Ramos-Vinolas reaches Zhuhai semis — ATP roundup

Ramos-Vinolas reaches Zhuhai semis — ATP roundup

De Minaur won his third title of the season and of his career on Sunday, beating the 31-year-old Frenchman 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Australian seventh seed Alex De Minaur has seen off the challenge from world No.10 Roberto Bautista Agut to set up a showdown against Adrian Mannarino in the final of the Zhuhai Championships in China.

Having collected 250 ranking points this week, De Minaur is projected to rise to world number 25 when the latest standings are released on Monday.

Eighth-seeded Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas got on the scoreboard early in the second set and forced his way back into the contest with a crucial break of serve to force a decider.

"It was a really tough match".

"I just told myself I had to try and take control of the point and just try to dictate as much as I could".

Kazakhstan's Bublik, who knocked out Grigor Dimitrov in the last round, ended the run of South African lucky loser Lloyd Harris with a 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 win.

Gille and Vliegen picked up their first hard-court title of the season after winning clay-court titles in Bastad and Gstaad. "But this has been a great event, it's been a very good week for us", Vliegen said.

De Minaur, now 31 in the world, overcame the Frenchman in a little over two hours to cap an impressive week for the 20-year-old. And the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals hopeful stayed calm despite seeing break chances come and go. "I think that we never expected this when we started in 2013, of course, but I think gradually just progressing..."

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