Dimitrov outlasts Lopez in Queen's Club final

The Sports NetworkJune 14, 2014 

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point in a grueling 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (8-6) win over 10th- seeded Feliciano Lopez in Sunday's final at the Aegon Championships.

Lopez had a championship point on Dimitrov's serve in the 12th game of the second set, but he netted a forehand return.

After thrashing the Spaniard in the one-sided tiebreak, Dimitrov fell behind an early break in the third before winning three straight games to go up 5-4. Lopez recovered to force a third tiebreak and held a 4-3 lead before firing a forehand into the net on his opponent's second championship point.

Dimitrov, who fired a whopping 27 aces in the two-hour, 31-minute match, became the first Bulgarian to win this grass-court tournament. It was his fourth career title and third this year.

Lopez beat Dimitrov in straight sets at The Queen's Club in 2010, the only previous meeting between them.

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