‘s-Hertogenbosch Open: De Minaur wins his 9th career title

Alex de Minaur claimed his second title of 2024, defeating Sebastian Korda for the title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

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Australian Alex De Minaur, the top seed, won the’s-Hertogenbosch Open title by beating American Sebastian Korda, the No 7 seed, 6-2, 6-4 at the Autotron Rosmalen on Sunday.

It’s his 9th career title, in 2nd in 2024, and it means that the Aussie will rise to a career-high ranking of No.7 in the world on Monday.

De Minaur: my first week on grass could not have gone better

The 25-year-old improves to 33-11 on the season, and claims his second career title on grass. He joins fellow Aussies Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt on the ‘s-Hertogenbosh roll of honour.

“It achieves a new career-high for me, so that’s always a great little bonus,” said De Minaur said. “My first week on grass couldn’t have gone any better, so I’m looking forward to next week at Queen’s and the whole grass-court season with a smile on my face. I’m glad I was able to get a win here in Holland.”

De Minaur, competing as a top seed for the first time in his career this week, reeled off six consecutive games from 2-2 in the opening set to take the match away from Korda.

The American reeled him back in for a brief spell in set two, breaking for 2-1 and consolidating for 2-all, but De Minaur took the next three games to exercise control once again.

Korda saved a pair of championship points to hold for 3-5, then broke to get back on serve at 4-5, but De Minaur broke back for the victory, converting his fourth championship point to close the contest at the 91-minute mark.

Ahead of his victory, De Minaur, ranked No 9, defeated Belgian lucky loser Zizou Bergs (7-5, 6-4), Canadian Milos Raonic (7-5, 6-2) and Frenchman Ugo Humbert, the No 3 seed (7-6 (4), 6-3).

Korda, ranked No 26, beat Australian qualifier Tristan Schoolkate (6-4, 7-6 (4)), Italian Luca Nardi (7-5, 7-5), second seed Tommy Paul (6-4, 6-2) and Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, the No 6 seed (6-2, 6-4) in the previous rounds of the Rosmalen tournament.

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