Casablanca - Spain's Tommy Robredo ended a
two-year trophy drought on Sunday when he captured his 10th claycourt
title by beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-3 in
the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II.
The 30-year-old, whose last
title came on clay at Santiago in February 2011, will see his ranking
return to the top 50 on Monday.
Robredo, a former world No 5, missed five months of the season in 2012 with a leg injury and saw
his ranking crash to 471.
"I'm very happy to win a title again after my injury," he said.
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."
Anderson was contesting his first tour-level final on clay and fell at the final hurdle for the second time this year.
The South African also finished runner-up at Sydney where he lost to Bernard Tomic.
"I thought I was in control of the match. I had a lot of chances in the first set," said Anderson.
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."