Alex de Minaur wins his first important tennis title after claiming the Sydney International

Is this the man to end the local hoodoo at the Australian Open? Alex de Minaur wins his first major title as he prepares for this week's Grand Slam tournament

  • The 19-year-old is the youngest winner of the Sydney International in 18 years
  • He was forced to play both the semi-finals and the final in one day due to rain delays
  • The teen sensation spent a total of three-and-a-half hours on the court on Saturday
  • De Minaur's straight sets victory comes two days before the start of Australian Open

Australian Associated Press

The Australian teenage tennis sensation Alex de Minaur had to win both a semi-final and a final on the same day to claim his first ATP title.

The Minaur, 19, defeated the Italian Andreas Seppi 7-5 7-6 (7-5) and became the youngest winner of the Sydney International since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001.

The straight sets victory of the rising star is the perfect warm-up two days after his first round in the Australian Open with Pedro Sousa from Portugal.

The Australian teenage tennis sensation Alex de Minaur (photo) had to win both a semi-final and a final on the same day to get his first ATP title

The Australian teenage tennis sensation Alex de Minaur (photo) had to win both a semi-final and a final on the same day to get his first ATP title

With this he became the youngest winner of the Sydney International since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001, and the first home talent that claimed the award since Bernard Tomic in 2013 (De Minaur proposed to claim after the victory)

With this he became the youngest winner of the Sydney International since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001, and the first home talent that claimed the award since Bernard Tomic in 2013 (De Minaur proposed to claim after the victory)

With this he became the youngest winner of the Sydney International since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001, and the first home talent that claimed the award since Bernard Tomic in 2013 (De Minaur proposed to claim after the victory)

He returned to court, only six hours after being forced to finish his semi-final on Saturday afternoon after the rainy game was erased on Friday night, the star born in Sydney was broken in the first match of the game, but it turned out to be one of the couple's filth.

The Minaur broke back five games and barely gave Seppi a look during the Italian final in three and a half years.

He became the youngest winner of the Sydney International since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001, and the first home talent that claimed the award since Bernard Tomic in 2013.

The court reporting in the world Nr. 29 was as always immensely, regularly chasing his Italian opponent's front and wearing the 34-year-old man over the 2 hour 5-minute collision to make up Daniil Medvedev's last loss last year.

& # 39; It is surreal. I could not think of a better place to achieve my first victory. It's been tough because I've played a few finals and things have not got my way, "said the Minaur.

And to finally be able to take that step further and achieve my first victory, it is something that is very special in the presence of friends and family and in the courts where I grew up. & # 39;

Return to court (pictured), only six hours after being forced to finish his semi-final on Saturday afternoon after the rainy game was erased on Friday night, the star born in Sydney was broken in the first game of the match, but the turned out to be one of his few atrocities

Return to court (pictured), only six hours after being forced to finish his semi-final on Saturday afternoon after the rainy game was erased on Friday night, the star born in Sydney was broken in the first game of the match, but the turned out to be one of his few atrocities

Return to court (pictured), only six hours after being forced to finish his semi-final on Saturday afternoon after the rainy game was erased on Friday night, the star born in Sydney was broken in the first game of the match, but the turned out to be one of his few atrocities

His exhausting day at the court lasted a total of three and a half hours (see picture celebrating after victory)

His exhausting day at the court lasted a total of three and a half hours (see picture celebrating after victory)

His exhausting day at the court lasted a total of three and a half hours (see picture celebrating after victory)

It came after the earlier 1h 34min 6-3 6-2 victory of the Minaur against Gilles Simon, where he was hardly challenged despite temperatures of more than 30 degrees.

His debilitating day on the field lasted a total of three and a half hours.

I knew that if I wanted to come with a trophy, I would have to play two very tough races, "he said.

& # 39; I am extremely proud of myself. I mean, this is why I did all the hard work in the preseason.

& # 39; To get out and just back up, first in the sun and later it was not easy.

& # 39; (But) I felt good out there. I felt like I was moving well. Fitness sensitive, I had the feeling that I could continue. & # 39;

I knew that if I wanted to come up with a trophy, I would have to play two difficult matches, De Minaur said (pictured right with Lleyton Hewitt's son Cruz in November).

I knew that if I wanted to come up with a trophy, I would have to play two difficult matches, De Minaur said (pictured right with Lleyton Hewitt's son Cruz in November).

I knew that if I wanted to come up with a trophy, I would have to play two difficult matches, De Minaur said (pictured right with Lleyton Hewitt's son Cruz in November).

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