Kyle Edmund continued his fine start to the clay-court season after defeating Moldova’s Radu Albot 6-2 6-4 in the Grand Prix Hassan II last-16, the BBC report.

Edmund, 23, took just 75 minutes to book his place in the last eight and looked to be back to his best after a shaky past couple of weeks.

The British number one did make the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January, however, the Brit was knocked out in the early stages of both the Miami Open and Indian Wells.

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Ranked number 26 in the world, Edmund will be hoping that victory in Marrakesh could take him into the top 20.

Edmund’s first round match of the tournament lasted only 16 minutes after opponent Jiri Vesely retired through injury.

The Brit will have to defeat Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri in the last eight, after Jaziri brushed aside eighth seed Mischa Zverev in the same score line as Edmund’s win over Albot, 6-2 6-4.