After losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets from the Final 16 british Number 1 is in Marrakech Outside from the Grand Prix Hassan II.

The next seed was defeated 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 within 1 hour 29 minutes.

The early exit comes annually later Edmund reached the final of this clay court event, his eponymous ATP final.

As he recovers from knee surgery, tsonga includes a career-high standing of fifth in the world but is ranked 116th, 94 places below Edmund.

The Frenchman and qualifier will play with in the quarterfinal.

In the men’s doubles, Britain’s Dom Inglot and partner Rohan Bopanna overcome Andres Molteni and Roman Jebavy 0-6 6-3 10-8.