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Aljaz Bedene's unbeaten run ended by Lucas Pouille in Budapest

Aljaz Bedene's unbeaten run ended by Lucas Pouille in Budapest
By PA Sport

30/04/2017 at 16:01Updated 30/04/2017 at 17:45

Aljaz Bedene's 16-match winning streak was ended by Lucas Pouille in the final of the Hungarian Open.

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.

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.Getty Images

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.