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Anderson beats qualifier for Delray crown

March 4, 2012 at 7:35 PM

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 4 (UPI) -- South Africa's Kevin Anderson used eight aces to get past qualifier Marinko Matosevic Sunday and claim the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.

The seventh-seeded Anderson out-battled the Australian 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) in 1 hour, 57 minutes on the hard courts at Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center.

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It was the second career ATP title for Anderson, 25, whose only other win came last season in his hometown of Johannesburg.

The 26-year-old Matosevic, meanwhile, surrendered five double faults while appearing in his first career ATP Tour final.

He was the first qualifier to reach the Delray Beach final since a 2009 run by Evgeny Korolev that resulted in a championship.

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