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Robredo beats Anderson for Casablanca crown



Casablanca, Morocco (Sports Network) - Tommy Robredo of Spain claimed his 10th clay-court trophy on Sunday at the Moroccan Grand Prix, outlasting South Africa's Kevin Anderson by a 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 margin.

Robredo won a tournament for the first time since capturing the Santiago crown in February 2011. He owns a career record of 11-7 in finals.

The 30-year-old Robredo saved all four break points he faced in the final set, helping him become the seventh different Spaniard to lift the trophy here.

"Today, I was pretty nervous since this is very important for me. I really wanted to win this," Robredo said. "I'm very happy to win a title again after my injury. It's just great! Those 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 fell to 2-3 all-time in title matches, including a loss to Bernard Tomic in the Sydney season-opener this year. He was playing in a tour-level final on clay for the first time.

Robredo, who is working his way back from a leg injury that sidelined him for five months last year, played Anderson for the first time.

04/14 14:40:14 ET