De Minaur’s magical Brisbane run ends
Alex De Minaur controlled large parts of the match but American Ryan Harrison proved too experienced.
Australian wildcard Alex de Minaur’s giant killing run has finally come to an end after going down 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to unseeded American Ryan Harrison in the Brisbane International semi-finals.
The 18-year-old had become the youngest Australian to reach an ATP semi-final in 18 years and looked set for another stunning victory up 5-3 in the second set tiebreak at Pat Rafter Arena on Saturday.
But world No.47 Harrison – ranked 161 spots higher than the Sydney-born, Spain-based de Minaur – showed his experience to book a showdown against the winner of Saturday’s semi-final between third seed Nick Kyrgios and defending champion Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.
He lost the match, but @alexdeminaur won the ♥️ of many 🇦🇺 this week. Thanks for letting us come along for the journey, mate… we get a feeling it's going to be a pretty damn good one.
— 7SportAU (@7SportAU) January 6, 2018