6/25/2017 7:18:06 PM

Lopez is the king at Queen's

Lopez is the king at Queen

LONDON: Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez claimed the biggest title of his long career when he battled back to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (8) in a nerve-wracking final of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Sunday.

The 35-year-old, who suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the 2014 final when he held a match point against Grigor Dimitrov, this time saved a match point in a tense final set tiebreak before toppling the Croat.

Lopez saved his match point with a steely volley at 5-6 in the breaker before Cilic fended off two. Then, at the third time of asking, crowd favourite Lopez could celebrate after fourth seed Cilic pulled a forehand into the tramlines.

It was Lopez's sixth career title and third on grass.

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