As it happened: Kevin Anderson seals Maharashtra Open title

Kevin Anderson beat Ivo Karlovic in three sets, all of which were decided by the tiebreak.

Kevin Anderson progressed to the final of the Maharashtra Open with yet another straight-sets victory.

Kevin Anderson beat Ivo Karlovic in a pulsating final, which went the distance!

Live updates

7.56pm Anderson wins the third-set tiebreak and wins the Maharashtra Open singles final 7 (7)-6 6-7 (7), 7 (7)-6. He does it with an ace, his 21st of the match!

7.38pm Anderson holds his serve, as he has done throughout the match, and puts pressure on Karlovic's serve to stay in the match. The South African is 6-5 ahead in the third set.

7.33pm Down 4-5 in the third set, Ivo Karlovic's serving to stay in the third set.

7.28pm Another comfortable service hold from Ivo Karlovic. He is level 4-4 with Kevin Anderson in the third and final set.

7.18pm Kevin Anderson holds serve to take 3-2 lead in the third set. Pressure on Ivo Karlovic's serve.

 

6.58pm Karlovic wins the second-set tiebreak 7-2 to force a deciding third set.

6.51pm Kevin Anderson holds serve to forced the tiebreak in the second set. (He won the first-set tiebreak.)

6.46pm Karlovic saves a break point to hold serve and go 6-5 up in the second set, which he must win to stay in the match.

6.40pm Ivo Karlovic holds a fifth straight service game to lead 5-4. Kevin Anderson serving to stay in the set.

6.25pm Ivo Karlovic holds serve to take a 4-3 lead in the second set.

6.02pm A double fault from Ivo Karlovic at 4-6 down in the tiebreak, hands Kevin Anderson the first set. 7-6.

5.54pm Ivo Karlovic delivers a big serve down the 'T' to close out the service game and force a first-set tiebreak.

5.48pm Ivo Karlovic saves a break point to hold serve and level the score 5-5 in the first set.

5.30pm Kevin Anderson holds his serve to take a 4-3 lead in the first set.

5.15pm Kevin Anderson and Ivo Karlovic hold their opening service games. 1-1 in the first set.

Next up is the men's singles final between Kevin Anderson and Ivo Karlovic.

 

The Indian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan have won the men's doubles final, beating the Luke Bambridge-Jonny O'Mara pair 6-3 6-4.

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