Andujar wins first ATP title

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Casablanca, Morocco - Pablo Andujar of Spain captured his first ATP title with a straight-set victory over Italy's Potito Starace in the final of the Moroccan Open.

The unseeded Andujar needed just 75 minutes to post a 6-1, 6-2 victory on Sunday. It was his second career ATP final, having lost to Juan Ignacio Chela last September in Bucharest.

Starace was also trying for his first ATP crown and is now 0-4 in title matches. He lost twice in 2007 and last year fell to Juan Carlos Ferrero in Umag.

Andujar didn't serve particularly well Sunday, converting just 57 percent of his first serves, but he faced just two break points and saved both. By contrast, he broke Starace's serve four times in eight chances.

Starace had beaten Andujar in their previous two meetings on the ATP level, including a 6-4, 6-1 second-round triumph in Chile back in February, and had also prevailed in three challenger tour matchups.

Sunday's victory was worth a first prize of $103,000.


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