De Minaur Claims Atlanta Open Title

Alex de Minaur (photo: Atlanta Open)

ATLANTA/STARNBERG, August 1, 2022 (Press Release)

Australia’s Alex De Minaur defeated US-American Jenson Brooksby in Sunday’s singles final of the 2022 Atlanta Open by a score of 6-3, 6-3. This was the first meeting between the two.

De Minaur, age 23, is ranked No. 30 in the World and won the Atlanta Open in 2019.

The first set saw the two players evenly matched until the 21-year-old California native suffered a few lapses in concentration that allowed De Minaur to break. From that point, there was no way back for Brooksby who lost the set 6-3 as he couldn’t muster a break point.

De Minaur got to work quickly in the second set, breaking Brooksby in the first game. The World No. 43 from the  United States managed to come back, however, and it looked like he might be able to continue the momentum. Unfortunately, several unforced errors proved costly, and the Sydney native accelerated to victory, winning the set 6-3 after one hour and 31 minutes.

“It was great to get another title under my name. It’s my sixth title. It feels good. Not a lot of people have been able to do that, so I feel great,” De Minaur said. “I feel great about my game. I’ve put a lot of work in, so it’s great to see the hard work being rewarded.”

In other action, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis beat Jason Kubler and John Peers 7-6(4), 7-5 in the first all-Aussie doubles final on the ATP Tour since 2000 in Hamburg, where Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde defeated Wayne Arthurs and Sandon Stolle.

This has been the first Aussie singles and doubles sweep on the ATP Tour since 2014 in Bogota, where Bernard Tomic captured the singles title and Sam Groth and Chris Guccione won the doubles title.