Cheers! Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic In No. 1 vs. No. 2 Cincinnati Final

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Moet!

Novak Djokovic (left) and Roger Federer celebrate their historic final match in the 2012 Western & Southern Open with bottles of Moet & Chandon.

For the first time in the history of Western & Southern Financial Masters, the No. 1 and No. 2 ATP-ranked players competed in the final.

It was the Roger Federer, the world No. 1, who emerged victorious, defeating the No. 2 ranked Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6 (7) Sunday at the tournament that started play in 1899 and is the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city.

The win for Federer gave him his record-breaking fifth title in Cincinnati, and a record-tying 21st “Masters 1000” level ATP tournament title, tying Rafael Nadal for the most all time.

Federer won the title without losing a set and without losing his serve, facing only three break points the entire week.

“Looking back, it’s just unbelievable,” Federer told reporters after the match. “This was probably the best week for me here in Cincinnati. I didn’t lose a set. This is very sweet, no doubt about it.”

He won the first set 6-0 in only 20 minutes – his first ever bagel set against Djokovic, who won only 10 points.

“I was hoping for a good start, but not like that,” Federer said.Said Djokovic, “It was a final today, so I really wanted to win. There is no question about it. Maybe playing couple weeks in a row, four weeks in a row, got to me maybe mentally. Physically it didn’t. I felt OK on the court.”The Cincinnati title was also Federer’s 76th career singles title, one shy of John McEnroe’s third-place tally of 77 singles titles. Only Jimmy Connors (109 titles) and Ivan Lendl (94 titles) have won more men’s singles titles than McEnroe and Federer in a career.Federer will be the No. 1 seed at the US Open that begin August 27. Djokovic will be the defending champion and the No. 2 seed. The tournament was Federer’s first since winning Olympic silver at the London Games, losing to gold medalist Andy Murray. Djokovic, who lost in the Olympic bronze medal match to Juan Martin del Potro, won the title in Toronto last week.

To read more about tennis history, including many of the records that Federer is breaking, pick up THE BUD COLLINS HISTORY OF TENNIS here To read more about Roger Federer, pick the Rene Stauffer-authored biography of him ROGER FEDERER: QUEST FOR PERFECTION