Federer and Djokovic to meet in Cincinnati Final

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Updated: August 19, 2012

The top two in men’s tennis – Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic – will meet in the final of the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday after easing through their semi-finals.

World No1 Federer booked his place in the showpiece with a 7-6, 6-3 win over compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, while Djokovic, winner in Toronto last week, beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-2 for a 15th hardcourt match win in a row.

Federer is bidding for a fifth career title at the US Midwest venue and his sixth trophy of the season heading into the US Open, which begins on August 27.

China’s Li Na, seeking her first WTA title since winning the 2011 French Open, defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters.

Ninth seed Li, who reached the Montreal final last week, will play Sunday’s final against fifth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany, who defeated Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon winner, by 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.