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No Aussies Left: Final Hope Alex De Minaur Out Of US Open

Alex de Minaur's US Open campaign has come to a shuddering halt, with Grigor Dimitrov handing the Australian a grand slam reality check.

The former world No.3 crushed ousted de Minaur 7-5 6-3 6-4 in their fourth-round match at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.

It was a deflating departure for the 20-year-old who had been eyeing his maiden grand slam quarter-final after claiming the biggest scalp of his career in round three.

De Minaur's victory two days ago over world No.7 Kei Nishikori, the 2014 runner-up in New York, had the Australian favourite to advance.

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Alex De Minaur crashed out in the fourth round. Photo: Getty Images.

Dimitrov has slumped to 78th in the world after winning only one match since Wimbledon until this week and enduring a humiliating loss to world No.405 Kevin King last month in Atlanta, where de Minaur collected his second title of the year.

But after suffering five first-round defeats in his past six tournaments, the 2017 season-ending championship winner has rediscovered his touch at the final slam of the year.

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He broke de Minaur once in each set to prevail after two hours and five minutes to book a date on Tuesday with five-times champion Roger Federer, in what will be the Bulgarian's first major quarter-final since last year's Australian Open.