Novak made tennis history on Sunday, becoming the first player to win all nine Masters 1000 titles since the series started in 1990. Djokovic claimed his 70th ATP Tour title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Western & Southern Open final.
Novak continued his quest for the Career Golden Masters, edging past 2016 champion Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 into the Western & Southern Open final. He will meet even-time former titlist Roger Federer (SUI, 2) in Sunday's final (16:00 local time / 22:00 CET).
Nole continued his career 'Golden Masters' quest as he beat Milos Raonic 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to move within a match of his sixth Cincinnati final. He will next meet no.7 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia
Novak won four of the final seven games of a two-day clash with the defending champion Dimitrov, to advance 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. He will take on Canada's Milos Raonic in the quarter-final later tonight
No.10 seed recorded his 29th victory of the season on Wednesday, beating Andrea Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the Western & Southern Open. Novak will meet no.5 seed and defending champion Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) on Thursday for a quarter-final spot.
The 30-time Masters champion held off Steve Johnson, capitalising on his ninth match point to advance 6-4, 7-6 (4) in two hours and two minutes. Novak will continue pursuit of the 'Golden Masters' when he meets Adrian Mannarino (H2H 3-0) on Wednesday
Singles draw for the Western & Southern Open was made on Friday. The tournament begins on Sunday, August 12, and will be played at the Lindner Family Tennis Center till August 19. Novak is no.10 seed and will open campaign against world no.33 Steve Johnson
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will start his 2018 US Open Series campaign at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto (August 6-12). The official draw will take place on Friday, August 3. The four-time Canada Open titlist (2007, 2011, 2012, 2016) missed last year’s edition due to elbow injury.
This is Novak's fifth runner-up finish in Cincinnati, following his Final appearances in 2008-09 and 2011-12.