No problems for Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Kyle Edmund in Marrakech

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Top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas and British No 1 Kyle Edmund cruised into the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II on Tuesday.

Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas secured a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Moroccan wild card Amine Ahouda in one hour and eight minutes.

“I’m happy with my match today,” said Ramos-Vinolas. “I haven’t a played a tournament for a month and it feels great to be back. I’m looking forward to the clay court swing and playing a lot of tournaments.”

Edmund had an even easier encounter as he reached the second round in just 16 minutes as his opponent Jiri Vesely retired while trailing the first set 5-0.

The Australian Open semi-finalist will face either Andreas Seppi or Radu Albot next with the two set to meet on Wednesday.

Germany’s Mischa Zverev also advanced, but fifth seed Robin Haase was beaten by Mirza Basic while seventh seed Alexandr Dolgopolov went down to Andrea Arnaboldi.

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