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
• 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
• 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.