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Anderson beats qualifier for Delray crown

March 4, 2012 at 7:35 PM   |   Comments

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.

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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