Kyle Edmund beats Richard Gasquet to reach first-ever ATP Tour final

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Kyle Edmund is one win away from his first ATP title after reaching the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II.

After seeing off Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri earlier on Saturday, the British No 1 made it two wins on Saturday as he beat fourth seed Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2.

Although Edmund lost his serve in the third game of the opening set, he was always in control as it was sandwiched between breaks of the Gasquet serve.

He claimed a break in the fifth game of the second set, but again the Frenchman hit back immediately only for the world No 24 to claim the decisive break in game nine.

Edmund will face two-time former champion Pablo Andujar in the final after the Spaniard beat Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-4 in the second semi-final.

In both sets Andujar got the first break, but the Portuguese broke back only to lose his serve again in the seventh game of each set.

“I’m extremely happy today,” Andujar said. “I didn’t expect to be in the final at as I’m just coming back from injury. Playing in Morocco is always very special for me as I’ve won here in the past.

“Tomorrow will be a tough final against Kyle (Edmund), he’s an excellent player. I’m a bit tired right now, but very much looking forward to the final and very happy with my two wins today.”

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