De Minaur beats Fokina at Next Gen Finals; Tiafoe loses

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American Frances Tiafoe plays Sweden's Mikael Ymer from 5.30am (AEST) before Frenchman Ugo Humbert and Italy's Jannick Sinner complete the round robin phase of the tournament.

Australian number one Alex de Minaur has continued his impressive unbeaten run at the ATP Next Gen finals, powering past Casper Ruud in straight sets to cruise into the semi-finals in Milan.

"I love this event and I want to stay. The more you gain, the longer you can continue to be, so I'm satisfied to be in the semis".

In the other Group "B" match, second-seeded Frances Tiafoe of the USA who lost to Sinner on Tuesday beat Ugo Humbert of France 4-2, 4-3 (5), 3-4 (4), 4-1. Fans are unbelievable here. I feel like I play great tennis here. You know, that's just me, my opinion.

Matches at the ATP NextGen finals are played on a best of five sets, first to four games in each set basis. They really get behind me.

Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia won the other Group A match, beating Norwegian Casper Ruud 4-3 (5), 4-3 (5), 4-2.

De Minaur broke within the third recreation of the outlet set before the 87th-ranked Spaniard hit lower back to win the second one and broke De Minaur's serve within the first recreation of the 0.33 set.

Kecmanovic advanced by seeing off Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 4-1 4-1 4-3 (8-6) in just under an hour. "It's definitely going to be tough playing against everybody here in the crowd, but I have been playing good".

Sinner, 18, will face Kecmanovic in the semifinals, with De Minaur taking on Tiafoe.

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