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Abierto Mexicano Telcel Saturday Men's Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Abierto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico

RESULTS - SATURDAY, 1 MARCH 2014

Singles - Final
[4] G Dimitrov (BUL) d [5] K Anderson (RSA) 76(1) 36 76(5)

Doubles - Final

K Anderson (RSA) / M Ebden (AUS) d F Lopez (ESP) / M Mirnyi (BLR) 63 63 

DIMITROV WINS SECOND TITLE; VICTORY FOR ANDERSON/EBDEN IN DOUBLES

    Grigor Dimitrov survived a stern test from Kevin Anderson to win the Abierto Mexicano Telcel early Sunday morning after nearly three hours.
    Dimitrov claimed his second tour-level title, having become the first Bulgarian to win on the ATP World Tour when he prevailed in Stockholm last year (d. Ferrer).
    The 22 year old became the second player born in the 1990s (Raonic) to win multiple titles, improving to 20-5 in seven tournaments under the tutelage of Roger Rasheed, who joined his team in October.
    Anderson was competing in his second final in as many weeks, after falling to Marin Cilic in Delray Beach last weekend.
    He was the first South African to reach consecutive ATP World Tour Finals since Wayne Ferreira won titles in Ostrava and Lyon in October 1995.
    Anderson and Matthew Ebden defeated Feliciano Lopez and Max Mirnyi in 58 minutes to win their first ATP World Tour team title.
    The 27-year-old Anderson won his first ATP World Tour doubles crown after two runner-up efforts in 2012 in Washington (w/ Querrey) and San Jose (w/ Moser).
    The 26-year-old Ebden clinched his fourth doubles crown and first since 2012, when he won the Atlanta trophy with Ryan Harrison.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Dimitrov
: "Belief is the only thing that kept me going today. I didn't think I was going to come back after last night's match. I'm really happy. This title means a lot to me. Every match I played was really tough, especially the last three where I played three sets."

Anderson: I enjoyed the week. There are a lot of positives, but it's difficult. I'm going to have to move on and take positives and take belief, because you can get down or get even more motivated...I had my chances, I just didn't execute them.

"It feels good to go out there and win the doubles title with Matt. We had a lot of fun all week. We had some really close matches. He played really well and I was able to turn it around and actually feel quite good. All in all it was a great week."

Ebden: "It was the first time for us playing together. I've known Kevin since we were kids. We grew up playing junior tennis together. I was just really thankful that he was able to play through the doubles and the singles. It's a massive effort by him. I really owe it to him."
   

  
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