Another great week for Marin in 2014, this time at the Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow.
Marin lifted his fourth title of the year by defeating Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final, for the 13th title of his career.
During the week, it was also officially confirmed that Marin will, for the first time of his career, take part of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
“After winning big titles, players are very motivated to play better and they are playing riskier.
I felt also that this week, I had a lot of tough matches and I was able to stay in the battle and bring on my best tennis. Now, my opponents feel like they have nothing to lose and it makes my job on the court much tough
er, and I know I have to be ready for this”, Marin said.
On the way to the title, after having a bye in the opening round, Marin defeated Russian Evgeni Donskoy by 6/3, 3/6, 6/3 in the second round, Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the quarter-final by 6/3, 6/3 and Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan by 4/6, 6/3, 6/2.
After the final, Marin improved his win-loss record on indoor hardcourts in 2014 to 13-1, losing only to Tomas Berdych in Rotterdam final.
So far, Marin has never won four titles during the Singles season and he already has personal-best 54 Singles wins achieved during calendar-year.
“It’s not over yet. There will be two more big indoor events and I hope that I will continue to play great tennis on indoor hardcourts. I am looking forward to what is coming ahead“, Marin said.