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RESULTS - SUNDAY, 20 JULY 2014

Singles - Final
L Mayer (ARG) d [1] [WC] D Ferrer (ESP) 67(3) 61 76(4)

Doubles - Final

M Draganja (CRO) / F Mergea (ROU) d [1] A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 64 75 

FINALS REVIEW – MAYER, DRAGANJA/MERGEA TOPPLE NO. 1 SEEDS TO WIN FIRST TITLES

•           World No. 46 Leonardo Mayer captured his first ATP World Tour title as he held his nerve to edge top seed David Ferrer.
•           The Argentine is the fourth first-time winner on the ATP World Tour this year.
•           Mayer is the lowest-ranked winner of an ATP World Tour 500 tournament since No. 54 Radek Stepanek won the Citi Open in Washington in 2011.
•           The 32-year-old Ferrer was contesting his 44th tour-level title match and dropped to a 21-23 finals record.
•           Marin Draganja and Florin Mergea won their first ATP World Tour team title in style, capping their giant-killing run by upsetting top seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.
•           The 23-year-old Draganja won his first ATP World Tour doubles title; Mergea, 29, captured his third trophy and second of the season.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Mayer: "I can't believe it. I was able to do it against Ferrer, who is one of the best players on this surface. I'm really happy and it still hasn't sunk in that I won.

"At the start of the match, I was a little tense. But I relaxed and started to play better. He also made some mistakes that got me back into the match. I tried to enjoy it and that's why I won, I think.

"I wasn’t the top favourite, but I gave it all my strength, power and energy because I absolutely wanted to win."

Ferrer: "He was better in the match. I think I was little bit nervous in the important moments and he played more aggressive than me and nothing else."

Draganja: "I still don't believe it. To win our first title at an [ATP World Tour] 500, I don't know what to say. They are a very, very strong team. They don't give you any easy mistakes; you have to win all the points. We managed to stay strong until the end."

Mergea: "We barely got into [the draw] here; we were lucky to get in. We've beaten some incredible teams along the way and we're really happy with the way we've played. It's a continuation from Roland Garros. We're thrilled to get the win today.

"It was a very difficult match. It was pretty hot out there today. We tried to focus on our serves and then we were happy when the breaks came." 


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