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It’s a very special moment – Djokovic revels in Golden Masters achievement

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It's a very special moment – Djokovic revels in Golden Masters achievement


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20 Aug 2018, 06:03 IST

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Cincinnati Masters champion Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic basked in the honor of his ancient achievement of profitable all 9 ATP Masters titles, despite the fact that the previous global primary mentioned it feels “unreal” following his rollercoaster trip with harm and shape problems.

Djokovic accounted for 20-time grand slam champion and rival Roger Federer 6-Four 6-Four in the Cincinnati ultimate to develop into the primary singles participant to finish a blank sweep of Masters titles.

The Cincinnati trophy was once the one piece of silverware lacking from Djokovic’s cupboard, having already triumphed at Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Canada, Rome, Shanghai and Paris.

But Wimbledon champion Djokovic – a five-time runner-up in Cincinnati previous to Sunday who has struggled with harm in contemporary years – claimed the elusive crown to clinch a ‘Career Golden Masters’.

“Thank you guys. It’s obviously a very special moment,” 10th seed Djokovic – who took his Masters tally to 31 titles – mentioned on court docket afterwards. “It’s the primary time I am getting to face right here with a profitable trophy in Cincinnati. [I] performed 5 finals sooner than, and maximum of the ones finals I misplaced to this nice guy, Roger.

“Roger, thanks to your type phrases, and thanks for letting me win as soon as in Cincinnati.

“Obviously was a tough match for him today. He probably didn’t feel his best, but he’s a great champion — probably the best ever to play the game — so it’s always a pleasure to share the court with you.”

Djokovic – the 13-time main winner – added: “I need to thank my group, my circle of relatives again house, who isn’t right here with me.

“They’ll be with me quickly in New York, and I need to proportion this special moment with them, and need to thank them for his or her strengthen, unconditional strengthen in the arduous instances.

“I went through a little bit of a rollercoaster ride in my career with injuries and taking time off, and having surgery earlier this year, so this seems a bit unreal, to be honest — to be back at this level, and winning Wimbledon, and obviously Cincinnati for the first time.”

Federer, who was once again at the court docket having opted to skip the Citi Open and Rogers Cup in a bid to ease his time table, praised Djokovic post-match.

“Congratulations Novak on writing history today,” the 37-year-old mentioned. “It’s an amazing effort not just today but your whole career to get to this point. It’s an amazing achievement. You should be very proud. Well done.”

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