Tennis news - Alex De Minaur stages comeback against Lorenzo Sonego to win Eastbourne International
Alex De Minaur came back from a set down to beat Lorenzo Sonego in the final of the Eastbourne International. De Minaur won the match 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-5). With Wimbledon days away, De Minaur was composed and clinical after a shaky start to win his first ATP title on grass that will put him in great stead ahead of the grass Grand Slam.
Alex De Minaur of Australia celebrates after winning his men's singles semi final match against Soonwoo Kwon of Korea during day 7 of the Viking International Eastbourne at Devonshire Park on June 25, 2021 in Eastbourne, England
Sonego was excellent in the first set, regrouping after seeing his serve broken in the third game to win 6-4.
The Italian also saved five of the six break points he saved and made full use of the break points he mustered, converting two of three.
The poised De Minaur was unbothered by losing the first clash and got himself back in the hunt for his fifth ATP title.
Playing superbly off his second serve, De Minaur needed just one break to take the second set. The Australian was composed in a tight set, regularly contesting Sonego when he was serving and eventually serving out the set after 48 minutes.