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Sport Alex De Minaur falls just short of Brisbane International final after losing to Ryan Harrison

11:36  06 january  2018
11:36  06 january  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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Australian teenager Alex De Minaur showed fight but has missed the chance to make his first ATP World Tour final after losing to experienced American Ryan Harrison in the Brisbane International semi- finals .

Alex De Minaur prepares to serve during his semi-final against Ryan Harrison.© AAP Photo/ Dave Hunt Alex De Minaur prepares to serve during his semi-final against Ryan Harrison. Australian teenager Alex De Minaur showed fight but has missed the chance to make his first ATP World Tour final after losing to experienced American Ryan Harrison in the Brisbane International semi-finals.

The 18-year-old De Minaur, ranked 208 in the world, lost 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 to the 47th-ranked Harrison on Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday afternoon, missing out on a potential match-up with countryman Nick Kyrgios in the final.

Kyrgios is to face top seed Grigor Dimitrov in the second of the men's semi-final.

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Alex De Minaur has credited Lleyton Hewitt and the NSW State of Origin team for providing the inspiration for his stunning Brisbane International victory over Milos Raonic. De Minaur shocked the big Canadian 6-4 6-4 in their second-round clash on Wednesday night to book a quarter- final

It had been a dream run this week for the Spain-based De Minaur, who defeated former world number three Milos Raonic in the second round.

De Minaur was the youngest Australian to make an ATP World Tour semi-final since Lleyton Hewitt in 2000.

And Hewitt, Australia's Davis Cup captain, was cheering on De Minaur courtside, as the teenager did his best impersonation of the two-time major winner.

Just like his idol, De Minaur went down swinging despite letting a huge opportunity slip in the second set.

Great sport: Dimitrov helps rival, then advances to semis

  Great sport: Dimitrov helps rival, then advances to semis Grigor Dimitrov hurdled the net to check on the welfare of his rival and then help him to a courtside chair for treatment. Top-seeded Dimitrov beat Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday to set up a meeting with No. 3-seeded Nick Kyrgios, who rebounded for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over former finalist Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Nick Kyrgios dispatches top seed Grigor Dimitrov to storm into the Brisbane International final , while the fairy tale run of his teenage Australian countryman Alex De Minaur comes to an end in the semi- finals .

With De Minaur up 5-3 in the second-set tiebreak, Harrison dug deep to ignore the vocal crowd and rattle off the next four points to claim it 7-5.

It appeared to be a massive blow to De Minaur's spirit, as Harrison broke twice to grab a 4-0 third-set lead.

But De Minaur broke back with Harrison serving for the match at 5-2 to bring the packed crowd to life again.

It was too little, too late, however, for De Minaur.

It was still a big week for De Minaur, whose ranking will rise to 166 after reaching his maiden ATP World Tour semi-final.

He was the lowest ranked player and the youngest to reach the semi-finals of the men's draw in the Brisbane International's 10-year history.

Sydney International: Alex De Minaur falls at final hurdle as Daniil Medvedev wins first title .
Alex de Minaur's golden run was ended by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Sydney International final. Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev repelled a stirring Alex de Minaur fightback to win an enthralling Sydney International final on Saturday.The two hour, 12 minute epic marked the end of the de Minaur freight train at this tournament, Australia's newest superstar finally derailed by the iron-willed Russian 21-year-old, who led 4-0 in the final set before staving off an incredible fightback to land his maiden ATP tour title.

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