Tsitsipas recovers to beat De Minaur and win Next Gen Finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas blasts two Gen ATP Finals rules

VIDEO | Stefanos Tsitsipas shatters headset into two in frustration during NextGen ATP finals

Top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas recovered from a set down to beat Australian teenager Alex de Minaur and win the second edition of the Next Gen Finals on Saturday.

Rublev has maintained his form to advance to the semi-finals with win over Italian wild card Liam Caruana 4-3 (7), 4-1, 4-2 on Thursday. I mean, of course both of them playing unbelievable, but you know what I try to mean.' Does he think it's because of luck?

The 20-year-old Tsitsipas, who had medical treatment on his left hand during the fourth set, had only dropped one of 30 service games in the tournament prior to the semifinal but was broken three times by Rublev.

One of those clashes came in the final of an ATP Challenger Tour event in Segovia, Spain last August, when the Spaniard lifted his first trophy at that level.

Alex de Minaur has been recognised by Australian tennis royalty after claiming the ATP Tour Newcomer of the Year title, glorified as a "gift to Australian tennis" by the iconic Rod Laver.

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Second seed de Minaur - who began the season at No. 208 in the world rankings and reached a career-high 31 last month - had been undefeated until the final. "Obviously there's no advantage so you need to be twice more concentrated", said Tsitsipas, who has jumped from 91st at the start of the season to world No. 15.

And I think this is little bit not fair because the other guys, they have little more chances to win always.

"It's been an incredible year and I'm just riding this roller-coaster".

He said winning the final would be "the cherry on top of an unbelievable season for me".

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