Birthday boy de Minaur charges into Rotterdam final

Australia’s Alex de Minaur celebrated his 25th brithday in style as he got revenge on Grigor Dmitrov after a year ago the Bulgarian ruined the Australians birthday.

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A year ago de Minaur failed to convert two match points before Dmitrov took the win, also on a birthday match.

After gaining revenge on his Australian Open conquerer, de Minaur has backed up his quarterfinal win over Andrey Rublev with his victory over Dimitrov.

It was a lot more comfortable than the previous match as de Minaur sealed a 6-4, 6-3 victory to bood a final against Jannik Sinner.

“I’m extremely happy with the level throughout the whole match,” said De Minaur in his post-match interview. “It was probably one of the better matches I’ve played from start to finish. Even saying that, I always know that Grigor is going to lift his level and compete until the end, and I had to fight off some pretty tough break points, when I came up with some of my best tennis.”

de Minaur has found a new level in 2024 and has notched an impressive four Top 10 victories in the current year.

Next up will be the ultimate test against the red-hot Sinner.

Sinner of course comes into the final as the newly crowned Australian Open champion.

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