British primary Kyle Edmund is out of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech after dropping to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in immediately units within the final sixteen.
The third seed turned into overwhelmed 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 in one hour 29 mins.
The early exit comes a 12 months after Edmund reached the final of the clay court occasion, his maiden ATP final.
Tsonga has a profession-excessive ranking of 5th within the global however is now ranked 116th, 94 places below Edmund, as he recovers from knee surgery.
The Frenchman will play Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego inside the sector-very last.
in the men’s doubles, Britain’s Dom Inglot and companion Rohan Bopanna beat Roman Jebavy and Andres Molteni zero-6 6-3 10-eight.