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Grand Prix Hassan II
Singles - Second Round: (3) P Andujar def. P Starace 6-3
This was, of course, one of two matches rained out the day before. Looks like Pablo Andujar wanted to make up for lost time!
Singles - Second Round: (Q) S Gutierrez-Ferrol def. (Q) L Ouahab 6-4 6-1
Lamine Ouahab came in at #752, so just making the second round increases his points by more than 150%. He should rise to around #550.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (3) P Andujar def. (Q) S Gutierrez-Ferrol 6-4 1-6 6-3
Here, obviously, is Andujar again. He's getting close to a return to the Top Fifty -- but, of course, he's going to be very tired after this.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (7) A Ramos def. J Chardy 6-3 6-4
Albert Ramos can expect to reach a career high well above #50.
Singles - Quarterfinal: I Andreev def. G Garcia-Lopez 6-4 6-2
Igor Andreev is the lower-ranked of these struggling players, but he also likes clay a lot better, so this isn't too surprising.
Singles - Quarterfinal: F Cipolla def. B Paire 6-3 6-4
Benoit Paire should reach the Top Hundred, but perhaps not by much.
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Brown/Hanley def. Dolgopolov/Jaziri 6-3 6-4
Doubles - Semifinal: Brown/Hanley def. (3) Marrero/Melo 6-6(9-11) 7-6(9-7) 13-11 (Match TB)
A long day for Brown/Hanley, but (despite the rankings) we'd consider them strong candidates to win the title if they have anything left.
Doubles - Semifinal: (4) Bracciali/Fognini def. Haase/Rojer 5-7 6-4 11-9 (Match TB)