Masters 1000 events on the ATP Tour. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
But Federer is a formidable opponent and had twice beaten the Serb in a Cincinnati final. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Federer broke Djokovic in the first game of the second set and held on to take the match 7-6 (7/1) 6-3. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/Getty Images