PLAYER PROFILE

Alex de Minaur

1
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
18
ATP
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born17 February 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, Australia
  • LivesAlicante, Spain
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAdolfo Gutierrez
“Even though it killed me, this is the right decision. Now I've just got to look at what's ahead.”

— Alex de Minaur, 16 Jan 2020

» De Minaur out of Australian Open

On court

  • won the Australian 14/u Championships at Melbourne Park in December 2013 and the 16/u Australian Championships the following year
  • contested his first Futures tournaments in Spain in July 2015; debuted on the ATP rankings in August 2015 at No.1544
  • reached the US Open 2015 boys’ singles semifinals
  • represented Australia in the Junior Davis Cup final of 2015 in Madrid, Spain
  • progressed to first professional final at ITF Futures event in Spain in February 2016
  • at Wimbledon 2016, advanced to the boys’ singles final
  • won his first ITF Futures title in 2017 in Portugal
  • made ATP Challenger debut in 2016 in Canberra
  • favourite surface is grass
  • made Grand Slam debut in 2017 at the Australian Open
  • won the Australian Open Play-off in December 2017, to earn a wildcard at AO2018
  • won his first ATP Challenger title at the 2018 Nottingham Open
  • cracked the top 50 after reaching his second ATP final of 2018 in Washington DC (first came at the Sydney International)
  • became Australia’s No.1 male player on 8 October 2018 (when he rose to a then career-high ranking of No.33)
  • made top 100 debut in doubles in August 2020 after winning ATP Masters 1000 title with Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta at Cincinnati
  • made first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at the US Open in 2020
  • won first ATP-level grass-court title at Eastbourne in June 2021, propelling him into the world’s top 15 for the first time

Off court

  • lived in Sydney until age five before relocating to Spain; has since moved between Australia and Spain
  • mother is Spanish, father is Uruguayan; has three younger siblings (two sisters and one brother)
  • speaks English and Spanish

Year-end rankings history

2020 23
2019 18
2018 31
2017 208
2016 354
2015 1551

 

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Sydney ATP, Atlanta ATP, Zhuhai ATP

2018 Nottingham Challenger

2017 Portugal F11 ITF

Finals

2019 Basel ATP, Next Gen ATP Finals

2018 Sydney ATP, Alicante Challenger, Surbiton Challenger, Washington DC ATP, Next Gen ATP Finals

2017 Segovia Challenger

2016 Spain F4 ITF, Eckental Challenger

Alex de Minaur in the news

Australian Tennis Magazine: Celebrating local and international stars
The June-July 2021 edition of Australian Tennis Magazine is now available.
7 July, 2021

While celebrating Grand Slam stars and top Australian players, Australian Tennis Magazine also provides a community focus and tips that every player will love.
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Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams prove a winning combination at Wimbledon
Venus Williams and Nick Kyrgios embrace after scoring a first-round mixed doubles win at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
3 July, 2021

Eight Australian players scored doubles wins on day five at Wimbledon, including Nick Kyrgios playing alongside the legendary Venus Williams in mixed doubles.
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Strength in numbers as Australian players shine at Wimbledon
Ajla Tomljanovic, Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson all feature in doubles matches on day five at Wimbledon.
2 July, 2021

There are 15 Australians competing on day five at Wimbledon 2021, highlighting the remarkable depth in Australian tennis right now.
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Aussies enjoy winning starts in Wimbledon doubles
Matt Reid and Alex de Minaur during their first-round win at Wimbledon 2021. Picture: Getty Images
1 July, 2021

Aussie combination Matt Reid and Alex de Minaur have scored a first-round doubles win at Wimbledon.
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