AEGON INTERNATIONAL 2013
WIND & SIMON
FOR EASTBOURNE TITLE
Gusting winds and the guile of Gilles Simoncould not get in the way of Feliciano Lopez winning his first ATP World Tour grass-court title on Saturday in Eastbourne. The Spaniard finished strongly to defeat Simon 7-6(2), 6-7(5), 6-0 in the final of the Aegon International.
The pair will meet again on Tuesday in the first round of The Championships atWimbledon, where Lopez is a three-time former quarter-finalist.
“I think grass is my best surface, and to have at least one title on grass is very nice feeling,” said Loppez. “This match was really special, because it’s great to be in the finals and it’s an opportunity to win another ATP event. But playing the same guy in two days, it’s also important to have some feedback, even though we know each other very well…
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