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    Comeback Child: Alex de Minaur Returns To Atlanta Ultimate | ATP Tour

    Alex de Minaur battled again from a set down for his second consecutive match on Friday on the Atlanta Open to succeed in his second ultimate on the ATP 250 occasion. The third seed dominated the ultimate two units in a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 victory in opposition to Ilya Ivashka, repeating the components he utilized in his quarter-final win in opposition to Adrian Mannarino sooner or later prior.

    “I simply discovered a method to get by way of,” De Minaur mentioned. “It wasn’t a great begin however these items occur. You adapt, you progress on and attempt to do the very best that you may.”

    The Aussie let an 0-3 lead slip early within the match, with Ivashka surging to the opening set after a prolonged rain delay at 5-5. De Minaur then fought off two break factors to open the second set as he started to reassert himself together with his regular baseline sport. He once more erased a pair of break factors to begin the deciding set earlier than his strain advised.

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    De Minaur broke serve on 5 of seven possibilities, doing his injury with a 62 per cent win charge on second-serve return factors.

    The 2019 champion has loved robust help all week in Atlanta, however will not be anticipating to be the group favorite within the ultimate in opposition to the winner of the all-American semi-final between Frances Tiafoe and Jenson Brooksby.

    “It will be a enjoyable match,” De Minaur mentioned. “I really feel like I may not have the group on my facet tomorrow since I am enjoying an American. However I am trying ahead to [the final].”

    By enhancing to 8-1 in Atlanta, the Aussie is thru to his first tour-level ultimate of 2022 after three earlier semi-final runs. He’s looking for his sixth title and his first since profitable Eastbourne final June.

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