RESULTS - SATURDAY, 1 MARCH 2014
Singles - Final
 G Dimitrov (BUL) d  K Anderson (RSA) 76(1) 36
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
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
• 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
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.
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."