Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
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De Minaur, Tiafoe, Kecmanovic reach Next Gen semifinals

De Minaur, Tiafoe, Kecmanovic reach Next Gen semifinals

Tiafoe went on a five-game streak from 2-1 down in the first set against the Swede at Allianz Cloud and never looked back.

The American will encounter prime seed Alex de Minaur, who designed it three wins out of three in Team A with an emphatic 4-1 4- 4-two beating of Casper Ruud.

"I knew from playing Casper before that he'd dictate any short ball without a goal", De Minaur said.

"The game plan was to play on my own terms, play aggressively, play different styles of tennis".

Italian teenager Jannik Sinner became the first player to reach the semi-finals of the Next Gen Finals in Milan as he eased to a dominant victory over Mikael Ymer on Wednesday.

"I'm glad I was able to execute and worked out today. I'm looking forward to the semi-finals".


Frances Tiafoe would have preferred his Next Gen ATP Finals meeting with Alex de Minaur happen on Saturday, the day of the 2019 final.

The Serb will get on Sinner, who went down 4-3 (seven-5) three-four (3-seven) four-2 4-two to Ugo Humbert in the ultimate spherical-robin match.

In the other Group "B" match, second-seeded Frances Tiafoe of the United States who lost to Sinner on Tuesday beat Ugo Humbert of France 4-2, 4-3 (5), 3-4 (4), 4-1.

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?

Sinner, 18, will face Kecmanovic in the semifinals, with De Minaur taking on Tiafoe.

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