De Minaur, Fritz into Atlanta Open final
Alex de Minaur overcame big-serving American Reilly Opelka in the Atlanta Open semi-finals.
Alex de Minaur and Taylor Fritz will meet in the Atlanta Open final after three-set wins on Saturday.
De Minaur battled past Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in their semi-final at the ATP 250 tournament.
Opelka served 28 aces, but De Minaur – the third seed – managed to break twice in the final set, with the American only able to win four return points.
De Minaur, 20, moved into his fourth ATP Tour final and second of the year, the Australian eyeing his second title when he faces Fritz in the decider.
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Fritz was also tested before getting past Cameron Norrie 6-1 3-6 6-3 on the back of 15 aces.
The American second seed, 21, is into his third ATP Tour decider as he looks to add to the title he won at Eastbourne last month.
He defeats Cameron Norrie 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to book his spot in the final. pic.twitter.com/ovtf2EZxqI
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