SYDNEY: Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev fought off tigerish Australian teenager Alex de Minaur to win his first ATP Tour title on the Sydney Worldwide on Saturday.
Medvedev accomplished a all-conquering week to hit again from dropping the opening set to extinguish de Minaur, 1-6, 6-four, 7-5. It was 21-yr-previous Medvedev’s seventh win this week, giving him strong preparation for subsequent week’s Australian Open in Melbourne the place he faces one other Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis within the first spherical. Medvedev struggled within the opening set because the 167th-ranked de Minaur grew in confidence and was willed on by a supportive residence crowd. The longer the rallies the extra harmful de Minaur turned and he claimed the opening set after profitable six video games on the trot. However Medvedev discovered his approach again within the second set, breaking serve within the seventh recreation to take a four-three lead and went on to degree the match.
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