Swiss mogul Federer sets Djokovic blockbuster in Cincinnati final

Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic: Cincinnati Masters final preview and prediction

Del Potro will face David Goffin, who upset Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-4 to reach the Cincinnati quarterfinals for the first time in three tries.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be fighting for records when the all-star pair clash in Sunday's final at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters.

Argentina's world number three del Potro had played just six points in the first game of his postponed second-round match against Chung Hyeon before the rain came again.

The match was interrupted for 21 minutes with players being sent off court and crowds told to seek shelter as a storm cell passed near the site.

Djokovic broke Raonic's serve twice in a row to close the first set before he had his serve broken in what was otherwise a back-and-forth second set.

Djokovic beat 2016 victor Marin Cilic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to earn his place.

The Swiss, seeking his eighth title in OH, saved all five break points he faced against the German and moves on to a third-round matchup with Argentine Leonardo Mayer. He got better as the rainy week went on in Cincinnati, playing his best at the end.

The Wimbledon champion had only a short recovery before facing Canada's Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals. She beat the Australian in the semi-finals in Montreal an her way to the title there.

Djokovic has reached the finals in Cincinnati five times and lost every time.

Djokovic admitted after the match that he is "very expressive of emotions", which sometimes works in his favour, and sometimes doesn't.

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Roger Federer 's match against Leonardo Mayer was postponed until Friday as well, along with several others pushed back by day-long rain that made a mess of the brackets. She fell to 0-3 in Cincinnati finals, finishing as the runner-up in 2015 and each of the last two years. Djokovic leads in head-to-head title matches 11-6.

"I can not find words for this moment", she said.

Djokovic, outside the top eight seeds for the first time since 2006, opened his campaign with a 6-4 7-6 win over Steve Johnson, in which he squandered his first eight match points.

The Swiss was not as forgiving with the next opportunities that came his way and he racked up five games in succession to take the first set in just 24 minutes.

"I just need to get out there and really fight, I was telling myself to fight", the two-time Wimbledon champion said.

Elina Svitolina ousted wild-card Amanda Anisimova 6-4, 6-4.

The 20-time major victor earned himself three break points in game two with the assistance of a magnificent cross-court forehand pass, but he failed to use any of them to his advantage.

"I had a match (point), so I was there", Halep said.

Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka for a place in the final after the unseeded Belarusian saved 10 break points en route to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over American Madison Keys.

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