De Minaur downs Seppi to win first ATP title

Published: 00:00, Jan 13,2019

 
 

Australian teenager Alex De Minaur won two matches in a day to claim his first career ATP title at the Sydney International on Saturday. De Minaur, 19 and ranked 29, conquered the fresher Italian Andreas Seppi 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) in the final after overcoming Frenchman Gilles Simon in a rain-postponed semi-final earlier in the day. De Minaur’s triumph made him the youngest winner of the Sydney tournament since his mentor Lleyton Hewitt claimed it as a 19-year-old in 2001. Sydney-born De Minaur is the first Australian champion at the 134-year tournament since Bernard Tomic in 2013. — AFP

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