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Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech; Kyle Edmund exits the tournament after defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Kyle Edmund, the British no. 1 suffers the second round exit from the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech after suffering a defeat at hands of the resurging Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Edmund, who was the runner up in the last year’s event, was hoping to have a good run at the clay-court event this year in Marrakesh. He was playing in this tournament in his hopes to make it into the world top 20 rankings this week. He is currently ranked as 22.




However, the wild card of the tournament, Wilfried Tsonga who made his comeback after going through a knee injury for 7 months, managed to be too powerful against Edmund as he won the match by 7-6 and 6-3 in 91 minutes.

Tsonga, the French player who is currently ranked 116 has been showing the world improvement in his game as he had already managed to win the title of Open Sud de France earlier this year in February.

Edmund did not suffer a break point during his opening set but the veteran of the sport, Tsonga managed to have his chance at break point in the fifth game of the 2nd set. He broke again to seal his win.

Up next, Tsonga will be facing Lorenzo Sonego in the quarterfinals match after he defeated his Dutch opponent Robin Haase by 7-6 and 6-3.

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