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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Aussie earns mega payday after undefeated streak


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Australian whiz-kid Alex de Minaur will go into the last four of the Next Gen ATP Finals undefeated after beating American Taylor Fritz. And his form has seen him reach an impressive prizemoney milestone.

Second seed de Minaur was at his gritty best to save five set points in a tiebreak and claim the opening set before running away with a 4-3 (10-8) 4-1 4-2 victory in his final group stage match in Paris.

His clean sweep of the round-robin stage has taken his 2018 season earnings past $US1 million ($A1.4 million). If he goes on to win the tournament remaining undefeated he will win $US407,000 ($560,000) plus a champion bonus of $US24,000 ($A33,000). 

De Minaur and Denis Shapovalov are the only teenagers to have surpassed the $US1 million mark so far this year.

"I just had to dig deep," the 19-year-old said on Thursday after entering the semi-finals having dropped just one set.

"I was down and out there and I managed to scrap my way (back) with a couple good returns and a couple long rallies.

"I managed to get that one cheap point and was able to serve it out so that first set was crucial."

https://twitter.com/TennisTV/status/1060621718182658048

The Sydneysider had already booked his spot in the semi-finals on Wednesday with a four-set win over 2017 runner-up Andrey Rublev after earlier thrashing Italian wildcard entrant Liam Caruana.

De Minaur, the 21-and-under tournament's youngest entrant, now faces sixth-seeded Spaniard Jaume Munar for a place in the final.

First seed Stefanos Tsitsipas remained on course to potentially challenge de Minaur with a 4-1 4-3 (7-2) 4-1 win over Poland's Hubert Hurkacz.

The Greek world No.15 will meet Rublev in the semi-finals after the Russian finished second in his group with a three-set win over last-placed Caruana.

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Australian whiz-kid Alex de Minaur will go into the last four of the Next Gen ATP Finals undefeated after beating American Taylor Fritz. And his form has seen him reach an impressive prizemoney milestone.

Second seed de Minaur was at his gritty best to save five set points in a tiebreak and claim the opening set before running away with a 4-3 (10-8) 4-1 4-2 victory in his final group stage match in Paris.

His clean sweep of the round-robin stage has taken his 2018 season earnings past $US1 million ($A1.4 million). If he goes on to win the tournament remaining undefeated he will win $US407,000 ($560,000) plus a champion bonus of $US24,000 ($A33,000). 

De Minaur and Denis Shapovalov are the only teenagers to have surpassed the $US1 million mark so far this year.

"I just had to dig deep," the 19-year-old said on Thursday after entering the semi-finals having dropped just one set.

"I was down and out there and I managed to scrap my way (back) with a couple good returns and a couple long rallies.

"I managed to get that one cheap point and was able to serve it out so that first set was crucial."

https://twitter.com/TennisTV/status/1060621718182658048

The Sydneysider had already booked his spot in the semi-finals on Wednesday with a four-set win over 2017 runner-up Andrey Rublev after earlier thrashing Italian wildcard entrant Liam Caruana.

De Minaur, the 21-and-under tournament's youngest entrant, now faces sixth-seeded Spaniard Jaume Munar for a place in the final.

First seed Stefanos Tsitsipas remained on course to potentially challenge de Minaur with a 4-1 4-3 (7-2) 4-1 win over Poland's Hubert Hurkacz.

The Greek world No.15 will meet Rublev in the semi-finals after the Russian finished second in his group with a three-set win over last-placed Caruana.

https://twitter.com/nextgenfinals/status/1060634101504532480

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