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W&S Open title matches: A preview

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Roger Federer is looking to add his seventh Western & Southern Open title on Sunday when he takes on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

The men's W&S Open is a rematch of this year's Wimbledon final, where Djokovic prevailed in four sets 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. The pair have evenly split 40 previous career meetings. Federer owns a 15-14 edge on hard courts and a 2-0 advantage in Cincinnati.

Djokovic and Federer (No. 3 in the world) are the first players to meet in three Cincinnati finals in the Open Era.

The Western & Southern Open is the only ATP Masters 1000 title that Djokovic has not won. 

In the semifinals, Djokovic defeated qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 7-6, 6-2. Federer beat world No. 2 Andy Murray in straight sets 6-4, 7-6. 

The title match will begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

Serena Williams and Simona Halep will play for the women's title following the men. 

Serena is looking to become the first woman in the Open Era to defend her title at the W&S Open. She owns a 5-1 edge over the Romanian. 

The pair cruised to straight sets wins in their semifinal matches. Halep enters the contest as the No. 3 player in the world, but her performance in Cincinnati will have her jump to No. 2 just before the U.S. Open.

Halep is playing in her first W&S Open final.

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