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Double-shift Edmund into first ATP final in Morocco
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Double-shift Edmund into first ATP final in Morocco

Published by , Saturday 04/14/18 23:36

Britain's Kyle Edmund reached his first ATP World Tour final on Saturday when he defeated France's Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 at the Marrakech 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, had to see off Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-1 earlier in the day in a quarter-final held over from Friday due to rain.

Andujar, the tournament champion in 2011 and 2012 when it was played in Casablanca, also won twice on Saturday, beating Alexey Vatutin of Russia 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 before then easing past Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-4 in the semi-finals.

"I didn’t expect to be in the final as I’m just coming back from injury," 33-year-old Andujar, now down at 355 in the world having once been a top 40 player, told atpworldtour.com.

"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."

Source: AFP

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Hand the king of clay all the trophies he is participating in during the clay tourney🎾🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸
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Lol @Ali. Thiem was stunned by his masterclass that he thought it better to enjoy the proceedings as an audience. And to beat Rafa now, it will take an enormous effort and brilliance.
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I'm afraid he has chosen the wrong tournament cause Barcelona has some really good players in the draw
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Most horrendous performances.
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Think it will go to Muguruza, or Serena
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