Kevin Anderson clinched the ATP New York Open on Sunday. The South African number 1 secured his fourth title with a three-set victory over Sam Querry at the New York Open. Anderson held his wits long enough to win 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/1). Having lost 11 finals, for him to finally win at New York meant “a lot” according to Anderson.
RESULTS – SUNDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2018
Singles – Final
 K. Anderson (RSA) d  S. Querrey (USA) 46 63 76(1)
– Kevin Anderson wins his third third-set tie-break in New York to earn his first title since 2015 Winston-Salem.
– The South African will move to a career-best ATP Ranking of No. 9 on Monday.
– Anderson broke a streak of three consecutive finals lost, raising a tour-level trophy for the fourth time.
– Sam Querrey was seeking his 11th ATP World Tour title, but his record in finals fell to 10-8.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
“I have been runner-up quite a few times in my career. One of the big goals I had for this year was to try to be a bit more successful in that final stage… It feels great to come through and get today’s win. It gives me a lot of confidence for the year.”
“Definitely feels very good to clear that last hurdle and walk away with the title. Had a lot of very close matches this week. I think my body has responded very well.”
“The way he plays, it doesn’t let you play that much because he goes for so much, so you don’t really get that comfortable out there. But it could have gone either way.”