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Frederick Owens | 14 January, 2019, 18:51

Australian teenager Alex de Minaur claimed his first career title in style when he wore down Italian veteran Andreas Seppi 7-5 7-6 (5) to win the Sydney International on Saturday after his second match in five hours.

De Minaur, 19, beat Italian Andreas Seppi 7-5 7-6 (7-5) to become the youngest victor of the Sydney International since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001.

Now the world number 29, De Minaur faced minimal trouble in dispatching Simon.

"That's definitely special", de Minaur said as he reflected on being the youngest victor in Sydney since Hewitt.

The 19-year-old Australian assumed control of the match in hot conditions when he broke Simon in his first service game, before wrapping up the match in 94 minutes.

A tournament win in Sydney would be de Minaur's first on the world tour, after he reached two senior finals previous year and lost both, as well as the Next Gen decider in Italy.

He also showed no sign of nerves, landing 73 per cent of his first serves and bouncing back immediately after being broken midway through the second set and then three times when his world No.37 opponent had mini breaks in the tiebreaker.

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Barty led the deciding set 3-0 before Kvitova began a comeback to win her 26th WTA title.

The unseeded 20-year-old put in a dominant performance to win 6-3 6-0.

"I came out and absolutely wouldn't be the player I am today if I didn't go".

"I think what's more annoying is me having to play on Monday at the Australian Open and not getting helped out as a fellow Aussie at your pretty much home slam", he said after beating Gilles Simon. "Walking down the tunnel, you see his name on the board four times", said De Minaur of Hewitt. I mean, this is why I have done all the hard work in the preseason.

The Australian has been playing fantastic tennis for the last 12 months to finally win a title after he lost 3 finals in 2018 (Sydney, Washington, and Milan).

"In terms of the women's Plisokova is playing really well and Angie Kerber had a really good week at the Hopman Cup as well". I fell in love with tennis after the epic 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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