Alex de Minaur Defeats Sebastian Korda to Claim Libema Open Title

Alex de Minaur has earned a second title in 2024…

The 25-year-old Spanish & Uruguayan Australian tennis player dispatched Sebastian Korda 6-2, 6-4 to triumph at the Libema Open to add a second title to his stellar 2024 season.

Alex de Minaur,de Minaur, the tournament’s top seed, produced some trademark elite defense and counterpunching to nullify Korda’s power on the ‘s-Hertogenbosch grass.

With his ninth ATP Tour title, de Minaur on Monday will rise two spots to a career-high No. 7 in the ATP Rankings.

“It achieves a new career-high for me, so that’s always a great little bonus,” said de Minaur in his on-court interview. “My first week on grass couldn’t have gone any better, so I’m looking forward to next week at Queen’s and the whole grass-court season with a smile on my face. I’m glad I was able to get a win here in Holland.”

Competing as the top seed at an ATP Tour event for the first time this week, de Minaur did not drop a set en route to the title at the Dutch grass-court ATP 250.

Against Korda, he reeled off six straight games from 2-2 to seize control of the match. de Minaur ultimately prevailed after breaking his opponent’s serve three times in the second set.

“Obviously it was a great match. Tricky conditions, and Seb is a hell of a player,” said de Minaur. “I’m looking forward to playing doubles with him next week at Queen’s. I’m super happy with the week. It’s been great. Happy days.”

de Minaur converted five of 14 break points he earned in the final, according to Infosys ATP Stats, and the Australian now holds a 33-11 record for the year. Having also defended his title at the ATP 500 in Acapulco in February, this year marks the third time he has won multiple tour-level crowns in one season.

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