Tommy Robredo wins Grand Prix Hassan II

Casablanca (Morocco), April 15 (IANS) Tommy Robredo of Spain beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (8-6), 4-6 and 6-3 to win the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament here.

This is the first title for Robredo, ranked 72nd, since winning on outdoor clay in Santiago, Chile, two years ago, reports Xinhua.

Anderson ranked second in the league and 29 globally, reached the Grand Prix Hassan II final against third-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia and was aiming for his third career title Sunday.

The Grand Prix Hassan II, inaugurated in 1986, is entirely funded by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. Its total prize is $540,000.

Casablanca is the only ATP World Tour stop on the African continent. Two Moroccans have won the title in their home country: Hicham Arazi in 1997 and Younes El Aynaoui in 2002.

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