Alex de Minaur is moving on…
The 19-year-old Spanish & Uruguyan-Australian tennis player has defeated Andrey Rublev to earn a spot in the semifinals of the Next Gen ATP Finals.
de Minaur, the highest ranked Australian male player, broke the Russian world No. 68 four times throughout the second-round encounter to score a comfortable 4-1, 3-4 (5-7), 4-1, 4-2 win at the annual tournament for top 21-and-under talent.
‘‘It was great,’’ said de Minaur, who is currently ranked as the No.31 player in the world. ‘‘I knew coming in it was going to be a really tough match and I was going to have to play some really good tennis and not leave too many balls short because his forehand is seriously one of the most dangerous weapons out there on the tour.’’
de Minaur, the tournament’s second seed, will attempt to complete the round-robin stage undefeated when he plays American Taylor Fritz next.