The final everyone was hoping for will be played at the Cincinnati Masters 1000. World no. 1, Roger Federer, will take on the no. 2, Novak Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic made up for his bronze medal defeat against Juan Martín Del Porto at the Olympic Games by beating the Argentine in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters 1000. The Serb’s serving was unplayable -something he has sustained throughout the tournament having not dropped a single service game – never allowing the South American into the tie. The match finished 6-3, 6-2 in Djokovic’s favour and was concluded in just one hour and 27 minutes.
The Serbian will now take part in his fourth final at this competition in five years. This year he will be faced with overcoming the world no. 1, Roger Federer.
The Swiss wasn’t made to sweat it out too much to get past Stanislas Wawrinka in Saturday’s other semi-final. This year’s Mutua Madrid Open champion won 75% of the points on his own service, never giving his compatriot a chance. The match finished 7-6, 6-3 in one hour and 35 minutes. The now 31-year-old will be looking to make it his fifth victory at this competition, having already lifted the title here in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Today the gran final will be disputed between the two top ranked players in world tennis. The head-to-head record between them reads 15-12 in Federer’s favour.