Anderson takes Delray Beach title|
Delray Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson bested
qualifier Marinko Matosevic in the final of the Delray Beach International
Tennis Championships on Sunday.
The 25-year-old Anderson, of South Africa, won his second career ATP title in
6-4, 7-6 (7-2) fashion. He fired eight aces in the one hour, 57 minute bout on
the hardcourts at Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center.
Anderson's sole previous championship came last season in his hometown of
Matosevic, 26, unseeded and playing his first ever ATP-level final, gave up
five double faults and offered Anderson 15 break chances, though the
Australian was able to save 12 of them.
He was the first qualifier to reach the final here since Evgeny Korolev won
tournament in 2009.
Anderson improved to 2-0 in the all-time series against Matosevic, and
collected $75,780 for his Delray Beach title.
03/04 18:35:08 ET