De Minaur sets up Mannarino final in Zhuhai

De Minaur sets up Mannarino final in Zhuhai

De Minaur sets up Mannarino final in Zhuhai

Alex de Minaur claimed the Huajin Securities Zhuhai Championships held on hard courts at the Hengqin Tennis Center in Zhuhai.

France's Adrian Mannarino overcame a mid-match blip to beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0 4-6 6-1 at the Zhuhai Championships on Saturday, advancing to his second tour-level final.

The Australian missed very few shots, winning 95% of first serve points, breaking serve on four out of five chances and saving both break points he faced in the semifinals.

That came from the final point of the match, with De Minaur getting the job done despite a scoreboard that perhaps gave Mannarino more credit than he deserved.

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.

"I felt like Adrian just played better than I did in those moments", De Minaur said.

Earlier in the day, Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen took the doubles the title.

Carreno Busta needed just 63 minutes to overcome Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 while Bublik, who dismissed Grigor Dimitrov in the previous round, was a 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 victor over Lloyd Harris. "I hope I am going to keep going like this in the final".

"I've shown it today, I've got this level, the level I brought today", 20-year-old seventh seed De Minaur said. "I think that we never expected this when we started in 2013, of course, but I think gradually just progressing..."

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