The Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Cincinnati Masters 2012 Final Match re-ignites once more the rivalry between the current world’s top two players. According to ATP World Tour’s Greg Sharko, this will be the first time that the world number one and number two are contesting the Cincinnati Masters title since 1968.
Statistics show that even though Federer leads their overall head-to-head series by 15-12, Djokovic has the upper hand lately in their previous meetings in hardcourts with the Serb winning their recent four meetings in hardcourts including the 2010 and 2011 US Open Semifinals (having coming back from match point down to winning the battle). Their recent encounter, at the 2012 Wimbledon semifinals, it was Federer who showed who’s the better player on grass, overpowering the Serb and eventually winning his 17th Grand Slam title at the All England Club. They’ve met at the Cincinnati Masters final in 2009 with Federer prevailing at 6-1, 7-5.
By reaching the Cincinnati Masters 2012 final, Federer is assured that he’ll be keeping the world number one ranking and in the process guaranteed himself the top seeding at the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships which begins a week from now. Meanwhile, Djokovic is aiming to become the first player since Andy Roddick in 2003 to complete a Rogers Cup-Cincinnati Masters set.
The blockbuster Cincinnati Masters 2012 Federer vs Djokovic final takes place on Sunday. Don’t miss action by watching the match online and betting for your favorite player.