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Tennis - De Minaur, Barty ready to lead home charge in Melbourne


MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An ice bath, a massage and a private jet ride from Sydney to Melbourne after winning his first ATP title has refreshed Alex de Minaur enough for him to state he is ready to lead the host nation's hopes for the men's title at the Australian Open.

The 19-year-old wore down Italian veteran Andreas Seppi 7-5 7-6(5) to win the Sydney International late on Saturday -- his second match in five hours.

   

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