Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes Alex De Minaur to win Next Gen Finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes Alex De Minaur to win Next Gen Finals

Nineteen-year-old De Minaur was just pipped by world number 15 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in a thrilling title decider of the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan on Saturday night, succumbing 2-4, 4-1, 4-3 (7-3), 4-3 (7-3).

The Greek has firmly established himself as one of the leading lights of his generation and he triumphed over another tipped to have a bright future with a 2-4 4-1 4-3 (7-3) 4-3 (7-3) win against the Australian.

The 19-year-old was the only teenager to make the end of season tournament in Milan.

Second seed de Minaur - who began the season at number 208 in the world rankings and reached a career-high 31 last month - had been undefeated until the final.

"I was aiming to win that match".

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Rublev eased past Italian wild card Liam Caruana 4-3 (9/7), 4-1, 4-2 to book his passage after losing to de Minaur on Wednesday, with Munar beating American Frances Tiafoe 4-1, 4-3 (7/3), 4-1 to seal the final berth. "I don't really know what I liked and what I didn't like", said the Tsitsipas.

The Greek player, meanwhile, was also not a fan fan of players having to get their own towels from a rack courtside with no ballkids to run for them. Look, for example, the match today of Tsitsipas that make awesome season beating top players, and now - I'm not saying nothing bad about Munar.

"I stayed calm although I had a chance twice to win the match but remained calm".

And he pushed Tsitsipas, who had been poised to snatch victory in the fourth set with a 3-2, 30/40 lead on the Australian's serve.

"It's been an incredible year and I'm just riding this roller-coaster".

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