Indian Wells, United States, 9 March 2024 | Matt Trollope

Alex de Minaur has continued his brilliant start to 2024, routing Taro Daniel to reach the third round of the ATP-WTA 1000 tournament at Indian Wells.

A week after beating Daniel 6-2 6-1 en route to the Acapulco title, he produced a similar performance against the Japanese player in the Californian desert, winning 6-1 6-2 in just 58 minutes.

It is De Minaur’s sixth consecutive win, a result improving his season win-loss record to 16-4.

Currently third in the Race to the ATP Finals, No.10 seed De Minaur next faces 20th seed Alexander Bublik, who beat qualifier Shang Juncheng in straight sets.

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De Minaur’s compatriots Thanasi Kokkinakis and Christopher O’Connell fell in second-round matches against some of the world’s best.

Kokkinakis was unlucky to encounter the rampaging Jannik Sinner, the reigning Australian Open champion who is now a perfect 13-0 in 2024 after his 6-3 6-0 win over the South Australian.

O’Connell pushed sixth seed Alexander Zverev for almost two hours before going down 6-4 6-4.

Should Zverev and De Minaur keep winning, they will clash in the last 16.

In another tough draw, Aussie Aleksandar Vukic meets world No.1 and top seed Novak Djokovic tomorrow.

Aussies in action – Indian Wells


Men’s singles, second round
[10] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 
d Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-1 6-2
[3] Jannik Sinner (ITA) d Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-3 6-0
[6] Alexander Zverev (GER) d Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 6-4 6-4

Women’s doubles, first round
[3] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) d [WC] Ashlyn Krueger (USA)/Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-3 6-1


Men’s singles, second round
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) v [1] Novak Djokovic (SRB)

Men’s singles, third round
[10] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v [20] Alexander Bublik (KAZ)

Men’s doubles, first round
[1] Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Sander Gille (BEL)/Joran Vliegen (BEL)
Max Purcell (AUS)/Nicolas Jarry (CHI) v Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/Mate Pavic (CRO)
[ALT] John Peers (AUS)/Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) v [4] Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/Neal Skupski (GBR)
[ALT] John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Marcus Daniell (NZL) v Marcelo Melo (BRA)/Alexander Zverev (GER)

Women’s doubles, second round
[3] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) v Marie Bouzkova (CZE)/Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 
[4] Ellen Perez (AUS)
/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v TBD

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