Alex de Minaur wins opener at ATP

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2019

Tiafoe was 2-1 in Group B, while Sinner advanced by winning his opening two matches in the group.

The American will face top seed Alex de Minaur, who made it three wins out of three in Group A with an emphatic 4-1 4-0 4-2 beating of Casper Ruud.

Frances Tiafoe and Miomir Kecmanovic sealed their places in the final 4 of the Subsequent Gen ATP Finals with straight-sets victories on Thursday. "The more you win, the longer you can stay, so I'm happy to be in the semis".

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In Group B, 18-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner delighted his home crowd by upsetting second-seeded Frances Tiafoe of the United States 3-4 (4), 4-2, 4-2, 4-2. I didn't play badly, he just played well in the important moments. He said, "So it's a tough question, that one, because I know that there is a fine line between tennis as being sort of an athlete's sport or a spectator's sport".

He was speaking after his victory over Alejandro Davidovich when he was asked if the new rules they play under at the Next Gen finals were to his liking and if he's like to see coaching being allowed on the main ATP Tour? He is the first Italian to make the semi-finals in the tournament's three-year history. "I'm feeling good." SCHEDULE, FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2019 ALLIANZ CLOUD COURT start 7:00 pm [1] Minaur (AUS) vs [2] F. Tiafoe (USA) Not Before 9:00 pm [8] [WC] J. Sinner (ITA) vs [5] M. Kecmanovic (SRB).

Davidovich Fokina took the first set and went the distance but came up short in a 3-4 (2-7) 4-3 (7-2) 4-2 3-4 (2-7) 4-1 loss to the Norwegian.

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