Álex de Minaur has once again taught for Australia in the Davis Cup. This Friday he won with sets of 6-4, 6-3 against the Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori and sentenced his country to its second consecutive final of the competition after leaving the series at 2-0.

The No. 12 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings thus reaches four consecutive wins as a singles player in Davis Cup. But perhaps his performance this Friday has been the most solid during the streak.

The 24-year-old right-hander generated 18 break point opportunities, converting five times and winning 48 percent of his first-serve return points to leave the Lexus ATP HeadToHead at 1-0 with the 24-year-old Finn and World No. 69 on the ladder.

De Minaur’s victory came just after his compatriot Alexei Popyrin’s 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over Otto Virtanen. “It’s probably the biggest win of my career,” Popyrin told DavisCup.com. “Winning a game that means so much to us is an honor and something I will never forget.”

Australia will now look to make amends for their loss to Canada in last year’s final, and increase their record to 28-20 in finals in the competition. It is only surpassed by the United States, which has a record of 32-29.

But it is 20 years since they won the Cup when they defeated Spain at Melbourne Park, where current captain Lleyton Hewitt teamed up with Mark Philippoussis, and doubles pair Wayne Arthurs and Todd Woodbridge to lead the host nation to victory .

In Sunday’s final, Australia will play the winner of Saturday’s series between Serbia and Italy. The tie will include a rematch of the Nitto ATP Finals title match between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner, won last Sunday by the world No. 1.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/davis-cup-finals-friday-australia-finland

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