The British number four had been unbeaten for more than a month, a run taking in two titles on the second-tier Challenger Tour and one of the best weeks of his career in Budapest.
But top seed Pouille was a step up in class on clay from his previous opponents and the Frenchman eased to his second ATP Tour title with a 6-3 6-1 win in just an hour and four minutes.

France's Lucas Pouille celebrates his victory over Britain's Aljaz Bedene after their final tennis match at the Hungarian Open in Budapest, on April 30, 2017. Pouille won 6-3, 6-1.

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Pouille, who is at a career-high 14th in the world rankings, pummelled the Bedene serve, with the man ranked 68th winning just 25 per cent of points on his second delivery.
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