Djokovic played a solid match where he was the better player on serve, while Federer looked shaky and errant at key points in the contest.
In set 2 Federer had an opening going up a break, but he lost his serve two out of the next three service games while Djokovic didn’t face another break point.
Djokovic couldn’t break, but in the next service game he put the finishing touches on his masterpiece Masters title.
Djokovic becomes the first player in ATP history to win all four of the prestigious Grand Slams and all nine of the ATP’s elite Masters Series Events.
Djokovic had previously struggled in Cincinnati and against Federer at the venue, but after his first h2h win here he became a first time champion in Cinci.
Djokovic should head into the US Open now as a co-favorite; he seems fully fit and firing at what looks to be a pivotal time in his career.
Federer grinded out some tough quality wins but he wasn’t at his best in the final when he needed it most. »