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Sport A run-down of Novak Djokovic's magnificent ATP Masters record: Career Golden Masters

00:51  21 august  2018
00:51  21 august  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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We recall how Novak Djokovic became the first man to win all ATP Masters 1000 events, from Miami 2007 to Cincinnati 2018. After five previous Cincinnati final defeats - three of which were to the Swiss maestro - Djokovic belatedly broke his duck at the weekend to complete the set of Masters honours.

Novak Djokovic made history on Sunday by defeating Roger Federer in the final of the Cincinnati Masters .In doing so, the Serbian became the first man In doing so, the Serbian became the first man to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 titles, adding that crown to his earlier successes in Miami, Montreal

Novak Djokovic holding a sign: Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Cincinnati Masters© Getty Images Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Cincinnati Masters

Novak Djokovic made history on Sunday by defeating Roger Federer in the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

In doing so, the Serbian became the first man to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 titles, adding that crown to his earlier successes in Miami, Montreal, Indian Wells, Rome, Paris, Madrid, Shanghai and Monte-Carlo.

The 13-time major champion took his Masters tally to a remarkable 31, from his 45th final, and extended his narrow head-to-head advantage over great rival Federer to 24-22.

After five previous Cincinnati final defeats - three of which were to the Swiss maestro - Djokovic belatedly broke his duck at the weekend to complete the set of Masters honours. Here's how he did it:

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Take a look at how Novak Djokovic became the first man to win all ATP Masters 1000 events, from Miami 2007 to Cincinnati 2018.

Take a look at how Novak Djokovic became the first man to win all ATP Masters 1000 events, from Miami 2007 to Cincinnati 2018. The 13-time major champion took his Masters tally to a remarkable 31, from his 45th final, and extended his narrow head-to-head advantage over great rival Federer to

Tournament: Miami Open

Surface: Hard

Year first won: 2007

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Take a look at how Novak Djokovic became the first man to win all ATP Masters 1000 events, from Miami 2007 to Cincinnati 2018.

Ivan Lendl and Novak Djokovic are the only players to win all nine events during their careers . However, since the creation of the " Masters 1000" Winning all nine events during a career has been called a " Career ' Golden Masters '".[1] Rafael Nadal holds the record for the greatest number of ATP

Opponent beaten: Guillermo Canas, 6-3 6-2 6-4

Further wins: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

Tournament: Rogers Cup

Surface: Hard

Year first won: 2007

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Djokovic has won 33 titles in the ATP Masters tournaments, only one title behind Rafael Nadal who holds the record . By 2018, he has won Masters titles across all 9 venues where Masters tournaments are held, becoming the first and only player to achieve the " Career Golden Masters ".

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Cincinnati Masters . Novak Djokovic made history on Sunday by defeating Roger Federer in the final of the Cincinnati Masters . In doing so, the Serbian became the first man to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 titles, adding that crown to his earlier

Opponent beaten: Roger Federer, 7-6 (7-2) 2-6 7-6 (7-2)

Further wins: 2011, 2012, 2016

Tournament: Indian Wells Masters

Surface: Hard

Year first won: 2008

Opponent beaten: Mardy Fish, 6-2 5-7 6-3

Further wins: 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

Tournament: Internazionali d'Italia

Surface: Clay

Year first won: 2008

Opponent beaten: Stan Wawrinka, 4-6 6-3 6-3

Further wins: 2011, 2014, 2015

Tournament: Paris Masters

Surface: Hard (indoor)

Year first won: 2009

Opponent beaten: Gael Monfils, 6-2 5-7 7-6 (7-3)

Further wins: 2013, 2014, 2015

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Novak Djokovic has become the first player in the 28-year history of ATP World Tour Masters 1000s to win all nine elite tournaments and complete the career Golden Masters by winning his first title, in his sixth final Djokovic ' s record at atp world tour masters 1000 tournaments.

Tags: Cincinnati ATP Masters , Novak Djokovic . WATCH—Daily Serve from Day 8 at Cincinnati It was Federer who was the first to laud Djokovic for becoming the first player ever to take all nine Masters 1000 events. After his loss to Djokovic —a defeat that put the Swiss Maestro down 24-22 in

Tournament: Madrid Open

Surface: Clay

Year first won: 2011

Opponent beaten: Rafael Nadal, 7-5 6-4

Further wins: 2016

Tournament: Shanghai Masters

Surface: Hard

Year first won: 2012

Opponent beaten: Andy Murray. 5-7 7-6 (13-11), 6-3

Further wins: 2013, 2015

Tournament: Monte Carlo Masters

Surface: Clay

Year first won: 2013

Opponent beaten: Rafael Nadal, 6-2 7-6 (7-1)

Further wins: 2015

Tournament: Cincinnati Masters

Surface: Hard

Year first won: 2018

Opponent beaten: Roger Federer, 6-4 6-4

Further wins: N/A

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