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Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Cincinnati Masters final: Federer and Djokovic by the numbers

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Tour 19 Aug 2018
  • Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic is live from Cincinnati at 4.00pm local time on Sunday (9.00pm BST)
  • We take a look at all the key numbers, stats, quotes and more ahead of the final encounter
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic write another chapter in their illustrious rivalry when they pair clash for the 2018 Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday.

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Playing for the first time since the 2016 Australian Open semi-finals, Djokovic is once again chasing history in Cincinnati as he attempts to complete his Golden Masters set - but for the fourth time, Federer will be standing across the net at the Western & Southern Open.

Federer has won all three previous Cincinnati Masters finals between the pair - and they’ve come every three years in 2009, 2012 and 2015 - can the Swiss deny his longtime rival once more in 2018? Djokovic holds a slight 23-22 edge in their head-to-head coming into their 46th career meeting and has won six of their last eight meetings, including Wimbledon, U.S. Open and ATP Finals finals in 2015. But Federer is a flawless 7-0 lifetime in Cincinnati finals with three of those victories coming over the Serbian.

It promises to be a spectacular final showpiece as the 2018 Cincinnati Masters comes to a dramatic climax on Sunday - but who will emerge triumphant with the silverware and add to their already legendary legacy? We go over all the numbers, stats and quotes ahead of the final below.

Federer vs Djokovic stats

Federer vs Djokovic by the numbers

Roger FedererVsNovak Djokovic
Basel, SwitzerlandBirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia
SwitzerlandResidenceMonte-Carlo, Monaco
1998Turned pro2003
1165-254Career W/L815-173
$116,974,122Career prize money$114,222,440
20Grand Slam titles13
27ATP Masters 1000 titles30
7Cincinnati titles0
46-8Cincinnati W/L31-11
Champion (2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)Best Cincinnati resultRunner-up (2008, 2009, 2011 2012, 2015

Federer vs Djokovic head-to-head

Federer vs Djokovic rivalry

2006Monte-Carlo MastersClayR64Federer6-3 2-6 6-3
2006Davis Cup World Group Play-offHardRRFederer6-3 6-2 6-3
2007Australian OpenHardR16Federer6-2 7-5 6-3
2007DubaiHardQFFederer6-3 6-7(6) 6-3
2007Canada MastersHardFinalDjokovic7-6(2) 2-6 7-6(2)
2007U.S. OpenHardFinalFederer7-6(4) 7-6(2) 6-4
2008Australian OpenHardSFDjokovic7-5 6-3 7-6(5)
2008Monte-Carlo MastersClaySFFederer63 32 RET
2008U.S. OpenHardSFFederer6-3 5-7 7-5 6-2
2009Miami MastersHardSFDjokovic3-6 6-2 6-3
2009Rome MastersClaySFDjokovic4-6 6-3 6-3
2009Cincinnati MastersHardFinalFederer6-1 7-5
2009U.S. OpenHardSFFederer7-6(3) 7-5 7-5
2009BaselHardFinalDjokovic6-4 4-6 6-2
2010Canada MastersHardSFFederer6-1 3-6 7-5
2010U.S. OpenHardSFDjokovic5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 7-5
2010Shanghai MastersHardSFFederer7-5 6-4
2010BaselHardFinalFederer6-4 3-6 6-1
2010ATP FinalsHardSFFederer6-1 6-4
2011Australian OpenHardSFDjokovic7-6(3) 7-5 6-4
2011DubaiHardFinalDjokovic6-3 6-3
2011Indian Wells MastersHardSFDjokovic6-3 3-6 6-2
2011Roland GarrosClaySFFederer7-6(5) 6-3 3-6 7-6(5)
2011U.S. OpenHardSFDjokovic6-7(7) 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5
2012Rome MastersClaySFDjokovic6-2 7-6(4)
2012Roland GarrosClaySFDjokovic6-4 7-5 6-3
2012WimbledonGrassSFFederer6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3
2012Cincinnati MastersHardFinalFederer6-0 7-6(7)
2012ATP FinalsHardFinalDjokovic7-6(6) 7-5
2013Paris MastersHardSFDjokovic4-6 6-3 6-2
2013ATP FinalsHardRRDjokovic6-4 6-7(2) 6-2
2014DubaiHardSFFederer3-6 6-3 6-2
2014Indian Wells MastersHardFinalDjokovic3-6 6-3 7-6(3)
2014Monte-Carlo MastersClaySFFederer7-5 6-2
2014WimbledonGrassFinalDjokovic6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4
2014Shanghai MastersHardSFFederer6-4 6-4
2014ATP FinalsHardFinalDjokovicW/O
2015DubaiHardFinalFederer6-3 7-5
2015Indian Wells MastersHardFinalDjokovic6-3 6-7(5) 6-2
2015Rome MastersClayFinalDjokovic6-4 6-3
2015WimbledonGrassFinalDjokovic7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3
2015Cincinnati MastersHardFinalFederer7-6(1) 6-3
2015U.S. OpenHardFinalDjokovic6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4
2015ATP Finals HardRRFederer7-5 6-2
2015ATP FinalsHardFinalDjokovic6-3 6-4
2016Australian OpenHardSFDjokovic6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3

Road to 2018 Cincinnati Masters final


R64: Bye
R32: def. Peter Gojowczyk 6-4 6-4
R16: def. Leonardo Mayer 6-1 7-6(6)
QF: def. Stan Wawrinka 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-2
SF: def. David Goffin 7-6(3) 1-1 RET


R64: def. Steve Johnson 6-4 7-6(4)
R32: def. Adrian Mannarino 4-6 6-2 6-1
R16: def. Grigor Dimitrov 2-6 6-3 6-4
QF: def. Milos Raonic 7-5 4-6 6-3
SF: def. Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3

Quotes ahead of Cincinnati final

Roger Federer

“It’s great to be back in the finals, against Novak in particular,” Federer said.
“There’s a lot riding on the match. It’s great to refresh a rivalry we’ve had for many years. I think what's nice about this is that it’s fresh. It's not like we have played in the last few weeks and everybody knows what to expect.”

Novak Djokovic

“[Roger] has influenced me greatly—the rivalry with him, and him personally, has influenced the evolution of my game,” Djokovic said. “It would be the greatest challenge in Cincinnati, without a doubt, because he's been dominating this tournament historically.”


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