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Djokovic now 1 win from 1st Cincy title

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MASON, Ohio (AP) Novak Djokovic closed in on the one title that has eluded him, reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic.

His 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win moved him one victory away from the only ATP Masters 1000 title he's never claimed. Djokovic is trying to become the first to win all nine events since the series started in 1990.

One big hurdle: a potential rematch with Roger Federer, who faced David Goffin in the other semifinal. Federer has won an unprecedented seven Cincinnati titles, beating Djokovic three times in championship matches.

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1 R. Nadal 10,220
2 R. Federer 6,480
3 J. Del Potro 5,410
4 A. Zverev 4,845
5 G. Dimitrov 4,700
6 K. Anderson 4,535
7 M. Cilic 4,085
8 D. Thiem 3,665
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