Rotterdam, Netherlands, 10 February 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Alex de Minaur has continued his winning run at an ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam this week.

The 22-year-old Australian scored a hard-fought 7-6(6) 1-6 6-4 second-round victory against American Mackenzie McDonald, overcoming the world No.49 in two hours and 28 minutes.

It propels world No.34 De Minaur into his first ATP quarterfinal since his title-winning run at Eastbourne in June 2021.

De Minaur now plays either top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas or Belarusian Ilya Ivashka for a place in the semifinals.

The Aussie is building impressive momentum, having won seven of his nine matches so far in 2022. His only losses have been against top-10 stars Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner.

Aussies in action – Rotterdam

Men’s singles, second round
Alex de Minaur (AUS) d Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 7-6(6) 1-6 6-4

Men’s singles, quarterfinals
Alex de Minaur (AUS) v TBD

Dallas, USA

Australian Jordan Thompson has advanced to the quarterfinals at an ATP 250 tournament in Dallas.

The world No.83 posted a 7-5 7-6(1) victory against eighth seed Brandon Nakashima in second-round action today.

Thompson had lost his two previous matches against the 20-year-old American, however fired 13 aces and saved all eight break points he faced in this two-hour and 14-minute encounter.

It marks the first time that 27-year-old Thompson has won back-to-back tour-level matches since July.

Thompson now faces either fourth-seeded American Jenson Brooksby or Italian veteran Andreas Seppi in the quarterfinals.

Aussies in action – Dallas

Men’s singles, second round
Jordan Thompson (AUS) d [8] Brandon Nakashima (USA) 7-5 7-6(1)

Men’s singles, quarterfinals
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v TBD

Men’s doubles, first round
[4] Luke Saville (AUS)/John-Patrick Smith (AUS) v Andre Goransson (SWE)/Nathaniel Lammons (USA)

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