MASON, Ohio (AP) Rafael Nadal's move to No. 1 will have to wait a couple of more weeks.
Looking weary after two months of nonstop winning, the 22-year-old Spaniard got run around the court Saturday and, ultimately, bounced from the Cincinnati Masters one step short of another title match. Instead, Novak Djokovic reached the final with a 6-1, 7-5 victory that delayed the inevitable.
The third-seeded Djokovic will play Andy Murray for the title on Sunday. Murray reached his first Masters series final by beating Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-4.