The seven-time champion beat fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (8/6), 6-2.
Novak Djokovic is aiming to lift the trophy at the only one of the Masters 1000 series events that he has never won.
Novak Djokovic is vying to break through for a first Cincinnati Masters win after coming up empty in five finals.
Leander Paes was already miffed at his exclusion from TOP Scheme.
Leander Paes did not travel to Indonesia with the rest of the squad.
Novak Djokovic called for the doctor during the second set against Adrian Mannarino but put aside his discomfort to progress 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik got married in 2010.
Former US Open champions Stan Wawrinka and Svetlana Kuznetsova received wildcards into the event on Tuesday along with two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, tournament organisers…
Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a comprehensive 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in a first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015.
Serena Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.