Alex De Minaur v Benoit Paire: Aussie ‘Demon’ into Sydney International final

BEFORE each game, Alex de Minaur psyches himself up by listening to Post Malone’s Rockstar.

If the teen sensation claims his maiden ATP title in the Sydney International on Saturday, he will stroll into the Australian Open feeling like a rockstar, with support to match.

De Minaur set up a decider against world No.84 Daniil Medvedev at Ken Rosewall Arena by coming from a set down to win his semi-final against Benoit Paire 4-6 6-1 6-1.

Alex de Minaur reacts after his huge comeback ends in victory. Picture: Getty Images
Alex de Minaur reacts after his huge comeback ends in victory. Picture: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images
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The 18-year-old displayed encouraging poise to completely dominate from the second set.