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Tommy Robredo reached the Grand Prix Hassan II final after beating top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
The Spaniard will play his first final of the year against the winner of Saturday's later semifinal between second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa and third-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovakia.
Robredo has 10 career titles but none since winning on outdoor clay in Chile, two years ago, which was also his last final.
Robredo improved to 5-1 overall against Wawrinka, having won all three of their matches on clay. This was their first match since 2008.
Wawrinka broke Robredo's serve twice and did not face a break point in the first set.
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Tommy Robredo won the Grand Prix Hassan II by beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 in the final Sunday for his 11th career title.
In their first meeting, the Spaniard saved four break points in the third set and broke Anderson for the second time in the match to clinch his first title since winning on outdoor clay in February 2011. Ten of his titles and 15 of...
Tommy Robredo of Spain will aim for his 11th career title against second-seeded Kevin Anderson in the Grand Prix Hassan II final after they both came from a set down to win their semifinals on Saturday.
Robredo beat top-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach his first final since winning on outdoor clay in Santiago, Chile, two years ago.
(April 14, 2013) Spain’s Tommy Robredo captured his first title since Santiago in February 2011 with a 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3 win over Kevin Anderson for the Casablanca crown. The 72nd ranked Robredo missed five months in 2012 due to a leg injury and fell to No. 471 in the world in the rankings. For [...]
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