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Edmund win boost for Tsonga

11th April 2019, 13:31 by Craig Smithson

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga said it was "very motivating" to defeat Kyle Edmund at the Grand Prix Hassan II as he makes his comeback from injury.

The 33-year-old Frenchman, who has slipped down to 116th in the world rankings because of knee injury problems last year, was given a wildcard to feature in the Marrakesh clay-court tournament.

And Tsonga impressed as he defeated third seed Edmund 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 in one hour 29 minutes to deny the British number one the chance of at least reaching the final for a second successive year.

Tsonga, who will play Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego in the quarter-finals, said: "It's always great to beat a Top 20 player and very motivating.

"I will have a day off on Thursday and hope to continue playing well."

Meanwhile, fourth seed Gilles Simon secured a comfortable 6-2 6-2 win over Guido Andreozzi to book his place in the last eight.

The 2008 winner, who will face Taro Daniel, said: "Lately, I have played very well in practice, but not during the matches.

"I was happy with how I played. I'm happy with my level during those first two matches on clay and I'm feeling well here in Marrakesh."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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