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Atlanta: De Minaur defeats Brooksby to clinch sixth title

Marie Mahé, Media365, published on Monday August 01, 2022 at 08:40

For his tenth final, Alex De Minaur won his sixth title, on the side of Atlanta, after his victory in two sets against the local Jenson Brooksby.

He enforced his status. On the night of Sunday to Monday, the Australian Alex De Minaur, 30th player in the world and seeded n°3, beat the American Jenson Brooksby, 43rd player in the world and seeded n°6, in the final of the ATP tournament. 250 from Atlanta in the United States, on hard court, in two sets (6-3, 6-3) and 1h32 of play. In the first set, at 1-1, it was however the American who then provided the first two break points, but without achieving his ends. VSIt was even Jenson Brooksby who ended up cracking, at 3-2, giving up his serve. With this advantage in his pocket, the Australian then went quietly to conclude this first round, at his first opportunity (6-3). Finally, in the second and last round, this time, the less well ranked of the two was broken from the start, but, even if he was caught twice, the 43rd player in the world, despite everything, managed to unbreak in stride.

Brooksby is in three finals

At 3-3, the seeded No. 6 then definitively surrendered, losing the last three games of this meeting, including his last two services. And it is also on the last that his opponent of the day was able to conclude and pocket this meeting (6-3). Jenson Brooksby was playing his third final on the ATP circuit, after that of the 2021 edition of Newport and that of the 2022 edition of Dallas, but he will therefore have to wait before winning his first title, he who is now aged only 21 years old. He can console himself with a gain of six positions in the new ATP ranking, to now find himself 37th in the world hierarchy. For his part, Alex De Minaur was playing in his tenth final and he thus won the sixth title of his career, the first of this year 2022. The Australian also moved up nine positions to now occupy 21st place in the world.

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