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Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas
Delray Beach, U.S.A.


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2014

Singles - Final
[7] M Cilic (CRO) d [4] K Anderson (RSA) 76(6) 67(7) 64

Doubles - Final
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d F Cermak (CZE) / M Elgin (RUS) 62 63

FINALS REVIEW - CILIC WINS SECOND TITLE OF 2014; BRYANS CLAIM HAT-TRICK
•  Marin Cilic clinched his 11th ATP World Tour title with his circuit-leading 18th match victory of the year at the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas.
•  Cilic was contesting his third final in as many weeks. He captured his fourth Zagreb trophy (d. Haas) and finished as the runner-up in Rotterdam (l. to Berdych).
•  Cilic passed Ivan Ljubicic for second on the list of Croatian title holders, behind Goran Ivanisevic (22).
•  At three hours and eight minutes, it was the longest final in tournament history, surpassing the 1996 title match between Jason Stoltenberg and Chris Woodruff by 34 minutes.
•  It was Kevin Anderson’s fourth consecutive defeat in an ATP World Tour final (2-5) since hoisting the Delray Beach trophy in 2012.
•  Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan claimed a hat-trick of Delray Beach titles (2009-10). They captured their 94th tour-level doubles crown together and first of the season.
•  They were congratulated afterwards by golfer Jack Nicklaus, a winner of 18 major trophies.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Cilic
: "It feels awesome, especially after waiting for a long time last night and finishing after 1am. Then, today to come back and win it, I’m really happy with this victory."

"It wasn't easy for my nerves, for Goran’s nerves especially. In the final some nerves can get into your body and you have to deal with it in the end. Luckily I found a way."

Anderson: "In the third [set], I just didn't put down the clamps of getting back in the match and giving myself a chance. He was going to take one of his chances. He had a fair amount. If I would have capitalised a little more I would have put myself in a better position to win the title. I was happy making the final, but a little disappointed right now.”

Bob Bryan: "[100 titles] is our next big goal. We're very happy to kick start the year here in Delray. Get that first [title] of the season, get that confidence flowing and take it into the next couple of Masters 1000s. It's been a few years since we won the Miami tournament, so we want to put in a good showing there."

Mike Bryan: "[Nicklaus] is a good friend. He's been to watch us at Wimbledon a few times. He loves tennis. Bob won his tournament last year. He's a great, great guy to know. We're huge fans of him. It was good to see him in the front row."

 

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