Pablo Andújar resurges with a third victory at the Grand Prix Hassan II
The resurrection of Pablo Andújar begins to be something more than news. After his triumph in the challenger last week in Villena, he gets another title at the Grand Prix Hassan II of Marrakech, his third in this Moroccan tournament in which he had already dominated in 2011 and 2012. In the final he overcame the high level player Kyle Edmund in two sets, 6-2, 6-2 in 82 minutes.
The finalist of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2015 has made an incredible tournament in Marrakech beating Ivan Ivashka, Andrea Arnaboldi, Alexey Vatutin, Joao Sousa and today Edmund, number 26 in the world and semifinalist of this year´s Australian Open.
Andújar, who has undergone three elbow operations and has been practically out during two seasons, has recovered in time to participate in the imminent Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, where he will receive a wildcard to participate in the qualifying draw.
After his victory, he has addressed the public in three languages, English, French and Spanish. He thanked his parents for their presence and dedicated the triumph to his wife and son, who is now eight months old.
The tennis player from Cuenca, 355 of the world in ranking, will ascend about 200 positions this week. He holds a positive record of 10 won. Patience and his great tennis when he is healthy have returned him to the elite of this sport.
A player with such low ranking had not won an ATP tournament in 20 years. Lleyton Hewitt follows the great Andújar who becomes the third Spanish tennis player to be crowned in the current season after Roberto Bautista (Auckland and Dubai) and Roberto Carballés (Quito).