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Marrakech | Andujar ambushes Edmund

Marrakech | Andujar ambushes Edmund

Kyle Edmund as the second seed was unable to counteract the wider experience of Pablo Andujar ranked 355 thanks to elbow problems which blighted his career over the last year or so, and slumped to a disappointing 6-2 6-2 defeat in Marrakech.

For me it was a good tournament…it was great experience for me. It’s been a good year so far, it’s not the result I wanted, but nevertheless a good week for me. Kyle Edmund

Andujar needed 82 minutes to overcome the British No.1 and saved two break points when serving for the match before claiming his third title in Morocco on his second match point and the fourth of his career.

The 33-year-old Spaniard, who won the event in 2011 and 2012 when it was played in Casablanca, has become the most successful player in the history of the tournament, which began in 1990. Previous to that it was a Challenger event for six years and is the only ATP Tour event on the African continent.

Edmund, ranked 26th, was appearing in his first career final but while no doubt disappointed at the result, will be happy that his week’s work will see him rise three places to 23 in the rankings.

“For me it was a good tournament…it was great experience for me,” he said. “It’s been a good year so far, it’s not the result I wanted, but nevertheless a good week for me.”






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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.

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