Alexander Zverev to face Alex de Minaur in youngest ATP final in a decade

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Alexander Zverev forehand

Defending champion Alexander Zverev and Alex de Minaur will contest the youngest ATP final since 2007 in Washington.

Zverev, 21, bested rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2 6-4 in the semi-final to earn the chance to defend his title.

“I’m playing great here,” said the German. “Hopefully I can continue to do so [Sunday] and hopefully in the next few years as well.”

De Minaur, meanwhile, is into his second ATP Tour semi-final after overcoming Andrey Rublev in an epic semi-final.

The 19-year-old Australian, who reached the semis when Andy Murray withdrew before their quarter-final clash with fatigue, earned a gutsy 5-7 7-6 6-4 win.

“It’s probably one of the best wins of my career,” said de Minaur. “I couldn’t be prouder of myself. I really just left it all out there and dug deep and never gave up and that’s what it’s all about”