We saw Britain’s number one, Kyle Edmund, playing in the final stage of the Grand Prix Hassan II on April 16th. Before entering the tournament final, Edmund defeated 31-year-old Richard Gasquet. Edmund’s rival in the finals was Spanish tennis player, Pablo Andujar. The Brit suffered a 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Andujar.
The Grand Prix II was the first ATP final for young Edmund. The tennis star scored two wins on Saturday before the final clash with Andujar by defeating Malek Jaziri and Richard Gasquet.
On the other hand, Pablo Andujar proved he still has what it takes to win the ATP singles title. Andujar’s overall performance was excellent. According to the match stats, the Spanish player scored more first-serve and second-serve points, in addition to saving seven out of nine break points. Andujar also converted six out of ten break points. Meanwhile, Edmund managed to convert only two out of nine break points.
When it comes to total points stats, the Spaniard won 67 points, while the remaining 44 points went to Edmund. This year’s Grand Prix Hassan II is Andujar’s fourth singles title in his career.
However, one game doesn’t mean anything, and the one we watched on Sunday only goes to prove that. After Sunday’s clash, Edmund secured the 23rd position on the ATP list. The favourite of the best UK betting sites moved up three places and reached his career high after losing to Spain’s Andujar.
Edmund currently has 1,757 points. He has gained 720 points just for reaching the semi-finals at this year’s Australian Open. For earning a place in the Marrakech finals, the British player scored another 150 points.
On the other hand, the tournament winner is the lowest-ranked ATP titleholder if we don’t count Lleyton Hewitt’s win at the 1998 Adelaide International. Hewitt’s ranking was 550th at that time.
Andujar currently ranks at the 154th position, while his career high was the 32nd place. The Marrakech tournament win helped the Spanish player get from the 355th place to 154th. Well done!