Tennis player Kevin Anderson wins Abu Dhabi exhibition

Anderson becomes only the fourth player after Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win the title. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 31, 2017, 11.25 AM (IST)

South African Tennis player Kevin Anderson won the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Saturday. 

Anderson was in imperious form as he defeated Spain's world number 20 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) in the final at the International Tennis Center at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi. 

With this achievement, the 2017 US Open runner-up has thus become only the fourth player after Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win the title.

"It feels great to win a tournament that has been played for 10 years and has such great champions in the past," Anderson said.

"I have set big goals for myself and this is a good start towards that. I can definitely take the confidence from here to my next few tournaments," he added. 

The world number 14 played three matches in the six-man exhibition tournament and won all of them in straight sets.