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About

Alex De Minaur

Alex De Minaur is one of Australia’s most exciting tennis prospects, having recently won the Men’s Wildcard Playoff for the 2018 Australian Open, guaranteeing him a place in the AO main draw.

Alex announced himself to the Australian public last summer with good wins in Brisbane and Sydney, culminating in a first-round win at the 2017 Australian Open.

In 2018 he has defeated Milos Raonic, Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez.

The 18-year-old had a stellar junior career including rising to number 2 in the world rankings and finishing runner-up at the Wimbledon 2016 Junior Boy’s Singles.

ATP world ranking
•    2018    Career high world ranking    167
•    2017    End of year world ranking     208
•    2016    End of year world ranking     351

Professional career
•    2018    Brisbane International semi-finalist
•    2017    Australian Open Men’s Wildcard Playoff winner
•    2017    Finalist ATP Segovia Challenger, Spain
•    2017    First professional tournament win at Portugal F11 Futures
•    2017    Won Australian Open Men’s main draw first round
•    2017    Qualified for Brisbane International Men’s main draw
•    2017    Round of 16 Sydney International Men’s main draw

Junior career
•    2016    Wimbledon Boy’s singles finalist
•    2015    Junior Davis Cup finalist
•    2015    US Open Boy’s singles semi-finalist
•    2014    Under 16 Australian Champion
•    2013    Under 14 Australian Champion

What he brings

At only 18 years of age, Alex is a mature and charismatic young player with an excellent future in the game, already having a significant following amongst tennis and sports fans, worldwide.

A well-balanced teenager, Alex presents as a fighter with true Australian spirit. His nickname amongst the Australian players is “Demon”, owing to his intensity on court.

Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt is a big fan of Alex:
“He’s got a really good attitude, a great work ethic, and he’s open to listening and learning. He wants to pick up every bit of information he can. Tennis is the major priority for him, I’ve been really impressed.”

Another Australian legend Rod Laver has also commented on Alex, after watching him play at the 2017 Australian Open:
“I was very impressed. His focus and concentration was great.”

Having spent much of his youth growing up in Spain, Alex is fluent in English, Spanish and French, with a strong following in each of these international markets.

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