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Federer wins 80th title, only Lendl and Connors are ahead of him

Roger Federer won his 80th career title with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over David Ferrer in the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters on Sunday.

Federer, 33, becomes just the third player in the open era to reach 80 titles, joining Jimmy Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl (94).

The world number three from Switzerland claimed his sixth Cincinnati title, hammering six aces and winning an impressive 76 percent of his first serve points in the one hour, 42 minute match.

16-0 record against Ferrer

Federer nows owns a 16-0 record against the sixth-seeded Ferrer dating back to their first meeting in Vienna in 2003.

He has never lost a final at Cincinnati, also winning the tournament in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

He regularly uses this event as a tune-up for the last Grand Slam of the season, the US Open which begins Aug 25 in New York.

Ferrer, who was coming off a quarter-final appearance in Toronto, won just 41 percent of his second serve points and had his serve broken three times. - AFP