Kyle Edmund was defeated in straight sets 6-2 6-2 against Pablo Andujar in the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II, meaning the wait for his first ATP Tour title goes on, the BBC report.
The 32-year-old Spaniard, who is recovering from a number of elbow operations, took just over an hour to claim the title, breaking Edmund’s service six times in the match.
Andujar, ranked 355th in the world after his injuries is now a three-time champion at the event, after winning the tournament back-to-back in 2011 and 2012.
Despite defeat in his first ever final, the British number one will rise to a career best of 23rd in the world rankings when they update, and would’ve reached the top 20 with a win over Andujar.
There will be no rest for the Brit, who is set to face Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters as the clay court season gets underway.