Sport De Minaur extends dream run by reaching Sydney final

19:04  12 january  2018
19:04  12 january  2018 Source:   Omnisport

Medvedev denies local teenager De Minaur in Sydney final

  Medvedev denies local teenager De Minaur in Sydney final Alex de Minaur was unable to end a dream week in his home city by winning the Sydney International, Daniil Medvedev denying the 18-year-old.Daniil Medvedev failed to read the script as he came from a set down to beat local teenager Alex de Minaur and win his first ATP World Tour title at the Sydney International.

Teenager Alex De Minaur continued his sensational start to the season by reaching his second consecutive ATP Tour semi- final at the Sydney International. Little known prior to his great run in Brisbane last week, the 18-year-old is fast pushing himself forward as Australia's hottest teenage talent.

Australian teen sensation Alex de Minaur is through to the second round of the Sydney International after defeating Fernando Verdasco.Less than a week after reaching the semi- finals in Brisbane, the "It's honestly a dream come true having him on the sidelines. I still can't believe it," De Minaur said.

Alex de Minaur - cropped: Australian teenager Alex de Minaur © Provided by Omnisport Australian teenager Alex de Minaur

Alex de Minaur's sensational form continued as the Australian teenager delighted fans at the Sydney International by reaching his first ATP World Tour final.

De Minaur, a semi-finalist in Brisbane last week, came from a set down to beat Benoit Paire 4-6 6-1 6-1.

He is now one win away from emulating Lleyton Hewitt, who won the Sydney title as an 18-year-old in 2000. Hewitt was in the crowd on Friday as De Minaur earned a place in the final against Daniil Medvedev.

In an on-court interview, the world number 167 said: "Thanks to this amazing crowd. They honestly got me through this match. I was a set down with not a lot of belief in me and this crowd just picked me up, picked my intensity up and got me over the line.

De Minaur hopes to keep riding the wave in Melbourne

  De Minaur hopes to keep riding the wave in Melbourne Teenage sensation Alex de Minaur hopes he can cause an upset against Tomas Berdych in his Australian Open first-round clash.Alex de Minaur hopes to maintain his impressive 2018 form and keep riding the wave at the Australian Open against Tomas Berdych.

Alex De Minaur 's giant killing spree has continued, this time taking down world no.36 Feliciano Lopez to send him to the Sydney International semi- final . He has now reached back-to-back ATP semi- finals in the first two weeks of the year at the age of just 18.

Teenager Alex De Minaur continued his sensational start to the season by reaching his second consecutive ATP Tour semi- final at the Sydney International. Little known prior to his great run in Brisbane last week, the 18-year-old is fast pushing himself forward as Australia's hottest teenage talent.

"I just tried to be tough, tried to find a way to keep making balls. I tried to make the most out of this occasion and I'm glad I came out with a win.

"It's incredible. I can't wait to get back out here tomorrow [in Saturday's final] and give it my all. It's gonna be fun."

Medvedev also came from a set down to defeat Fabio Fognini in the other semi-final.

Fognini was 3-1 up in set two after winning the opener, but fell away badly thereafter, winning just two more games.

Sporting Dimitrov to meet Kyrgios in Brisbane semi-finals .
Grigor Dimitrov was quick to react when Kyle Edmund was injured, going on to beat the Brit in the Brisbane International quarter-finals.Grigor Dimitrov showed great sportsmanship to come to the aid of Kyle Edmund before moving into a semi-final against Nick Kyrgios, as Alex De Minaur continued his unexpected run on home soil at the Brisbane International.

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