After defeating American Jenson Brooksby in the championship match, Australian tennis star Alex de Minaur thanked the Atlanta crowd for their support throughout the entire week. De Minaur defeated hometown favorite Brooksby 6-3 6-3 in the Atlanta championship match to claim his first victory of the year.
The 23-year-old De Minaur was performing in Atlanta for the third time. De Minaur won the competition’s second championship in 2019 after claiming his first Atlanta crown. According to the ATP website, de Minaur said on-court after winning the tournament, “I’d like to thank the spectators.”
You guys were great. Despite the fact that I’m not from the area, you guys made me feel like one, so I really appreciate the support.
De Minaur claims his sixth ATP championship.
“Getting another title under my name was wonderful.
I have six titles total. It is satisfying. I feel fantastic since not many people have been able to do it, said de Minaur. “I have a fantastic sense of my play. It’s wonderful to see the effort being rewarded because I’ve worked so hard for it.
In order to win the opening set, De Minaur held on to his serve for the remainder of the game after taking the match’s first break. De Minaur dropped an early second set break in the second set but broke Brooksby once more in the seventh and ninth games to secure a two-set victory.
I anticipated that our battle would be quite tactical and akin to a game of chess. There were many strategies used by both teams, and I’m glad I was able to carry out my game plan and secure the victory today because I believe we are both tricky players in that regard and are extremely adaptable, said de Minaur.
The winner of the match between Yoshihito Nishioka and Brooksby will be De Minaur’s opponent when the event begins. De Minaur is the 11th seed in Washington and received a first round bye.