Alex de Minaur has won his sixth ATP crown, defeating American Jenson Brooksby in straight sets in Atlanta.
Having rallied from a set down in both his quarter and his semi-final, the Demon was in control in the final, winning 6-3 6-3.
It’s his second Atlanta Open title, and his first title since last year’s Eastbourne Invitational – a traditional Wimbledon lead-up tournament.
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“It was great to get another title under my name. It’s my sixth title. It feels good. Not a lot of people have been able to do that, so I feel great,” de Minaur said in his post-match courtside interview.
“I feel great about my game. I’ve put a lot of work in, so it’s great to see the hard work being rewarded.
“I knew coming in it would be a very tactical, chess-like match that we were going to both play. I feel like we are both tricky players in that sense and we adapt very well, so (there were) a lot of tactics going both ways and I’m happy I was able to execute my game plan and get the win today.
“But it was a very tough match. Plenty of times it could have gone either way and even though the scoreboard was three and three, it felt very, very tight.”
De Minaur fought off a break point early in the first set, and from there was never really troubled. He was broken in the first game of the second set, but broke the American straight back to get back on serve.
De Minaur saved four of five break points faced, while converting all four break chances he created.
His US Open preparation continues on Thursday at the Citi Open in Washington DC. The US Open kicks off at the end of the month.
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