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De Minaur beats Simon in Sydney, sets up final with Andreas Seppi

IANS  |  Sydney 

Fifth seed of on Saturday defeated Frenchman in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) to advance to the final of the International tournament.

De Minaur will face eighth seeded Italian Andreas Seppi, who defeated Argentine third seed on Friday in the first semifinal.

"It's an incredible feeling, especially doing it at home, in front of my family and friends. I really appreciate the support," the young Australian said after reaching the International final for the second straight year, having lost last year's title to Russia's Daniil Medvedev, reports news.

De Minaur, who had already beaten the more experienced Simon in in 2018, again displayed determination and stamina to outplay the Frenchman, notching up his sixth win of 2019 from tournaments in and



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 13:16 IST