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Marin Cilic outlasts Kevin Anderson in Delray Beach final

Feb. 23, 2014 at 8:40 PM

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Croatia's Marin Cilic claimed his second ATP Tour victory of the month Sunday, fending off Kevin Anderson for the Delray Beach Open title.

The seventh-seeded Cilic, who won the Zagreb Indoor event two weeks ago, battled past No. 4 seed Anderson 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (7-9), 6-4 in a match that went more than 3 hours.

It was the 11th overall career title for Cilic, who improved to 4-1 all time against the fourth-seeded Anderson.

The South African came up short in a bid for his third career title.

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