History will be made at the Cincinnati's Western & Southern Open on Sunday as Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic. A big amount of money will be at stake as the finalist takes $533,000, while the winner brings home more than one million.
Federer would get to $118 million career prize money by winning, while Djokovic already guaranteed to break the $115 m. barrier. Commenting on how it felt to reach the final through David Goffin's retirement, Federer said: 'It's a little bit of awkward feeling especially in such a big semis, late stages of the tournament, it's not how you want to win.
In the beginning sometimes okay you take them and you are happy to have an easier day at work but not when the crowd is as packed like this and looking forward for an epic match. But that's how it goes sometimes, you have to take it and move on.
I am very happy to be back in another finals here in Cincinnati against Novak in particular, it's a lot riding on the match, it's great to refresh our rivalry that has been going for so many years and happy to see him back to win Wimbledon and now in another finals.
I think it is going to be very exciting. Look, I think I played pretty good in that first set but we could see probably that David was struggling.' 2018 ATP Cincinnati prize money, ATP:
Winner - $1,088,450
Finalist - $533,690
Semifinalist - $268,600
Quarter-finalist - $136,580
Third round - $70,925
Second round - $37,395
First round - $20,190