Alex de Minaur into second consecutive final

Australian top seed Alex de Minaur moved into his second consecutive final at the Next Gen ATP Finals with a 4-2, 4-1, 0-4, 4-2 victory over Frances Tiafoe in Milan on Friday (Saturday AEDT).

The 20-year-old De Minaur, who lost to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final last season, put his friendship with Tiafoe aside and needed only 73 minutes to dispatch the 21-year-old American.

Alex de Minaur responds to the crowd after his victory over Frances Tiafoe.Credit:Getty

De Minaur fired eight aces, smashed 25 winners and converted all four break points to advance to the final, where he will attempt to win his fourth title of the season following wins in Sydney, Atlanta and Zhuhai.

“It’s difficult, but easier in some ways (playing a friend),” De Minaur said.


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