Almost 14 months after lifting the fifth ATP trophy of his career in Montpelier (he won Roberto Bautista there in February 2021), David Goffin won the sixth of his career by beating Alex Molcan in the final of the 250 in Marrakech. The 31-year-old Belgian and 74th in the world had to fight a lot to win 3-6, 6-3 and 6-3 against the Slovakian of 24 and 65th and thus avenge the defeat that he endorsed at the beginning of the year in Melbourne.
Goffin added five breaks, two more than his rival, to make the difference in a match that started late at around 2:00 p.m. Moroccan time. This is how he got his second title on clay, after the one he won in Kitzbuhel 2014. His record in finals is now 6-9. Molcan played the second of his career after losing last year against Djokovic in Belgrade 2.
Thanks to this success, Goffin, who had a bad season in terms of results, climbs 27 places in the ranking, to 47while Molcan, who was unable to round off a great week in which he eliminated, among others, the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, becomes 50th in the standings.