Roger Federer targets US Open after Cincinnati Masters win

Roger Federer reacts angrily during his French Open fourth round match against Ernests Gulbis on June 1, 2014
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Roger Federer eyes up a sixth US Open title after sealing his first Masters 1000 triumph in two years by beating David Ferrer on Sunday.

Roger Federer has targeted a record sixth US Open triumph next week after beating David Ferrer in the final of the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday.

The Swiss ace beat his Spanish counterpart 6-3 1-6 6-2 to clinch an 80th career title - and first Masters 1000 success in two years.

Federer, a five-time US Open champion, now turns his attentions towards New York next Monday as he eyes up a first Flushing Meadows title since 2008.

"I'm happy how I'm playing," he told reporters.

"I know I didn't beat Rafa [Nadal, absent injured] and Novak [Djokovic, a third-round casualty] here but you can only beat who you play.

"Clearly I can't wait for the US Open but I need some rest too."

Victory for the 33-year-old would see him move ahead of Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors, who both sit on five wins in the Big Apple.

Serena Williams won the ladies final in Cincinnati.

Spain's David Ferrer celebrates beating Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta during their men's singles first round match on day one of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 23, 2014
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