Frances Tiafoe and Alex De Minaur are about to start their campaign at the Next Gen Finals as the top favorites.
This event has always attracted a lot of curiosity because of both the innovative format and the opportunity to have a glimpse at the future generation. Being of a similar age, the participants often enjoy a good relationship and they take advantage of the occasion to get to know each other a bit more.
Tiafoe and his relationship with the other NextGens
The American is well-known to have a fantastic attitude and to be always in a good mood. During a recent interview, he revealed:
”I’m really close with Alex de Minaur. Miomir Kecmanovic is a good friend of mine. I’ve seen Mikael Ymer around since the juniors. I don’t know a lot of the other guys here as well. It’s a new group for me, so I’m looking forward to getting to know them.”
Tiafoe vs. Sinner
Even if they do not know each other that well, it seems that Frances Tiafoe is getting quite well along with his next opponent Jannik Sinner. They played each other a few weeks ago and it was the Italian to win 3 sets 6-4 3-6 6-3. Probably a new and healthy rivalry is about to start!
Frances Tiafoe’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.47, Francis played his last match on the 29th of October when he had to surrender to Taylor Harry Fritz 7-66 3-6 6-4 in the 1st round in Paris.
Alex De Minaur’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.18 (career-high), the Australian played his last match on the 31st of October when he had to bow to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the 3rd round in Paris.
This year De Minaur has a 33-19 win-loss record. Alex has won 3 titles in 2019 in Sydney, in Atlanta and in Zhuhai. De Minaur was the finalist in Basel.
Frances Tiafoe and Alex De Minaur played each other 2 times. The head to head is 2-0 for De Minaur.
The last time that they competed against each other, Alex De Minaur won 6-4 6-0 5-7 6-2 in the 2nd round in New York on the August 2018.
Frances Tiafoe and Alex De Minaur
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