EASTBOURNE , GBR
14-21 JUNE 2014
RESULTS - SATURDAY, 21 JUNE 2014
Singles - Final
 F Lopez (ESP) d  R Gasquet (FRA) 63 67(5) 75
LOPEZ RETAINS EASTBOURNE TITLE
Lopez needed two hours and 13 minutes to secure his
fourth tour-level trophy
• The 32 year old is the
first player to reach consecutive grass-court finals
(Queen's, l. to Dimitrov) prior to Wimbledon since 2001,
when Lleyton Hewitt and Thomas Johansson both featured
in back-to-back title matches on the surface.
Toledo native struck 14 aces and 44 winners,
capitalising on four of six break points.
was foiled in his bid for a third Aegon International
crown, having triumphed in 2005 (d. Mirnyi) and 2006 (d.
Bjorkman) when the event was held in Nottingham.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Lopez: "The way I play here is
completely different from when I play on the other
surfaces around the world. That's really one of the most
important things. Then my attitude was great. I was
fighting. Even though I lost the second set, I was
[fighting] all the time."
Gasquet: "[It's] always difficult to
lose the final. It's always very disappointing, but I
tried my best. I think on two break points I could have
done a little bit better, maybe return faster than I
did. But it's tennis. I tried to fight the best I