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Marrakech | Edmund reaches his first ATP Final

Marrakech | Edmund reaches his first ATP Final

British No1 Kyle Edmund has reached his first ATP World Tour final when he defeated France’s Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-4 at the Marrakech Open clay court tournament

The 23-year-old, ranked 26 in the world, will face experienced Spaniard Pablo Andujar for the title on Sunday.

Edmund, who went all the way to the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January, has earlier seen off Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 6-2 6-1 when they played their quarter-final which had been held over from the Friday due to rain.

Andujar, the tournament champion in 2011 and 2012 when it was played in Casablanca, was also required to play through two matches on the same day beating Alexey Vatutin of Russia 6-4 5-7 6-3 before then easing past Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-4 6-4 to make the final.

“I didn‘t expect to be in the final as I’m just coming back from injury,” the 33-year-old Andujar who has slipped down to 355 in the world having once been a tp 40 player, said.

“It will a tough final against Kyle, he’s an excellent player. I’m a bit tired right now, but very much looking forward to the final and very happy with my two wins today.”






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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

7 Comments

  1. Kath Cunningham

    Well done Kyle you and the clay seem well suited keep it up xx

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