Alex de Minaur is one win away from claiming his Next…
The 20-year-old Uruguayan and Spanish-Australian tennis phenom, the top seed at this year’s Next Gen ATP Finals, has reached the finals at the tournament.
de Minaur defeated Frances Tiafoe4-2, 4-1, 0-4, 4-2, continuing his unbeaten run at the tournament.
It was a clinical performance from de Minaur who’s had a stunning week at the tournament.
He capped off a comprehensive performance in the group stage, defeating Casper Ruud in the final match.
But he saved his best tennis for Tiafoe, who put up a good fight in the semifinal.
de Minaur converted all four of the breakpoints he had in the 73-minute match. The final breakpoint was the one that secured his passage through to the final.
de Minaur also clamped down on his unforced errors, hitting 25 winners to his 15 errors.
His forehand was his biggest weapon though, as he managed to dominate play and cramp up Tiafoe’s usually powerful hitting.
It’s the second consecutive year that de Minaur has reached the final of the Next Gen ATP Finals tournament.
He made the final in 2018, only to lose to current World No. 6, Stefanos Tsitsipas.
de Minaur will face Jannik Sinner in the finall.
He’ll also face the biggest payday of his career if he wins the final on Saturday. de Minaur will receive $429,000 if he wins the tournament.