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Grand Prix Hassan II Sunday Tennis Results





Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco


Singles - Final
T Robredo (ESP) d [2] K Anderson (RSA) 76(6) 46 63

Doubles - Final
[1] J Knowle (AUT) / F Polasek (SVK) d D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) 63 62  

• Tommy Robredo won his first title since February 2011 (Santiago) after winning a first-time meeting against Kevin Anderson.
• Robredo captured his 10th crown on clay and has won eight of his past nine ATP World Tour finals on the surface.
• World No. 72 Robredo missed five months in 2012 with a leg injury and dropped as low as No. 471 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
• Anderson was contesting his first tour-level final on clay and second title match this year. He finished runner-up in Sydney (l. to Tomic).
• Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek lifted their second team trophy of the season (Zagreb).


Tommy Robredo: “I have been practising very well during a month in Barcelona before coming here. I knew that I could play a good tournament here and you never know what can happen. I went match by match and kept winning. Today, I was pretty nervous since this is very important for me. I really wanted to win this. I'm very happy to win a title again after my injury. It's just great! Those points will help me a lot in the ranking. The goal is to arrive in Roland Garros in the best form possible. After that I will sit down and have a look at my goals.”

Kevin Anderson: “I thought I was in control of the match. I had a lot of chances in the first set. I played a loose game to give the break back. And then in the tie-break at 6-all, I played two loose points. I came back and did well in the second. In the third, I had some good momentum, but after suddenly being up, I was down a break. I gave myself some chances to get back in the match. Obviously I'm not too happy with the errors I made on those two break points. But there are a lot of positives, which is the main thing I got to look at, as disappointing as it was not to have won it. It's a good start for me on clay. There are still a lot of tournaments.”

Julian Knowle: “We got a bit lucky in the first set. It was very tight, more than what the result would make you think. I want to thank Filip for playing with me. I was struggling at the beginning of the week and I would have made it here only with very few partners. I also want to thank my coach who was already with us when we won Zagreb earlier this year. Finally, I want to dedicate this title to a very important person in my life who passed away this week.”

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