Alex de Minaur: The Champion

Alex de Minaur is 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open Singles Champion

2019 BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data

 

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Inglot/Krajicek Take Doubles Title

 

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ATLANTA, July 28, 2019 –  There is a new BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data champion, Alex de Minaur.

 

This is the just the fourth final in tournament history that does not feature the main draw’s No.1 seed. On top of that, the 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data final is the youngest ATP Tour Final (41 years combined) this season since Stuttgart when Matteo Berrettini (23) defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime (18). This year the final opposed the young and hard hitting American, Taylor Fritz, and the even younger (20 years old) Australian Alex de Minaur. de Minaur got the best of Fritz in straight sets 6-3 7-6(2) to become a first-time winner in Atlanta and add a second title to his career! 

 

de Minaur: This one is really special for me. I felt like I really needed this. Obviously, going through some tough times and to start off the year with a bang and then have to be slowed down by injuries. Once you're coming back expecting your level to be right there but you slowly have to grind your way back to that same level. It means the world to me. 

 

de Minaur I felt in a great head space, my body was great, I've been playing great tennis and I felt like if I can just keep it all together then the good results will come. This week has really helped me out and it’s a week I really needed.

 

The young Aussie was the first to press his foot on the gas after breaking Fritz in the seventh game. After running down some hard hit shots from the American, de Minaur forces Fritz to make errors and snatched the first set 6-3 in just over 30 minutes. The Australian phenom broke his opponent twice in the opening set winning 75% of his 2nd serve returning points. Another impressive stat for the Australian in the first set is that he only lost a single point on his serve the entire set! In the second set, both players went neck to neck and refused to give up their serve. The two young guns did not face one single break point all set forcing a tie breaker. The Australian proved to be too solid in the tie breaker, refusing to make any mistakes and saw himself lifting the 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data trophy over his head in front of a once again for a sold out Stadium Court at Atlantic Station. 

 

Fritz: "It was a good week. It was my first time ever being a top seed so I made it to the finals and I played well, especially in the 2nd set I played pretty well up into the tiebreaker. He played really well and I just needed to up it even more if I wanted to win.”

Doubles:

The team of Inglot/Krajicek saved two match points and won their second title since teaming up in June at 's-Hertogenbosch where they won 6-4 6-7(5) 11-9. This was the Bryan’s first loss in Atlanta (11-1). With their backs down the wall 5-2 in the second set tiebreaker the Bryans would go on a tear to win five points in a row to steal the tiebreaker 7-5. Then in a tightly contested super tiebreaker the Bryans would go up 9-7 to have two chances to win the tournament. However the underdogs would save two championship points and come back to win 11-9 in a thrilling tiebreak to end an incredible championship match to a great tournament. 

RESULTS - JULY 28, 2019

Men's

Singles - Final

[3] A. de Minaur (AUS) d [2] T. Fritz (USA) 63 76(2)

Men's

Doubles - Final

[2] D. Inglot (GBR) / A. Krajicek (USA) d [1] B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) 64 67(5) 11-9

 

The BB&T Atlanta Open has welcomed more than 360,000 fans to Atlantic Station over the years, establishing itself as one of the top ATP tennis events in the US.  

 

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