De Minaur beats Tiafoe to reach 2nd successive final

Australia's Alex De Minaur celebrates after winning the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match against United States' Frances Tiafoe, in Milan...
Alex De Minaur, of Australia, right, is congratulated by Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, after winning the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifi...
Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, returns the ball to Alex De Minaur, of Australia, during the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, in ...
Alex De Minaur, of Australia, serves the ball to Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, in M...
Alex De Minaur, of Australia, strikes a forehand to Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, i...
Frances Tiafoe of the United States returns the ball to Alex De Minaur of Australia, during their ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, in M...

Australia's Alex De Minaur celebrates after winning the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match against United States' Frances Tiafoe, in Milan...

Alex De Minaur, of Australia, right, is congratulated by Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, after winning the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifi...

Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, returns the ball to Alex De Minaur, of Australia, during the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, in ...

Alex De Minaur, of Australia, serves the ball to Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, in M...

Alex De Minaur, of Australia, strikes a forehand to Frances Tiafoe, of the United States, during the ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, i...

Frances Tiafoe of the United States returns the ball to Alex De Minaur of Australia, during their ATP Next Gen tennis tournament semifinal match, in M...

MILAN (AP) — Top-seeded Alex de Minaur beat Frances Tiafoe at the Next Gen Finals on Friday to reach his second successive final in Milan.

The Australian overcame second-seeded Tiafoe 4-2, 4-1, 0-4, 4-2 in the first semifinal of the season-ending tournament for top under-21 players.

The 20-year-old De Minaur dominated the match but had to recover from losing the third set. He sealed the victory on his first match point when his American opponent hit a forehand into the net.

Italian wild card Jannik Sinner plays Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia in the other semifinal at the event, which features a unique format where each set is first to four games.

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