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MASON, Ohio (AP) Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a fan and tossed his sweatbands into the stands. No need for mementos from this victory. The long-awaited Rookwood pottery trophy would be plenty.
Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that's eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday for his first Western & Southern Open championship.
He got the better of a nostalgic rematch - they hadn't played in two years because of injuries - and broke through in a tournament that Federer has won seven times, never losing a title match.