Alex de Minaur vs Frances Tiafoe Betting Tips & Predictions, as the top two seeds clash in the semi-finals of the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals.
Alex de Minaur is into the semi-finals of the Next Gen Finals for the second successive year. The Australian ace topped his group this week, winning all three of his group matches, and he’s coming into this match in fantastic form. The three-time ATP Tour title winner began the week with a four-set victory over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, before following that up with another four-set victory, this time over Miomir Kecmanovic. De Minaur completed the clean sweep of group matches on Thursday, as he eased to a straight-sets victory over Norwegian star Casper Ruud. The Australian ace has a fantastic record at these Finals, and he comes into this semi-finals having won 7 of his 8 career matches at this tournament. Can de Minaur move to within a win of the title?
American ace Frances Tiafoe is into his first semi-final of the season, and he’s looking to end his season strongly. The Australian Open quarter-finalist failed to make it out of the group phase twelve months ago, as he won just 1 of his 3 matches that week. However, Tiafoe has had a much improved tournament this year, and he’s into the semi-finals for the first time. The American ace actually lost his first match this week, as he was beaten in four-sets by home favourite Jannik Sinner. Tiafoe made a fantastic recovery, however, to beat Ugo Humbert in four-sets, before cruising past Mikael Ymer in straight-sets to seal his place in this semi-final. Can Frances Tiafoe reach a first final of the season in Milan?
Who will become the first player to book their spot in the final of the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals?
Alex de Minaur has been playing fantastic tennis this week, and the Australian remains the man to beat. De Minaur won all three of his group matches, while he also has the experience of having won a semi-final here in the past. The Australian ace has won 14 of his last 18 matches ahead of this, while he has a perfect 4-0 record in semi-finals this season. Alex de Minaur also holds a perfect 2-0 record against Tiafoe, and so he’s clearly enjoyed this matchup in the past. Tiafoe did win a set in each of those meetings, however, and so he’ll be confident of pushing de Minaur in this match.
While de Minaur holds a perfect record against Tiafoe, the American has weapons that can hurt the top seed. In both of their previous meetings Tiafoe managed to win a set against de Minaur, and so he clearly has the game to trouble his opponent. De Minaur has also dropped a set in 2 of his 3 group matches this week, and so he’s not been dismantling his opponents. Frances Tiafoe’s matches have also been close contests this week, and 2 of his 3 matches featured 25 games.