After losing out in an epic three-hour singles final with Grigor Dimitrov, Kevin Anderson made no mistake when he returned to the court at nearly 2am to contest the doubles final at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.
World No. 114 Paolo Lorenzi reached his first ATP World Tour final on Saturday at the Brasil Open 2014 in Sao Paulo. The Italian was leading Tommy Haas 6-3, 3-2, when the German was forced to retire with a right shoulder injury.
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi won their fifth ATP World Tour team title – and first since reuniting at the start of 2014 – on Saturday as they defeated Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Grigor Dimitrov reached his third ATP World Tour final after edging Andy Murray 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3) in a nail-biting semi-final at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel that finished at 2:30am on Saturday morning in Acapulco.
World No. 114 Paolo Lorenzi reached his first ATP World Tour semi-final at the age of 32 on Friday as he upset fourth seed Juan Monaco 7-6(6), 6-7(4), 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Brasil Open 2014 in Sao Paulo.
Roger Federer set up a blockbuster semi-final against Novak Djokovic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after he recorded his 40th match win at the Aviation Club, venue of the ATP World Tour 500 hard-court tournament, on Thursday night.
Second seed Andy Murray came back from the brink to defeat sixth-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 on Thursday at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, reaching his first semi-final since undergoing back surgery last September.
Third seed Tomas Berdych has an opportunity to reach the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final for the second year in a row on Friday when he plays seventh seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semi-finals.