ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov won his second career title by edging South Africa*s Kevin Anderson 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Sunday morning to claim the title of the Mexican Open.
On the women's side of the tournament, Dominika Cibulkova beat American Christina McHale 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4.
Dimitrov, fourth seeded in the tournament, needed two hours and 58 minutes to hold off Anderson and win his first title since Stockholm, last year.
"It's been a tremendous week for me," said Dimitrov at the end of the match. "It's been a great journey, the sun always comes out when you work hard".
With the win, the 22 year-old Bulgarian will move up to around 16th in the world rankings.
Anderson lost his second consecutive final, having been beaten last week at Delray Beach.
Cibulkova, the top-seeded and runner-up in the Australian Open in January, won her fourth career title and first since Stanford in 2013.
"It was tough match, I'm really tired, I had to dig deep physically and mentally", Cibulkova said. "She was very aggressive and kept coming back, but it's a final and thanks to my experience I was able to do it".
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