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 with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic.

His 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win on Saturday left him a tantalizing 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. He's reached the finals five times and lost each time.

"My sixth time, I'll try to win the title," he said. "Obviously this time I'm hoping I get my hands on the trophy."

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