Friday, September 22, 2023

De Minaur ends Davidovich’s dream of the Toronto final

The Australian with a Spanish mother and Uruguayan father Alex De Minaur He qualified this Saturday for the first final of his career in a Masters 1,000, by beating Alejandro Davidovich from Malaga 6-1 and 6-3 in a match marked by strong winds on center court at the Toronto tournament.

The Canadian Masters 1,000, which lost Carlos Alcaraz on Friday, was left with Davidovich as the last Spanish memberbut De Minaur confirmed the very high level of tennis shown this week, in which he was able to beat the Russian Daniil Medvedev, and he eliminated him with authority in one hour and 17 minutes.

Davidovich was one step away from the second final in his history in a Masters 1,000, after which he lost last year in Monte Carlo against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. Nevertheless, next Monday he will go from 37th to the more than gratifying 23rd position in the ranking, the best result of his career.

This Saturday De Minaur dominated from start to finish and it took just half an hour to take the first set 6-1in a sleeve that had very little history for the future of the man from Malaga, after winning his previous encounters with a lot of work.

The Australian knew how to live better with the strong wind of Toronto, while Davidovich obviously suffered to control the ball.

In addition, after starting the second set with two breaks against (0-3)the Spaniard tried to give himself a chance with some great games to the rest, but despite getting two breaks, De Minaur responded immediately and he was able to close his round pass with a definitive 6-3


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